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Kids safety technology with QR codes eases parents

Kids safety technology with QR codes eases parents

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); A startup in British Columbia, Canada is helping concerned parents to track their children. BusWays, a kids safety technology startup, has announced a service using QR codes to let parents ensure their kids are where they should be. This system is also meant to help schools to track school buses and to better identify children getting on and off those buses. The co-founders of the system have created it in order to help … Read entire article »

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QR code use may improve Edinburgh garbage collection

QR code use may improve Edinburgh garbage collection

The Scottish capital’s city council is considering quick response codes to help overcome issues in the system. The City of Edinburgh council has announced that it is considering QR code use among many strategies to improve its waste collection services. The council’s transport and environment committee made the announcement in response to complaints from residents. These residents have found issues with the delivery of their waste collection services. At the start of November, the council agreed to … Read entire article »

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The best Halloween tech for keeping trick-or-treaters safe

The best Halloween tech for keeping trick-or-treaters safe

This holiday was once a much simpler occasion but today parents and kids need to pay more attention to safety. Halloween tech has become a central topic of conversation over the last few weeks and is going to become considerably more important this weekend and Monday. The reason is that it can help kids travel from door to door with much greater safety while trick-or-treating. Children dressed in costumes and in search of yummy treats can often … Read entire article »

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Shanghai QR code visa system launched

Shanghai QR code visa system launched

The city in China has become a first to adopt a new quick response code sticker on entry permits. The new Shanghai QR code sticker includes the Chinese city among the first to adopt the new permit system. The pilot project involves 144 hour visa-free transit passes. The quick response codes contain the traveler’s personal information so it can be obtained through a scanner. The QR codes have been added in order to improve the efficiency and … Read entire article »

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Galaxy Note 7 cessation cuts Samsung’s profit estimate by a third

Galaxy Note 7 cessation cuts Samsung’s profit estimate by a third

The electronics giant has pulled the plug on its flagship smartphone following devastating product safety issues. Samsung Electronics Company has now cut a third off its quarterly profit estimate as a result of the Galaxy Note 7. The company’s flagship smartphone experienced what may be known as the most expensive tech safety disaster in history. The company estimates that the expense from the product safety failures will take $2.3 billion off its profits. The leading smartphone maker … Read entire article »

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Mobile phone addiction causes teens to check phones ten times a night

Mobile phone addiction causes teens to check phones ten times a night

Recent research showed adolescents are checking their mobile devices at least ten times nightly. A recent study has underscored the impact of mobile phone addiction on adolescent behaviors. It revealed that nearly half of young people (45 percent) are checking their phones for notifications after going to bed. The survey included the participation of 2,750 respondents between the ages of 11 and 18 years old. Among those who participated in this mobile phone addiction and behavior survey, one … Read entire article »

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Google Pixel and Pixel XL have been unveiled

Google Pixel and Pixel XL have been unveiled

The two versions of the smartphone have become the latest flagship phones from the tech giant. Despite the massive number of leaks that occurred before the unveiling of Google Pixel, it still managed to create a stir. There will be two versions of the device, the base model and the XL version which is slightly larger. The standard model will have a standard 5-inch display with a 441 ppi density. The Google Pixel XL will be slightly bigger. … Read entire article »

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BlackBerry hardware to shut down following plummeting quarterly revenue

BlackBerry hardware to shut down following plummeting quarterly revenue

The struggling Canadian company has now announced its cessation of phone manufacturing. Though it didn’t come as much of a surprise to most, the announcement that new BlackBerry hardware is a thing of the past still raised eyebrows. CEO John Chen has been determined to save the smartphone side of the business. That said, after a quarterly report showing plummeting revenues, Chen has now accepted the inevitable. After this fiscal year, BlackBerry will no longer design, make … Read entire article »

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Mogix campaign offers savings on pink presents and breast cancer awareness donations

Mogix campaign offers savings on pink presents and breast cancer awareness donations

The gadget company will donate 20 percent of its sales proceeds to the American Breast Cancer Foundation. Throughout the entire month of October, Mogix Accessories will be selling pink presents and other gadgets to support the American Breast Cancer Foundation. That month is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the California-based company will be donating 20 percent of the proceeds of its sales to the charity. The company’s staff came together and decided that this would be their … Read entire article »

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Mobile phone use while driving can get your license taken away

Mobile phone use while driving can get your license taken away

The United Kingdom is now preparing to ban drivers who have been caught twice with smartphones. For some drivers in the U.K., being caught twice for mobile phone use behind the wheel will be enough to be banned from driving. Prime Minister Theresa May’s government is getting ready to make penalties twice as strong. This could mean some drivers won’t just face fines and demerit points, they’ll lose their licenses, too. Smartphone use while driving has led … Read entire article »

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