QR codes help real estate agents offer an easier home buying process to customers

QR codes - Real Estate

Much of the experience of shopping for a place to live occurs online, and barcodes are helping. QR codes have seen quite a burst of popularity over the last three years and are now starting to find more standard places in people’s lives, including in their home-buying experience. Realtors have been using quick response codes to make it easier to share online information. From 2018 through 2020, the use of QR codes rose by an estimated 96 percent, and real estate agents didn’t fail to pay attention to the trend.…

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Intel’s FakeCatcher deepfake detector uses blood flow to spot fakes

Deepfake - Magnifying Glass

The system spots blood flow in the pixels of a video or image to determine whether or not it is real. Intel’s FakeCatcher deepfake detector has achieved a 96 percent accuracy rate in real time by using blood flow in the pixels of an image or video to determine if it is real. Skillfully and believably altered video and images are now all over the internet. Deepfake videos and images are synthetic media that alters a person’s face, voice, or both in order to generate an entirely new falsified image…

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Apple leads in mobile wallets use but not in total purchases

Mobile wallets - Payment with iPhone

The iPhone’s payment app has been around for 8 years, and adoption has been rising quickly. The Apple Pay has been available in the mobile wallets category for 8 years as of 2022 and while it did have a slow start – as did many others in that category – but it has started picking up. In the United States, adoption of all phone-based digital payment methods has been slow. The report “Apple Pay at 8: Connected-Tech Consumers Lead the Way” issued by PYMNTS showed that even though more than…

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QR code tickets via WhatsApp launch on Bengaluru train lines

QR code tickets

The Indian city is now letting riders use the messaging app to purchase their fare and travel passes. WhatsApp using travelers in the Indian city of Bengaluru will now be able to use the application to scan and purchase QR code tickets and make travel pass refills to ride the train. The Meta-owned messaging app announced the new service, describing it as a first ever for the application. According to Meta’s news release announcing the QR code tickets, it is a “first-ever” service for its WhatsApp. The application and the…

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