A few stories that caught our attention this week include a look back at the history of the barcode and some terrifying, tech-savvy Halloween costume inspiration. Check out the links below to read the full articles.
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Halloween Costume Uses Smartphone App to Display Your Beating Heart (Video) - Mashable
By Charlie White
Ever watched a scary movie with special effects that seemed terrifyingly realistic and thought, “Wow, I wish I could do that for Halloween!” Well, your dreams have come true: check out how smartphone apps and some surprisingly easy costume ideas can be combined for some freaky, spook-tacular results.
The Bar Code Turns 60 (Infographic) - Government Technology
The barcode turned 60 yesterday, and this helpful infographic tracks the transformation of the barcode and provides some interesting history. For example, did you know that the first product to be logged with a barcode in a grocery store was Wrigley’s chewing gum?
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