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QR codes in microscopic sizes will help stop counterfeiting

QR codes in microscopic sizes will help stop counterfeiting

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); A lab in Toulouse, France, have discovered a way to make a quick response code half a hair’s diameter. A company called Nanotech, out of Toulouse, France, has now revealed that they have developed QR codes that are invisible to the naked eye, but that can still be scanned and used for a number of purposes, primarily in the form of security. These micro tags use nano particles and are so small that … Read entire article »

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Wearables will be owned by 1 in 5 people by August

Wearables will be owned by 1 in 5 people by August

According to a recent study, a fifth of people aged 17 to 75 years will soon have one of these devices. This year, wearables are making a tremendous splash, as devices from fitness bands, to smartwatches and from augmented reality glasses to smart jewelry, and a recent study has indicated that by August of this year, one in every five people between the ages of 17 and 75 years in Australia will own at least one … Read entire article »

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QR code mobile payments system patent received by SEKUR.me

QR code mobile payments system patent received by SEKUR.me

This has now become the only American patented product with quick response code based transaction checkouts. A mobile payments startup from Santa Ana, California, called SEKUR.me, has just announced that it has received US patent 8,677,116 for their secure transaction that uses a QR code in combination with sound and radio waves and push messages, as well as for secure logins. The company’s mobile payments system uses the barcodes for the checkout and transaction process. It is a … Read entire article »

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QR codes turn newspapers into shopping malls

QR codes turn newspapers into shopping malls

Alibaba is using quick response codes to make purchases through printed ads. The massive online and mobile commerce giant, Alibaba, has now announced that it is partnering with a number of different media outlets in order to launch a shopping program based on scanning QR codes. This will allow consumers to be able to buy the products that they see in printed advertisements. The Chinese e- and m-commerce company is giving readers the chance to scan QR codes … Read entire article »

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QR codes at each exhibit educate WV Wildlife Center visitors

QR codes at each exhibit educate WV Wildlife Center visitors

The West Virginia tourist attraction is using quick response codes to provide enhanced information. The West Virginia Wildlife Center has now unveiled the QR codes that it has installed at every one of its exhibits in order to provide visitors with additional information that can be accessed directly on their smartphones or tablets. The addition of the quick response codes was the result of a class project by school children. The QR codes were added to each of … Read entire article »

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QR codes for tourists will be installed in Sao Paulo, Brazil

QR codes for tourists will be installed in Sao Paulo, Brazil

These quick response codes will be posted on signs and will provide information in English, Spanish, and Portuguese. A recent announcement from São Paulo Turismo in Brazil has revealed that new tourist signs will be installed for pedestrians in the city’s downtown area, featuring QR codes that will help people to locate local attractions and obtain the directions that they require to their intended destinations. These quick response codes will also provide additional information and facts about … Read entire article »

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Mobile wallet app, SmartWallet, may revolutionize loyalty programs

Mobile wallet app, SmartWallet, may revolutionize loyalty programs

With a growing database of about 100 loyalty cards, this application could turn current systems on their heads. There is no doubt that loyalty cards and their associated programs are a key marketing tool used by merchants in order to ensure repeat business and obtain vital analytics data, but their plastic cards produce a disadvantage within the customer experience; one that may now be overcome through a mobile wallet app called SmartWallet. While loyalty programs mean to … Read entire article »

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QR codes now help warship engineers

QR codes now help warship engineers

These quick response codes will now provide details through warship construction maps. A team from BAE Systems that have been working on the latest series of aircraft carriers in the Queen Elizabeth Class have now created another novel use for QR codes that will provide practical details to engineers. The quick response codes are simply printed onto stickers that are stuck to the ship skeletons. This allows engineers to scan these QR codes and be able to find … Read entire article »

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QR codes teach visitors more about Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge

QR codes teach visitors more about Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge

Informational signs featuring quick response codes have been erected in partnership with the Pelican Island Audubon Society. Smartphone users visiting Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge will now be able to scan QR codes on signage in order to learn more about the various areas and types of wildlife within the refuge. Scanning the quick response codes provides access to video, photos, and descriptions. These QR codes and the information available through their scans has been provided in partnership … Read entire article »

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