TVS Motors uses QR code stamps to combat counterfeit parts

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The company is making an effort to try to make it easy to spot fake spare parts that look like its own. As a part of a broad strategy to combat fake spare parts, TVS Motors is using QR code stamps on its own products. Fakes have become increasingly commonplace within its market, to the point that is beginning to cut into their sales. The quick response codes are meant to help to identify legitimate parts and authenticate them easily. Some of the TVS Motors products such as the Cam…

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QR codes stamped onto paper money leaps the Chinese firewall

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Residents of China have found a surprising way to sidestep censorship through bank notes. It has recently been reported that a series of one yuan bills have been stamped with QR codes with writing underneath that translates to “Scan and download software to break the Internet firewall.” These quick response codes are being found on paper money already in circulation. The QR codes were first spotted on money on January 12 when a Mrs. Wu from Wuhan received a one yuan note with a quick response code in its corner…

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QR codes used by Australia Post for video messages

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This new feature will allow gift senders to link videos to their parcels over the holiday season. Australia Post is currently encouraging Australians to use their new service based on QR codes to record a video of up to 15 seconds in length and link it to the parcels that they are sending to their loved ones. These videos can be accessed by the recipient by scanning the barcode with their smartphones. The QR code is added to the parcel so that the recipient will be able to use their…

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USPS announces its first QR code stamps

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First mobile scannable postage feature Edith Piaf and Miles Davis. The United States Postal Service has announced that it has issued new smartphone friendly QR code stamps that will include images of Miles Davis and Edith Piaf. This new postage that can be scanned using a mobile device was released on June 28. This new release also marks the first time since 1989 that France and the U.S. have jointly produced postage. In that year, it had been in honor of the French Revolution’s bicentennial. Both the Edith Piaf and…

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