QR code bees make it easier to track their movements

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Researchers have barcoded whole colonies for the purpose of better understanding them. Little QR code bees are currently flying around to help researchers to better understand them. Each one boasts his or her own quick response code to make it possible to discover more about their colonies. The process of adding QR codes to individual bumblebees took a great deal of care and precision. Essentially, the QR code bees came to wear their scannable barcodes through the use of superglue. The process required great delicacy, and the scientists were extremely…

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TVS Motors uses QR code stamps to combat counterfeit parts

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The company is making an effort to try to make it easy to spot fake spare parts that look like its own. As a part of a broad strategy to combat fake spare parts, TVS Motors is using QR code stamps on its own products. Fakes have become increasingly commonplace within its market, to the point that is beginning to cut into their sales. The quick response codes are meant to help to identify legitimate parts and authenticate them easily. Some of the TVS Motors products such as the Cam…

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NTT Docomo QR code payment rolls out in Japan

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The massive mobile carrier will allow its subscribers to make mobile payments at stores using quick response codes. The New NTT Docomo QR code is being rolled out across Japan, allowing the mobile carrier’s subscribers to use their smartphones to purchase products and services. The new system will allow the mobile devices to act like credit or debit cards for completing payment transactions, with verification through quick response code scans. The rollout is already beginning but customers will have access to the mobile payments as of April. Officials state that…

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QR code tracking allows Delhi police to watch over cab riders

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A card featuring a quick response code allows the police to monitor a taxi’s entire journey. A new QR code tracking program is launching in Delhi, India, to help cab riders know they’ll be safe. It involves using an identification card displayed on the back of the driver’s seat. Passengers can scan the QR codes to provide the Delhi Police control room the ability to monitor the trip. The QR code tracking card will feature the barcode as well as the driver’s name and other ID details in addition to…

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QR code bill payment method to launch through Tata Power

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This will make the company the first Indian power utility to use quick response codes in this way. Tata Power recently announced that it is going to be the very first power utility to use a QR code bill payment system in India. The quick response codes are meant to make it more convenient for customers to pay their invoices. “Tata Power has become the first power utility to introduce QR code service for bill payments in Mumbai,” said a statement from Tata Power. The electricity company acknowledged that while…

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JanSport QR code backpack turns a student’s book bag into a barcode

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The popular brand has converted one of its bag designs into a black and white plaid scannable barcode. Quick response codes have taken many forms over the last few years and a new JanSport QR code in the form of a backpack is the next on the list. The popular bag maker is making it easier for students to share some of their favorite digital content such as an Instagram profile, favorite music video, or even their personal website. This new QR code backpack is one component of a broader…

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Snapchat QR code will now work for a website

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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 now been broadened to allow people to scan to access websites as well.…

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Unique QR code calendar shares gorgeous 360 degree monument images

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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 a digital 360 degree view of the images. The pictures on the QR…

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QR code lawsuit aimed at Bath & Body Works for patent infringement

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A Texas company alleges that the retailer is guilty of unauthorized use of patented technology. Texas company, Symbology Innovations LLC, has filed a QR code lawsuit against Bath & Body Works, alleging that its patent has been infringed upon. The complaint, is U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida Case number 6:16-cv-02197. Symbology Innovations alleges that a recent unauthorized QR code ad by Bath & Body Works infringed on patents. The QR code lawsuit point out that Symbology was issued the ownership of patents ‘752, ‘773, ‘369 and…

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Students use QR code embedded map to prove Trump wrong

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An inner-city Buffalo Public school class is aiming to show the president elect they aren’t living in “urban hell”. A group of inner-city students at a Buffalo Public school are using a QR code embedded map to prove they don’t live in an “urban hell.” The project involves sharing their own personal stories with community members. The students are from the city’s west side, at the International Preparatory School. The project will help the kids learn how to create interactive digital maps. Each of the students are in the school’s…

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QR code labels on chicken let consumers check its quality

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Scanning quick response codes will make it possible to learn a great deal about the product’s safety. New QR code labels are being used in parts of India to allow consumers to check on the quality of the chicken they’re buying. The barcodes can be scanned using free apps and smartphones. A scan provides consumers with a wealth of information about the history of the product. Several details are revealed about the complete history of the chicken when a QR code is scanned. The QR code labels give consumers access…

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