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Hunting For Coupon Codes

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Hot Deals, Internet, Misc. Tech

BargainsWhen you purchase something online and see a space for a coupon code, don’t you wonder if there is really one out there? We searched around and found lots of sites to find these codes and printable coupons.

If you like giving restaurant gift cards, Restaurant.com offers $25.00 certificates for only $10.00, with minimal stipulations. We could go on but you could probably find them as easily with a simple search of “coupon code” with the name of the store or manufacturer you are interested in.


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Free Hell’s Kitchen Video Game

Hell's Kitchen Screen Shot

There have been video games based on films and tv shows for as long as we can remember, and we notice that every time a new super hero movie arrives, there is always a game tie-in. Now video games meet Reality TV with Hell’s Kitchen. The lovable curmudgeon Chef Gordon Ramsay is in 3D and helps you work your way up to a Five Star restaurant and includes recipes you can try at home. Compatible with Windows XP/Vista, the game is free to download. Of course, if you want the unrated version that will set you back $19.95. Next thing you know “Big Brother” and “Survivor” will become games, too.

 

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s’Baggers Automated Restaurant

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Misc. Tech, PC / Laptop, Science

s'BaggersPig & Carp

Germany’s s’Baggers Restaurant has been up and running for a while now and is apparently expert at what they do as they have captured the attention of even the BBC. The brainchild of Michael Mack, the first automated restaurant features color coded seating, a touchscreen TV for ordering, and food prepared by chef in the kitchen on the roof that comes down an assembly line. While waiting, the diner can catch up with e-mail,  send an IM, or read about the ingredients in their selected dish. While we may not be able to visit s’Baggers right away, we cannot wait to partake of their very special Suckling Pig & Carp Night.

 

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Disney Testing Magic Connection

Disney MapDisney is apparently toying with the idea of a Magic Connection System in its parks. With a Nintendo DS, users can click individual areas and rides and find the waiting time. Check out restaurants by reading their menus. While this is still at the rumor stage, it is reported that people are indeed trying the program out. We think it is a fine idea since we tend to get navigationally challenged at large amusement parks. We would even welcome the idea of adapting the idea at a mall during the holidays, so that we can find out ahead of time if the latest hot Elmo toy is sold out before we get there.

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Papa John Learns to Text

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Cell Phones, Household, Internet

Papa John's Texting

Most fast food places already allow pre-ordering, so Papa John is trying to one up the competition by offering texting for pizza. Launched a couple of months ago, it is available in about 3,000 of their restaurants and came about after they found that approximately 20% of its sales comes from ordering online. Registered customers can save up to four “FAVS” and text that and the number on their cell phones. Considering that you could have always done this with a land line, and as technology becomes more advanced every day, we figure it will just be a matter of time before we can all text our fave fast food joints to “HTP” (hold the pickles.)

 

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Robo Waiter Takes Orders

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Misc. Tech, Science

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This engaging little Robo Waiter is in Hong Kong taking orders with no backtalk. He shows customers to their tables and waits until they speak into his microphone. The message is then relayed to the kitchen where we presume it is still cooked by a real person. Peter Chow, Director of CyberRobotics Technology, claims that restaurant sales have increased by 20 to 30% since he has been “hired.” Although the bot does not deliver food, it is certainly a big improvement over that tacky Jack In The Box clownhead speakerphone.

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