QR codes in Germany make it easier to pay parking fines

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The quick response codes help drivers to be able to pay their tickets quickly and easily. In Lübeck, a new system of parking ticketing through the use of QR codes is making it possible for drivers to be able to simply scan a barcode with their smartphones and pay for their tickets directly out of their bank accounts. At the moment, the system is working for only certain bank customers, but the intention is to expand. The Lübeck police are now armed with ticketing devices that print unique QR codes…

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QR codes and ingenuity bring recognition to Minnesota Boy Scout Troop

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Troop 302 from Fergus Falls used quick response codes to earn themselves the highest possible rank. Michael Mortenson and Logan Stout of the Fergus Falls Boy Scout Troop in Minnesota, chartered by Grace United Methodist Church, were awarded the high recognition of being ranked as Eagle Scouts after using QR codes in a community project. This award requires the individual to earn 12 required and 9 elective merit badges and to complete a service project. Both of the new Eagle Scouts have been active participants in the troop by taking…

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Bidar tourists to use QR codes to discover local history

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The hilltop Indian city will be launching a considerable quick response code installation to promote tourism. The district administration of Bidar, India, has decided to use QR codes in addition to a range of other technology based tools in order to help to promote tourism within the area, said the district’s deputy commissioner, P.C. Jaffer. Jaffer spoke on the subject of the quick response codes after their inauguration ceremony in front of the Bidar Fort. The QR codes have been linked to relevant Wikipedia pages so that when smartphone using…

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QR codes help people remember victims of the Nanjing Massacre

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Visitors to an artificial memorial can now scan quick response codes to commemorate those who were lost. The fake memorial gravestones that represent the victims of southwest China’s Nanjing Massacre and of the bombing of Chongqing on March 31 now prominently feature QR codes to allow visitors to scan and remember those who died in the catastrophes. The quick response codes were added by the Chongqing Foreign Street staff as a part of the memorial. The point of the fake gravestones that now display QR codes is to give people…

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Are QR codes past their prime?

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A recent study on quick response codes has revealed that most people still see them as useful. Online mobile technology magazine, QR Code Press has released the results of a study that it had conducted throughout the first half of November, examining the usefulness of QR codes and investigating whether or not this type of 2D barcode has already had its moment in the sun and is now on its way out. The results of the research showed that consumers have many opinions about quick response codes, but overall they…

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MEB in The Netherlands defines QR codes usage policy

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The Medicines Evaluation Board has now decided how quick response codes can be used on packaging. It has now been announced by the Netherlands Medicines Evaluation Board (MEB) that they have now come up with a policy that specifically defines the way that QR codes can be used on the outer packaging and the package leaflets for products within the medicinal category. This policy goes into detail about the conditions that must be fulfilled by quick response codes. Through this newly created policy, the MEB has worked to address the…

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QR codes enhance Broomfield Veterans Memorial exhibits

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The displays now feature quick response codes that will allow visitors to use smartphones to learn more. The Broomfield Veterans Memorial Museum has now added QR codes to its various displays and exhibits that include everything from the Civil War to the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. These quick response codes are designed to give visitors the chance to learn even more while they’re there. By scanning the QR codes with a smartphone or tablet, visitors to the museum are directed to YouTube videos that are relevant to each display…

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QR codes added to park trees to identify species

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The quick response codes that are posted on the signs help with the identification of 24 different local species. Matthews Park now has a much more high-tech feature than it ever has before, as signage has now been added to some of the trees that include QR codes that can be scanned in order to learn more about 24 local species that are represented within the space. The hope is that by allowing people to scan the quick response codes, they will become more interested. According to Ron Muller who…

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Smartphone barcodes let library users scan their own and skip the line

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A new app is allowing boos to be borrowed without having to wait at borrowing stations to check out. The National Library in Singapore has come up with a new program to help to beat the lineups in its libraries by using a new mobile app that will allow device users to scan smartphone barcodes and borrow books right as they take them off the shelf, instead of having to wait in line at borrowing stations. This mobile app is designed to help to make things much more convenient for…

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QR codes assist lost Chinese seniors in finding their way home

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Quick response codes printed on badges are assisting the elderly to be able to stay safe. It is no secret that aging comes with a number of struggles that weren’t experienced throughout the earlier phases of adulthood, but a program in China is now working to use QR codes to help seniors to be able to avoid one of the scarier situations of which the elderly are at risk. Challenges with mobility, false teeth, and bladder issues are only the start of what seniors often face. Among the largest struggles…

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QR codes become creative tool in art class

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A public school teacher has selected a fun and unique method of using technology in the classroom. An art teacher from two Edgecombe County Public Schools in North Carolina is using QR codes to be able to take advantage of what technology has to offer for bringing art to life within her classroom. The teacher, Carolyn Burress has been thinking creatively to bring art and quick response codes together. Burress, who teaches at North Edgecombe High and Phillips Middle schools is now using QR codes as a teaching tool to…

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