Students in India benefit from QR codes in textbooks

QR Codes for Textbooks - School Textbooks

Digital content is being viewed by hundreds of students thanks to quick response codes. Schools reopened across the Indian state of Tamil Nadu on June 1 and data has shown that students are keen on using the QR codes included in the revamped syllabus for the new textbooks for Classes I, VI and IX, reported The Hindu. The new access to digital content is hosted on DIKSHA. The online content accessed via QR codes within the textbooks is hosted on the national digital platform of the Ministry of Human Resource…

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First-ever mobile shopping game show launched by Gravy

Mobile Shopping Game Show - Man on Phone - mobile phone users

Participants compete for discounts on new and innovative products. Live media company, Gravy, has launched the very first mobile shopping game show. A high-energy and interactive live show, audiences can watch and compete for new and interesting products discounted from 30 – 70% off. The live mobile game show also raises money for charity. The show is available via an iOS mobile app and is live every night at 8:30pm ET. Each mobile shopping game show features a new product presented in a unique price-dropping game format, according to a…

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The iPhone NFC chip could soon unlock your car door

iPhone NFC chip - Woman using iPhone

Apple’s near-field communication chip to gain new unique features with huge update. Forgot your keys? That may no longer be a problem for Apple mobile phone users in the future as the iPhone NFC chip could soon have the power to unlock home and car doors. The secure wireless chip is set to expand beyond payments. The possible changes to the iPhone NFC chip could result in Apple users utilizing the NFC tech in their mobile phones beyond making mobile payments via Apple Pay, The Information reported. The changes could…

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LifeLeaf smartwatch claimed to be first-ever noninvasive CGM

LifeLeaf Smartwatch - Monitoring Blood Glucose Levels

LifePlus has introduced a new and revolutionary medical wearable. The startup based in California announced its LifeLeaf smartwatch. The company claims that it is the world’s first fully non-invasive continuous blood glucose monitoring (CGM) wearable. The device is the first of its kind to non-invasively monitor five psychological health indicators. The patent-pending multi-sensor wearable device does more than monitor blood glucose. It is also the first of its kind to non-invasively monitor these other four key physiological parameters: heart rate, blood pressure, respiration rate, oxygen saturation. With the ability to…

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Forged QR code at kids’ gym leads to porn site

Forged QR Code - Kids Playing in Park

Parents were alarmed to discover a spoofed quick response code near an elementary school. Canadian parents were shocked to discover a forged QR code at an outdoor gym located near an elementary school. The Edmonton mother decided to use her smartphone to learn more about how to use the gym’s features. The park provides users with signage to guide users through the safe use of its equipment. That said, one of the signs featured at the Norwell Outdoor Fitness Park showed a quick response code. The retail provider for that…

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Echo Dot Kids launches with parental controls and bright color options

Echo Dot Kids - Parental Controls - Internet

Amazon has released its Internet of Things (IoT) speaker meant just for children at home. For fans of their Amazon Echos, there’s good news for their children as Echo Dot Kids is now available. Amazon has now released a variation of the smart speaker designed with parental controls. The outer casings are available in any of a range of different colors. This is meant to bring kids into the Alexa mix, which is fun for children and great for Amazon. After all, what better way for Amazon to secure itself…

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Android app tracking improperly follows children, study

Android App Tracking - Children with mobile phone

Despite Google’s strong privacy track record, it has allegedly allowed thousands of apps to track kids. Google, known for its positive track record with personal data security, has allegedly allowed improper Android app tracking of children. This does not imply that the company itself has been gathering data about kids. That said, it has not prevented third parties from doing it through apps running on its mobile operating system. In that area, Google has a far less impressive track record for protecting its youngest users. This is not the first…

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The Pokémon Go craze is over but huge Lawsuits remain

Pokémon Go Mobile App - AR Mobile Game

The mobile app fad practically took over the world during the summer of 2016, leaving problems behind. Pokémon Go was one of the hottest mobile app crazes the world has ever experienced. Moreover, it was by far the most popular example of augmented reality to date. That said, while the application’s use has faded away, many of the problems it caused continue to exist. Unfortunately, some of the AR app users failed to exercise common sense while they played. As a result, many homeowners experienced a significant amount of trespassing.…

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Facebook scandal sends users to Instagram; owned by the same company

Facebook Scandal Sends Users to Instagram - Instagram on Mobile

Angry Facebook users deleting their accounts in droves are heading to another of the company’s platforms. The latest Facebook scandal involving Cambridge Analytics was the last straw for many users. That said, it’s not as though they’re ready to give up social media altogether. Interestingly, the alternative many are choosing is Instagram. Instagram, the image-based social media platform, is also owned by Facebook and is similarly operated. Many industry experts have found the move to Instagram to be a fascinating one. While some had expected the Facebook scandal to send…

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Blockchain technology is a top m-commerce driver

Blockchain technology - Bitcoin mobile digital technology

The same tech that powers cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin are also pushing mobile commerce forward. Blockchain technology, the tech powering cryptocurrencies, is becoming a driving force in advancing mobile commerce. This, according to IBM Blockchain global director Shyam Nagarajan. IBM has been working with a number of banks to develop new paths for m-commerce and payments. IBM has been working with Bank of Ayudhaya and the Kasikornbank in Thailand. They have been working with blockchain technology, said Nagarajan. Their goal has been to boost online shopping and mobile payments platforms.…

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