Mobile banking facial recognition tech implemented by Singapore’s OCBC Bank

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OCBC Bank allows Malaysian customers to use facial biometric technology for authentication. Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited (OCBC Bank), has launched OCBC OneLook, a new mobile banking facial recognition service. By simply looking at their mobile device, customers of the Singapore-based bank can access their account balances and transactional activities. The new service can be accessed by iPhone X users. Presently, the mobile banking facial recognition service introduced by OCBC Bank, can be utilized by Apple users who have an iPhone X, iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR models. Customers who…

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Lodhi Garden QR codes to provide visitors’ information about its historic trees

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The famous city park in New Delhi invites smartphone users the chance to conveniently learn about its history. Starting January 1, Lodhi Garden QR codes will be available to scan by any smartphone user who comes across these unique 2D black and white barcodes when they visit one of India’s most iconic city parks. Visitors can learn unique details about the old trees found within the park. Lodhi Garden, also known as Lodi Garden, is a famous city park located in New Delhi, situated between Khan Market and Safdarjung’s Tomb…

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Smart license app for divers to be launched in Thailand

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The new app will mean drivers will no longer need to carry a hardcopy of their license. The smart license app to be launched by the Department of Land Transport (DLT), will provide drivers in Thailand with the convenience of no longer having to carry a physical copy of their driver’s license. The digital version of the ID will be available to holders of personal, public and special driving licenses. The app will also feature a QR Code for police convenience. The smart license app is free and drivers who…

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College QR code tech in China requires students to track shower times

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A new system requires Chinese college students to scan QR Codes before and after taking a shower. Mobile technology is popular in China and college QR codes are nothing new. However, according to local media, Hunan’s Changsha University of Science and Technology has launched a new shower system for students that requires them to scan a quick response (QR) code every time they take a shower. Students are required to connect their phones to a smart water meter via Bluetooth. After linking up with the smart water meter via their…

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Traffic police in India introduce autorickshaw QR Codes to help promote safety

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Nagpur traffic police have introduced a QR codes option in the city’s three-wheeled vehicles. Autorickshaw QR codes have been introduced by traffic police in the city of Nagpur, located in the Indian state of Maharashtra. The quick response (QR) codes have been implemented by the police to help ensure the city’s three-wheelers are a safe mode of public transportation for citizens. Twenty autorickshaw drivers across the city have been enrolled in the program and provide a QR code. The first autorickshaw QR codes have been distributed to 20 drivers across…

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Mobile Black Friday shopping predicted to be a top choice for UK shoppers

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An estimated 77% of UK consumer will carry out most of their Black Friday Shopping online. Independent research conducted by Market and Brand Intelligence platform Attest has revealed that there will be an upswing of mobile Black Friday shopping in the UK. The recently released findings show that more than three out of four (77%) of UK shopper will do most of their Black Friday shopping online. This research is bad news for UK high streets. The research suggests that the British high street is likely to suffer from the…

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West Virginians living abroad cast their election ballots via mobile voting

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The remote voting system via mobile device is a pilot project. Almost 140 West Virginians living abroad in 29 counties have used mobile voting in order to participate in the 2018 midterm elections. West Virginia is the first state to run a blockchain-based voting project at such a large scale. The statewide pilot project covers 24 of West Virginia’s 55 counties. It uses a variety of tech, including a combination of smartphones, facial recognition and blockchain to create a large-scale and secure method for West Virginians, including service members, Peace…

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Palm smartphone isn’t the typical mobile device you’re expecting

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Palm is back and is now in the form of a small phone designed to support your regular smartphone. That’s right, the Palm smartphone hasn’t been designed to replace today’s smartphones, but to support them, giving users the option to take this tiny phone with them when they don’t feel like taking their larger mobile device out and about. The miniscule smartphone is palm sized with a data plan and synching technology. If the name Palm sounds familiar, you may remember the brand when it was first popular during the…

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Cellum reaches QR code mobile payments deal with Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

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The mobile transaction solutions company headquartered in Hungary is partnering with the Japanese giant. Cellum Group has signed an agreement with Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu LLC to launch a new QR code mobile payments service. The idea is to bring the quick response code based transactions into Japan with more widespread success. Cellum, a mobile transaction solutions company, signed the deal with one of Japan’s largest professional services firms. The two companies want to overcome the hurdles of QR code mobile payments and create a mainstream service within the country. A…

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SGQR Code launches as a universal QR Code payment in Singapore

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The national QR Code allows consumers to scan and transfer funds from 27e e-payment apps. SGQR code is a universal QR code that was recently launched in Singapore to give merchants the ability to accept different cashless payments without having to display multiple quick response codes. The SGQR enables consumers to scan and transfer funds from as many as 27 e-payment applications. SGQR is now ready for commercial roll out. While the fist technical specifications of the SGQR code were first unveiled in November 2017, it is only now ready…

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Instagram mobile shopping app is reportedly in the works

The social media network is developing a standalone mobile app for online shopping. An Instagram mobile shopping app may be developed in the future as the Facebook-owned social media network’s potential for e-commerce grows. The new app may be called IG Shopping. The possible standalone Instagram mobile shopping application would reportedly allow users to look through goods from online merchants and purchase them directly in the app, according to The Verge. Although the new app does not yet have a name, it may be called IG Shopping, which would be…

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