Hong Kong subway riders will soon use QR payments

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Commuters will be able to scan a barcode to pay their fare for using the public transportation. The Hong Kong subway system will soon allow riders to use QR payments to pay their fare. This use of QR code scans as a form of ticketing is rising in popularity all over the world. The Hong Kong subway system’s mobile payments are a part of a new deal with Ant Financial. The deal between the subway system and Ant Financial – Alibaba’s payment affiliate – was first announced last week. As…

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New WhatsApp QR code feature will allow users to easily share contact info

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WhatsApp to introduce a new tool that will make adding and sharing contact info easier. A WhatsApp QR code feature is reportedly in the works. This new tool will supposedly give WatsApp users the ability to easily share contact information and add contacts via a quick response code. Users simply need to scan a QR code to automatically add the contact to the app. WhatsApp has reportedly been working on these new features for weeks and adding the improvements it has been making in recent app updates, according to WABetaInfo.…

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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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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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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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Unique QR codes reduce fraud in medical condition documents

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An Indian government institution is adding quick response codes to its certificates to simplify authentication. Fraud related to faked illnesses is a growing problem In India, but unique QR codes added to documentation may soon control this problem. The scannable quick response codes will be added to certificates of medical and fitness conditions. The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) has become the first government sector institution to pilot a program using unique QR codes to authenticate medical documents. The idea is to make it easy for any recipient…

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Google Chrome for iOS now features QR code scanner

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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 in a URL. That said, in order to be able to use them,…

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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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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 grave stones keep a person’s story alive

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A cemetery in Bad Oyenhausen, Germany is installing quick response codes to preserve history. The administrator for a cemetery in Bad Oyenhausen, a riverside spa town in northwest Germany, is installing QR code grave stones. The purpose of the quick response codes is to help preserve the stories of the deceased. These smartphone friendly barcodes will provide visitors with more information about those buried in the cemetery. The process of bringing the QR code grave stones to the cemetery came with surprising challenges. When it comes to altering burial markers,…

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