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How to Make Your Personal QR Code

How to Make Your Personal QR Code
Ever since I installed a barcode scanner app on my phone, I see QR codes everywhere--so naturally I wanted one of my own. If you too are a barcode-scanning fool, point your phone's camera at this QR code and you'll get a link to my personal web site. Fun! A QR ("quick response") code is a square barcode that makes getting URLs, location coordinates, any text or contact information onto a phone quickly. To find a scanner application, Google "QR Reader" and the model of your phone. Encoding a regular URL is a fine use of QR codes--especially lengthy and complicated URLs on movie and event flyers--but one of my favorite uses of QR codes is swapping mobile app recommendations with your friends. You'll also see QR codes on web pages, in store windows, on business cards, and on conference badges. If you Google "QR code generator" you'll find others, but beware of generators that force a redirect through their site when someone scans the resulting code and gets a URL. Related:  Web World Things

Firefox to iPhone: It’s You, Not Me. In today’s mobile news roundup: Firefox not to appear in iOS devices anytime soon; InSight app comes to Google Glass; Galaxy SIV photo leaks; Unicorn Apocalypse is real; and Phone unlock ban won’t be a problem for AT&T clients. Firefox not to appear in iOS devices anytime soon Along with Internet Explorer and Chrome, Mozilla’s Firefox is one of the most used browsers. But unlike Google, which has made Chrome available for iOS users, Mozilla isn’t about to jump on the mobile bandwagon, and you have Apple to thank for it. Apple is using Nitro JavaScript engine for the mobile version of it Safari browser, which makes the mobile browser quite fast. Mozilla wants to deliver the most powerful mobile browser and that won’t happen unless Apple decides to make Nitro available to others. And the mobile browser wars live on. InSight app comes to Google Glass Google Glass isn’t ready for commercial release, but the team is working double-time to make the device consumer-ready upon launch.

Creative Ways to Improve Your Resume Yahoo lists eight creative ways to improve your resume as follows: 1. Analyze the job post's wording. An easy way to make sure your resume gets you in the door for an interview is to echo the language in the job post.2. Weed out fibs.3. Get rid of the "objective statement."4. Here's my take on these suggestions: 1. In all, I think there are only four good suggestions here (#1, #3, #5, and #6 are good, #2 and #4 are common sense, and #7 and #8 are worthless) and IMO they certainly aren't that "creative." G. Roger Denson: Matthew Weinstein: When the Revolution Comes, It Will Be a 3D Animation Entertainment With Art Merchandizing This is the second in a series on visual artists who have embraced, redefined and subverted the computer-generated imaging (CGI) and 3D-simulation modeling originally developed to compose special effects graphics and animation in mainstream film, video, gaming, and high end advertising. See Part 1 of this series, Projecting the Future of Painting in Claudia Hart's 3D Utopian eScapes; Part 3, And Some See God: Getting to the CORE in the 3D and Immersive Art of Kurt Hentschlaeger. and Part 4, PostPictures: A New Generation of Pictorial Structuralists is Introduced by New York's bitforms Gallery. On February 16, 2013, The Sonnabend Gallery in New York presented The Celestial Sea, a new series of sculpture, painting and 3D animation video by Matthew Weinstein. For further information, consult The Sonnabend Gallery website or Matthew Weinstein, The Childhood Of Bertolt Brecht, 2012. Entertainment is the art world's last frontier. Matthew Weinstein, Skeleton Dance, 2010.

7 Great Ways to Get Your Resume Noticed Getting your resume noticed is the first step towards a successful employment, and it may lay down the path of the rest of the recruitment stages. Sure, your working experience, skills and personalities may very well be the deciding factor as to whether you or the next candidate get employed or not. Yet, if you do not present your qualities in a coherent manner, the recruiter would not be able to objectively assess you as a suitable candidate. Sometimes, recruiters may be carried away by drudgery of work or deadlines and simply missed out a potential employee because the resume doesn’t look very different from the rest of the cohort. (Image source: Shutterstock) You need to create a resume that brings out the best of what you possess, and do it in such a way that it looks appealing enough to get their attention. 1. After reading one resume after another, the HR personnel would probably get sick of a couple of reused words common among resumes. (Image source: Shutterstock) 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

How To Buy New Must-Have Products For Next To Nothing Last Updated: 4/09/2014 20:12 PST Few things match the thrill of getting an incredible deal on an item we really crave. It’s a basic human response that we all can relate to. That’s why auctions are so much fun – they present the titillating chance of scoring something for a lot less than we would expect. Marketers know this and exploit it all the time –hence the profusion of sales, discounts, coupons, and the like… so much so, in fact, that we become numb to the tactic. But now there’s a new online company that has actually figured out a way to sell new must-have consumer products for jaw-dropping prices. It’s called QuiBids – and it turns out that they are selling everything from the latest new Apple iPads and iPods, to MAC and PC notebooks, to HDTV’s and gift cards from the top retailers at prices as low as 5% of regular retail prices. Now, of course, anyone in their right mind would be skeptical of such a claim – so we looked into it to learn just how they do it.

The future is now In the 15 years since its birth as Stanford University class project, Google has developed into the Skynet of our age: an all-encompassing tech giant that's investing billions into researching radical future technologies. From wind turbine drones to hush-hush research lairs, we track down the Google-prompted developments that will be radically altering the way we live, work and play. Last year, Google pumped $6.8 billion into research and development – up 79 percent from 2010. The probable beneficiary of that money? Google X, its top-secret research division. Overseen by Sergey Brin, Google’s co-founder, Google X has engineered most, if not all, of the projects on this list – and the more out-there they are, the better. It’s easy to forget that two-thirds of the world’s population still don’t have internet access, but Google hasn't. Imagine a world where everything you own is fully integrated with the internet. Exactly what it sounds like: a lift going into outer space.

The Phone Call Is Dead photo © 2008 mike | more info (via: Wylio) In the tech industry saying that something is dead actually means “It’s on the decline.” And yes, the phone call is on an inexorable decline. My original title for this post was “The Phone Call Will Be Dead In __ Years” but as consumer inertia is somehow still keeping our parent company Aol in the dialup business, I thought it might be prudent not to include an ETA on the death of the call. Less obsolete but more annoying than a handwritten letter, the phone call is fading as a mode of communication even if the nostalgic will be singing its praises for awhile. We reached a breaking point in 2008 when text messaging topped mobile phone calling in usage, and we’ve been living in a world dominated by text based communication ever since (Thanks Twitter). If old media has taught us anything, it’s that it takes most industries at least a generation to be completely disrupted, especially something as powerful as Big Telco.

The internet of things is here, but the rules to run it are not The first murder through the internet of things will likely take place in 2014, police service Europol warned this month. The crime could be carried out by a pacemaker, an insulin dosage device, a hacked brake pedal or myriad others objects that control life-and-death functions and are now connected to the internet. In control of a malicious hacker, any of these devices could give “killer app” a whole new meaning. “We’re used to having our computers networked, we’re not used to having everything networked …[But] we all know that any information system is hackable,” Kraig Baker, an attorney and technology expert, said at law firm Davis Wright Tremaine’s Download event in New York last week. Murder, of course, is a dramatic example of how the internet of things could go awry — though the threat is real enough for former Vice-President Dick Cheney to have removed the WiFi from his pacemaker. Sensors and the trouble with “wear your own device” day Objects behaving badly: who’s to blame?

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