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Friday, November 1, 2019

In This Edition:
McDonalds AI, Google Coral, lines of code that changed the world, free for developers and roaming eagles!

Happy Halloween! Check out this funny thread of people in Japan who dress up as mundane things, like person who was too shy to shout our bingo, or person who accidentally pulled the string out of their hoody!

McDonalds AI


McDonalds have started using AI to control digital drive through displays to suggest menu options based on time of day, weather and product popularity. Some McDonalds restaurants are trialling number plate recognition to add a customer's previous orders into the recommendation system.

Google Coral

Image: Google

Google's Coral embedded AI devices are out of beta and are released to the public. The devices run tensorflow AI onboard, allowing AI solutions to be deployed in the field, such as in hospitals and water treatment plants.


Lines of Code That Changed The World

Image: have put together a fascinating list of lines of code that changed the world. The list starts with Basile Bouchon's binary punch cards from 1725, ends with the Boeing 737 Max software error, and includes everything in between such as Hello World, the hyperlink, the first popup and Bitcoin.


Free For Developers

Image: has compiled a list of every SaaS products you can think of that offer a free tier for developers.


Roaming Eagles


Russian researchers tracking the migratory patterns of eagles racked up a huge mobile data roaming bill when the eagles, which were fitted with mobile trackers, crossed country borders into Iran and Kazakhstan and used up the entire budget of the research project because of roaming data charges!


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About Found This Week

Found This Week is a curated blog of interesting posts, articles, links and stories in the world of technology, science and life in general.
Each edition is curated by Daryl Feehely every Friday and highlights cool stuff found each week.
The first 104 editions were published on Medium before this site was created, check out the archive here.

Daryl Feehely

I’m a web consultant, contract web developer, technical project manager & photographer originally from Cork, now based in Scotland. I offer my clients strategy, planning & technical delivery services, remotely & in person. I also offer freelance CTO services to companies in need of technical bootstrapping or reinvention. If you think I can help you in your business, check out my details on