Digital QR code ID cards headed to China

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The country’s e-governance is using a combination of quick response codes and smartphones for identification. China is launching a new type of QR code ID cards for its citizens to use, provided they don’t mind a digital facial scan. This marketplace is known for the success of its mobile payments and m-commerce systems. The popularity of mobile payments has reached the point that it is driving the country forward into becoming cashless. This has been a goal for many nations around the world, but China is doing it successfully. It…

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Scanning QR codes lets Chinese motorists pay to have stolen car mirrors returned in new scam

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Thieves demand cash by way of quick response code to give back stolen vehicle side mirror glass. Chinese thieves stole glass from car side mirrors, telling victims scanning QR codes to make a payment is the only way to have the property returned. The motorists were told to pay anywhere from $45 to $105 to have the glass from the mirrors returned. Police in Xian, a city in central China, are investigating reports of extortion efforts by local thieves. The criminals reportedly said scanning QR codes to pay were the…

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Spotify QR codes change the sharing game among app users

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The music streaming service is adding Spotify Codes to its mobile app to simplify feature usage. New Spotify QR codes are helping the streaming service app to be more user friendly. The barcodes, called “Spotify Codes” are meant to make all the different spotify features simpler and more direct. The mobile app users can scan QR codes for every one of the songs to share the tunes they like. The Spotify QR codes work by providing a unique barcode for each song. That way, if they want to share a…

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QR code at Hackerspace aims to be largest in the world

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The barcodes are constantly popping up in new and unique locations and strategies. Since the QR code has started to become very popular, it has become a considerable target for companies and individuals that have been making attempts at creating the largest one in various ways. This was the case with Hackerspace, which created a rooftop barcode in a unique way. Other rooftop QR code projects have occurred in the past, as have other very large ones that have been presented in stadiums, corn fields, and other surprising and sometimes…

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QR code clock draws attention but mixed opinions

Some find it highly amusing while others feel that it is the height of uselessness. Mobile friendly barcodes have been appearing everywhere from product packages and advertising to tombstones, which means that many were not surprised when the recent QR code clock made its way into the digital environment. However, not everyone is completely taken with this most recent use of the black and white squares. The QR Code Clock was created by Michael Ciuffo. He, himself, called the strange creation “technological convenience that really isn’t convenient.” The reason is…

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