Hidden QR codes worked into Marvel Moon Knight scenes

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The quick response barcodes redirect the show’s viewers to a free edition of the webcomic. The Marvel series Moon Knight reached instant popularity, but it was only the most observant viewers that spotted the QR codes tucked into scenes throughout the first season. Though many people missed the quick response barcodes, the spotlight has now been placed on them. Moon Knight executive producer Grant Curtis was recently interviewed by Variety magazine, revealed how the editors of the show hid the QR codes discreetly into the scene backgrounds. Following the interview,…

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Artificial intelligence used to develop an enzyme to quickly break down plastic waste

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The goal of the research is to help the world overcome its growing struggle with plastic trash. Artificial intelligence is playing a considerable role in conducting research into the technology being sought to help overcome the plastic waste crisis around the world. The AI has been used to help develop an enzyme that will break plastic down in weeks, not years. Plastics are used for everything from kids’ toys, toothbrushes, toiletries and food packaging, among many other things. Due to the cost of recycling, among other factors, only a tiny…

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YouTube Go to shut down in August, bringing offline videos to an end

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Google announced that the app will be brought to an end, recommending that users install the main app. Google recently announced that YouTube Go will be shutting down starting in August 2022, after which point videos will not be available for viewing offline. The company recommended that users download the standard app to stream the videos instead. The YouTube Go lightweight application first launched in 2016. Among its most popular features is the offline viewing as well as nearby sharing. The application was developed with emerging markets in mind. Like…

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Apple mobile wallet practices hurt competition, says EU regulators

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The European Commission’s preliminary findings were that the policies harmed competition. European regulators have notified Apple Inc. that its mobile wallet practices were, in their initial view, harmful to competition. The preliminary findings of the European Commission do not “prejudge the outcome” in antitrust investigations. The European Commission (EC) announced in a news release that it had advised Apple “of its preliminary view that it abused its dominant position in markets for mobile wallets on iOS devices.” The focus of the concerns expressed about the payment app had to do…

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QR code billboards aim to draw attention to anti-tobacco campaign

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The #IndiaVsTobacco campaign was launched in Bangalore by Karnataka Health Minister Dr. K Sudhakar. A vibrant QR code is the crowning jewel of a new #IndiaVsTobacco billboard campaign launched in Bangalore with the goal of making the country tobacco-free. The quick response barcode makes it possible for people to scan the posters to inform themselves. The tobacco campaign’s QR code is printed visibly on all posters and billboards, which will be displayed throughout Bangalore to help boost interactive engagement with respect to the health impact of using tobacco products. Each…

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