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Could tiny tags replace barcodes?

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Scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Media Labs have shrunk the barcode down to a tiny dot, measuring just a few millimetres in diameter.

The information held by the little tags can be read with the help of an everyday camera.

The team says this will revolutionise the way we present and use product information.

Ankit Mohan from MIT's Media Labs explains how the "Bokodes" will work.

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