Disney Happy Meal toys pulled due to McDonald’s QR code problem

McDonald’s QR code - McDonald's sign

The fast food chain has temporarily withdrawn the “Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway” toys. An issue with the McDonald’s QR code has caused the restaurant chain to temporarily pull the “Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway” toys from their Happy Meals. Both the toys and the boxes have been withdrawn, disappointing Disney collectors waiting for them. That said, the withdrawal of the Happy Meal toys and boxes is temporary. These toys promoting the Disney theme will be returned, only without the McDonald’s QR code that had been added to the original…

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CVS to use pharmacy QR code to accept PayPal and Venmo payments

Pharmacy QR code - CVS Pharmacy

Customers can now use a touch-free digital checkout process at 8,200 of the store’s locations. CVS Pharmacy, CVS Health’s retail division, announced that customers can use pharmacy QR code payments to check out touch-free using PayPal or Venmo. The barcodes are available to be used at 8,200 of the retailer’s standalone locations across the country. These pharmacy QR code payments make it possible for customers to shop in-store and pay for their items without having to sign a receipt or come in contact with a keypad. This allows them to…

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Virtual reality for pain can be helpful in inpatient settings

Virtual reality for pain - doctor wearing VR headset

A recent review of VR studies shows that the technology offers substantial painkilling benefits. A recent meta analysis of studies examining virtual reality for pain has shown that VR can be helpful in painkilling. This was the case in 12 of the 18 studies that were examined in the analysis. The review focused on VR technology when used in inpatient settings for help in acute pain relief. The review of studies determined that virtual reality for pain that was acute and in which the treatment was combined with late sedation…

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Historic North Loop neighborhood offers QR code tour

QR code tour - image of historic street

The experience offers a virtual trip through the Minneapolis community with former WCCOer Mike Binkley. A new QR code tour has been deployed in the historic North Loop neighborhood of Minneapolis. The experience provides historical information along a virtual walk with local news station WCCO retiree. Retired anchor Mike Binkley took part to discover the rich history of this neighborhood. “In all my years of Finding Minnesota for WCCO now I’m just finding the North Loop and there are so many great stories right here in this neighborhood,” said Binkley.…

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Facebook cloud gaming launched, but not for iOS users

Facebook cloud gaming - Mobile Game on Android

According to the social media giant, Apple won’t let its users access due to “arbitrary” policies. At the start of the week, Facebook cloud gaming launched, but the social media giant said that it was available to desktop and Android users only. It revealed that it would not be bringing its product to iOS because of Apple’s “arbitrary” policies. That said, the web and Android users of the platform can try free-to-play games within the network. Facebook cloud gaming makes it possible for users to remain on the platform and…

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