QR code tracking system helps safely return dementia patients home

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Japan is helping to keep people with dementia safe. The country has one of the oldest populations in the world and a new QR code tracking system could help to keep those among the elderly with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia safe, by making these individuals easier to locate if they should wander off. Wearable barcode badges are distributed to dementia patients and their caregivers. It is estimated that by the year 2035, senior citizens will make up one-third of Japan’s population. With this growing elderly population comes an…

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New QR code security system in Japan to help boost cashless transactions in the country

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Electronic payments have been slow to expand in Japan. A new QR code security system is in the works that could help cashless payments take off in Japan. The country wants to increase its number of digital transactions to not only reduce the number of cash transaction, but to also make it easier for the government to collect taxes with better efficiency. Japan wants to increase total digital payments of all transactions to 40% by 2025. In Japan, cashless payments have been slow to take off, with 80% of people…

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New Minecraft AR game for mobile revealed by Microsoft

New augmented reality mobile game is coming to iOS and Android this summer. Microsoft has announced the upcoming beta release of a Minecraft AR game for mobile devices called “Minecraft Earth.” The augmented reality (AR) game is set to be released in beta this summer (2019) for Android and iOS. The mobile game uses augmented reality to place virtual Minecraft blocks and characters in the real world. In this Minecraft-based game, players are tasked with placing virtual Minecraft blocks and characters into the real world by heading outside to collect…

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US mobile consumers would give up social media for mobile games, study

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Nearly 70% of mobile users would give up social media than lose their favorite mobile games. According to a recent study from Tapjoy, US mobile consumers prefer mobile gaming to social media, with 69% saying they would rather give up social media apps or TV than lose their favorite games they play on mobile. The study’s findings help to explain why many social networking companies are branching out into mobile games. The mobile advertising and app monetization company surveyed over 18,000 US consumers ages 18 and older in February and…

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Google to target smartphone shoppers with new mobile advertising strategy

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Google intends to push new ads on its apps to boost revenue from mobile shoppers. The Alphabet Inc. owned company is enhancing its mobile advertising strategy and plans to place ads in several new spots on its apps. The expansion of its advertising real estate will include ads featured on the homepage of its smartphone app worldwide, more ads in Maps as well as ads with image galleries in search results, reports Reuters. Google wants to make it easier for its users to discover and buy new products. The search…

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