Google Chrome QR code generator is headed to a future browser version

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The tech giant has chosen to work quick response codes into an upcoming version of its browser. Google is working on adding a Chrome QR code generator to an upcoming version of the popular browser. The idea is to provide a new and simple way to send websites directly from a desktop or laptop screen onto a mobile device. Using quick response codes makes it possible for a quick scan to send a desktop site to a phone. Typing a URL into a mobile device is an inconvenient task. After…

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QR code spam threat rises as most device users remain fully unaware

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New research shows that 74 percent of internet users have no idea of the risks from quick response codes. Seventy four percent of internet users have absolutely no idea that QR code spam exists, according to a G.M.X. commissioned survey. This lack of awareness has occurred despite the fact that the problem is becoming worse. Security experts from G.M.X., a European email provider, has detected a stark rise in the amount of QR code spam. The survey was commissioned in order to better understand whether or not device users understand…

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QR code use in China may fall due to facial recognition technology

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Quick response codes are widespread for authenticating mobile payments in the country. In China, QR code use for completing mobile payments is as commonplace as the use of traditional credit cards in the United States. However, this could quickly become a thing of the past as more companies look to biometrics such as facial and fingerprint recognition. Tech giants in the country, such as Tencent, are already looking into ways to use biometrics. Most people use mobile phones to complete non-cash payment transactions in China. QR code use is the…

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QR codes and RFID tech come together in Denso Wave and RFKeeper partnership

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The company known for coining the term “QR code” is now expanding into RFID solutions. Denso Wave is recognized for first coining the term QR code for quick response codes, and is now partnering with an RFID tech firm, RFKeeper. This partnership will help the companies to jointly expand their RFID solutions and boost awareness. Denso Wave Incorporated is a Japan based company. It has partnered up with Israel based RFID software development manufacturer, RFKeeper. According to a press release issued by the companies, the two companies have just firmed…

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Chick-fil-A QR codes increase app downloads by 14 percent

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The fast food chain has used quick response codes to successfully drive up its application downloads. The successful use of Chick-fil-A QR codes are helping to drive consumers to download the fast food chain’s app, say new analysis results. The company has managed to use the smartphone friendly barcodes for a powerful call to action. Both BlackRock Bar & Grill and Chick-fil-A QR codes are being used as a part of a campaign tactic that consumers are responding to. Boosting downloads by 14 percent is only one of a number…

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