First QR code transport ticketing system launched in the Philippines

QR code transport ticketing system - Commuters in station

AF Payments partnered with GCash to launch the quick response (QR) code-based system. AF Payments, Inc., the company behind tap-and-go payment system “beep,” has teamed up with GCash to roll out the first QR code transport ticketing system in the Philippines. The first to adopt the mobile payments system will be the Metra Manila-based BGC Bus and the Cebu-based Topline Express Ferries. Passengers simply pay for their transit tickets through the GCash mobile app. BGC Bus and Topline Express Ferries customers can now pay their faire through the GCash app…

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Google Pay transit payments made available in major cities with Cubic

Google Pay transit payments - Google Pay on mobile phone

Cubic Transportation Systems partners with Google to make paying for public transport more convenient. Paying for public transportation in some of the world’s major cities may be made more convenient for some mobile payment users with Google Pay transit payments options. This is because fare payment system Cubic Transportation Systems has teamed up with Google to offer contactless payments to riders who want to use their mobile phones to pay for transit. Commuters can purchase tickets or top up their transportation cards from their mobile phone. The addition of Google…

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Canadian researchers develop a Smart Suite equipped with mHealth tools

Smart Suite - Elderly Woman - Senior mHealth care

Researchers from Canada use mHealth tech to help improve home life of seniors. A research team at the University of Manitoba is using a $50,000 grant to develop a Smart Suite, which equips living quarters with mHealth tools and platforms designed to monitor the activities of the occupants. The purpose of the project is to enable seniors to live longer in their homes and provide care providers with extra opportunities for remote patient monitoring. The technology will detect the occupants’ activities, time, location and more. The Smart Suite is backed…

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Snapchat Adidas mobile game lets players buy special baseball cleats

Snapchat Adidas mobile game - Image of Adizero Red Adidas Shoes

Adidas partners with Snapchat and Dick’s Sporting Goods to launch a shoppable 8-bit mobile game. The Snapchat Adidas mobile game, called “Baseball’s Next Level,” is an 8-bit mobile game available on the social app. The game, which is the result of a partnership between the German sportswear giant, the social app, and the American sporting goods retail company, lets Snapchat users play as MLB athletes and each of those athletes are wearing their own limited-edition cleats from the Adidas 8-bit collection. Snapchat users can purchase the shoes directly within the…

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Levi’s smart jacket with Google gets an upgrade

Levi's smart jacket - Levi’s Trucker Jacket with Jacquard YouTube

A new Levi’s denim jacket is equipped with tech from Google’s Jacquard platform. The new denim Levi’s smart jacket – the Levi’s Trucker Jacket with Jacquard – can answer phone calls and control your music. Jacquard, which is part of Google’s experimental ATAP group, has developed small electronic tabs that slip into the cuff of the jacket and pairs with your phone. The Jacquard Tag is smaller than a stick of gum. The electronic tab, which is called the Jacquard Tag, is smaller than a stick of gum and it…

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