October 24, 2021

Audi put 250 camouflaged e-tron prototypes on Geneva’s roads

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By Roberto Baldwin From engadget While we patiently wait for Audi to unveil the production version of the upcoming e-tron SUV, the automaker has decided to flood the roads of Geneva with camouflaged prototypes. The company also showed off a prototype during the unveiling of the A6. Like the ones on the street, it looks […]

QR code made out of 130,000 carefully trimmed trees needs to be scanned from the sky

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BY YVETTE TAN From Mashable People in China are really, really into QR codes. A village in northern China has created a giant QR code made of intricately trimmed trees, in an effort to boost local tourism. The Xilinshui village in Hebei used 130,000 Chinese juniper trees to create the square code, which measures 227m […]

CurrentC is the big retailers’ clunky attempt to kill Apple Pay and credit card fees

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By Josh Constine from Techcrunch Long before Apple Pay, big brick-and-mortar retail chains were conspiring to sidestep the typical 2% to 3% fees they’re charged by credit card companies when consumers pay with credit. A company called MCX (Merchant Customer Exchange), spearheaded by Walmart, was started to build a mobile payment solution that would become […]

Chinese banknotes stamped with QR codes breach great firewall

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By Alex Magdaleno From Mashable Centuries of invaders couldn’t break the Great Wall of China, but a Chinese yuan can. Well, the “Great Firewall,” at least. A series of one yuan banknotes became a whole lot more valuable after being stamped with a quick response (QR) code — a type of matrix barcode that, when […]