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Glowforge raises $22 million to popularize its 3-D laser printers, catalog of materials

Glowforge CEO Dan Shapiro with a satchel he made using his company's own 3D laser printers. Of all the ways to make a 3-dimensional object, 3D printing is still the freshest, whether what’s involved is plastic extrusion, milling away wood or metal, or the spinning of cells into functional living tissues. Now, a company that makes a desktop laser cutter and engraver for home or office use, Glowforge, has raised $22 million to start mass production of its devices. The startup… Read More

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Lora Kolodny

August 1st

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Doughnut-Flavored Soda Will Make Your Dentist Very Rich

“Two Southern Classics, One Legendary Taste,” is the marketing language emblazoning every bottle of Cheerwine Kreme, the unholy combination of, well, soda and doughnuts. While Krispy Kreme has graced the tastebuds of us Yankees for some time now, Cheerwine remains uniquely Southern. I’m not from the South, and something tells me the marriage of two foods known for being unhealthy will end in tears.

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Bryan Menegus

July 29th

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LivBlends renames itself Replenish and gives us a first look at its futuristic smoothie machine

open_unblended_revised_e_deck Nearly two years ago LivBlends was a Y Combinator smoothie delivery startup. The company has evolved since then, raised $3.8 million in seed from various investors and switched its name to Replenish. It’s also moved away from delivery and into manufacturing a line of Keurig-like self-cleaning smoothie machines. Replenish is still in the testing phase of the product, but… Read More

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Sarah Buhr

July 27th

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Researchers Just Made a Breakthrough in Growing Crops During a Drought

Drought is spreading across farmland worldwide—and it’s only going to get more intense. New research offers a clue on how we might be able to continue to grow the staples we’re used to but with much less water.

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Ria Misra

July 19th

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How to stream the Nathan’s 2016 Hot Dog Eating Contest live right now

How To Watch Hot Dog Eating Contest
Later this afternoon, one of America's most bizarre Fourth of July traditions will kick off. No, we're not talking about fireworks, we're talking about an old-fashioned hot dog eating contest. Set to take place at Nathan's Famous in Coney Island, New York, the event will determine if 8-time winner Joey Chestnut can reclaim the hot dog eating crown from 2015 winner Matt Stonie. Last year, Stonie topped Chestnut after downing 62 hot dogs in 10 minutes. It was an upset for the ages! While 62 dogs is an impressive figure to be sure, it's still a ways off from the all-time record of 73.5 hot dogs that Chestnut scarfed down in 10 minutes just a few days ago. And remarkably, Chestnut indicated via Twitter afterwards that he still had room for more! If you're at all interested in watching this year's hot dog eating competition and perhaps seeing if Chestnut can set a new record, here's how you can watch the bizarre and uniquely American hot dog eating contest.

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Yoni Heisler

July 4th

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The Problem With the New Chocolate Substitute Is the Problem With All Food Substitutes

There’s a new form of chocolate out there that wants to replace candy as we know it. The reason it’s not going to is the same reason all substitute foods keep failing to deliver on their promises: Accurately replicating food is almost impossible.

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Ria Misra

June 21st

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Camellia Labs debuts single-cup chai brewer, Chime

Camellia Labs' Chime, a single-cup brewer for traditional, Indian chai. In the world of kitchen appliances, everyone wants to be the next Keurig, it seems. First, there were single-cup coffee brewers that followed and claimed to be better than Keurig, from Nespresso, Mr. Coffee and Lavazza to name a few. Later came cold drink machines like the Bartesian for cocktails, or PicoBrew for craft beer. And most recently, the Juicero cold press juice machine promised to… Read More

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Lora Kolodny

May 21st

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The Europas — It’s time for different type of tech conference

awards3 (1) Let’s face it. Some tech conferences have lost their way. While TechCrunch Disrupt remains a firmly curated, media-driven, event, with hundreds of journalists attending, a couple of other conferences have really gone for scale. A minimum of 15,000 people, thousands of companies, echoing halls — and a lot of investors (and journalists) turning their badges around so they don’t… Read More

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Mike Butcher

May 20th

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A Common Artificial Sweetener Is Poisoning Dogs

Xylitol is an artificial sweetener found in everything from toothpaste to peanut butter to sugar-free gum. And, it turns out, it’s poison for dogs.

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Ria Misra

May 13th

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Spinn’s unique coffee brewer brings ‘third wave’ roasters to your countertop

Spinn There’s no shortage of ways to get a satisfactory caffeine fix these days, and some of them are mighty high-tech. Spinn Coffee’s new machine, demonstrated on stage at Disrupt NY today, claims one of the most high-tech of all — but this elaborate centrifugal brewing method may be the most versatile as well. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

May 9th

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