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The Ubiquitous QR Code

QR codes, or “quick response” codes, were invented more than 15 years ago in Japan as a way to track automobile parts in production. But as soon as marketers got wind of the technology and smartphones came on the scene, the codes, which can reveal text messages, videos, Web pages and even dial a phone [...]

Win A Fiesta Tomorrow!

We’re less than 24 hours away now! Tomorrow morning, at precisely 10:30am, we will announce your four starting locations right here on this blog (also on the following Twitter accounts: @mental_floss, @neatorama, @resila The locations will be roughly around the Upper West Side, the Upper East Side, the West Village and the East Village. Once we tell [...]

NYC QR Code Hunt Details

It’s almost time for our big QR Code Hunt in NYC! Who’s almost ready to win a new car?! On Tuesday morning, at pricesly 10:30am, we will announce your four starting locations right here on this blog (also on the following Twitter accounts: @mental_floss, @neatorama, @resila The locations will be roughly around the Upper West Side, the [...]

QR Codes As Art

In my previous posts on QR codes, all intended to help you gear up for our big QR Code Hunt in NYC next week, where you could win a brand new Ford Fiesta, I mentioned that they were invented by the Japanese and that the codes are pretty ubiquitous in and around Japan on billboards, [...]

More About QR Codes

As we lead up to the QR Code Hunt next week in New York City where you will have a chance to win a brand new Ford Fiesta, I wanted to write some more about how the contest will work and how QR codes work in general. Yesterday, we learned that QR codes can be [...]

Who wants to win A NEW CAR?!

Save-The-Date! Win a New Car! That’s right, you read the headline correctly! We’re teaming up with neatorama.com and resila.com and giving you a chance to win a brand new Ford Fiesta on December 21st in NYC. We can’t give away the details just yet, but if you live in the New York area, you’re going to want [...]

We’re Giving Away a Brand New Car!

Save-The-Date! Win a New Car! That’s right, you read the headline correctly! We’re teaming up with mentalfloss.com and resila.com and giving you a chance to win a brand new Ford Fiesta on December 21st in NYC. We can’t give away the details just yet, but if you live in the New York area, you’re going to want [...]