Osaka University researchers create 3D edible QR code for cookies

QR code - 3D Printer

The scientists embedded the “interiqr” barcode using a new method of three-dimensional (3D) printing. A team of researchers from Osaka University have developed a new “interiqr” 3D printing method that embeds an edible QR code into food such as cookies. Edible food tags that can provide consumers with useful information have become increasingly popular. A QR code worked into a cookie or other baked product offers the opportunity to allow consumers to scan using a smartphone. From there, they can discover the product’s ingredients or where it was made, for…

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EU proceeds with standardized phone charger cables by 2024

Charger cables - USB-C Cable

Apple is expected to be the company most impacted by this decision, as it has its own cables. The European Parliament voted 602-13 in favor of requiring that all handheld electronic devices have standardized charger cables in the form of USB-C charging ports, and this will be required as soon as 2024. This is believed to be a first in the world law for charging port standardization for such devices. The standardization of charger cables will apply to everything from laptops and phones to cameras, tablets, smartwatches and other rechargeable…

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The metaverse won’t be the technology of tomorrow, predicts Apple CEO

Metaverse - Not Tomorrow

Tim Cook is unenthusiastic about the VR environment and says a different tech will define the future. Tim Cook has added his name to a growing list of tech leaders to express an expectation that the metaverse won’t be the trend that will define the future. The Apple CEO recently said that the virtual reality experience is poorly defined for the average person. “I always think it’s important that people understand what something is,” said Cook in a recent media interview. “And I’m really not sure the average person can…

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YouTube dislike button barely has any impact on recommendations

YouTube dislike button

The “not interested” feature also does not have much of an impact on the recommended videos. A recent Mozilla study has shown that feedback tools such as the YouTube dislike button and “not interested” feature do not have much – if any – impact on the video recommendations a user receives on their homepage. Mozilla recently published their findings that the feedback tools barely work at all. Though the feedback tools might provide creators with some added information about what their audiences like, in terms of the recommendation algorithm, the…

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Quick response codes central to green initiative by Punjab Agricultural University

Quick response codes - Trees

PAU is adding the barcodes to trees to provide scanners with instant educational information. The Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) in India has announced that it is launching a new program that will use quick response codes on trees to offer people instant information include the age of the tree and the benefits it provides. This use of the barcodes is a component of the PAU’s broader Green and Clean Campus initiative. Beyond the quick response codes, the Green and Clean Campus initiative will also restore the rock garden on the…

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