Vaccination QR codes could be issued to UK residents who get the shot

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The quick response codes could help to let businesses know who has had the COVID vaccine. Among many strategies considered in the United Kingdom includes vaccination QR codes. These would make it possible for people who one day get the COVID-19 vaccine to be able to display a barcode to prove it. The idea is to show proof of vaccine receipt for people who want to attend public events again. At the moment, the vaccination QR codes are nothing more than one of a large number of ideas that have…

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eBay QR code cashless payments part of retail experiment in the UK

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eBay has opened a brick and mortar concept store in Wolverhampton. The first of its kind physical store in the UK offers wares from 40 small, local businesses. Instead of exchanging cash to buy goods, shoppers simply scan an eBay QR code available from the seller to make their purchase. The concept store is designed to test how physical and online retail might function together. This isn’t the first time that the company has opened a pop-up retail location with eBay QR codes, but it is the first time it…

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QR codes are getting into politics by engaging voters

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These quick response codes will now be added to the ballot paper in the European Elections this year. It is far from rare, nowadays, to see QR codes here and there, including on poster and billboard ads, as well as on bus stops and on food packaging, but now they are being used in an entirely new way for the European Elections this year. A South East standing party in the 2014 elections will have the barcodes added to the ballot paper. This is the first time that QR codes…

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QR codes likely to be found on UK energy bills very soon

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Ed Davey is placing the pressure on suppliers to add these quick response codes to invoices. The U.K. secretary of energy, Ed Davey, has been placing pressure on energy companies to add QR codes to the bills that they send out to their customers, to provide them with quick and easy access to their usage information as well as other helpful data. A simple quick response code scan could show a customer how much gas and electricity they have used. Scanning the QR codes can also help consumers to be…

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Next generation of QR codes may be coming

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Visually appealing QR codes may be on their way A new generation of QR codes may be dawning thanks to researchers from the United Kingdom’s University of Nottingham. The researchers have developed what they call “Aestheticodes,” which are QR codes that are designed to be more visually appealing. QR codes have become a staple of marketing and many companies use the codes to interact with mobile consumers. The black and white blocky patterns of the codes have been criticized by consumers in the past, however, with many people claiming that…

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