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Governments cram all manner of bizarre imagery onto the back of currency, so really, what's a few little QR codes between treasury departments? And heck, who are we to suggest that these new coins from the Royal Dutch Mint aren't the beginning of a larger barcoded money trend? The mint is celebra...

June 18th 2011 at 1:29am 0 Comments
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We've heard plenty of stories over the past few years about tagging animals with RFID chips, but we've never been particularly keen on the idea. Well, now a team of researchers has come up with a much less invasive way of tracking individual animals -- specifically zebras -- by essentially using th...

April 11th 2011 at 10:42am 0 Comments
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Those of you pulling your hair out over not having gotten your BlizzCon 2010 tickets by email have some good news today: Blue poster Bashiok confirms that you now have the ability -- finally -- to print tickets via your Battle.net account. If you have not yet received an email with your ticket...

October 14th 2010 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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Blizzard stated last week that we could expect BlizzCon ticket barcode emails to go out starting this week, and it looks like it was right! We've gotten reports that the first batch of ticket emails has gone out. You'll need these barcodes to get access to BlizzCon 2010 in a timely manner, so keep...

October 5th 2010 at 9:40pm 0 Comments
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Bashiok has confirmed that Blizzard is anticipating emailing out BlizzCon ticket barcodes next week. If you were lucky enough to have bought BlizzCon tickets, watch your email and make sure nothing gets lodged in the spam filter. Your BlizzCon ticket barcode is required, along with a photo ID, to...

October 2nd 2010 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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"It's the hyperlink in the physical world" says a Microsoft PR man, giving us the most succinct definition of what Redmond's Tag initiative is all about. Having announced its alternative take on the barcode at CES 2009, Microsoft has been working behind the scenes on proliferating the use of these...

February 1st 2010 at 8:17am 0 Comments