The check’s in the phone

NCR has come up with software that lets you use the camera on your cell phone to scan checks; it then verifies the amount and sends the deposit info straight to your account. Short-term good news: this could save a lot of people–with and without disabilities–from having to make extra bank runs. Long-term good news: this type of scanning capability could have much wider implications. For example, there are already cameras that take pictures of printed materials, convert them to machine-readable text, and read them using voice output software–for a few thousand dollars. If the same capabilities could be available through a cellie, they would be affordable to many, many more people who have difficulty accessing print formats.

Gizmodo: Did you ever think you could deposit checks using your phone? Neither did I

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