Category: Technology and the Home

How technology is transforming fast food outlets

If you’ve visited a major fast food outlet in a city recently you have probably noticed just how advanced the ordering systems are. In some major chains, you don’t even need to speak to a member of staff to place your order, you simply select the meal you’d like on an LCD screen and then a receipt is printed with an order number. That number is then called and you can walk up to collect your meal.

It’s crazy to think just how far these chains have come, we’ve moved on so quickly from basic tills that open and close, with waiters holding a pen and paper, to now; a restaurant that requires very little interaction at all. Of course, there is still the opportunity to order your meal at the counter, but the fact that you don’t even have to nowadays goes to show just how far we’ve come and things will only become more automated in the future. Perhaps we won’t even need chefs!

What’s The Best Size For a TV?

When choosing a TV, one of the most important things to get right is the size of the screen. TV screens can range from small, at around 17-27-inches, to large screens at about 47-56 inches. A bigger screen means a bigger TV overall, so it’s important to make sure there is room for it beforehand.

To make sure the TV will be the right size all it takes is a few measurements. Measure the distance from where it will be viewed from, usually a sofa, to where the TV will be placed.

It’s even possible to use a TV size screen calculator to work out the best size. These will tell you the best size for a TV based on the viewing distance. Remember that different TV resolutions, such as HD and 4k will have different ideal viewing distances, and any additional lighting in the room may also effect it’s visibility.


How To Bring Gold Accents Back To Life

Gold accents are used in many different ways, jewelry, home accessories even attached to the human body. While gold adds a unique charm and value to these things, gold does tend to dull and wear over time. Fortunately due to the malleability of gold it can also be brought back to life, its shine restored looking as good as new.

Cleaning The Gold

To restore and renew gold all that’s needed is some gentle cleaning and a few household items. The items needed are: dish soap, warm water, a soft cloth, and a soft-bristle toothbrush.

1 For the first step put some of the dish soap into a bowl of warm water.

Place the gold accessories in the solution and let sit for 15 minutes.

Gently scrub the gold with a soft-bristle toothbrush. Then rinse in warm water.

5 For the last step simply dry the gold with a towel.