Los Angeles Football Club Testing Biometric Ticketing

Instead of a ticket, the next time fans enter the Banc of California Stadium they may be asked to scan their fingerprint or retina instead. Clear, a New York-based company, is partnering with LAFC to help fans move through lines faster by adding ticket and credit card info to a digital platform, which can then be unlocked by a fan’s unique biometric data.

Snap Inc. Allows App Users to Delete Messages

Venice-based Snap Inc. unveiled a new feature in its Snapchat app called Clear Chat, which allows users to delete selected content within a conversation, Mac Rumors reports. Previously, users could not delete individual messages from the chat, only its entire contents. It’s expected the service will be available to all Snapchat users within the next month.

Boring Co. Flamethrowers Hit the Streets

Elon Musk’s Boring Co. has distributed its first 1,000 flamethrowers, which Musk originally thought up as a joke in January, SoCal Tech reports. The flamethrowers aren’t directly related to the Boring Co.’s business plan, which is to develop high-speed transportation tunnels, but the weapons-grade swag aren’t the first one-off product released by the company. In November 2017, the Boring Co. launched a fundraising campaign, which eventually sold $300,000 worth of hats bearing the company logo.

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