Germ-killing ATM screens are a thing now

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ATM screens are notorious germ collectors. People with disgusting, sticky hands touch them all day, and banks probably rarely clean them — if ever.

That’s why Corning’s new antimicrobial touchscreen glass for ATMs could be a lifesaver. Or at least a cold and bellyache saver.

Corning partnered with ATM maker Diebold to make ATM touchscreens with ionic silver. It prevents bacteria, algae, mold, mildew, and fungi from growing. Diebold and Corning showed off a prototype of the new germ-killing screen at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week.

The first ATMs to get the germ-killing touchscreens will be Diebold’s new 5500 series ATMs, which are the tiny cash machines deployed in corner stores (talk about gross). Diebold said its new ATMs for bank branches will also eventually get the clean touchscreens.

Corning will also make antimicrobial touchscreens that can be retrofitted onto existing ATMs. So even the old…

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