Augmented reality royal wedding features add fun to ABC News report

Augmented Reality Royal Wedding - British Flag - Crown - rings

At the same time that the AR function was amusing, it didn’t offer users any new images. ABC News did its best to draw as many viewers as possible this weekend, including using augmented reality royal wedding features. The news outlet was said to have invested heavily in search engine advertising and other ways to appeal to viewers. The AR features allowed iPhone and iPad users to view 3D models of certain royal wedding components. The details weren’t new or live. Instead, the augmented reality royal wedding images were 3D…

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Bangladeshi Visa QR code payment solution launching in October

Visa QR code payment - Visa Cards

The credit card giant will be rolling out transactions via quick response code and contactless tech. Visa QR code payment solutions are slated to roll out in Bangladesh by October. The global payment provider has also announced that it will simultaneously roll out contactless payments. Almost 20 banks have already submitted their applications to be able to participate. The Visa QR code payment and contactless payment service have proven to be highly popular among banks. There have already been nearly 20 banks applying to be able to incorporate the new…

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Starbucks mobile loyalty apps lead the way as customer favorites

Starbucks Mobile Loyalty - Starbucks Coffee

Considering the success of the coffee chain’s applications and mobile payments, this is not surprising. Starbucks mobile loyalty has proven strong once again as the coffee chain’s apps win out as most popular among consumers. This, according to a recent survey by The Manifest. The survey examined consumer behavior and preferences when it comes to restaurant apps. The strength of the popularity of Starbucks mobile loyalty apps likely isn’t a surprise to many people. The company has long been considered to be the top success story when it comes to…

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Connected jacket from Levi’s and Google gets ride-share alerts

Connected Jacket - Levi's and Project Jacquard

This latest smart clothing release from Project Jacquard has additional functionality. Google and Levi’s launched a connected jacket last fall with limited usage options at the start, as was reported by QR Code Press. However, this Project Jacquard based smart clothing has received a considerable upgrade. The connected jean jacket was designed primarily with cyclists in mind, keeping their gadgets accessible. The idea behind the connected jacket is to make it possible for people who can’t fiddle with their phone to still access it. A brush or tap of the…

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Walmart scan-and-go shopping ended as customers disinterested in in-store m-commerce

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The retailer has shut down the program as shoppers failed to embrace the mobile tech based experience. The Walmart scan-and-go shopping has been abandoned by the retailer at its U.S. stores. Customers simply did not embrace the technology. It was designed to help them to save time in-store by skipping the checkout through the use of mobile commerce. The concept was supposed to let people use m-commerce tech to scan their own items and pay. Walmart scan-and-go was designed to let people use their smartphones to scan item barcodes as…

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Huawei mobile payments expand into new Bitcoin Wallet

Huawei mobile payments - Bitcoin Payments

BTC.com has become the first bitcoin wallet to launch on the recently-debuted handset maker’s app store. Huawei mobile payments have been brought to a whole new level with an important first. BTC.com, based in Amsterdam and Beijing, has become the first bitcoin wallet on Huawei’s new app store. This brings an important mobile payments opportunity to Chinese consumers behind the “Great Firewall.” The Huawei mobile payments will make it easier for Chinese residents to access cryptocurrency wallets, according to a CNN report. Both the Chinese government and telecom companies have…

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Bitcoin QR code on murals earns street artist a cool $1,000

Bitcoin QR Code - Street art, grafity, mural

Pascal Boyart is using quick response codes to help kick start his street art with cryptocurrency donations. A street artist named Pascal Boyart has decided to take a more modern route to funding his art, using a Bitcoin QR code. This way, he has allowed himself to earn an income without relying on traditional avenues. Boyart managed to earn revenues from his murals without needing an exhibition in a gallery. The Bitcoin QR code was a part of a growing movement artists have been using to replace the need to…

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Millennials and Generation Z are teaching marketers about effective mobile ads

Effective mobile ads - Young man on mobile phone

These two generations comprise a large and growing portion of the world’s spending power. Marketers will rely on Generation Z and Millennials to tell them how to create effective mobile ads. A new Forbes report stated that these generations will make up about $350 billion in spending power between now and 2020. In less than 2 years, that represents a substantial amount of spending power brands will want to reach. The Forbes report indicated that it is these generations, the “young digital natives” who will be guiding marketers. The reason…

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Forged QR code at kids’ gym leads to porn site

Forged QR Code - Kids Playing in Park

Parents were alarmed to discover a spoofed quick response code near an elementary school. Canadian parents were shocked to discover a forged QR code at an outdoor gym located near an elementary school. The Edmonton mother decided to use her smartphone to learn more about how to use the gym’s features. The park provides users with signage to guide users through the safe use of its equipment. That said, one of the signs featured at the Norwell Outdoor Fitness Park showed a quick response code. The retail provider for that…

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Google smartwatch operating system to give verbal responses

Google smartwatch - Hear New Technology Talk Back - Woman listening

Wearable technology users with Wear OS based devices will now hear their gadgets talk back. Google smartwatch owners are now experiencing devices that are a little bit smarter than before. Google is working on making its wearable technology more convenient through a new software update. The Wear OS’s latest updates include a new “smart suggestions” feature on the platform. This new feature is automatically added to the latest version of the Google smartwatch operating system. The “smart suggestions” feature is meant to enhance the Google Assistant. Now, when a wearable…

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If you haven’t changed your Twitter password in the last few days, now’s the time

Twitter Password - Twitter on Mobile

This may also be seen as an opportunity to review higher security such as two-factor authentication. A new Twitter password is the latest recommendation for every one of the social network’s users. In fact, Twitter itself has made this recommendation. Following a bug in their system, all users are urged to create a completely new password. That said, Twitter and online security experts also see this as an opportunity for people to use upgraded security. Twitter recently released an important security announcement. Ironically enough, it occurred on National Password Day.…

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