High-tech Barcodes for Cameras

The iPad paintbrush, Zagat does food trucks, high-tech barcodes and more in this week's look at the web

While we’re all familiar with various forms of traditional barcodes and the attempts that have been made to read them with a mobile device, a group of student from MIT Media Lab’s Camera Culture Group have developed a super high-tech bar code to be read specifically by cameras. The Bokode utilizes the Bokeh effect, creating a tiny barcode that users can scan from up to 15 feet away.