No one can play Audrey Hepburn as well as Audrey Hepburn.
Through the magic of computer-generated imagery, the Galaxy chocolate company -- known as Dove outside the U.K. and Ireland -- has brought the deceased movie star back to life for a lovely one-minute commercial by ad agency AMV BBDO and visual-effects company Framestore. … Read more
I've always heard that smell plays an important role in how food tastes. I didn't expect that color could also sway the taste buds. A study published in the Journal of Sensory Studies found that the color of a cup can influence the way people taste hot chocolate.
Betina Piqueras-Fiszman, a researcher at the Polytechnic University of Valencia in Spain, and Charles Spence, a professor at the University of Oxford in England, subjected 57 participants to what may be one the tastiest science experiments ever.
The participants tasted samples of hot chocolate served in four different colors of plastic cups: white, cream, red, and orange. The sippers preferred the flavor of the beverage in orange or cream-colored cups. … Read more
Cocoagraph, a company based in Philadelphia, provides a unique service that allows shutterbugs to turn any image (be it a scan or a smartphone snapshot from Instagram) into various sizes of chocolate. You even get to choose the kind of chocolate you want depending on the level of cocoa content. … Read more
Jeff and I find ourselves in a conversation about candy in this morning's preshow that bleeds over into today's recorded episode. Why? Well, we heard a story about Steve Jobs proposing a Willy Wonka style contest to celebrate the sale of the millionth original Apple iMac.
Editors' note: The rules have changed slightly for this week's giveaway. Facebook component now included.
First off, congratulations to Tom F. of Chico, Calif., who won a Viewsonic 7e Android tablet in last week's giveaway.
And now, onto this week's oh-so-sweet prize!
One lucky winner will score $250 in chocolate from Chocomize.com.
What is Chocomize, you ask? It's a site that lets you create customized chocolate bars from your favorite chocolate base and a selection of some 100 toppings. (You can give them to your friends and family if you're more generous than we are). … Read more
This week, we take a look at some of the world's coolest one-of-a-kind DIY tech, including 3D chocolate printers, a 20-foot-wide touch-screen Star Wars game, a wearable TV, and a USB drive (possibly) forged in the belly of an ancient Egyptian deity. Also, zombie dolls.
In the future, chocolatiers could quickly create custom confections with the simple press of a button.
The world's first 3D chocolate printer was just unveiled in the U.K., led by the University of Exeter in collaboration with the University of Brunel and software developer Delcam. Typically, 3D printers create objects by gradually stacking layers of material into a desired shape, and that's how the chocolate version operates. Also known as additive manufacturing, the process has mostly been used for plastic and metal production, which isn't quite as tasty.
The printer lets you create your own designs … Read more