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Barcodes for school

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 annoying...

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Barcode facts

We’ve been taking a look at the history of the barcode, and have put together some of our favorite fun facts: 1. 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...

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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; gaming on the move had taken over. When the kids...

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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     That’s right, barcodes help you to lose weight. Not via...

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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 up to 1 billion pounds over the next seven years....

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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 when it comes to a combination of the recognisable and...

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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 first hurdle. Toshiba  have come up with the TRST series...

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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 Wales Australia is just one of a surprisingly large amount...

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March2014

Barcodes for arts sake?

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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 the outside world. One of those commodities is the barcode....

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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 either going though a self check-out in a superstore or...

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