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Microsoft throws in the towel on Tag

The software giant gives up on its alternative to the QR code, LinkedIn gets schooled with University Pages, and Barnes & Noble pushes new video apps.

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Google Glass patch fixes vulnerability through QR Code

Lookout Security discovered a method by which hackers could take control over Google Glass by creating a malicious QR Code.

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The QR code on a Smart Diaper (pictured) can send information that parents and doctors can track through a smartphone.

"Smart Diaper" with QR code may track tots' urinary health

New disposable diapers making a run on Indiegogo test a baby's pee to track urinary tract infections, dehydration, or kidney woes.

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Findables case turns your entire smartphone into a business card

A unique QR code allows others to scan your case for professional and/or social-network info, or even to help return a lost phone or tablet.

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Everything you need to know about Google Glass (FAQ)

The amazing, and frankly strange, Google Glass raises pressing questions about the futuristic head tech. CNET walks you through some common queries.

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Smart pajamas read your kids a bedtime story

Get ready to scan your children. The timeless onesie's getting a digital upgrade with a set of jammies that link to stories and lullabies on a smart device.

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Scanbuy provides barcode technology.

AT&T partners with Scanbuy for mobile bar code services

The two companies will make it easier for businesses to launch "relevant and engaging" QR code campaigns.

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Pay for goods using MasterPass loaded on a smartphone.

How e-wallets could be a gold mine for credit card companies

Visa, MasterCard, Amex, and Discover see a big payday ahead in the emerging digital payment business. They're making sure they're in the game along with tech companies, retailers and phone companies.

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It took 2,000 people to make this happen.

Chinese golf resort tees off with world's largest human QR code

It took a Chinese golf resort, 2,000 people, and a hot air balloon to form and test what's being called the world's largest human QR code.

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Off-the-beaten-track at CES 2013

Forget the big brands and glitzy devices. There's a lot of interesting stuff on the periphery of the Consumer Electronics Show.

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The author paying for a sandwich with Square Wallet at Split Pea in San Francisco.

Prowling the streets of San Francisco with Square Wallet

CNET spent an afternoon testing how Square's mobile payment app performs in a neighborhood full of merchants that accept it. A hint: It's a snap to use.

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Hashtag hits the red carpet with dress that tweets

Is that a hashtag on Nicole Scherzinger's hips? CuteCircuit's haute couture gown for the social-networking celeb makes its debut at a launch party for U.K. 4G mobile network EE.

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