Smart dress reveals how frequently women are harassed at nightclubs

The Dress for Respect - Smart Dress - Schweppes & Ogilvy Brazil YouTube

A touch-sensitive dress shows that women are not exaggerating about sexual harassment at nightclubs. A smart dress created for a project called “The Dress for Respect,” tracked how often and how intensely women in Brazil were groped on an average night out at a club or party. The special dress was embedded with sensor technology. The sensor technology that was embedded into the garment tracked both touch and pressure. This information was immediately sent to a visual system so that the project researchers could track the harassment in real time.…

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Hong Kong subway riders will soon use QR payments

QR payments - Hong Kong Subway

Commuters will be able to scan a barcode to pay their fare for using the public transportation. The Hong Kong subway system will soon allow riders to use QR payments to pay their fare. This use of QR code scans as a form of ticketing is rising in popularity all over the world. The Hong Kong subway system’s mobile payments are a part of a new deal with Ant Financial. The deal between the subway system and Ant Financial – Alibaba’s payment affiliate – was first announced last week. As…

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New Taxi QR code payments service in Malaysia benefits drivers and their customers

Taxi QR Code Payments - Taxis

Touch ‘n Go announces new partnerships with EzCab and Public Cab involving QR code payments. Touch ‘n Go (TNG), the Malaysian-based contactless smart card and electronic payments system company, is helping to bring Taxi QR code payments services to both Taxi drivers and customers in Malaysia. Touch ‘n Go has partnered with two taxi services, EzCab and Public Cab, enabling customers of these companies to pay for their rides via QR codes through the Touch n’ Go eWallet app. The cashless payment method means taxi drivers will no longer have…

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QR code payment service to be offered to Thai travelers in Japan

QR Code Payment Services - Japan Tourism

A QR code-based mobile payment service is to be launched in Japan for Thai tourists. MUFG Bank, Japan’s largest bank, and its Thai subsidiary, Bank of Ayudhya, is launching a QR code payment service designed specifically for Thai travelers. This service will allow these foreign travelers to make cashless purchases in Japan. Bank of Ayudhya will link its already operational QR code system to Japan. The QR code payment system, which already exists for the Thai lender’s customers in Thailand, is slated to be connected to Japan in December of…

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Commuter commerce is on the rise according to new survey

commuter commerce - woman on phone outside of bus

Almost half of commuters use their smartphones for ordering food or shopping. Commuter commerce is a growing trend according to research from Fetch. A recent survey conducted by the mobile agency has revealed that 43% of the 1,700 US commuters they surveyed last month have used their mobile phone to shop or order food ahead. This percentage of shopping and food ordering via smartphones is higher than before. The commuters who were surveyed also revealed that they engaged in mobile commerce activities during their commute more now than they did…

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