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RIP Juicero, the $400 venture-backed juice machine

 It sounds like America’s favorite $400 juice machine will be no longer. “After selling over a million Produce Packs, we must let you know that we are suspending the sale of the Juicero Press and Produce Packs immediately,” reads the company blog post. Juicero will also be giving people money back. “For the next 90 days, we are offering refunds for your purchase of… Read More

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Katie Roof

September 1st

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Those fancy Moscow mule copper mugs might be slowly poisoning you

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There may be no other alcoholic cocktail as immediately recognizable as a Moscow mule. It's not the actual beverage that makes it so iconic, but the flashy copper mug that is almost always used to serve it. Now, health experts are warning that those fancy vessels might actually be seriously dangerous thanks to the reaction between the drink's ingredients and the metal of the mug. 

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Mike Wehner

August 9th

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BuzzFeed is getting into the smart appliance business with the Tasty One Top

BuzzFeed One Top Here’s a sentence I never expected to write: BuzzFeed is making its first smart appliance, the Tasty One Top, available for pre-order. It sounds a little weird for a digital media company to try to sell you a fancy hot plate, but this is part of BuzzFeed Product Labs, which was created last year following the acquisition of e-commerce startup Scroll. The team’s goal is to… Read More

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Anthony Ha

July 27th

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BuzzFeed is getting into the smart appliance business with the Tasty One Top

BuzzFeed One Top Here’s a sentence I never expected to write: BuzzFeed is making its first smart appliance, the Tasty One Top, available for pre-order. It sounds a little weird for a digital media company to try to sell you a fancy hot plate, but this is part of BuzzFeed Product Labs, which was created last year following the acquisition of e-commerce startup Scroll. The team’s goal is to… Read More

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Anthony Ha

July 27th

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Despite a fickle market for fancy home appliances, new investors get behind Brava Home

 Customers are notoriously fickle when it comes to sophisticated kitchen devices. On the one hand, there’s undoubtedly a market for items that are deemed useful and priced appropriately. Consider, for example, the Anova Precision Cooker, a $145 WiFi- and Bluetooth-enabled device that managed to get its parent company sold to the appliance giant Electrolux in February for $250 million.… Read More

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Connie Loizos

May 17th

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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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