Ponder, for a moment, this photo of a field in Manor, Texas. Outside Jennie Lane SmartPark, which is also the home to the town's farmers' market, hangs a large QR code that directs both residents and curious passersby to this website, which gives a brief history of the land and its re-dedication from "park" to "SmartPark." The SmartPark now boasts free Wi-Fi and "technology training classes," all...
What is a QR Code? At its most basic, a QR Code is a barcode on steroids. They're used for encoding information in two-dimensional space -- like in the pages of magazines, in advertisements and even on TV and Web sites. They were originally used to track auto parts, but have become popular (especially in Japan) for much broader, often commercial purposes. How is it different than a barcode? W...
Share While there's been no official announcement and we've yet to see it pop up on our profiles, Facebook may have a camera-friendly trick up its sleeve. According to reports on Twitter and tipsters at TechCrunch, the social network has started enabling QR codes, or camera phone-enabled 'bar codes,' for profile and status links. The QR code links appear on the left-hand side under the us...
Now we'd like to see your iPhone (or for that matter, iPad) do this. The Weather Channel promoted its Android app by displaying a QR code (that strange-looking box on the bottom left corner) and a banner instructing owners of the Google-powered handsets to "scan here." Scanning the code would take you straight to the Android Market and the page for the Weather Channel app. Pretty slick, huh? Q...
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