QR codes and RFID tech come together in Denso Wave and RFKeeper partnership

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The company known for coining the term “QR code” is now expanding into RFID solutions. Denso Wave is recognized for first coining the term QR code for quick response codes, and is now partnering with an RFID tech firm, RFKeeper. This partnership will help the companies to jointly expand their RFID solutions and boost awareness. Denso Wave Incorporated is a Japan based company. It has partnered up with Israel based RFID software development manufacturer, RFKeeper. According to a press release issued by the companies, the two companies have just firmed…

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Elon Musk wants to ‘solve” autism with AI brain chips

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The Tesla and SpaceX CEO feels he can use this technology for schizophrenia and autism. Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, recently spoke on the “Artificial Intelligence” podcast, discussing his intentions to “solve” autism and schizophrenia through the use of AI brain chips. Musk spoke with Lex Fridman about Musk’s Neuralink neural-technology company. According to Musk, his hope is to be able to imbed AI brain chips into human brains in order to correct the core issues that lead to those mental health conditions. Musk stated that he believes…

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Chick-fil-A QR codes increase app downloads by 14 percent

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The fast food chain has used quick response codes to successfully drive up its application downloads. The successful use of Chick-fil-A QR codes are helping to drive consumers to download the fast food chain’s app, say new analysis results. The company has managed to use the smartphone friendly barcodes for a powerful call to action. Both BlackRock Bar & Grill and Chick-fil-A QR codes are being used as a part of a campaign tactic that consumers are responding to. Boosting downloads by 14 percent is only one of a number…

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Alipay app for tourists: foreign visitors in China can now use popular mobile payments

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Alipay and WeChat pay are widely used in China and now travelers to the country can use them, too. Taking a trip to mainland China? You might be glad to know that there is a WeChat pay and Alipay app for tourists now available. Alibaba and WeChat announced that travelers to the country will be able to link their international cards to their payment apps. This move will make it more convenient for tourists to buy goods in China. Prior to the roll out of these mobile payment options for…

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Innovative EEG wearable device wins Cool Idea Award

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The nūrio EEG is the world’s smallest wearable device designed for consumers. An innovative EEG wearable device called nūrio has been selected by Protolabs as the latest Cool Idea Award winner for innovation in consumer technology. The gadget, developed by nūrio, is the smallest wearable consumer EEG device in the world and provides users with the capability of visualizing mental activity though corresponding app and control IoT devices using brain waves. No voice commands are required. The EEG wearable device is about the same size as a headphone and has…

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