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Barcodes: Too cool for school?

June 12, 2017
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  We all remember our names being read out on the register at school. For most people it’s hardly an experience that brings back any memories or even a hint of nostalgia. However, for those out there of different ethnicities or with difficult to pronounce surnames, the whole experience could be thought of as...

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how the barcode nearly became the driving force behind handheld gaming

May 28, 2017
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In the nineties, every kid who’s parents loved them had a Gameboy. Nintendo really cashed in on the handheld gaming market at a time where people only really knew of stationary consoles. It was time for the nintendo 64 and playstation to move aside;...

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5 cool barcode related facts

April 27, 2017
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5 cool barcode related facts

  The initial idea didn’t come until 1949   University friends Bernard silver and Norman Woodland ‘coined’ the barcode in 1949. They were both students from pensylvania, United states. It wasn’t until over 20 years later, 1974, that barcodes were used in retail stores....

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Three practical, totally awesome uses of barcode technology

March 23, 2017
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Three practical, totally awesome uses of barcode technology

Three practical, totally awesome uses of barcode technology The extent of most people’s knowledge of barcode technology extends to “uh, that thing they scan at the shops”. Well i’m here to educate you, fools! You can use them to aid your diet    ...

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NHS introduce barcode technology to save money, and lives.

March 3, 2017
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Barcode’s have been around for years, so by now we could assume that their usefulness has been maximised, right? Well that would be wrong, as The Department of Health now say that the latest in barcode technology has the potential to save the NHS...

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The top 5 barcode inspired buildings

March 3, 2017
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The top 5 barcode inspired buildings

It is not common perception that barcodes are a source of architectural inspiration, so when you find out that there are many buildings that emulate giant barcodes, it is quite surprising to say the least. However, if there is one design that is unparalleled...

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Fast customer receipts and marketing too!

March 14, 2014
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The workhorse at the centre of all business and retail transactions is the receipt.  Without a receipt printer that is flexible,  can work specifically in your business environment and churn out fast accurate  and clear receipts,  the business is going to fall at the...

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Architects turn barcodes into modern art!

March 10, 2014
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Architects turn barcodes into modern art!

“Is that building in his pyjamas?” the little girl asked frowning at the huge black and white building standing in front of her. You can see her point. Totally covered in black and white cladding this stunning if not garish building in New South...

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Barcodes for arts sake?

March 6, 2014
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Barcodes for arts sake?

Some technological processes or commodities in our everyday life are meant to be invisible. Well, not necessarily invisible but they should not draw attention to the consumers eye. They are meant to do their job in the background so effecting a seamless process to...

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Barcodes used to catalogue animal species

February 26, 2014
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Barcodes used to catalogue animal species

The traditional idea of a barcode label is the stripey little tag on retail commodities which allows sellers and manufacturers to keep tabs on the size and make up of their stock. It is of very little interest to the general consumer unless they are...

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