Those square barcode things that are starting to pop-up everywhere are called QR codes. QR codes or Quick Response code is a code that is readable by barcode scanners and Smarphones.
In order to scan a QR code with your phone, you must have a barcode reader app on your phone.
QR codes were actually created by a subsidiary of Toyota in 1994 so they could track auto parts.
Because of the popularity of SmartPhones, a QR code can store information like a web address or text.
Also because of the pattern of a QR code, it can be scanned from a distance. For example, you can actually scan a large QR code on the side of a building or billboard.
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