Tag Archives: Letting

KFC Just Started Letting Customers Pay In a Way That Could Change Everything
September 4, 2017 3:43 am|Comments (0)

Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek

Many traditional fast food restaurants are slowly being left behind.

It’s not that customers don’t crave their greasy goodness.

It’s that many fast food restaurant brands feel a touch old-fashioned and new rivals have come along, offering a heady recipe of a more exciting brand and better food.

This has led the likes of McDonald’s to experiment with, for example, touchscreen ordering.

Never, though, has one of the monolithic fast food brands tried what this KFC is doing.

As the South China Morning Post reports, a KFC-owned restaurant called KPRO — an oddly healthy place that serves salads, panini and fresh juice — is allowing customers to pay with a smile.

I tried getting away with something similar in one or two restaurants during my teens. It didn’t work well, as the owners quickly demanded, well, money. Or else.

Here, though, you walk up to a large screen. You use a touchscreen to select the very healthy food you’d like to quickly consume.

Then you click on the Smile To Pay feature.

It uses facial recognition to decide who you are.

Then it asks you to enter your phone number, for a little extra authentication.

This could be a little awkward if there are people standing behind you.

Don’t these technologists care about privacy? Oh, you know the answer to that one.

Once you’ve ordered, you go and sit down and your food is magically delivered by someone who, one hopes, doesn’t say: “We know where you live.”

KFC worked with Ant Financial, part of the vast Alibaba Group, to create this system, one that will surely make people feel so very modern.

Some might look at the video and think that all this button-pushing and pausing to take a picture isn’t all that fast.

It’s also gloriously impersonal.

Then again, isn’t that what technology would prefer we become? A face and a phone number, rather than, say, a living, breathing, purse-bearing, picky-eating human.

From finger-lickin’ good to face-bearin’ payin’.

This is progress.

Tech

Posted in: Cloud Computing|Tags: , , , , , ,
McDonald’s is no longer letting you watch porn while eating burgers
July 15, 2016 9:35 am|Comments (0)


The porn industry has suffered a devastating loss today. Fast food franchise McDonald’s is now filtering out all pornographic content from its public Wi-Fi service in the majority of its locations in the US. That’s right: There were so many people watching porn while gorging on Big Macs that McDonald’s felt compelled to block access to all explicit content at their restaurants. The decision comes after two years of pressure from Internet safety activist group Enough is Enough that aims to provide safer public WiFi for “children and families”. With this move, McDonald’s joins other chains that have already enforced restrictions on pornographic content like Chick-fil-A and Panera Bread.…

This story continues at The Next Web


Uncategorized


RSS-4

Posted in: Web Hosting News|Tags: , , , , , ,