QR code pet license helps to reunite lost pets with owners in Alaska

QR code pet license - Dalmatian dog

Anchorage pet licenses now come with digital quick response codes. The Anchorage Animal Care and Control Center in Alaska now offers pet owners a QR code pet license. Essentially, Anchorage pet licenses are now available with a unique quick response code, which helps pet owners to reunite with their lost pets at a faster rate. This is not only good for the owners and pets, but also helps to free up shelter space. The codes are linked to a webpage with a pet profile. The QR code pet license tags…

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An Apple facial recognition system could allow drivers to unlock their cars

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A newly-published patent reveals that Apple is working on a new biometric unlock feature for cars. Apple facial recognition tech for cars could be the future. The California-based tech giant, who is no stranger to patenting technology, is now patenting a system that lets drivers gain access to their vehicles via biometrics. The system would allow a car to recognize the owner as they approach. A newly published patent called “System and Method for Vehicle Authorization” describes technology that could use face identification to secure cars. The mobile biometric authentication…

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Social media companies may face new rules from UK government ministers

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Concerns continue to grow in the UK regarding the effects of social media on children’s mental health. Following increasing concerns over children’s use of social media and its effect on their mental health, UK government ministers are considering taking official action on social media companies by imposing new regulations on them. Past and recent research reveals the negative emotional impact social media can have on young people. Recent research from Ofcom that was published on January 29, found that 11% of children 12 to 15 years of age said that…

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Mobile app spending exceeds $100 Billion Last Year

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New research reveals that mobile consumers were big spenders in mobile marketplaces in 2018. Mobile analytics firm App Annie has found that consumer mobile app spending reached a milestone in 2018. Mobile consumers spent more than $100 billion downloading software and paying for services from Apple’s App Store and the Google Play store last year. This is a 75% increase from two years ago. The $100 billion mobile app spending milestone, which also included in-app purchases and in-app subscriptions, is reportedly a 75% increase from 2016. What’s more App Annie’s…

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Self-service QR code payments launched in Sydney for Chinese residents and visitors

Self-service QR Code Payments - Syndey Australia

The Inspiry Smart Box is now available in Sydney. Chinese mobile payment solution Inspiry has launched a self-service QR code payments terminal in Sydney, Australia. Called the Inspiry Smart Box, the terminal has been installed in many of the city’s shopping malls, restaurants, supermarkets, jewelry shops and cafes. Users of the self-service payment terminals simply need to scan a QR code to make a transaction. Using the self-service QR code payments system is quick, easy and convenient for consumers. To make a transaction via the Inspiry Smart Box, consumers simply…

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