Barcode-Scanning App for Android Pushed Malware Onto Millions of Phones

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Scandit raises $80 million to power mobile barcode scanning with AR and computer vision

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Scandit, a company that develops mobile barcode scanning and computer vision technology, has raised $80 million in a series C round of funding. Read More. AI AR/VR Business Enterprise Mobile category-/Business & Industrial category-/Computers & Electronics funding daily GV Scandit

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The original Barcode Scanner app, seemingly mistaken for malware, is getting review-bombed

The Verge

One of the first Android apps — ZXing Team’s Barcode Scanner, an app that predates the first official release of Android itself — is currently getting review-bombed on the Google Play Store. I redownloaded the OG Barcode Scanner app today for the first time in many years.

Amazon is ending support for the Dash Wand barcode scanner

The Verge

Amazon is ending support for its Dash Wand, an Alexa-enabled device that let shoppers scan grocery barcodes and order household essentials from their homes. Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge.

The Barcode Warehouse deploys ServiceNow to streamline managed services

Computer Weekly

Customisation of cloud-based tool has enabled ruggedised mobile devices company to streamline its business processes

Scientists Figured Out Which Animals Were in a Zoo Just by Taking DNA From the Air

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QR Menu Codes Are Everywhere—and Tracking You More Than You Think

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Scammers Are Using QR Codes to Plunder Parking Meter Payments

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How to Create and Scan QR Codes on Any Device

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Man Banned From Carrying 'Loose QR Codes' After Altering Covid Check-In Signs

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How to Find iOS 14's Hidden Code Scanner App

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How Smartphones Help With Physical Inventory Count

IT Toolbox

Use smartphones, barcode scanning and back-end cloud software to make physical inventory counts and stocktaking fast and error free

CIOs Deal With A Revolution In Grocery Stores

The Accidental Successful CIO

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Mega-Popular Muslim Prayer Apps Were Secretly Harvesting Phone Numbers

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Google recently booted over a dozen apps from its Play Store—among them Muslim prayer apps with 10 million-plus downloads, a barcode scanner, and a clock—after researchers discovered secret data-harvesting code hidden within them.

Global Shop Solutions ERP integrates new, flexible identity method

IT Toolbox

Fumbling to get a barcode badge under a scanner? Pulling off a work glove to expose a fingerprint? These kinds of actions are exactly the antithesis of ERP’s promise to streamline manufacturing processes. That’s why Global Shop Solutions has begun offering radio frequency identification technology within its enterprise resource planning systems. Rather than using multiple

The Future of Shopping

Galido

Barcode Scanning. One technology that has been around for many years now is barcode scanning. Barcode scanning apps allows one to scan a barcode and searches the item to look up pricing and reviews. At this supermarket, objects are automatically recognized and have no need for a barcode! The world has come so far from hunting and gathering. Today it’s take out your phone, find the best deal, buy and wait for it to arrive.

How to transfer your Google Authenticator 2FA to a new phone

The Verge

Alternative method #2: Take a screenshot of the barcode. One way to create a backup in case you lose your phone is to take and save a screenshot of the barcode that is created for each 2FA-secured app. Photo by S3studio/Getty Images.

Black + Decker’s $300 Bev vacuums up a Keurig-shaped hole in the robot bartender space

The Verge

The capsules do have something akin to Keurig-esque DRM , too: the machine scans a basic barcode to identify the capsule.). What if instead of coffee, your Keurig dispensed alcoholic drinks?

The latest phishing scam to watch out for: fraudulent QR codes on parking meters

The Verge

These two-dimensional barcodes are able to store snippets of data but are commonly used to direct people to URLs. Photo by Ben Hasty/MediaNews Group/Reading Eagle via Getty Images.

Luigi is joining Lego’s interactive Mario sets

The Verge

The new Luigi figure is technologically similar to the Mario one, with a built-in display that animates his eyes, mouth, and a main screen on his chest and a sensor on the bottom that’s used to scan barcodes and brick colors.

The ‘golden age’ for research tools: Parse Biosciences raises $41.5M for single-cell tech

GeekWire

The company avoids using special equipment through its unique way of “barcoding” each sequence, a technique to add a molecular “tag” so that each sequence is traceable back to its cell of origin. The technique is called “split-pool” barcoding.

Samsung’s latest ‘military grade’ rugged tablet arrives in the US starting at $489

The Verge

Its rear 13-megapixel and front-facing 5-megapixel cameras are optimized for scanning barcodes, and a removable 5,050mAh battery is included. The Tab Active 3 is IP68 rated and, with the included case, can withstand a 1.5 meter drop. Image: Samsung.

Your House Now Buys Itself What It Needs

CTOvision

You can scan the barcode on your empty milk carton, or tap a button and say “milk” into the device, and Amazon will automatically ship you a new carton of milk with free two-day delivery. By Katie Kennedy. Imagine you are getting ready to fill your washing machine with all your of dirty clothes and when you are ready to close the door and fill up the detergent, you suddenly realize your detergent bottle is completely empty. A sense of panic washes over you and then the doorbell rings.

Inside the first Amazon Style store

GeekWire

Instead, each rack has a barcode that you can scan via the Amazon Shopping app, which has your sizes pre-loaded from previous purchases. Just scan the barcode, pick it up at the front of the store and pay on your way out without ever going into a dressing room.

Here’s what Hitman 3 will look like in virtual reality

The Verge

Not being able to see Agent 47’s shiny, barcode-laden noggin makes it look like a proper James Bond game, which, ironically, is the studio’s next project. IO Interactive released a trailer that shows off what the VR mode in Hitman 3 actually looks like.

Samsung’s latest rugged tablet is designed to stand the test of time

The Verge

There’s a 13-megapixel rear camera and 5-megapixel selfie camera, and Samsung specifically notes that the tablet’s cameras are optimized for barcode scanning. The tablet is designed to be usable even when you’re wearing gloves. Image: Samsung.

How Zebra Technologies prioritizes work-life balance

ComputerWorld IT Management

Illinois-based Zebra Technologies is a growing company of nearly 8,000 employees that continues to meet Wall Street expectations, even in the face of COVID-19 disruption.

ID Card Maker

Galido

With integrated membership management, webcam capture, and barcode support, you can manage records and issue cards simply for low cost and with only a few clicks. Multi-layer card designer allows you to insert templates images, texts, 1D barcodes, 2D barcodes, vector shapes, and logos and custom arrange them to your liking. Records seeker feature allows you to edit records and can be used with barcode scanners for on-site card verification.

Health Innovation of the Year: 5 finalists at the GeekWire Awards span fields and approaches

GeekWire

Parse Biosciences’ barcoding approach. Finalists for the 2022 GeekWire Health Innovation of the Year. The finalists for Health Innovation of the Year at the GeekWire Awards showcase the strength of science and discovery in the Pacific Northwest.

Using Your POS System to Boost Productivity

Galido

A Point of Sale System allows you to perform, among other things: Streamline your sales process at the moment of collecting the products in a quick and easy way with the help of a barcode reader. An advantage that your point of sale should have is the ease of connecting with essential tools such as: barcode scanner, scale, cash drawer, thermal ticket printers, label printers, etc.

IDG Contributor Network: Amazon Go has tremendous potential — once it fixes a few things

ComputerWorld IT Management

There's no scanning labels or barcodes and absolutely nothing resembling a checkout lane. Amazon last week introduced a new approach to in-store technology and strategy, with its Amazon Go experiment. On the plus side, it offers a vision of the possible, with shoppers taking a few seconds to check in to a store on their phone and then they grab what they want off the shelves and exit the store.

New human cell atlases track how tissues develop, providing a road map for research

GeekWire

After three rounds of splitting and labeling, each cell ended up being labeled with a unique combination of three DNA “barcodes.” Two fetal cell atlases that track gene expression and chromatin accessibility are visualized here as the day and night sides of the globe.

Stealing payment card data and PINs from POS systems is dead easy

Network World

They typically run Windows and have peripherals like keyboards, touch screens, barcode scanners and card readers with PIN pads. Many of the large payment card breaches that hit retail and hospitality businesses in recent years were the result of attackers infecting point-of-sale systems with memory-scraping malware. But there are easier ways to steal this sort of data, due to a lack of authentication and encryption between card readers and the POS payment applications.

Efficient Business Printing Practices

Galido

Today, with the rise of mobile technology, barcode and qr code technologies, combined with printed materials are becoming a more efficient method to share data, save paper, money and resources. As the world grows and consumer spending increases due to the need for more resources and products, so will the growth of all other aspects that go hand in hand with merchandise, such as packaging and brochures, advertising, marketing and point of sale.

IDG Contributor Network: Apple stands alone in controlling the in-store experience

Computerworld Vertical IT

Its mobile payment app simply displays a picture of the Starbucks card barcode. When it comes to redefining the brick-and-mortar shopping experience, no major retailer even approaches what Apple has done with the Apple Store. The Apple Store had real mobile payments long before anyone else, as well as in-aisle payments, long before anyone else. (To To this day, Starbucks, which often proclaims itself as a mobile payments leader, offers neither.

Startup funding news: Inflection.io, Xemelgo, Joule Case, others raise fresh cash

GeekWire

The approach eliminates the need for factory floor workers to scan barcodes and enter data to track inventory used in product manufacturing. The Inflection.io team, including co-founders Dave Rigotti (front, left), Vic Davis (fourth from left), and Aaron Bird (fifth from left). Inflection.io

Guide to Use Coupons to Promote Your Business

Galido

Barcode (if necessary). Information Technology Blog - - Guide to Use Coupons to Promote Your Business - Information Technology Blog. Some marketing strategies don’t seem to go out of style and one of them is the coupons. They not only allow the consumer to have access to promotions and exclusive offers, but also allows businesses to increase their levels of sales and customer retention.

Logitech’s Circle View Doorbell is the closest thing we have to an Apple-made doorbell

The Verge

Installation and setup are relatively simple: you get the doorbell powered up, scan the barcode on the back using the Apple Home app on your iPhone to add it to your virtual home, and then install the hardware at your door. For better and worse There are a lot of video doorbells on the market.

Kyocera DuraForce Ultra 5G UW review: extreme durability for an extreme price

The Verge

It’s common for rugged phones to feature older processors and lack modern features — these phones often have specialized uses, like barcode scanning or taking payments, and more or less just need to keep working in harsh environments.

Top 6 Weight Loss Apps for 2017

Galido

All you need to do is scan the barcode with your Android smartphone or iPhone, and the app will get to work. Technology today is a strong ally in our effort to become healthier and even lose weight. If you have a smartphone and wish to lose weight, change your diet, or improve your health, then you are in luck. In this guide, you’ll find five weight loss apps that can help you achieve your goals. Technology. has made it easier for us to achieve our weight loss goals.

How Lego’s Mario sets bring the magic of Nintendo to life

The Verge

There’s also a sensor on the bottom that can scan barcodes and differentiate between colors. Photo: Lego. Mario is making the jump from the digital worlds of the Mushroom Kingdom to a new — but fitting — collaboration with Lego that lets players build their own IRL Super Mario levels.

Guide To Boost Your Business With POS ( Point of Sale ) Systems

Galido

POS Cloud software adapts to any device can be used in a computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone, as well as with any printer or barcode reader. Information Technology Blog - - Guide To Boost Your Business With POS ( Point of Sale ) Systems - Information Technology Blog. Thanks to technology, companies now have modern tools to register their business transactions; point-of-sale aka POS software is undoubtedly the best example. Discover below the advantages they bring to companies!

5 real life examples to make the case for KM in a sales environment

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Reinventing the wheel.” The Logistics Manager of a regional distribution centre believes that he could greatly improve his team's efficiency during inventories with the use of about 5 barcode readers. When the stock controller is consulted, she decides that barcode readers would be too expensive if they were to be used also for boutique inventories (you would need at least 20 readers). ”[.]