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Yet another example of what happens when beer and technology collide was recently introduced at the San Francisco offices of Yelp, an online local business directory. Yelp employees have linked a beer keg to an iPad, creating a robot that can keep track of how much each worker has dispensed, monitor the beer’s temperature, and display how much is left in the keg.
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Willie Jones is an associate editor at IEEE Spectrum. In addition to editing and planning daily coverage, he manages several of Spectrum's newsletters and contributes regularly to the monthly Big Picture section that appears in the print edition.