McDonalds archive

  • Super Mario-themed toys jumping into McDonald's Happy Meals
    Gaming

    Super Mario-themed toys jumping into McDonald's Happy Meals

    By 13 March 2014

    McDonald's and Nintendo have paired up for every 6-year-old's dream: Super Mario-theme toys in Happy Meals. Beginning on 19 March, the toy inside every Happy Meal will be one of eight Super Mario-theme toys, including classic characters: Mario, Luigi,...

  • 3D printing coming to McDonald's? Get your Happy Meal toy fresh off the press
    Gadgets

    3D printing coming to McDonald's? Get your Happy Meal toy fresh off the press

    By 7 November 2013

    McDonald's could consider offering 3D printing in store some time in the future, according to Mark Fabes, UK director of IT for the fast food chain.  In a recent interview, Fabes said  the idea of 3D printing a toy for your Happy Meal is something...

  • Big Mac, large fries, wireless power: McDonald's testing Qi charging in Europe
    Phones

    Big Mac, large fries, wireless power: McDonald's testing Qi charging in Europe

    By 24 February 2013

    Qi wireless charging is being put to the test in selected McDonald's restaurants across Europe, so you'll be able to charge your phone as you tuck into a Big Mac. The McDonald's trial will see Qi standard wireless charging pads from PowerKiss placed in...

  • O2 and McDonald's sign deal that provides free Wi-Fi to non-O2 customers too
    Online

    O2 and McDonald's sign deal that provides free Wi-Fi to non-O2 customers too

    By 3 April 2012

    If the smell of a quarter-pounder with cheese wasn’t enough to get you through the doors of your nearest McDonald’s, O2 has signed a five-year deal to provide the restaurant chain's free Wi-Fi across 1,200 of its fast-food outlets. What’s more,...

  • Facebook location feature to track your whereabouts
    Online

    Facebook location feature to track your whereabouts

    By 7 May 2010

    Facebook is to roll out its location based features later this month, according to the Advertising Age. It's a move that could have serious repercussions for businesses as well as end users. Firstly, in terms of the general public, users will be given...

  • Couple suing McDonald's over nude pics
    Phones

    Couple suing McDonald's over nude pics

    By 24 November 2008

    An American couple are suing McDonald's for a whooping £2 millio. The case revolves around some naughty pics of Tina Sherman, which she had sent to her husband Phillip's phone. Phillip accidentally left the phone in a McDonald's franchise in Fayetteville,...

  • Microsoft releases Zune software update
    Audio

    Microsoft releases Zune software update

    By 16 September 2008

    Microsoft has released the Zune software update revealed previously, that grants news features to the media players. The new software will allow Zune users to wirelessly stream and download music from the Zune Marketplace store on the go; tag and purchase...

  • McDonald's in Japan trials RFID payment
    Phones

    McDonald's in Japan trials RFID payment

    By 23 May 2008

    McDonald's has launched it’s new "Kazasu" (which means "contactless") coupon loyalty and payment scheme in Japan. The programme will roll out initially across 175 premises in the country but will eventually be expanded to all 3800 nationwide "restaurants"...

  • McDonald's boss attacks video games
    Gaming

    McDonald's boss attacks video games

    By 8 January 2008

    UK McDonald's boss Steve Easterbrook has hit out at the games industry, blaming video games not fast food for today's obesity problems. In an interview with The Times, Mr Easterbrook said that "there’s fewer green spaces and kids are sat home playing...

  • McDonald's to become UK's largest free Wi-Fi provider
    Online

    McDonald's to become UK's largest free Wi-Fi provider

    By 8 October 2007

    The Guardian is reporting that McDonald's is going to introduce free high speed wireless internet at most of its 1200 restaurants by the end of 2007. This move will see the chain become the UK's biggest provider of free Wi-Fi, as although there are thousands...

  • McDonald's Japan distributes MP3 players with virus
    Audio

    McDonald's Japan distributes MP3 players with virus

    By 16 October 2006

    The 10,000-odd winners of MP3 players offered by McDonald's in Japan as a prize got a gift they didn't bargain for when they hooked up the devices to their PCs. Not only did the players come with 10 pre-loaded tunes, but they also contained a nasty strain...