Ice cream is one of those craveable foods. When the need hits, it hits hard, and for those struck by this affliction, the only cure happens to be the same subject that caused it in the first place: ice cream. The desire can present itself any time of the day or night. Faced with an empty freezer, the only solution therefore is to go to the store. Stores that are open around the clock may be abundant, but that doesn't necessarily mean they will have the flavor that you want. A secondary choice may be selected, but it might … Read more
Riding an electric motorcycle can make you smarter, but as Molly points out, it can also kill you. So six to one, half a dozen to the other. We also can break you off a piece of that Ice Pod bar. As soon as someone sends us one. And Sweden is trying to send us some bandwidth. Thanks, Sweden!Listen now: Download today's podcast EPISODE 924
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The other day, I wrote about another manually operated hand-cranked appliance, the Whirley-Pop Stovetop Popcorn Popper. Considering popcorn and pop go together so well, I think there is room enough to explore another old-timey gadget.
The Crystal Clear Ice Crusher (in Gift Box, no less) is simple to use, but might be the best way to get the job done. Imagine a hot summer day filled with the sounds of icemen of yore hawking their quickly deteriorating product. Suddenly, the prospect of having to grind your own seems downright modern. Simply open up the icebox freezer, take out a few … Read more
Wi-Fi paint? Bust warmer? Face slimming mask? Bandai telling women how to understand men? Why, that's just crazy talk! The Gadgettes are back in the saddle again, and this time, they ain't going anywhere anytime soon.
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As the day of the big game draws closer, households everywhere are planning menus, inviting guests, and figuring out just how many TVs it takes to actually host a successful Super Bowl party. However, some of us prefer to keep things a bit less extravagant, instead opting for a small gathering as opposed to an all-out affair. Years of study (42 to be exact) have shown that the optimum number of invitees for a Super Bowl party is eight people. Large screen or small, this number (which coincides nicely with the amount of previous games) is scientifically proven (or arbitrarily … Read more
I don't have much of a sweet tooth, so it goes to follow that I don't crave ice cream very often. Upon a bit of introspection, perhaps it all started at an early age with the terrifying prospect of melting ice cream running down my hand. Like many other adults, I like to keep my hands clean. Perhaps it all goes together and I am who I am today due to this simple fact.
Granted, summer (or spring) picnic season may seem like a long way away, but it will be time to break out the blanket and head to the nearest patch of grass before you know it. Since the local weather here in San Francisco this week has been on the warm side, I think it's never too early to look ahead. Those winter doldrums aren't going to last forever, and when they melt, parks and beaches will be filled with hungry people, and I plan to be one of them.
Having a nice chilled meal outdoors on a clear, … Read more
Now that we've survived the frigid beast that is Las Vegas, we can finally get back into our everyday groove. Today's show is all about recovery and recollection, as we desperately try to piece together the last week of our lives. Listen in for a full CES 2009 recap with tons of juicy details and a few Internet stories on the side.
What. Just. Happened?! The past five days are completely a blur, and we collectively remember about four hours total. Did we really see a blind guy at a club where vision is a necessity? Did we really stay in a hotel room with double HDTVs and a third TV in the bathroom? Did we really eat more than 300 crab legs between the three of us? And most importantly, did we really lose that much money on the blackjack tables?
We ponder these questions and more on today's CES wrap-up show. If you didn't have a chance to watch the live shows, I've posted them below for your enjoyment. It's definitely good to be back after such a long vacation. Now let's try to forget what just happened again.EPISODE 257 Download today's podcast Live video from CES Day 1: Where no one cares about MacWorld Live video from CES Day 2: Where we all wish we were at the OTHER conference Live video from CES Day 3: Where we've jumped the virgin shark Live video from CES Day 4: Where we celebrate good juju bad juju … Read more
Queue the music: the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is about to get its own reality show.
On Thursday, ABC announced a mid-season replacement show called "Homeland Security USA." From Arnold Shapiro, the Emmy-winning producer of such documentaries as Scared Straight," the network said the series will give viewers an unprecedented look at the work of the men and women at the DHS "while they use the newest technology to safeguard our country and enforce our law."
The 13 hour-long episodes were shot entirely on location throughout the United States.
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Mood lighting is important in any situation. However, when a bottle of wine is opened the need is even more pronounced. It just calls for having the lights down low and some pleasant tunes on the hi-fi. Of course some friendly company is an agreeable accompaniment too.
But what of the times when the lights just aren't right? Too low or too bright, sometimes it's tricky to set the proper mood.
Enter the Drink Light Bottle Cooler. Or rather, turn it on.
This combination designed by Jorge Najera takes the lowly ice bucket and transforms it into something … Read more