Thousands gathered for the city of Raleigh’s motor-vehicles-free Christmas parade on Sat. Nov. 18, 2023.
Spectators and participants observed a moment of silence at the parade’s start to honor Hailey Brooks, an 11-year-old member of the CC & Co. Dance Complex troupe, who was struck by a vehicle during last year’s parade. She died of her injuries.
The City of Raleigh reversed its original decision to cancel this year’s parade, but banned the use of vehicles.
Amazon's cloud computing subsidiary AWS (Amazon Web Services) has lifted the lid on a new palm-scanning identity service that allows companies to authenticate people when entering physical premises. The announcement comes as part of AWS's annual Re:Invent conference, which is running in Las Vegas for the duration of this week. Amazon One Enterprise, as the new service is called, builds on the company's existing Amazon One offering which it debuted back in 2020 to enable biometric payments in Amazon's own surveillance-powered cashierless stores.