Puma QR Code shoes deliver augmented reality experience

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The LQDCELL Origin AR has launched as a limited release. The new recently launched Puma QR code shoes are the first in the series of its LCDCELL Origin AR sneakers. The shoes are equipped with technology designed to target both the wearer’s comfort and amusement. The first sneakers in the series are covered with quick response codes. Almost the entire surface of the Puma QR code shoes are covered in the 2D barcodes. When scanned by a camera view of the LQDCELL app, this unlocks an array of AR (augmented…

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Toronto high school students launch LGBT Qr Code campaign

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The new campaign uses a quick response (QR) code to provide support to LGBTQ+ community members. A new program called “LBGTQr Code” has been launched at a Canadian high school in Toronto, Ontario. The goal of the new campaign is to help stop bullying and to offer resources to LGBTQ+ youth amid changes to the province’s sexual education curriculum. The campaign was launched to help LGBTQ+ community members’ feel safe and secure in school. The LGBTQr Code campaign was started by the non-profit organization “The Get REAL Movement.” The organization…

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Apple Arcade to offer a novel game subscription service

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Apple seeks to improve the mobile gaming experience with a unique subscription service. Apple recently announced it’s Apple Arcade, the world’s first monthly game subscription service for mobile, desktop and the living room. It will reportedly give subscribers unlimited access to a selection of paid titles on the App Store. The mobile games subscription service will include over 100 games. Apple Arcade will have more than 100 new and exclusive games, with new games being added all the time. Some of these original new releases will come from renowned game…

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Mobile phone ban to go into effect in Canadian province at start of new school year

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The Ontario Government plans to ban cellphone use in the province’s classrooms. Ontario, Canada’s largest province by population, has made headlines after news broke that its government will reportedly be placing a mobile phone ban in Ontario classrooms. The ban will go into effect for the 2019-2020 school year. Although a formal announcement regarding the province-wide mobile phone ban in classrooms has yet to be made, government sources informed the Canadian Press that the province will issue a directive to all public schools for the 2019-2020 school year, which begins…

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Harry Potter mobile game officially announced by Niantic

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Harry Potter: Wizards Unite set to be the next Pokémon Go craze Niantic, the game studio behind 2016’s AR mobile game phenomenon Pokémon Go, has officially announced its upcoming Harry Potter mobile game – Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, in partnership with Warner Bros. Players will be tasked with finding magic Foundables. The game is said to be similar to Pokémon Go, in that it uses the same augmented reality (AR) principals allowing players to explore the real world to find collectables. That being said, instead of collecting pokémon creatures, players…

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This year an estimated 2.4 billion people will play mobile games

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A new report reveals that mobile gamers are a “lucrative, untapped audience for brands.” Newzoo has collaborated with Activision Blizzard and released a new mobile games report called “Betting on Billions: Unlocking the Power of Mobile Gamers.” The report outlines how mobile gamers are important to brands as they represent a lucrative and untapped audience and predicts that approximately 2.4 billion people will play mobile games this year. Mobile gaming is the third most popular mobile app. According to market intelligence firm Newzoo, mobile gaming apps rank as the second-most-popular…

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BTS QR codes lets BTS fans contribute to new ARMYPEDIA

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Fans of world-famous K-Pop boy band are on the hunt for QR codes. BTS QR codes are being displayed in undisclosed locations across seven international cities. The BTS ARMY, the name of the South Korean Pop (K-Pop) boy band BTS’ fanbase, has been tasked with finding and scanning the codes to contribute their knowledge and love for their favorite band on ARMYPEDIA. There will be 2,080 QR codes for fans to scan. The seven international cities where fans can search for BTS QR codes to participate in the ARMYPEDIA campaign,…

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New DarkMatter smartphone is unlike any other in the world

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A new mobile phone from UAE-based cybersecurity firm DarkMatter is the world’s first “ultra-secure” smartphone. The DarkMatter smartphone, which is called “Katim R01,” is a new mobile phone that the company has described as being the “world’s first ultra-secure smartphone.” The device was specifically designed by DarkMatter to withstand extreme field conditions and can survive being dropped, immersed in water for up to 30 minutes and run over. The device can also withstand other extremely harsh conditions that a regular smartphone cannot. In addition to water, among the other extremes…

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New Veterans Health API to give U.S. Veterans access to EHR data on iPhone

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The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) has announced mHealth upgrades. This summer, the U.S Department of Veteran Affairs will release new capabilities via the recently announced Veterans Health Application Programming Interface (Veterans Health API). These capabilities will allow Veterans who receive care at VA with the ability to access their personal medial data using Apple’s Health Records feature on iPhone. Veterans will be able to see an aggregated view of their health conditions via the iPhone health app. This includes an aggregated view of their allergies, medical conditions, immunizations,…

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New wearable technology transforms sign language into audible speech

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Kenyan engineer and innovator creates gloves that could revolutionize sign language communication. A new type of wearable technology could revolutionize the way that those who are deaf and those who can hear, but who do not necessarily understand sign language, communicate. Called Sign-IO gloves, the wearable tech was invented by young Kenyan engineer and innovator, Roy Allela. The Sign-IO gloves are capable of translating sign language into audible speech. The glove has been designed to connect through Bluetooth to an Android phone and uses the device’s text-to-speech function to provide…

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DBS Bank launches world’s first QR Ang Bao

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QR codes makes it easy to give money gifts this Chinese New Year. Those who wish to give electronic money gifts this Chinese New Year in traditional red packets can easily do so with DBS Bank’s new QR Ang Bao. Instead of having to procure new cash for the envelopes, Singaporeans can simply scan, load and gift with DBS PayLah! The unique QR code money gift system combines the best of both the physical and digital worlds. In 2018, eAng Baos (electronic Ang Baos) reached a record number of transactions,…

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