Smartphone games could help give early indication of cognitive decline

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Popular mobile games could help in the detection of serious conditions like dementia. More than just a fun pastime, researchers are finding that smartphone games like Tetris, Candy Crush Saga and Fruit Ninja could provide doctors with the advantage of spotting early signs of cognitive decline in their patients, including signs indicating the onset of serious brain disorders like dementia. An individual’s motions while playing certain mobile games correlates with their brain function. The new research, which was led by the University of Kent, investigated the link between patterns of tap,…

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Unencrypted QR Code violates Fair Debt Collection Act

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Debt collection agency MRS BPO LLC. Is under fire for the improper use of a QR code. A unanimous three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit ruled that an unencrypted QR code that MRS BPO added to a collection letter sent to a customer (Ms. Donna DiNaples), was in violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). The offending quick response code was linked to the woman’s account number and had been printed on the outside of the envelope, allowing it to be scanned…

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New unique mobile AR shopping feature added to Point & Place AR Platform

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Eyekandy Ltd announces launch of an additional WebAR feature. London-based Eyekandy Ltd., a company that specializes in augmented reality (AR) experiences for commerce has announced the launch of an added AR shopping experience with the addition of a WebAR feature to its award-winning Point & Place AR Platform. The new feature allows shoppers to view products in augmented reality in their homes with no app download required. Retailers can easily add the latest AR products to their mobile website pages. Eyekandy’s Point and Place helps to make AR shopping mainstream…

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Unique WeChat QR codes give business clients a way to access more customer data

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Tencent wants to focus more on its business clients than its users. A unique kind of WeChat QR codes are being rolled out as part of a new service that gives business clients the chance to use these codes on every single one of their products. This will allow Tencent’s business clients access to more data on each of their customers. The service will provide companies with better tracking data. The WeChat QR codes are part of Tencent’s latest move to focus on business clients, rather than its users. The…

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