Burglary prevention QR code strategy designed to help car owners be more

Burglary Prevention QR Code - Parking Lot

The Sanford Police Department is using a new strategy to help prevent car burglaries. Police officers in Sanford, Florida are hoping that their new burglary prevention QR code strategy will help remind car owners how important it is for them to lock their car doors and keep valuable items left in vehicles out of plain sight. The police have been leaving Vehicle Assessment Survey cards on parked cars. According to Sanford Police Captain Trekell Perkins, people have become desensitized to verbal warnings and catch phrase reminders (e.g. “lock it or…

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Click to Pray eRosary lets worshippers track their prayers

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The Vatican to launch wearable technology that can be used to help the wearer pray the rosary. Click to Pray eRosary, a wearable device, has been launched by the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network. This device has been designed as a bracelet, and features a “smart cross” that stores data linked to the app. The bracelet tracks the wearer’s worship and syncs with the Click to Pray app, which is available for both iOS and Android devices. The wearable bracelet is activated when the wearer makes the sign of the cross.…

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AR tech for anatomy students in Australia helps boost spatial awareness and accessibility

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La Trobe University in Australia is piloting AR and VR tech to help students learn about the body. La Trobe University is piloting AR tech for anatomy students that also includes VR tech. The Australian university announced that the pilot of the technology is being used to help increase spatial awareness, accessibility and explorative learning. The digital innovation provides students with around-the-clock access to 3D anatomy images. The augmented reality (AR) technology offers students 24-hour access to three-dimensional anatomy images via their phones, iPad or computers, according to La Trobe’s…

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Instagram QR Code Nametag appears to be in testing stage

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The social media network is reportedly testing a tweak to its “Nametag” feature. An Instagram QR Code Nametag feature seems to be in a testing phase. This feature would depend on quick response codes to connect users, according to Mobilesyurp. It appears as though Instagram is interested in changing up how users share their Nametag with other users. Presently, Instagram (IG) offers a “Nametag” feature that shows an IG users’ username and IG logo in a white squire on a colorful background. This Nametag can be shared with other users…

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Studio Retail launches its first ever mobile shopping app, Studio Wow

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The direct marketing and online UK retailer is breaking into the app market. Android and iOS UK users will now be able to shop via mobile app with the company’s Studio WOW mobile shopping app. The app will give the more than two million customers access to tens of thousands of products, including clothing, homeware, electricals and gifts. Flexible payment options are a part of the new app. Studio’s first ever mobile app has been designed with many features. While some of these features are what customers will expect to…

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