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

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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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QR code standards to be implemented by Indonesia later this year

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Bank Indonesia wants higher interoperability between various providers of payment solutions. Bank Indonesia (BI), Indonesia’s central bank, is presently conducting a trial to establish QR code standards for the country’s various payment system providers. QR codes are starting to be used by the country’s citizens for mobile payments. Called QRIS (Indonesian Standard QR Code), Bank Indonesia’s QR code standards trial is about developing one code to be used by multiple payment system providers at every merchant. The bank believes that the standardization of the quick response code will result in…

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Puma QR Code shoes deliver augmented reality experience

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The LQDCELL Origin AR has launched as a limited release. The new recently launched Puma QR code shoes are the first in the series of its LCDCELL Origin AR sneakers. The shoes are equipped with technology designed to target both the wearer’s comfort and amusement. The first sneakers in the series are covered with quick response codes. Almost the entire surface of the Puma QR code shoes are covered in the 2D barcodes. When scanned by a camera view of the LQDCELL app, this unlocks an array of AR (augmented…

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Toronto high school students launch LGBT Qr Code campaign

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The new campaign uses a quick response (QR) code to provide support to LGBTQ+ community members. A new program called “LBGTQr Code” has been launched at a Canadian high school in Toronto, Ontario. The goal of the new campaign is to help stop bullying and to offer resources to LGBTQ+ youth amid changes to the province’s sexual education curriculum. The campaign was launched to help LGBTQ+ community members’ feel safe and secure in school. The LGBTQr Code campaign was started by the non-profit organization “The Get REAL Movement.” The organization…

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QR codes payment tech increasingly adopted by Japan to cater to Chinese tourism

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Japan is making an effort to adopt the preferred payment method of their most frequent visitors. Cashless payments are huge in China and now Japan is focusing on incorporating QR codes payment tech into more of its businesses that attract its growing number of Chinese tourists. This is a big step as currently most of the nation’s restaurants and operators of activities and attractions do not accept the preferred payments of Japan’s largest foreign tourist population. QR codes are quickly overtaking other payment options in Japan. Credit cards with computer…

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QR code pet license helps to reunite lost pets with owners in Alaska

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Anchorage pet licenses now come with digital quick response codes. The Anchorage Animal Care and Control Center in Alaska now offers pet owners a QR code pet license. Essentially, Anchorage pet licenses are now available with a unique quick response code, which helps pet owners to reunite with their lost pets at a faster rate. This is not only good for the owners and pets, but also helps to free up shelter space. The codes are linked to a webpage with a pet profile. The QR code pet license tags…

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BTS QR codes lets BTS fans contribute to new ARMYPEDIA

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Fans of world-famous K-Pop boy band are on the hunt for QR codes. BTS QR codes are being displayed in undisclosed locations across seven international cities. The BTS ARMY, the name of the South Korean Pop (K-Pop) boy band BTS’ fanbase, has been tasked with finding and scanning the codes to contribute their knowledge and love for their favorite band on ARMYPEDIA. There will be 2,080 QR codes for fans to scan. The seven international cities where fans can search for BTS QR codes to participate in the ARMYPEDIA campaign,…

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QR mobile payments app that also supports NFC launches in Belgium

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Payconiq gives Belgian debit card holders an easy way to pay in store, online and transfer money. Payconiq, the newly launched QR mobile payments app by Bancontact, supports both NFC and static dynamic QR codes contactless payment options. In addition to giving debit card users the ability to make payments in store and online, they can also transfer money direct to their contacts using a single app on their smartphone. Payments can be made at 290,000 payment points across Belgium. The QR mobile payments app was launched after the merger…

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New AFCA endorsed standard likely to expand QR code adoption

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The digital ecosystem in China is set to expand with a new QR code standard. A new quick response (QR) code standard released by the Asian Financial Cooperation Association (AFCA) could lead to further QR code adoption in China. The number of Chinese who use QR codes to make payments is rising. Many merchants in China prefer customers to pay via QR code. It doesn’t matter if what the customer is paying for is breakfast, a movie or cab fare. Today, a great number of Chinese make QR code payments…

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QR code tree ID project in Florida helps to educate community

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Palmer Trinity School students complete an important tree identification program. The QR code tree ID project, which was recently completed by the students at Palmer Trinity School (PTS) in Palmetto Bay, Florida, uses QR codes to identify the many tree species within the school’s 60-acre campus. The purpose of the tree identification program is to help educate both the community and PTS visitors on the foliage that can be found around the campus grounds. Seventy-six species of trees were identified among the more then 1,000 trees on campus. Working alongside…

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German company uses QR code authenticity check to fight against counterfeiters

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Bitzer adds quick response codes to packaging to prevent the pirating of spare parts. Bitzer, a German manufacturer of refrigeration and air conditioning technology, has added QR code authenticity checks to the packaging of its original spare parts. The unique digital codes are meant to help prevent product pirates from selling counterfeit parts. The German company has previously taken action against product pirates. This isn’t the first time Bitzer has used QR code authenticity checks to protect its products from being pirated. Since 2015, the company equipped its compressors with…

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