Category: #IOT Internet of Things

Please note – this web site moved to

Please note – this web site moved to

This web site was migrated to in 2017. All the new content since mid 2017 was posted there. Until February 2018, I’ve been redirecting the original URL to the new URL Today, I turned off that redirection. I am giving some thought to moving back to this URL, however. Thinking about it … Ed, February 5, 2018.

McDonald’s testing fully automated food order and prep systems #IOT #Automation #Robots #Labor

McDonald’s refers to the machine as a Big Mac ATM. The machine does all the work, no human intervention required between your self order, food prep and delivery. Source: This machine will serve you a free Big Mac – The Boston Globe Automation is going to happen across many industries. Policy makers, however, are doing everything they can to accelerate the adoption of automation and the elimination of lower wage jobs. Here in Oregon, which...

McDonald’s testing mobile app ordering for its restaurants #Iot #Automation

McDonald’s has started testing mobile order-and-pay after acknowledging the ordering process in its restaurants can be “stressful.” Source: McDonald’s tests mobile ordering before national rollout | KATU Six months ago, I saw a self service order kiosk in a McDonald’s in Utah (the image accompanying this story is my photo of that). Mobile app self ordering is another way to speed up the customer experience – and potentially reduce labor costs as automation is now...

This web site was just switched over to https instead of http

https provides secure access to this web site versus http which was unencrypted. There is nothing on this web site that needs to be encrypted but browser makers are starting to force the conversion of web sites from http to https by displaying various warnings. Google is using https as a ranking selector – web sites using https will be ranked higher in search results than those with only http. When you access the web...

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