So before you pop it in the portable microwave, be sure to pull out your trusty "SensorFresh Q," which Red Ferret describes as an "electronic nose that sniffs out bacteria in uncooked meat." That's fine, but what we really want to know is whether it works on leftover pizza.
I love pizza. I really do. I think "pizza" might have been my first word as a kid. No, I am not a Ninja Turtle. But goshdarnit, I think pizza is the greatest thing ever invented. Which is why I am slightly enamored with Wonderpizza, which is manufacturing a vending machine for pizzas. A combination of pizza and gadgets? That just makes me smile. A lot. With a Wonderpizza vending machine, you can order up a nine-inch tomato pie that will be hot and ready in just two minutes, and three different flavor options are available at any … Read more
They say keeping track of the food you eat is one of the necessities of dieting. But who has time (or wherewithal) to keep a log? Health Magazine has a clever tip: Use your camera phone to snap and e-mail pictures of the meals you eat.
Better yet, Health says, sign up for Nutrax, a online service to which you send pictures of your meals as you go through your day. Later, when you sit down at your computer, you can identify the foods eaten in your pictures. The service tracks the calories, carbs, and nutrients against your goals. Goals … Read more
It's a bit late for Valentine's Day, but this was just too cool to pass up. Plus, if you're adventurous, it could be a nice wholesome President's Day long weekend activity. Flickr user "Bakalov" has made chocolates using the packaging from the Wiimote and nunchuck. Just remember, it's the packaging. This epicurean Nintendo fan was not actually filling his Wiimote with chocolate. Got it? Good.
As Kotaku said, "Everything is better if you fill it with molten chocolate.
Okay, who here thought last Wednesday night's episode of Lost absolutely owned the six previous episodes of Season 3? And who here can't wait until this coming Wednesday for the next installment? (Who does Desmond think is going to die!?!) Well, now I'm looking forward to the next episode even more, since a bunch of very creative people over at Insanely Great Tees have put up a visual tutorial of a way for you to turn ordinary food into Dharma Initiative rations. You know, like the ones found in the hatch that got blown up at the … Read more
I know. I know. It's too cold for ice cream. (My weather widget currently reads 12 degrees.) And this is a gadget blog. But I really couldn't resist this one. Apparently, the rumors might be somewhat true (truthy?) that famed ice cream manufacturer Ben & Jerry's is releasing a Stephen Colbert-inspired flavor. Why is this at all relevant? Recall that Mr. Colbert is one of the Internet's foremost renegades, eager to transform Wii Boxing into a political statement, hack Wikipedia for his own benefit, and master the art of YouTube self-promotion.
So that's why I … Read more
Hey, Boston! So those Mooninites cost you $785,000? I know where you can get it back: Curt Schilling's paycheck! Anyway, continuing with the entire blogosphere's running theme of Aqua Teen Hunger Force and the ridiculousness of how it shut down the city of Boston, we here at Crave have chosen to spend a post showcasing a gadget tribute to the Adult Swim cartoon. So, esteemed readers, here's what we recommend for gadget freaks who also happen to be ATHF junkies.
I could have used this handy device about three summers ago when I had no kitchen. Instead, we had to make due with a garden hose and a BBQ rigged out of bricks, rocks, the grill from an old Land Rover and charcoal.
I guess German ingenuity is a little different than the American kind.
The À la carte from Stadtnomade is a portable modular kitchen that works as an electric stovetop and sink. Just plug it into to electricity and water sources and you are set. At full set up the kitchen is about 7 feet long, 3 feet … Read more
Yesterday I was reading the PSFK Trend blog and came across a post about several emerging social networks for foodies. I made a New Year's resolution to stop relying on take-out and pizza (an easy habit to fall into in Manhattan, where practically every eating establishment offers free delivery) so I thought I'd check out one of them, BakeSpace, to see if I could pick up some cooking tips.
I quite liked it. The site provides a diverse range of ways for "cookers and cakers" to network (there's apparently an important distinction between people who … Read more
If you're unsure what to bring to your neighbor's smorgasbord, Bottletalk might help you find a wine fine enough for the occasion. This wine-rating community lets you set up a profile, add and rate wines, and network with fellow members. Descriptive tags identify flavors such as citrus or tobacco, and most of the members seem to know a bit about what they're sipping. One member describes a certain Spanish Rioja as a "Very correct wine, but poor in creativity."