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Happy Birthday To The Barcode: 60 Years Of Scanning History
2012-10-08 07:43:03

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Barcodes have been the mainstay of the consumer world for close to 40 years, first used on a food product in 1974 when Wrigley´s chewing gum received the first barcode (the predecessor to the Universal Product Code, or UPC). But the linear displays of bars and lines have been in use elsewhere since the early 1950s, initially as a code to label railroad cars. The idea for a barcode was first conceived in 1948 by Bernard...

Malicious Code Targets Samsung Smartphones
2012-09-25 21:14:08

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online It seems like science fiction, but a single line of code could be able to completely wipe a Samsung device, restoring it back to factory settings. The malicious code has been reported to reset Samsung devices such as the Galaxy S3, S2, Beam, S Advanced and Ace. The code could be encoded in NFC tags or QR codes, leaving Samsung users to unknowingly wipe their devices as soon as their phone receives it. Once the code has set...

2012-09-12 13:13:43

An invisible quick response (QR) code has been created by researchers in an attempt to increase security on printed documents and reduce the possibility of counterfeiting, a problem which costs governments and private industries billions of pounds each year. Publishing their research today, 12 September, in IOP Publishing's journal Nanotechnology, the researchers from the University of South Dakota and South Dakota School of Mines and Technology believe the new style of QR code could also...

2012-09-10 23:00:15

Starting next week, Riverside City, Moreno Valley, and Norco colleges will begin offering ParkNOW! pay-by-phone, app or web along with their usual metered payment for parking. This payment option allows customers to pay to park from within their cars or while walking to class. Plus, they can add time without returning to the car. Riverside, CA (PRWEB) September 10, 2012 Anyone parking at a Riverside Community College District campus can soon skip running to a meter with coins or cash....

Word of the Day
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'