Google and Apple team up on coronavirus contact tracing technology

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The tech giants have entered into a joint effort to use Bluetooth technology to assist health agencies. Google and Apple have announced that they intend to work together to enable the use of Bluetooth contact tracing technology to assist health agencies and governments in reducing the spread of COVID-19. They have stated that while it will involve tracking tech, user security and privacy will be at its heart. Around the globe, health authorities and governments have been working together to try to discover solutions to the coronavirus pandemic. They are…

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Scam Bitcoin QR code generators stole $45k from unsuspecting users last month

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In March a total of 7 BTC were swiped from people through fraudulent barcode scans. A total of 7 BTC – the equivalent to about $45,000 – was stolen from unsuspecting people who scanned barcodes from fake bitcoin QR code generators, said one security researcher. Nine fake websites have been identified by the researcher as scam BTC-to-barcode generators. Those websites claim to provide their users with a quick and convenient method for generating barcodes. Bitcoin QR code generators make it simple for people to accept cryptocurrency transactions using a barcode…

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Animal Crossing QR codes allow players to design clothing and decorations

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Quick response codes make it possible for players to design their own pixel art for custom game components. The popularity of Animal Crossing QR codes has exploded as the game has made it possible for players to customize their characters and their homes or islands. Animal Crossing: New Horizons lets players create their own clothing and decoration options. Players are sharing their Animal crossing QR codes as one of the most loved features of this game. They create their own pixel art which converts into their custom designed clothing options.…

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5G smartphones comprised under 1 percent of American mobile phone buys last year

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Though the sale of these devices is on the rise, they made only a sliver of the total 2019 purchases. It doesn’t come as much of a surprise that 5G smartphones are selling at an increasing rate. When it comes to purchasing a device that will align with the direction of technology’s evolution, these are the obvious choice, according to the most recent NPD Mobile Phone Tracking data. Even with that being the fact, they still made up under 1 percent of the total US sales for 2019. Despite the…

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OneService program uses QR codes for municipal issue feedback

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Singapore has launched an initiative to make it easier for residents to report various problems. The Municipal Services Office (M.S.O.) in Singapore has launched an initiative using the OneService program and QR codes for residents to scan to report issues. The program has posted quick response codes in many places frequented by residents. Residents can now find QR codes in many places they frequently visit, such as H.D.B. lift landings. From there, they can use their phones to scan the barcode even without having downloaded the official app of the…

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