Indonesian QR code tracking will help keep tabs on visitors to the country

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The Immigration Directorate General required the nod from President Joko Widodo’s to proceed. The Immigration Directorate General of Indonesia has presented a QR code tracking system to the country’s president Joko “Jokowi” Widodo to gain approval to proceed. The idea behind the quick response barcodes is to track foreigners to the country. The QR code tracking and surveillance system is meant only for visitors to the country and not for Indonesians. According to Immigration Director General Jhoni Ginting of the Law and Human Rights Ministry, when addressing a House of…

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Android-based Google Maps to begin displaying traffic lights

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The feature is meant to help drivers to better anticipate what will be on the road ahead. The Google Maps app already provides substantial information to road users regarding the route they intend to take to reach their destination. Soon, this info will also include traffic lights along the way. Traffic lights represent one of the largest unknown variables when using the navigation app. This new Google Maps feature is seen as potentially beneficial for a number of reasons. To start, it will help road users to be able to…

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German town creates VR tourist experience to keep visitors wanting more

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Herrenberg is working with technology to prop up its struggling tourism industry during the pandemic. The German town of Herreberg has designed a unique VR tourist experience to allow people from around the world to explore its beautiful sites and attractions. It created a virtual reality experience with the High-Performance Computing Center Stuttgart (HLRS). A VR tourist will soon be able to travel throughout the town’s scenic and signature cross-timbered houses as well as its historic churches, among other sites. This is because a virtual digital twin of Herrenberg has…

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Planning a Holiday on a Limited Budget

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Thanks to advances in technology, seeing the world is now easier than ever before with travel apps putting all the information you need to plan your trip right at your fingertips. However, traveling can be expensive, especially if you plan on sharing your experiences with your family. That is why we’ve gathered together some tips to make your next holiday memorable for the wonders you will see and the memories you will make rather than the bills that will await you on your return. Plan Ahead and Travel Off-season When…

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Virtual reality provides pilgrims with options as Jerusalem quarantines

Virtual Reality Travel - Jerusalem

Since the holy city is in lockdown, many people have turned to technology over religious holidays. With Jerusalem locked down, many people around the world have turned to virtual reality travel as a way to visit the city during holy days occurring during the coronavirus pandemic. This would typically be an exceptionally busy time for the city as many holidays have aligned. This year marks the first since 1992 that Passover, Easter and Ramadan have all occurred in the same month. It was expected to be a time that would…

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