Upconverting nanoparticle inks: Invisible QR codes tackle counterfeit bank notes
An invisible quick response (QR) code has been created by researchers in an attempt to increase security on printed documents and reduce the possibility of counterfeiting, a problem which costs governments ...
Google QR codes to appear in a store window near you (w/ Video)
Grocery store chain mixes high and low tech to increase sales
Bar codes get around town and get more useful
(AP) -- It used to be that the only time you'd notice a bar code was at a store, maybe when a cashier scanned your groceries. But lately bar codes are showing up in more places around town - and getting more ...
Turning smartphones into secure and versatile keys
It's already possible to open doors using an app—but we are a long way from seeing widespread acceptance of this in the market. Now, researchers have developed a piece of software that will make the technology ...
Packaging expert sees a social revolution in the evolving barcode
What if you could trace the history of everything you buy back to its origins? Using your smart phone camera, you could learn what factory made the ingredients in your heart medication, what country grew the ...
Smartphones to play bigger role in shopping
You've just entered the mall to do some holiday shopping, and your phone buzzes with alerts for coupons at nearby stores.
Mobile perspective in regional public transportation
At the IFA Consumer Electronics Unlimited trade show in Berlin from August 31 - September 5, developers from Fraunhofer's FOKUS will exhibit how to link information to mobile devices and to public displays. The goal is to ...
Marketers scatter phone-friendly codes across ads
At first glance, a QR code looks like some sort of abstract art. The black and white squiggly lines don't look like the next big thing in marketing and advertising.
1,300 Taiwanese form giant human QR barcode
More than 1,000 Taiwan people formed a human QR code Sunday in an event designed to promote the island to the world by cashing in on the rising use of smartphones which can read the barcodes.
QR code usage up 96 per cent among European smartphone owners
According to a report by comScore, smartphone users across Europe are scanning QR codes more than ever – up 96 per cent in the past two years to 17.4 million users for the three month average period ending ...
Travel book goes mobile with scannable QR code
(AP) -- Many travelers still rely on comprehensive printed guidebooks for tourism information. But travelers are also increasingly using mobile technology to plan a trip or find their way around.
Cell brings multimedia to life
On May 27TH the top cell biology journal, Cell, will publish its latest issue with multimedia components directly attached to the print version. The issue uses QR code technology to connect readers to the journal's multim ...