05/21/2013, Samsung Wallet app has finally been released in the U.S. and South Korean after being announced back in February at Mobile World Congress 2013.
02/27/2013, For years now, Samsung and Apple have been going back and forth trying to prove which company copied the other for their smartphones, but we think this time Samsung has taken things a bit too far with its newly announced Samsung Wallet. Samsung Wallet, which we know you’ll agree looks a lot like Apple Passbook, performs many of the tasks Passbook does, except it’s exclusive to Samsung’s brand of smartphones. […]
10/25/2012, Ever since 9/11, traveling by air has gotten a whole lot more restrictive. We have to remove our laptops and turn them on, take off our shoes and belts even, have our jackets turned over at airport security checks, or even let our fingers get swabbed just in case there is a trace of explosives on them. Of course, the ruling of not being able to bring liquids is another […]
08/10/2011, Let’s face the facts – sex sells, and so it is no surprise that Zara Dampney, 24, and Shauna Mullin, 26, have managed to market their bottoms into their bottom line (pardon the pun) through the inclusion of a Quick Response (QR) code being printed right on their derriere. The whole idea? Since they are beach volleyball players who are already widely photographed for their (ahem!) athleticism and physique, why […]
04/27/2011, One of the most amazing things about music is that you can pretty much get inspiration from anywhere or anything. If it’s not nature that inspires you or the feeling you get when your crush walks past you – anything can be used to draw inspiration. Well, a developer named Leo van der Veen has decided to draw musical inspiration from something not very conventional – barcodes.
10/28/2010, When Microsoft introduced its Tag 2D barcodes it already had a rather tough challenge with the popularity of various QR codes. That being said, the software giant has done a pretty good job and has announced that a juicy 2 billion Tags have been printed since the January 2009 launch, with 1 billion of those Tags printed in the past four months. Tag is also doing quite well in the […]
10/12/2010, Amazon has just made it easier for iPhone users to purchase stuff from it with an update of the Amazon for iPhone app, bumping the version to 1.2.8. The latest version includes a barcode scanner in its search screen, allowing it to use your iPhone’s camera to snap a picture of a product’s barcode, searching Amazon’s servers to find a match, after which you can sign into your account to […]
06/24/2010, Google’s Goggles is a useful feature that allows you to search for information by taking a picture of the item you want more information on, but it’s geared towards the Android OS. Now Microsoft seems to be looking to take advantage of that, by updating its free Bing app for the iPhone, which now supports the scanning of barcodes and cover art. So if you’re looking for information on a […]
05/28/2010, Microsoft Tag is actually a mobile application which relies on Microsoft’s own barcode technology (known as High Capacity Color Barcode, or HCCB), where it is now coming out of beta and the reader is available (for free) for the following platforms – Android, iPhone, BlackBerry, Symbian, Windows Mobile and Palm OS. It is also available for J2ME handsets if you decide to swing that way. Microsoft Tag is able to […]
05/12/2010, Verizon has just announced that it is offering a free barcode scanner application to its subscribers, giving them easy access to information. Currently over 30 devices are supported, and you’ll be able to point your mobile phone’s browser to the site and see if your phone is supported. The app allows users to scan the barcode on items and view useful information such as product details, user reviews, request coupon […]
04/22/2010, This isn’t the first barcode watch that we’ve seen before, but it does look a lot less flashy that the previous one. The Barcode Digital Watch shows time in the traditional number format, but the rightmost barcode shows the day of the week, while the two remaining barcodes change according to the seconds. Aside from its barcode design, this watch sports a stainless steel back and a plastic watch case […]