QR codes to play critical role in food waste reduction strategy

QR codes - food discount

A new Cornell study has found that quick response barcodes can help to cut back on wasted food. Consumers are interested in using QR codes at the retail level to help inform themselves about products, particularly when it comes to cutting back on food waste, say the results of a recent Cornell study. The study was conducted over two months based on the sale of certain specific milk packaging. Across the two months, consumers were offered the opportunity to choose between buying milk with traditional best-by dates printed on them,…

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More tech giants to run data centers using artificial intelligence

Data centers - Computers and Servers

Microsoft and Meta are both heading in that direction, while Google has already been doing so. Microsoft has announced that it is developing a new artificial intelligence system that will conduct an analysis of its data centers to enhance safety. The tech giants have been exploring AI to help keep the risk of safety issues low. Data centers drive websites, applications and services used by billions of people every day. That said, they can become hazardous for the individuals who both construct and maintain them. Among several risks is the…

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ByteDance, TikTok owner, gets serious about virtual reality

Virtual Reality Headset - Investment

The company is preparing to make substantial investments into VR technology. TikTok app owner, ByteDance, is jacking up its investments into the virtual reality space, according to a recent report. Media reports have indicated that the company is pouring substantial money into VR technology. The Protocol report cited a source close to the matter, who said that “tons of money” was being invested into virtual reality content. It appears that a good chunk of the ByteDance investment will be poured into hiring. The Protocol report indicated that more than 40…

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EU intends to enforce single phone charger port in coming weeks

Phone charger port - EU Flags

The European Union intends to move forward with a step to create a universal connector. The European Union is getting ready to move ahead with plans to enforce a common phone charger port for mobile phones, tablets and headphones. Apple has been vocally opposed to the move, as it would be required to lose its Lightning connector. The EU is expected to confirm its commitment to enforce a single type of phone charger port this week. It would mean that instead of the Lightning connector, Apple would be required to…

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Biometrically authenticated mobile payments to break $1 trillion milestone in 2027

Mobile payments - fingerprint scan

The value of the transactions is going to breach $1.2 trillion in five years, says Juniper Research. The value of mobile payments biometrically authenticated is expected to reach $1.2 trillion worldwide by the close of 2027, according to a recent Juniper Research study. The study expects a massive growth rate from the $332 billion the transactions are currently worth. Juniper Research has provided an evaluation of the transition from traditional transaction security methods such as passwords and PINs to biometric authentication of mobile payments, in its paper titled: “Mobile Payment…

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