It's hard to keep us out of the kitchen, for no other reason than we just really enjoy food! Today we offer up a dilectable assortment of gourmet gadgets.Subscribe with iTunes (audio) Subscribe with iTunes (video) Subscribe with RSS (audio) Subscribe with RSS (video) EPISODE 156
Pretty much everyone in the audience at Sheryl Sandberg's talk on Tuesday morning as part of New York Advertising Week understood the meaning of the slide she displayed that read "Nielsen and Facebook are in a relationship." A nod to announcements on Facebook's homepage "news feed," the "in a relationship" phrase is now a recognizable slice of Internet culture--much as social network Facebook itself has become ubiquitous.
And Sandberg, Facebook's chief operating officer, hopes it will be just as ubiquitous in the advertising world. Her goal on Tuesday was to formally … Read more
eManager is a program that allows users to complete evaluations and assessments by completing a pre-existing template. Although we like the program in theory, its execution could be better.
The program's interface is fairly intuitive, with its main features arranged in tabs. Users simply select the type of procedure they want to complete and then click through the various screens, filling in the blanks. The publisher's description boasts that the program allows users to "follow any procedure without having even the faintest idea of the regulations behind it," and we can see how this would be … Read more
I'm not the handiest person in the world, which is why I tend to reach for the telephone more often than the toolbox. (The plumber's on speed-dial.)
It's not that I don't want to drill, cut, measure, and fix things myself--it's that I usually lack the tools and/or know-how.
All together, now: there are apps for that! Here's a roundup of five excellent iPhone apps that cater to handymen, home improvers, and other DIY fans.Bolt & Nut Need to figure out the wrench size for a particular nut or bolt? Just lay … Read more
I have a couple sets of matryoshkas, as Russian nesting dolls are known. They look pretty but aren't exactly useful for anything else. That's not the case with the M-Cups Measuring Cups, though. At first glance, these cups are just a set of three nesting dolls that fit together. A closer examination shows that they're fully functional measuring cups. Meant for dry measurements, the matryoshka is made is up of six cups measuring 1/4 cup, 1/3 cup, 1/2 cup, 2/3 cup, 3/4 cup, and 1 full cup. The top of the dolls … Read more
Bakers tend to favor precision when they measure ingredients, citing that baking is simply chemistry in action. (Baking soda volcano, anyone?) As such, it is often recommended by the pros to weigh dry ingredients; when you consider the volume differences between packed flour versus sifted flour it is easy to see that having a scale is important to achieve consistent results.
The Taylor Digital Measuring Cup Scale is a convenient measuring cup that doubles as a scale. The measuring cup has a volumetric capacity of four cups and is able to weigh up to 6.6-pounds. The volume markings along … Read more
Getting sticky ingredients like honey or peanut butter in and out of a measuring cup can be a hassle. When you're looking at particularly small amounts, like a tablespoon, it's tempting to just eyeball it and move on. The Mini Adjust-A-Cup makes it much easier to manage sticky measurements: it uses a plunger design to force all of your ingredient of choice out of the measuring cup and into a mixing bowl without a problem. The cup adjusts to measure different amounts ranging from 1 teaspoon to 2 tablespoons, noting measurements in teaspoons, tablespoons, milliliters, and ounces. It … Read more
Vomit throws up viral views.
At least that is the conclusion of the strangely anal examiners of viral video at Visible Measures.
Perhaps some of you may have avoided the splashback from the Internet Explorer 8 vomit ad, featuring a husband, a wife, and former Superman Dean Cain.
The ad was slipped online and was pulled shortly afterward, as some people thought watching a housewife throwing up in the kitchen after seeing something untoward on her husband's laptop was not entirely edifying.
However, the Visible Measurers have offered some pleasantly risible measurements.
Apparently, 57 percent of all the views … Read more
When I was a kid, I used to read volume after volume of the Guinness Book of World Records. In my later years, this quest for knowledge of the world and the people in it developed into a love of science and experimentation, Trivial Pursuit, and Ripley's Believe It or Not. If, like me, you grew up loving random bits of trivial knowledge, you'd be just the type who'd love this Equal Measure measuring cup.
Not only does the cup provide you with the measuring accuracy needed for premium baking and cooking, it teaches you a few … Read more
Measuring cups can wind up in the middle of plenty of messes. From dripping liquids while pouring to getting used as temporary storage containers, it's easy to see how a lid on a measuring cup could avoid a lot of clean up. The Pyrex 8-Cup Measuring Cup with Cover includes a lid that can be turned to either protect the contents of the cup, to pour off liquids while keeping solids in the cup, to sift, to sprinkle, or to simply pour. The measuring cup is a typical Pyrex measuring cup--safe for use in the oven, microwave, refrigerator, freezer, … Read more