Magazines: check. Bread: check. $35 Whole Foods sandwich: check. Creepy guy in line: check. Seems like everything's got a bar code on it these days. But did you ever stop to wonder where those ubiquitous stripes came from?
The newest version of Google Goggles has some nice upgrades—barcode scanning is faster, and it'll recognize and search print ads for you. But, really, the hands-down coolest feature is automatic Sudoku solving. No need to use your brain!
Nothing ruins a recent purchase quite like finding lower prices online as soon as you bring it home. With one of these barcode-scanning, price-crunching smartphone apps, that never has to happen again.
This isn't just a mug with a barcode painted on, it's the packaging as well—the barcode can be scanned by a cashier. Designed in Britain, it should be going on sale (and scanned) shortly. [DesignBoom]
Just a few weeks after celebrating the 35th birthday of the barcode, researchers at MIT have unveiled a promising replacement for the aging standard.
Don't get me wrong, I'm all for recycling, but it's the process I'm not so thrilled about. For bottles and newspapers things are fairly simple, but there is a whole gray area that makes knowing what is appropriate for recycling more complicated. The Barcode Trashcan offers a high-tech solution that utilizes the…
The Intelliscanner has been miniaturized, and now it's called the Intelliscanner Mini, a palm-sized barcode reader to keep you organized. It's quite a bit smaller than the last time we saw it, and now it's been voted Best of Show at MacWorld 2007. Using its included software, you can automatically organize just about…