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Quick response codes bring historic zoo into the 21st century

Quick response codes bring historic zoo into the 21st century

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The Alameda Park Zoo will soon boast QR codes created by the Holloman 49ers, a middle school team. The Holloman Middle School’s 49ers will use quick response codes to bring an additional educational feature to visitors at the Alameda Park Zoo. The local LEGO league teams were faced with a challenge to come up with a way to help animals. The Holloman 49ers’ solution was to add quick response codes to the signage at … Read entire article »

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QR code shopping opens up for mobile supermarket experience

QR code shopping opens up for mobile supermarket experience

A new “Smart Store” booth has opened in one of India’s biggest cities, allowing purchases with quick response code scans. A new form of QR code shopping has launched in India, letting consumers scan barcodes to purchase certain non-perishable staple food items from a booth. The new interactive booths have opened in three busy Metro stations located in Bengaluru. This lets commuters do a bit of QR code shopping on their way from one location to another. They … Read entire article »

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Mobike QR codes should be checked for fake replacements

Mobike QR codes should be checked for fake replacements

Scammers in China are placing their quick response codes on top of the popular bike rental barcodes. Mobike QR codes are now among the growing number of quick response codes that should be checked for imposters before being scanned. Scammers have been reportedly replacing the genuine bike rental barcodes with their own scannable code stickers. When unsuspecting bike renters scan the QR codes, they end up paying into the scammer’s account. Certain Mobike QR codes have been carefully … Read entire article »

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Fraudulent QR code plays central role in $13 million scam

Fraudulent QR code plays central role in $13 million scam

As commonplace as quick response code scanning may be in China, scams are becoming a problem. Many residents of the Chinese city of Guangzhou fell victim to a fraudulent QR code that scammed them out of millions of dollars. The scam stole an estimated RMB90 million (about US$13.03 million) from unsuspecting smartphone users. The use of quick response codes has become exceptionally commonplace in China. They are used as a part of mobile payments to let people complete … Read entire article »

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QR code system uses fingerprints and face recognition to secure construction site

QR code system uses fingerprints and face recognition to secure construction site

A Chinese property developer, Country Garden Holdings, is using the tech for improved digital environment monitoring. A Chinese property developer listed in Hong Kong is using a QR code system enhanced by fingerprint and facial recognition technology to boost security. The digital environment monitoring system was implemented by Country Garden Holdings to improve efficiency and quality at the construction site. The quick response codes and biometric scans have been put into place at the company’s Chashan Mansion … Read entire article »

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QR code monitoring system under development for taxi passenger safety

QR code monitoring system under development for taxi passenger safety

The Mysuru police are developing a GPS-using app to track rides and assist with complaint reporting. Police from the Indian city of Mysuru are developing a QR code monitoring mobile app for taxi and autorickshaw passenger safety. The goal is to use mobile internet as a component of policing those vehicles and provide other services. Passengers can read the quick response codes using a free app on their smartphones. The goal is to make it fast and easy … Read entire article »

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Massive QR code network expansion headed to Paytm in India

Massive QR code network expansion headed to Paytm in India

The mobile payments company is making a tremendous investment to build an Alipay-like presence. India’s largest mobile wallet, Paytm, announced its intentions to make a very large investment into growing its QR code network. The company intends to spend about $89.6 million to assist merchants to accept mobile payments via quick response code. The company is hoping to use the barcodes to see similar successes to Alipay and WeChat. The reason is that those two Chinese companies have … Read entire article »

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Google Chrome for iOS now features QR code scanner

Google Chrome for iOS now features QR code scanner

The new feature has been included in the update and will scan several types of common barcode. The latest update to Google Chrome for iOS now includes a feature that will scan barcodes such as QR codes. This can be very handy for device users who would like to be able to use quick response codes but who don’t want a dedicated app. QR codes can be very handy in being able to access websites without typing … Read entire article »

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QR code payment cards rolling out at KazMunayGas

QR code payment cards rolling out at KazMunayGas

The company has introduced a new option to help make purchasing fuel faster at the pump faster and easier. KazMunayGas has announced the introduction of QR code payment cards at one of its gas station locations. The company also intends to roll out the new service across their entire network. This first location with the QR codes is operating in test mode for the time being. The test represents the first time the technology for the QR code … Read entire article »

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Snapchat QR code will now work for a website

Snapchat QR code will now work for a website

The popular messaging app has made it possible to create quick response codes for websites, not just profiles. It is now possible to create a Snapchat QR code for a website, not just for an individual profile. The messaging app has been using the quick response codes format for quite a while. The barcodes make it easier for mobile device users to exchange profile links without having to manually enter an individual’s data. The QR codes have … Read entire article »

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Unique QR code calendar shares gorgeous 360 degree monument images

Unique QR code calendar shares gorgeous 360 degree monument images

The Tamil Nadu Department of Archaeology released a colorful publication with a much deeper view of its pictures. The Tamil Nadu Department of Archaeology has released a unique QR code calendar which is more than what it might seem upon first glance. The square barcodes printed onto the calendar’s pages allow people to view a much more complete version of the images next to which they are displayed. The QR codes printed below the calendar pictures offers … Read entire article »

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