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An Ice Cream Ad That Will Give You Dystopian Nightmares

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

Happy Monday, everyone. Want to kick the week off right? There’s this new ad from Halo Top ice cream that everyone is talking about. Because it is horrifying, weird, creepy, cute, and basically a tiny Terry Gilliam film which plays out start to finish in just 94 seconds. It will seriously mess you up. So…

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Amazon Will Likely Cut Warehouse Jobs First at Whole Foods

Source: Grub Street NY

Whole Foods CEO John Mackey has argued that when Amazon swoops in and sprinkles its e-commerce magic dust, the grocery chain will “evolve in leaps and bounds.” This is widely understood to be code, in part, for “announce job cuts,” and today Bloomberg makes a prediction about …

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The Robots Have Finally Arrived to Take Our Burger-Flipping Jobs

Source: Grub Street NY

This is the day Andy Puzder dreamed about. CaliBurger, an In-N-Out rival that’s now up to locations in 13 countries, has “hired” a robot named Flippy to cook the burgers at its Pasadena store. Flippy would probably lose to a human in a fight …

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Get Ready for the Robo-Barista Revolution

Source: Grub Street NY

The robot takeover of the food industry continues apace, as Hong Kong start-up Cafe X has opened the first United States location of its coffee-brewing barista-bot. In San Francisco’s Metreon mall, consumers can now get their coffee beverage of choice — like an eight-ounce latte for $2.95 …

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The Limits, and Possibilities, of a Robot Chef

Source: Grub Street NY

A few weeks before Christmas, I flew across the Atlantic into our culinary future, where a robot would cook me a bowl of fancy soup.

Like most of us, I’ve eaten food prepared by a robot before. On my flight from New York to London, for example, the meal I …

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San Francisco Restaurant’s Robots Will Crank Out 400 Burgers an Hour

Source: Grub Street NY

A few years back, a start-up called Momentum Machines bragged that it had disrupted fast food forever with a burger-flipping robot. The thing could allegedly crank out 400 sandwiches an hour and customize each to the creator’s liking. The idea — which sounded pretty fantastical at the time — was…More »

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