Tech Travel: How Being Power Certain Saved a Life

I mocked my sister for giving me such a nerdy gift and as it turns out, it saved her life. They say “it’s the little things that matter the most”.  In my case, that’s an understatement.  This little thing saved my vacation and maybe even my sister’s life.  My sister and I both returned home from our recent trip, and it’s all because of a battery pack! My sister’s joke-worthy gift Last Christmas, I gave my sister a custom printed and framed canvas of her beloved St. Bernard and a…

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QR codes bring history to life in Washington Township, New Jersey

QR Codes used at Historical Sites

QR codes can make marketing much more engaging than traditional static imagery, but the codes can also be used to bring a little bit of the past to life. Such is the case in the Old Stone Village in Washington Township, New Jersey. The famed site is steeped in history and culture and soon visitors to the site will be able to take guided virtual tours by scanning QR codes. Yet again, technology seeks to revitalize the past. The idea comes from Chris Del Borello, president of the Washington Township…

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Finding new ways to interact with art

The Museum of Photographic Arts in California is changing the way visitors experience exhibits. As technology continues to evolve, artists are finding new ways to display their talent. To keep up with changing times, the museum will be making changes to how art is presented and will begin using QR codes to achieve this goal. Museum director, Deborah Klochko, likens this use of new technology to the time when photographic processes were first introduced back in 1839. “There was an excitement about the importance of what photography could provide,” says…

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La Quinta Inns just announced their QR Code campaign

Budget Travel, an online and print magazine for travelers, has partnered with La Quinta Inn & Suites to offer a mobile application. The application functions as both a QR code reader and news feed, allowing users to get updates on La Quinta’s deals as well as planning and sightseeing tips. Budget Travel debut the use of QR codes in its February issue, which was accompanied with a guide on how to use the codes. Through this partnership, La Quinta will also implement QR codes in their print and online materials.…

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Travelers and residents benefit from new scanning capabilities in the U.K.

The United Kingdom is beginning to use QR codes more regularly. The Herfordshire County Council has decided to use the codes to help residents and visitors access travel information. The council has set up a website that the codes will be linked to and those that scan the codes will have direct access to public transport information. Hertfordshire is the first to implement the codes in the south east region of the UK. The codes will be available at bus stops as well as online. Scanning the code will also…

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