Articles by Sysco LABS

Five Trends that will Change the Food Industry

Sysco LABS 22 August 2017

The food industry is a huge industry. Exactly how huge? Well as Sarah Murray explained in her article ‘The World’s Biggest Industry’ it’s hard to grasp the sheer scale of it because of its many component parts. Think about it like this: it’s not just growing the food, transporting it and selling it at grocery

CAKE LABS IoT Hackathon at the University of Moratuwa

Sysco LABS 16 November 2016

On the 11th of November, CAKE LABS kicked off its first ever hackathon at the University of Moratuwa’s School of Computer Science and Engineering. The hackathon was themed under the concept of the Internet of Things; a proposed development of the Internet in which everyday objects have network connectivity, allowing them to send and receive

Internet Addiction

Sysco LABS 27 October 2016

TL;DR     The marketing and entertainment industry spends trillions of dollars a year to try to capture your attention. In order to do this, they employ many tactics on the content platform level as well as in the actual content itself. The side effects of these tactics are negative effects on a person’s brain and

Designing for Flow in Online Environments

Sysco LABS 22 June 2016

What is Flow? Flow, according to Hungarian psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi is “the holistic experience that people feel when they act with total involvement”. It is a state of “active absorption” in which a person “is fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and enjoyment in the process of the activity” (Wikipedia).  

The CAKE LABS QA Robot

Sysco LABS 10 February 2016

Not only does the QA team execute an enormous volume of tests to ensure that our CAKE POS releases are as bug free as possible, they also run them on several different layers. The easiest layer of tests are those executed on the systems layer, but they are the furthest from actually simulating user behavior.