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Pizza face

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YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJFayU3sDok

Too tired to cook? Too weary to make a call? Too exhausted to type? Wow. You should see someone about that. And that someone is ‘Dom’, the new voice-ordering app that lets you order pizzas from Domino’s just by speaking into your phone.

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We all scream for ice cream

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It doesn’t matter how old you are, the tinkling chimes of an ice cream van never fails to excite the child in us. But what if you don’t have any change? Or you’ve just got out the shower? Or you’re trying to avoid your touchy feely neighbour who is also legging it outside in eager anticipation?

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Big M-app & fries

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1950 was the year the world was introduced to Fast Food.

Officially recognised in the dictionary in 1951, Fast Food has become increasingly faster over the last sixty years. But just when you thought it couldn’t possibly get any quicker, McDonalds have hit the afterburners with their new app that allows you to order ahead and save precious extra seconds queuing to pay.

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Print your cake and eat it

You’ve seared the scallops. You’ve cooked a steak. Now, you could be printing dessert. We give you the incredible… Foodini.

The brainchild of Barcelona start-up Natural Machines, Foodini is designed to cut down the process necessary in certain dishes. It can print your nosh according to precise measurements of height, width and depth – unfortunately, you still have to cook it yourself.

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Network Mail

Whilst Amazon has created a bit of a buzz with their Octo-copter drones delivering packages through the skies, Network Rail have hit back by taking to the tracks. With over 1.5 billion train journeys made on the network every year Doddle (as it is known) allows commuters to pick up their parcels with their pasty on the way home from work.
 

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The postman always brings rice

It started with books. Then came films. And games. And toys and toiletries and clothes and pretty-much-everything-you-can-think-of-except-groceries. Until now. In Seattle and LA, at least. Yes, online giants Amazon have taken a second bite at the cherry by launching their grocery service in Los Angeles. (Hats tipped towards Em.)
 

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The postman always brings rice

It started with books. Then came films. And games. And toys and toiletries and clothes and pretty-much-everything-you-can-think-of-except-groceries. Until now. In Seattle and LA, at least. Yes, online giants Amazon have taken a second bite at the cherry by launching their grocery service in Los Angeles. (Hats tipped towards Em.)
 

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Scan and Go

Soon, Walmart shoppers at more than 200 stores will be able to use their iPhones to scan their items and pay for them at self-checkout counters – as the retail giant expands its Scan & Go pilot programme. (Nice one, Tim) Read more on Scan and Go…

Queue skipping

QThru is a mobile-enabled technology that allows shoppers to skip the checkout lanes by using their smartphones to shop, scan and pay. (Cheers Jamie)

 

 

 

 

 

Shoppers can view in-store specials, get product details such as nutritional information, view their personally-created shopping list and access a running total of their spending so far. To complete the checkout process, shoppers simply enter a passcode and scan a QR code at a checkout kiosk, which then generates a receipt that’s highlighted in a different colour for review by a store employee at the door. Simple. In theory, anyway!

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Digital nonsense

Online shopping is often a frustrating experience, as explored in these three hilarious videos produced by Google Analytics (Cheers, Zoe). The videos demonstrate how ‘missteps on the digital shelf’, e.g. landing page optimisation and data capture, would look in real life. While we accept these challenges online, they would drive us mad if they happened while we shopped – as demonstrated below, with amusing consequences!

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