Sears First US Retailer to Use 2D Bar Codes

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Efforts to implement retail 2D bar codes in stores are accelerating: Sears, in conjuction with vendor ScanBuy, became the first U.S. retailer to begin a public trial that started in mid-December at a store in...

Colossus Cracks Codes Once More

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For the first time in more than 60 years a Colossus computer will be cracking codes at Bletchley Park. The machine is being put through its paces to mark the end of a project to...

Microsoft gives bar codes a splash of color

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Microsoft finds monochromatic stripes dull, and has put its weight behind a colored bar code format. The color bar code is being targeted especially for use on commercial media such as movies, video games and...

Hackers crack secret Google malware search codes

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Hidden malware search capabilities within Google which were reserved for antivirus and security research firms just weeks ago have been cracked by hackers, according to security industry sources. specific malware program, according to researchers from...

Adobe adds bar codes to PDF forms

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Thanks xStainDx. Adobe Systems is set to expand its electronic forms with new capabilities for adding bar codes to forms based on the company's portable document format. The technology, to be announced Monday,...

Bar codes, version 2.0

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A group of academics and business executives is planning to introduce next month a next-generation bar code system, which could someday replace with a microchip the series of black vertical lines found on most merchandise....

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