Share Your Home Wi-Fi Easily Using an NFC Tag or QR Code

Get your best buddies around for a movie marathon and before you can hit "play" they're all going to want access to your Wi-Fi. This is the age of the second screen experience after all. You could simply tell them your network's name and password, but here are a couple of alternatives that might be more convenient and… » 9/28/14 9:40pm 9/28/14 9:40pm

How QR Codes Work and Why They Suck So Hard

QR codes are a technology that desperately wants our attention. They appear everywhere from supermarket shelves and magazines to hiking trails and tombstones. Never heard of a QR code? You're looking at one right now. Scan the image at the top of this article, and it'll open a link to the mobile version...of this… » 12/18/12 2:20pm 12/18/12 2:20pm

Definitive Proof That Robots and QR Codes Are Not the Future of…

It's generally assumed that robots will eventually take over all jobs currently staffed by humans. But tending bar could be one of the hold outs, if this Social Drink Machine is any indication. It lets patrons place orders through a combination of social media, mobile apps, and QR codes, but in this case the whole is… » 11/14/12 11:20am 11/14/12 11:20am

At Least This QR Code Clock Appreciates How Useless It Is

For all intents and purposes QR codes are a dead technology only being kept alive by marketing machine life support. For some reason advertising types think it's easier for consumers to snap a photo of a pixelated square than remember a URL, but as Michael Ciuffo points out with his obfuscated QR code clock, it's a… » 10/31/12 9:56am 10/31/12 9:56am

Those Who Wear a QR Code T-Shirt Deserve Nothing But Ridicule

Hopefully this is some kind of unfunny joke, but there is now a line of QR code clothing. Yeah, that's right. QRTribe (that's a real name) makes hoodies, purses, and t-shirts all with these ugly things that no one uses printed on them. When you scan them they'll take you to a page that has links to all of your social… » 6/25/12 4:40pm 6/25/12 4:40pm

This Entire Town Is Plastered with QR Codes That Link to Wikipedia

Usually I hate QR codes. They're ugly technology needlessly solving non-problems in a flawed attempt to be futuristic. Even worse, people plaster them on the dumbest things: bikinis, burqas, butts, etc. And now, setting a new low, they've painted a whole town with QR codes. There are literally over a 1,000 QR codes… » 5/21/12 6:40pm 5/21/12 6:40pm

WTF QR CODES: The Definitive Compendium of a Sad and Horrible Technology

For whatever reason, QR codes still haven't died. Near Field Communication is far superior in every conceivable way, yet it's only in a small handful of phones. And apparently I'm not the only one angry about the nine lives of this insufferable technology, because some people have dedicated a Tumblr to its… » 3/04/12 12:30pm 3/04/12 12:30pm