Migraine health app could help reduce headaches, study says

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Migraine sufferers may be able to find some relief with new mhealth app. A small study conducted by NYU researchers, has found that a migraine health app based on relaxation, could help migraine sufferers lower the number of headaches they experience each month. Users of the app experienced an average of four fewer headache days per month. According to the report in Nature Digital Medicine, study participants who used the migraine health app twice a week experienced an average of four fewer headaches. The researchers’ app is called RELAXaHEAD and…

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A new YouTube AR feature lets viewers virtually test products before buying

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YouTube has launched an augmented reality (AR) program designed to benefit brands, influencers and consumers. A newly announced YouTube AR feature, allows viewers to “Virtually Try-On” beauty products. The google-owned social video platform now gives brands the opportunity to match with influencers and allow these vloggers’ viewers to test products virtually. Viewers can digitally sample makeup before buying. Using their phone’s camera, YouTube viewers who access videos with the YouTube AR feature, can use the camera like a mirror to digitally sample makeup products, such as a shade of lipstick,…

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QR code labels market continues to expand and grow in value

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The market is expected to expand at CAGR of 9.7% during 2019 – 2027. Manufacturers of QR code labels are expected to witness healthy revenue growth due to how widely applicable this practical technology is for a diverse range of brands. According to a report from Future Market Insights (FMI), the quick response (QR) code labels market was valued at US$996.8 million in 2018 and it is expected to grow at a CAGR of 8.7% during 2019 – 2027. The readability of these labels is helping to spur their growth.…

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QR code champagne tracking technology helps to safeguard against fraud

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New tracking technology helps to battle counterfeiting champagne. A QR code champagne tracking system that also uses radio-frequency identification (RFID) emitters, can help producers of this luxury product combat fraud as well as give them a new way to interact with their customers. The tech is integrated directly into the label or the bottleneck foil of each bottle of sparkling wine. The company behind the connected labels RIFD and QR code champagne tracking tech, Billet, has specialized in printing labels for bottles of bubbly for over a century. Arnold Deregnaucourt,…

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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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