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Tim Hortons augmented reality game released

Tim Hortons augmented reality game released

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The new mobile app is available for players using both Android and iOS based devices. Tim Hortons, the coffee chain out of Canada, has now released a new augmented reality game experience. This mobile app was launched in conjunction with its branded NHL trading card promotion. This brings two beloved Canadian brands into a single AR experience. This is the second time Tim Hortons has released the NHL trading cards, but the first … Read entire article »

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Are the weirdest electronics of 2016 actually making our lives better?

Are the weirdest electronics of 2016 actually making our lives better?

Now that we’re working on the last part of the 3rd quarter of 2016… it’s more than clear that the power bank is one of the most indispensable accessories.  Rechargeable batteries are central to our existence these days.  At the same time, some of the weirdest electronics we’ve seen so far have also made their way into the spotlight.  We may … Read entire article »

QR code labels help two Dutch coffee shops share cannabis product lab results

QR code labels help two Dutch coffee shops share cannabis product lab results

The quick response codes have been applied on each of the relevant products sold in the shops. Two coffee shops in the Netherlands are using QR code labels to provide their customers with important information. These shops sell cannabis, a practice that is perfectly legal in the country. That said, consumers have found it challenging to obtain quality and accurate information … Read entire article »

Mobile payments service makes it easy for Kenyans to buy drinking water

Mobile payments service makes it easy for Kenyans to buy drinking water

A new service has now used an ATM-like water dispenser that will accept transactions via phone. Ericsson and Grundfos (a global pump company) have come together to create a mobile payments service accepting water dispenser. The machine functions like an ATM, except that people withdraw clean drinking water instead of cash. Moreover, people don’t need to have cash or credit card … Read entire article »

Mobile phone use while driving can get your license taken away

Mobile phone use while driving can get your license taken away

The United Kingdom is now preparing to ban drivers who have been caught twice with smartphones. For some drivers in the U.K., being caught twice for mobile phone use behind the wheel will be enough to be banned from driving. Prime Minister Theresa May’s government is getting ready to make penalties twice as strong. This could mean some drivers won’t just … Read entire article »

Nigerian MasterPass QR code launches for mobile payments

Nigerian MasterPass QR code launches for mobile payments

This digital payment service can be used by scanning quick response codes for authentication. The MasterPass QR code has launched in Nigeria, making it one of MasterCard’s latest additions to the mobile payments market. This option supports person-to-merchant payment transactions. The goal is to make it possible for millions of medium, small and even micro enterprises to accept digital payments. The MasterCard … Read entire article »

London augmented reality marketing campaign let shoppers dress semi-naked models

London augmented reality marketing campaign let shoppers dress semi-naked models

Models wore nothing but their underwear as onlookers used AR technology to try on clothes. Pokémon Go may have been the largest exposure many people have had to augmented reality marketing and technology, but London Fashion Week took things a step further. With live models standing in a display window, the Lyst online retailer used tech and shock value to attract … Read entire article »

Student QR codes replace passwords in some California classrooms

Student QR codes replace passwords in some California classrooms

Kids are benefiting from the use of technology to help to support in-class learning techniques. Kids in a San Jose, California classroom are benefiting from the use of special student QR codes that eliminate the need for tedious password memorization and entry. This not only makes it easier for the kids to use classroom technology, but it also gives the teachers … Read entire article »

We-Vibe app intimate data collection leading to class-action lawsuit

We-Vibe app intimate data collection leading to class-action lawsuit

The company behind the smartphone enabled sex toy is accused of using the application for secretly collecting data. A woman from the United States has launched a class action lawsuit proposal regarding the function of the We-Vibe app. The mobile app provides smartphone control over a sex toy manufactured in Canada. The woman has accused the company of secretly collecting “highly sensitive” … Read entire article »

QR code grave stones keep a person’s story alive

QR code grave stones keep a person’s story alive

A cemetery in Bad Oyenhausen, Germany is installing quick response codes to preserve history. The administrator for a cemetery in Bad Oyenhausen, a riverside spa town in northwest Germany, is installing QR code grave stones. The purpose of the quick response codes is to help preserve the stories of the deceased. These smartphone friendly barcodes will provide visitors with more information about … Read entire article »