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  • Through the 1980s and 1990s, the adoption of bar-code scanners and other technologies, along with the replacement of many mom-and-pop stores by chains, allowed the sector to operate more efficiently.

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  • Known for his extraordinary lacey vessels, based on archetypal Wedgwood pieces, constructed using the additive 3-D digital-printing process known as rapid prototyping, for this show he has used the same process to construct a vessel whose exterior form is derived from ancient Chinese bronze vessels but whose footprint is a QR-code, or bar-code.

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  • What sets it apart: Use the app's bar-code scanning feature in your own kitchen or at the grocery store to recognize more than 200,000 food items.

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  • Last year, the company launched an iPad application and bought RedLaser, which makes a bar-code scanning tool that lets users compare prices for a product on a store shelf with those online.

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  • What sets it apart: If manually entering your food intake burns too many calories, this app comes with a bar-code scanner feature.

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  • Using data from the ACNielsen HomeScan database, which employed bar-code scanners to track every purchase made by roughly 33,000 U.S. households in 2005, the two economists compared identical products sold in cities big and small, both at high-end grocery stores and discount retailers.

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  • We get the point, he's a nice guy and he knows what the little bar-code reader at the supermarket does.

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  • Fred ♪ ♫ ♪ says: ncbrickhome, no doubt in my mind Arn. February 16th, 2010 at 9: 29 pm bizarrobrain (Sponsored by Tysons chicken in a tube!) says: drhunt must be mixing up IP or Internet Protocol with ISBN or International Standard Book Number (which is the way they bar-code books these days).

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  • EBay has made a series of smaller acquisitions over the past year, including bar-code scanner RedLaser and Milo, which helps users find nearby stores that have a particular product in stock.

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  • "It's worked real well for us," said Alex Johns, a resource director for the Seminole tribe of Florida, which has used bar-code ID tags for several years under a USDA pilot program.

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