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Juicero may be the absurd avatar of Silicon Valley hubris, but boy is it well-engineered

 The Juicero story is a funny one in some ways and a sad one in others, so let’s just assume they cancel each other out and admire the machine itself in a nice judgment-free moral vacuum. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

April 24th

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Apple Fellow Rich Page on ‘stealing jobs’ and Chowbotics’ salad-making robots

 When we first wrote about Chowbotics, their salad-making robot which was then just a prototype stirred a bit of controversy. The company promises to bring nutritious dining options to offices that don’t have a big cafeteria and budget to employ full-time chefs. But, like other food automation technologies, their robot, Sally, threatens to put a number of people out of a job if it… Read More

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Lora Kolodny

April 3rd

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SmartyPans tracks your meal’s nutrition as you cook it

smartypans As you can probably guess from the company’s name, SmartyPans is building a smart frying pan — which it just demonstrated onstage at TechCrunch’s Hardware Battlefield at CES. As explained to me by CTO Rahul Baxi (he co-founded the company with his sister Prachi Baxi, a nutritionist), SmartyPans aims to make it easier for users to track nutrition and recipe… Read More

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Anthony Ha

January 5th

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SmartyPans tracks your meal’s nutrition as you cook it

smartypans As you can probably guess from the company’s name, SmartyPans is building a smart frying pan — which it just demonstrated onstage at TechCrunch’s Hardware Battlefield at CES. As explained to me by CTO Rahul Baxi (he co-founded the company with his sister Prachi Baxi, a nutritionist), SmartyPans aims to make it easier for users to track nutrition and recipe… Read More

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Anthony Ha

January 5th

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14 gifts that keep on giving

2016-gift-guide-subs-feat Hit songs of the season ask: why can’t we make everyday a holiday? The answer is that we can. By giving loved ones a subscription-based gift that has new parcels, experiences or digital content arriving every season, we can spread the cheer across the year. Read More

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Lora Kolodny

December 1st

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14 gifts that keep on giving

2016-gift-guide-subs-feat Hit songs of the season ask: why can’t we make everyday a holiday? The answer is that we can. By giving loved ones a subscription-based gift that has new parcels, experiences or digital content arriving every season, we can spread the cheer across the year. Read More

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Lora Kolodny

December 1st

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14 gifts that keep on giving

2016-gift-guide-subs-feat Hit songs of the season ask: why can’t we make everyday a holiday? The answer is that we can. By giving loved ones a subscription-based gift that has new parcels, experiences or digital content arriving every season, we can spread the cheer across the year. Read More

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Lora Kolodny

December 1st

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No more pastry panic: Alexa can now talk you through recipes

screen-shot-2016-11-25-at-10-57-37-am When I cook I make a huge mess and the product is edible about 50 percent of the time, which is why I’m hoping Alexa can help. I lean on the disembodied spirit of Amazon that lives inside my black tube and various small plastic pucks for so many things, it’s only natural I’d add culinary skill to the list, and the new Allrecipes skill (via The Verge) for Alexa provides… Read More

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Darrell Etherington

November 25th

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No more pastry panic: Alexa can now talk you through recipes

screen-shot-2016-11-25-at-10-57-37-am When I cook I make a huge mess and the product is edible about 50 percent of the time, which is why I’m hoping Alexa can help. I lean on the disembodied spirit of Amazon that lives inside my black tube and various small plastic pucks for so many things, it’s only natural I’d add culinary skill to the list, and the new Allrecipes skill (via The Verge) for Alexa provides… Read More

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Darrell Etherington

November 25th

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Starbucks starts selling Ember mugs, which keep your drink at a steady temp for hours

The Ember temperature control mug. Last year, Ember Technologies, Inc. ran a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to build a mug that keeps hot drinks at the perfect sipping temperature. By now, it’s sold 4,000 of these devices. And in something of a coup for the startup, Starbucks Corp. has begun selling Ember Temperature Control Mugs in its stores across most of the U.S. and online for $149.95. Whether it’s… Read More

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Lora Kolodny

November 22nd

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