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.
In our Follow Friday series, we feature a few industry news finds to share with you. We are constantly finding interesting, fun, exciting, noteworthy, shocking and industry-changing articles all week long on the internet. Check us out every week to see what catches our eye around the web!
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?
Cloud Computing Saves Health Care Industry Time and Money - NPR
By Wendy Kaufman
The increased ability to compile and analyze huge amounts of data, afforded by the accessibility of cloud services, is changing the way medical researchers solve problems and collaborate on new health care solutions.
The Proposed “Cloud Computing Act of 2012,” and How Internet Regulation Can Go Awry - Forbes
By Eric Goldman
By using the recently proposed “Cloud Computing Act of 2012” as an example, Goldman is able to examine how laws governing the internet often have unintended consequences for ordinary internet users while providing little actual protection for those users.
Handheld 3D Scanner Could Simplify Medical Imaging - Gizmag
By Ben Coxworth
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have constructed a relatively small device which uses reflected near-infrared light to construct 3D images of inner parts of the body.
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