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GMO QR codes may never take off

GMO QR codes may never take off

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); A recent study showed that the majority of consumers aren’t interested in scanning for more information. A new poll has found that most consumers aren’t likely to scan GMO QR codes to learn more about their foods. The research looked into the scannable codes which may soon be used to identify products containing genetically modified organisms among their ingredients. Among the respondents, only 40 percent said they would be willing to scan quick … Read entire article »

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QR code generator made by hacker functions as airport lounge pass

QR code generator made by hacker functions as airport lounge pass

Everyone who has doubted the security of quick response codes is currently pointing at a sizeable hack. Airports are usually considered to be areas where security levels are quite high, but a hacker recently used a QR code generator to gain access to a fancy airport lounge. The lounges typically require passengers to carry first class tickets. This hacker created spoofed QR codes to dodge the expensive booking. The hack was conducted from within the airport and … Read entire article »

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QR code scans enhance South Korean customs agency export strategy

QR code scans enhance South Korean customs agency export strategy

The Korea Customs Service has announced the start of a new quick response code program. A new announcement from the Korea Customs Service has revealed that the company is using QR code scans. This technique is applied to South Korean products cleared for export through e-commerce sale. This strategy is being implemented in order to help boost the credibility of the goods. The QR codes are also being used in order to help reduce the export of … Read entire article »

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Tombstones Museum QR codes at Tokat launch visitors into the past

Tombstones Museum QR codes at Tokat launch visitors into the past

A new initiative at the historical location has provided quick response codes so visitors can learn more. A fascinating project looking into the past has been launched to use Tombstones Museum QR codes to inform visitors. The quick response codes are located at the Melikgazi Cemetery’s entrance. Melikgazi is the first Turkish-Islamic cemetery within the Niksar district of Tokat. Visitors can use a free QR code app to scan the barcodes to access a highly informative website. The … Read entire article »

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Yandex uses payment QR codes to woo merchants

Yandex uses payment QR codes to woo merchants

The company is launching a new mobile payments feature with retailers and other sellers in mind. Yandex.Checkout announced the launch of a new type of mobile transaction using payment QR codes. The goal is to appeal to merchants that are seeking to open up their options to smartphone based payments via barcode scans. Interested merchants will need to add quick response codes to their merchandise so shoppers can scan them. Consumers will need to have downloaded the Yandex.Money … Read entire article »

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Visa QR codes let Tata Sky customers recharge their accounts

Visa QR codes let Tata Sky customers recharge their accounts

Direct home service customers can pay their bills with their smartphones through their TV screens or online. Tata Sky has partnered with the largest credit card company in the world to offer mobile payments via Visa QR codes. This allows the company’s subscribers to top up their accounts through the use of their smartphones. The QR code payment solution is entirely powered by mVisa and is meant to provide convenient and secure transactions. Subscribers to Tata Sky services … Read entire article »

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QR code problems in egg packages that aren’t scannable

QR code problems in egg packages that aren’t scannable

A survey of customers revealed that most of the quick response codes weren’t working when scanned. A survey of egg crates and their labels have shown that there are quite a few QR code problems on the packages. The Consumers’ Federation announced that the nutrition facts on the egg packages in Taiwan were not visible. Moreover, the quick response codes that were supposed to replace them aren’t working. The QR codes were supposed to provide consumers with … Read entire article »

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QR code payments get one step closer in China

QR code payments get one step closer in China

The central bank in the country is working on creating standards for the use of quick response codes. QR code payments have spent years in a state of limbo. There has been a ban on using quick response codes for mobile payments due to a lack of regulations. That said, the central bank is getting ever closer to drafting security and tech standards for QR codes in combination with mobile transactions. Once the regulations have been passed, … Read entire article »

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QR code transactions allow Belgian retail shoppers to complete mobile payments

QR code transactions allow Belgian retail shoppers to complete mobile payments

In the country, using smartphones to scan barcodes to complete purchases is spiking in popularity. For a reason that has not been clearly identified, QR code transactions have been taking off in Belgium. In some places, this type of barcode based mobile payment has become popular due to Bitcoin adoption. However, that is not the case here. The main active payment service provider in the country, Atos, has now launched a service to suit this trend. Atos launched … Read entire article »

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QR code surprises Mr. Robot viewers during season two premier

QR code surprises Mr. Robot viewers during season two premier

The two hour opening episode of the second season included an unexpected interactive component. With a remarkable lack of technology use in the two hour second season premier of Mr. Robot, the QR code came as a surprise. This quick response code served as an unexpected interactive component. It was revealed as an Easter egg for the show’s most loyal viewers. The quick response code appeared when the character Elliot was drawing in a notebook. The QR code … Read entire article »

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