QR codes will be used by almost 100 million Americans by 2025

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Consumers across the United States will be using the quick response barcodes for a range of uses. A growing number of consumers in the United States are scanning QR codes for a spectrum of different uses and applications. These uses include a broad number of reasons that include everything from information to payments. New research shows that the number of American consumers using their smartphones for scanning QR codes is growing very rapidly, according to an Insider Intelligence forecast. The uses for these barcodes will include everything from gaining more…

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Virtual reality firm MetaX sues Meta for trademark infringement

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The immersive experience company filed the lawsuit in a Manhattan federal court. MetaX LLC, a company that creates experiences in immersive virtual reality (VR) has filed a trademark lawsuit in a Manhattan federal court, accusing Meta Platforms Inc, owner of Facebook, of stealing its name as it pursues the metaverse. The New York-based MetaX said that the Facebook metaverse rebrand has “crushed” it. MetaX informed the court that when Facebook rebranded, the New York-based company was “crushed” and that its “ability to operate as Meta has been eviscerated.” It also…

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The Top Tech Trends in Marketing – 2022 and Beyond

The Top Tech Trends in Marketing - 2022 and Beyond

Technology is always changing and evolving, and these advancements serve to improve the manner in which business marketing and advertising is done, and will be done, in the future.  Here are the trends that will drive your business and brand marketing throughout 2022 and well into next year. Chat bots and artificial intelligence The chatbot is a computer driven program that can allow your business to communicate seamlessly with those who have visited your site, or online products. The chatbot was initially a means of picking up on key words…

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DALL-E artificial intelligence tool creates art based on typed descriptions

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The software from the OpenAI research lab in Silicon Valley instantly produces the described image. The DALL-E artificial intelligence tool was first unveiled earlier this year by the Silicon Valley OpenAI research lab. It is considered to be one of the most powerful AI systems in the world for image creation. All a user needs to do is type a description, and DALL-E instantly generates an image in the requested artistic style or in the form of a realistic (or mostly realistic) looking photograph. “It’s incredibly powerful,” said University of…

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New QR code tag technology can detect counterfeit whiskey

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This could be a move toward a future edible anti-counterfeiting technology for a range of products. Scientists have developed a new edible anti-counterfeiting QR code tag technology that can detect an authentic whiskey from the fake stuff. The research team have developed a tiny barcode that could one day also work with pharmaceuticals. A broad number of industries in food, alcohol and medication are struggling with counterfeiters around the world. Researchers have now developed a type of QR code that would allow consumers to determine whether they are holding a…

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