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Grave technology: Smartphones scan Danish cemetery

2 September 2012 Last updated at 10:11 BST

New technology is being deployed in a Danish cemetery to provide the smartphone generation with a link to the past.

In Roskilde, QR (Quick Response) codes on stones embedded at some graves can be scanned by smartphones for more information on the deceased, including text, audio and video.

The council intends to upload obituaries for local dignitaries, as part of a plan to revive interest in local history.

Malcolm Brabant reports.