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I’ve dubbed this the “decadent anti-pop mullet from the future”.
Thanks to all who made this possible, we did it baby!
The style beneath my mop was realized by Misha at Les Cheveux salon. Now
go copy me you poser wankaz!
New, beefier Mac Mini’s are due out next week. But could consumer
electronics giant Best Buy be gearing up for an early Friday/weekend
release? It just seems a bit odd for a company to void such prime floor
location for 4 days or more at a time when consumer spending is high.
The newly formed phone division of PC-hardware giant Asus is turning geek-heads with its new J105 phone, available now only in Taiwan. What sets this strikingly bland looking clamshell apart from the herd is basically some clever imaging software and a (very Asian) marketing campaign. The phone’s 2 megapixel camera can recognize and interpret QR Codes; the modern day barcodes of the East.
These codes are omnipresent in many Asian cities and can be printed onto anything from stickers to, as seen in the press photo,
temporary? tattoos. The premise is quite simple. You see someone interesting on your daily bullet train commute to SuperGlobalElectronics Concern, snap a picture of their barcode, and receive stats and information about that person immediately on your phone.
While QR Code reading phones are nothing new in countries like Japan and Taiwan for shopping and product identification, this is the first use I’ve seen of the technology in the social networking realm. That’s what Asus is betting on in its marketing campaign for the phone. This is just the beginning folks, expect other technologies in the future to notify us if a friend of a friend of a friend (think Myspace/Friendster) walks past us while in line at the Grocery.
Story VIA Akihabara News
On a lighter note, presenting the delicious, data-filled QR Code cake