Mobile game addiction blamed for negatively impacting student exam scores

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Student association in India wants to ban PUBG. The Jammu and Kashmir Students Association in India has called for a ban on the popular mobile game version of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG). The student association claims that students are suffering mobile game addiction from playing PUBG Mobile and it is causing poor test results. The students association says the mobile game is more addictive than drugs. The student body reportedly appealed to the governor of Jammu and Kashmir state to ban PUBG Mobile. The association claims that the game is extremely…

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GPS technology deployed in Thailand to keep CSD Police in line

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The tech tracks the movements of on-duty CSD police to prevent them from skipping their duties. The Crime Suppression Division (CSD) in Thailand has cracked down on on-duty CSD officers by tracking their whereabouts in real-time using GPS technology. The technology has been implemented to keep on-duty officers honest, ensuring that they are actually completing their rounds when on patrol. Some officers have been finding their way out of patrols by scanning QR codes at home. There are certain areas in Thailand that require an increased level of policing. In…

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

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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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Nearly one million people in India are testing WhatsApp payments

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India is WhatsApp’s biggest market. With 210 million monthly WhatsApp users, India is clearly WhatsApp’s biggest market. Still, in spite of the Facebook messaging app’s so far successful test of WhatsApp payments service in the country, the digital payments system has yet to become a nationwide service. WhatsApp began testing its payments service back in February of last year. Since WhatsApp payments began testing in February 2018, the service has processed about a million transactions per month. This is according to people close to the National Payments Corporation of India…

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Lodhi Garden QR codes to provide visitors’ information about its historic trees

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The famous city park in New Delhi invites smartphone users the chance to conveniently learn about its history. Starting January 1, Lodhi Garden QR codes will be available to scan by any smartphone user who comes across these unique 2D black and white barcodes when they visit one of India’s most iconic city parks. Visitors can learn unique details about the old trees found within the park. Lodhi Garden, also known as Lodi Garden, is a famous city park located in New Delhi, situated between Khan Market and Safdarjung’s Tomb…

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Smart license app for divers to be launched in Thailand

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The new app will mean drivers will no longer need to carry a hardcopy of their license. The smart license app to be launched by the Department of Land Transport (DLT), will provide drivers in Thailand with the convenience of no longer having to carry a physical copy of their driver’s license. The digital version of the ID will be available to holders of personal, public and special driving licenses. The app will also feature a QR Code for police convenience. The smart license app is free and drivers who…

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QR code payment system to be set up in Norway for Chinese tourists

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Vipps cooperates with Alipay to provide tourists from china with more convenient payment options. The joint QR code payment system will see Norwegian mobile payments app Vipps cooperate with Chinese mobile payment app Alipay to allow Vipps payment to be used outside Norway as well as open up the system for mobile payments by Chinese tourists visiting the nation. Chinese tourism to Norway has soared since 2007. Between 2007 and 2017, Chinese tourism to the Nordic country has climbed a whopping 575%, according to national development bank Innovation Norway. The…

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Survey finds that 70% of Irish consumers abandon mobile payment transactions

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Consumers in Ireland are not keen on making payments via mobile if the process is too difficult. New research from Elavon, a global payments expert, reveals that mobile payment transactions are abandoned by over two-thirds of mobile consumers in Ireland, when these consumers find the mobile payments process to be too tedious and difficult. Several aspects of mobile transaction processes frustrated online shoppers. Elavon’s mobile shopping experience study, which involved 1,000 adult mobile shoppers in Ireland, noted that there were primary sources of frustration that lead to mobile users abandoning…

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College QR code tech in China requires students to track shower times

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A new system requires Chinese college students to scan QR Codes before and after taking a shower. Mobile technology is popular in China and college QR codes are nothing new. However, according to local media, Hunan’s Changsha University of Science and Technology has launched a new shower system for students that requires them to scan a quick response (QR) code every time they take a shower. Students are required to connect their phones to a smart water meter via Bluetooth. After linking up with the smart water meter via their…

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Smart dress reveals how frequently women are harassed at nightclubs

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A touch-sensitive dress shows that women are not exaggerating about sexual harassment at nightclubs. A smart dress created for a project called “The Dress for Respect,” tracked how often and how intensely women in Brazil were groped on an average night out at a club or party. The special dress was embedded with sensor technology. The sensor technology that was embedded into the garment tracked both touch and pressure. This information was immediately sent to a visual system so that the project researchers could track the harassment in real time.…

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Traffic police in India introduce autorickshaw QR Codes to help promote safety

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Nagpur traffic police have introduced a QR codes option in the city’s three-wheeled vehicles. Autorickshaw QR codes have been introduced by traffic police in the city of Nagpur, located in the Indian state of Maharashtra. The quick response (QR) codes have been implemented by the police to help ensure the city’s three-wheelers are a safe mode of public transportation for citizens. Twenty autorickshaw drivers across the city have been enrolled in the program and provide a QR code. The first autorickshaw QR codes have been distributed to 20 drivers across…

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