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Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

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Using a to-do list is boring. You might enjoy making the list itself, but when you need to choose an item to do, you're faced with a daunting page of text. If you want to forego the dull and standard structure, here's a system that will bring a little fun to your task management.

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QR Codes are everywhere - shop fronts, magazine covers, street ads, billboards, sides of busses, conferences and tradeshows. Wherever you turn it's likely that you'll see what looks like a cubist barcode. We take a look at QR Code readers for the major smartphone platforms.

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Boxmeup is a new web app and companion Android app that lets you pack a box, or container with items, enter the contents of that container into the web app, and then print a QR code for it that can be used with your phone to pull up a list of its contents at any time.

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When moving or just organising, QR codes are great to quickly find what items are in your boxes. Boxmeup takes this up a level by combining their QR generator with an online list of the items in your boxes. You can even search your account on the site and find out what box you left your snorkelling gear in.

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QR codes have loads of handy uses -- but like almost everything else in technology, they can also be exploited by the nasty-minded for their own evil schemes. Anti-malware software developer AVG reminds us that scanning a QR code onto your phone when you're not sure of the provenance can be a risky business.

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There are a ton of QR code scanners for iPhone so it almost seems silly to highlight one above the rest, but if you've gone through a bunch of them you know they're not all made equal. Scan is great because you launch it, it's immediately in scanning mode, and it can pick up a code within seconds. There is no BS — it just does its job.

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QR codes, or "Quick Response" 2D bar codes created to be scanned in with your mobile device, have been popping up in mainstream locations for a while now. These codes can be attached to anything from a movie poster to a drink can, and using this trick you can now easily addone to your Wordpress (or any other) blog.