A group of university students has developed an iPhone application that could be useful during the holiday shopping season, MyStateline.com reports. The Missouri University of Science & Technology students have come up with a program that turns the phone into a barcode scanner — and a whole lot more. The students say they looked at other products designed to read the Universal Product Code attached to virtually every product and discovered most couldn’t read all available code types. The students’ 99-cent application, called Barcodescan, not only reads all types of UPC codes, but also scours the internet for prices, product reviews, and other information about the product, allowing users to hunt for bargains right from the store…

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