When I read of a microtaggant labelled with a QR Code I have to admit that I did not know what a ‘microtaggant’ was. I discovered that it is a microscopic identification particle used to trace or to prevent counterfeiting. For example multi-coloured, multi-layered microscopic particles only half the diameter of a human hair (80 […]
We have seen QR Codes on beer mats (coasters) before and now The Institute of Physics has continued the trend by producing a set with a technology theme (images below). The idea is to get pub goers thinking about physics-based technologies such as the Internet, MP3 players, Smartphones and GPS. 50,000 beer mats with questions […]
I have been sent an article - How To Make An Awesome QR Code - by Ryan Bayron an Intern at integrated marketing consultancy WrightIMC. It’s a good introduction for anyone who is thinking of playing with the look of their QR Code and inserting a logo or graphic. Ryan has included references for further […]
The company responsible for the world’s first edible chocolate QR Code, Tokyo based IT DeSign have announced the release of a free QR Code generator that will embed your Twitter avatar in a QR Code resolving to your Twitter profile page (screenshot below). The generator is a mashup of the Twitter API and IT DeSign’s […]
Digit-Eyes is an iPhone 3G app for the blind and visually impaired community. It makes text or audio QR Code labels you can read with your iPhone and also lets you read the Universal Product Code or European Article Number and find out what’s in the can or package. Nancy Miracle, President, Digital Miracles L.L.C. […]
Kerem Erkan has coded a PHP wrapper for Fukuchi Kentaro’s C library for generating ISO/IEC 18004 standard QR Codes.
Blazej Zieba alerted me about two php scripts he has written. “Mobile Virtual Guide” is a web application which allows you to create a virtual tour and generate QR Codes to mark locations and “Mobile 2d Code Hunt” is a web application which allows you to create urban games. Both applications are free and can […]
Color Code Technologies is licensing exclusive territorial rights to its Color Construct Code (Color C Code) to mobile network operators interested in increasing average revenue per user through mobile advertising and marketing.
Color C Code enables the transmission of large amounts of data and does not require an internet connection to decode and display digital […]
While the object of cryptography is to make data unreadable by a third party, the object of steganography is to hide the data from a third party. It would appear that combining QR Codes with image processing is a practical stenographic technique, see “QR Code and image processing techniques are used to construct a nested […]