QR code T-shirts promote contactless voter registration

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A new youth-led voting initiative is making it possible to keep a safe distance while registering. A new youth-led voter registration initiative in the city of Philadelphia is using QR code T-shirts to encourage people to register to vote while keeping a safe distance from others. The initiative was officially launched this week by the Mayor’s Office of Youth Engagement (OYE). The OYE is using the QR code T-shirts to build voter registration, particularly among young voters, leading up to the November 3 general election. The effort is an extension…

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Amazon delivery drivers make it look like smartphones grow on trees

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A new trend has employees hanging their devices in an attempt to score more work. An odd new phenomenon is taking place near Amazon delivery stations as well as Whole Foods supermarkets in suburban Chicago. The tech and retail giant’s drivers have been hanging their smartphones from nearby trees. The drivers are hanging their phones in the hopes of gaining an advantage when orders need delivering. According to a Bloomberg report citing people familiar with the matter, contract Amazon delivery drivers are placing a number of devices in a tree…

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Concern rises that seniors won’t scan bus COVID-19 Tracer app QR codes

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Auckland Transport’s contact tracing strategy may not work well for elderly riders. Starting Friday, all public transportation users in Auckland, New Zealand, will be required to use the COVID-19 Tracer app QR codes displayed. However, many people are concerned that seniors won’t be able to use this technology. Many elderly transit users do not have the smartphones needed to scan the QR codes. That said, the New Zealand government has stated that there are other ways for people to be able to ensure they are contacted if it is believed…

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FCC opens up more 5G spectrum for use ahead of iPhone 12

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The Federal Communications Commission made the move before Apple’s first compatible phones launch. Ahead of the launch of the iPhone 12, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has made more of the 5G spectrum available. The FCC auctioned off rights to its mid-band 5G, which operates in the range of 3550 MHz to 3650 MHz. This, said the FCC, made the day an important one to the rollout of the technology in the US. The auction represented the largest number of 5G spectrum licenses that have ever received biddings from the…

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Lockdown m-commerce growth rate moved channel ahead by “3 to 4 years”

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A recent analysis showed that mobile shopping saw 30 percent growth in a handful of months. The Q2 2020 m-commerce growth rate in the UK jumped by 30 percent when compared to Q1, which were already 25 percent higher during the last quarter of 2019. Though users were already increasingly going mobile, the pandemic greatly accelerated the trend. An increase in m-commerce growth rate was recorded in wide swaths of the world as shoppers worldwide have already spent a massive 1.6 trillion hours on their devices this year. Moreover, this…

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