Keeping track of food intake is something that many people have striven to do. That's not to say many have actually done it, just that many have tried. After all, the process is time consuming and takes away from the time that we can actually be consuming -- which of course is a much more enjoyable activity. But just because something was inconvenient to do in the past, doesn't mean it will be in the future. Or right now.
Gone are the days of tediously weighing food and calculating its nutritional impact. Now, we don't even have … Read more
As a phone reviewer, my life is an endless stream of cutting-edge devices. In fact I'm constantly juggling four or five mobile gadgets at any given time, many being the best mobile handsets money can buy. But even after living with a litany of fancy flagships from Samsung, Motorola, HTC, and Sony, it's the scrappy Nexus 5 upstart that has finally won my heart, at least for now. … Read more
Let's face it, Motorola's freshest crop of smartphones is pretty impressive, but still misses the mark. Even with Google's vast financial resources and software know-how, Moto devices haven't exactly sold like hotcakes. Now that Google has decided to hand off Motorola Mobility into the eager palms of Chinese hardware giant Lenovo, Moto could enjoy a much-needed course correction. … Read more
The clatter and clang of the kitchen is a sound that means good things are to come. Usually, that is. Sometimes the sound does not mean cookies or other treats will be immediately forthcoming. No, that cacophony of sound sometimes means the needed kitchen tool is not within reach, or worse yet, may be lost in the deep wilds of the back of the cupboard.
The All-In-One Kitchen Tool Set ($40) is a fun kitchen gadget collection that stores easily, and perhaps more importantly, does so as a cohesive whole. Shaped like a bottle when all put together, the set … Read more
The kitchen is made for tinkering in. Except unlike other tinkering areas like the garage or the back yard, one gets to eat the results when constructing in the kitchen. But as it turns out, there is more to do than just test recipes and food combinations.
The Sousimple sous vide kitchen controller is a Kickstarter project that takes an interesting approach to introducing kitchen tinkerers to the cooking method. Designed to be a bare-bones entry machine, the device keeps costs down by keeping things simple. Instead of a sous vide unit that requires an immersion circulator, precision control, and … Read more
I love supercheap deals like this one.
For a limited time, and while supplies last, Home Depot has the Rayovac Phone Boost mobile charger for $3.98 plus tax. Shipping adds around $6 (d'oh!), but if you have a store near you, you can just stop in. (Alternatively, you can pad your cart to at least $45 and net free shipping, though I daresay that makes this deal a little less practical.)
The Phone Boost is a keychain-friendly charger for Apple 30-pin and Micro-USB devices. It has nesting tips for both at one end and a standard USB plug … Read more
The Puzzle Susan is a Kickstarter project designed by Nam H. Le that playfully rethinks the traditional lazy Susan. While it may not be as practical as one large rotating tray, it sure looks a lot more fun -- and will definitely spur the dinner conversation beyond the ordinary, "Please pass the salt."
Designed to hold condiments, sauces, and the like rather than full plates of food, the Puzzle Susan, which Le also calls the Puzzo Susan, works via a set of interconnecting gears. Spin one rotating tray and the next spins, and on and on and on. … Read more
Hot on the heels of bringing the Xperia Z1S to America, it seems that Sony plans to pull another, bigger smartphone rabbit out of its hat. Code-named Sirius and tagged with the D6503 model designation, apparently Sony's latest creation will boast a powerful digital camera capable of shooting high-resolution 4K video.… Read more
It will be the drone that launched a thousand bad jokes. "Is that a drone in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?" To which the answer is, "It's a drone in my pocket. A Pocket Drone."
The small camera-carrying flying machine from AirDroids has rocked its $35,000 Kickstarter funding goal with over $240,000 in pledges and 51 days to go. The appeal is three-fold: the Pocket Drone can haul an action camera (like a GoPro) for taking video from the sky; it folds down into an incredibly compact form for portability; and a ready-to-fly version of the machine goes for a $495 pledge. Add another hundred bucks and you'll get an action camera, as well.… Read more