Student creates QR code graduation cap to honor victims of school gun violence

QR Code Graduation Cap - Gina Warren's compiled list of school shooting victims

A high school student from Ohio has used her creativity to pay homage to victims of school shootings. Eighteen-year-old Gina Warren of Ashville, Ohio, designed a QR code graduation cap for her graduation ceremony at Teays Valley High School. Anyone who scans the unique 2D barcode will their phone will be shown a list of students killed by gun violence in US high schools. The “ridiculously long” list of students killed goes all the way back to the 1999 Columbine High School massacre. Warren compiled the list of names of…

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eBay QR code cashless payments part of retail experiment in the UK

eBay QR Code - eBay box

eBay has opened a brick and mortar concept store in Wolverhampton. The first of its kind physical store in the UK offers wares from 40 small, local businesses. Instead of exchanging cash to buy goods, shoppers simply scan an eBay QR code available from the seller to make their purchase. The concept store is designed to test how physical and online retail might function together. This isn’t the first time that the company has opened a pop-up retail location with eBay QR codes, but it is the first time it…

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Traffic ticket QR code scams cause problems in China

QR Code Scams - Parking Tickets

Some Chinese residents have become victims of fraudulent traffic tickets. QR code scams are hitting China as the country’s society becomes increasingly cashless. Now, scammers who want to make easy money, are creating quick response codes and applying them to fake parking violation tickets to trick drivers into paying. Parking tickets with legitimate QR codes are commonplace in China. The reason the con artists are having success is QR code payments have become extremely commonplace in many parts of China. According to Nikkei Asian Review, a recent study revealed that…

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Marvel fans create Endgame QR codes to avoid spoiling the movie for others

Endgame QR Codes - Incredible Hulk - QR Code - Marvel

Avengers: Endgame movie spoilers have been reduced on social media thanks to QR codes. In this day and age it’s difficult to avoid spoilers of popular movies and TV shows, but dedicated Marvel fans have done their best to respect other fans who have yet to see Avengers: Endgame by creating Endgame QR codes. These quick response codes created by fans allow them to share their thoughts about the movie without outright spoiling the film on social channels. The QR codes created by fans reveal how much they’ve honored the…

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QR code tattoo fail: Argentinian soccer fan’s tat delinked

QR Code Tattoo - Tattoo Artist

No joke: A fan of Argentina’s River Plate soccer team had a QR code tattooed to his leg to show his love for his team. The fan’s QR code tattoo links to a triumphant highlight video on YouTube of River Plate securing its 5-3 two-legged Copa Libertadores Finals win over arch rivals Boca Juniors…or at least it did. The QR code-linking footage was taken down after Twitter users banded together to have the video removed. The QR code tattoo was shared on Twitter by Argentinian sports journalist Ariel Cristofalo. The…

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