QR codes made with everyday objects could be a big hit with consumers

QR Codes

As QR codes continue to grow in popularity, people are finding new ways to make them. The codes have been made out of various materials in the past, such as chocolate and common household items. These handmade codes often take a great deal of effort, but they have their own brand of appeal to consumers. Conventional QR codes are nothing more than black and white blocky patterns, limiting the visual connection consumers can form. Codes made of familiar objects, such as electronics, have a great deal of character and can…

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Turkish soccer fans use QR codes to insult opposing teams

Soccer Fans QR Code wearable technology

QR codes may have risen to prominence because of their use in marketing, but the codes are famously versatile and are beginning to catch the interest of people all over the world. While consumers have become leery of the codes because of their ability to hide malicious content, they are growing more comfortable with using the codes themselves. This is particularly true in the world of sports, where fans have begun using the codes to sling insults at supporters of opposing teams. In Turkey, soccer fans have been using QR…

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Scandinavian Airlines releases unique double scan QR code promotion

Scandinavian Airlines has just launched its latest promotion based on the use of a QR code, which requires two mobile devices to scan the code while they are next to one another in order to obtain the offered deal. The “2 for 1 offer it takes 2 to see” is based on a QR code that must be scanned by devices that are physically next to one another. The reason for this design is that the airline performed research that discovered that when couples make their trip bookings, they are…

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Scanning the skies

qr code flying

A mysterious QR code appeared in the skies of Amsterdam earlier this week. The code was attached to a banner trailing a small plane. Onlookers struggled to scan the code, battling with the constant ripples in the banner, but most were unsuccessful in scanning the high-flying code. For some time, it seemed impossible for anyone to decode the world’s first airborne QR code, but a few tenacious individuals were able to do so with the help of a little know barcode reader called QrDecode and some reverse engineering. The code…

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