They could be the most ignored bit of technology in today's society, but their real potential could soon be unlocked, and it's pretty cool.
Nielsen finds nearly half of the consumers it surveyed like using quick response codes on their phones to buy things in stores.
Why you should avoid buying a fake thumb extension to access your giant phablet, the 3-wheeled Segway nobody was waiting for, QR codes on gravestones, and does video game music increase workday productivity?
Recent acquisitions by the ephemeral message service have been revealed in emails between Evan Spiegel and Sony Pictures' CEO.
You can now use bitcoins to add money to your Microsoft account, and in turn buy content on its Windows and Xbox platforms. The move gives the digital currency a hefty dose of credibility.
PayPal vice president Don Kingsborough's first quote was specifically referencing Starbuck's app.
The online payments company wants you to use its mobile payment app at any retail store, so it plans to use a generated code that is acceptable just about everywhere.
QR Tie takes your neckties from analog to digital with links to your online info. Fortunately, they're nicely hidden until needed.
The biggest shopping day of the year is gearing up to be a madhouse at the stores, but with the right apps you can map out your shopping strategy and get the best deals before they're gone.
November was a whirl of space news, and on this month's show we couldn't get enough of epic sexy math, Twitter's contribution to world space programs and the truth about ancient Mars.