Low Latency is a weekly comic on CNET's Crave blog written by CNET editor and podcast host Jeff Bakalar and illustrated by Blake Stevenson. Be sure to check Crave every Friday at 8 a.m. PT for new panels! Want more? Here's every Low Latency comic so far.
I'm guessing you usually make or order a pizza like the cavemen used to do it. That's so yesterday. Start-up company Natural Machines is now tempting our tummies with a 3D-printed pizza made using its working prototype Foodini food printer.
Natural Machines shared a four-step photo collage of the pizza being made. It starts with the Foodini piping dough down in a tight spiral. This phase of the process isn't exactly tummy-rumbling due to the less-than-attractive look of the dough. The next step involves a spiral of bright red sauce. … Read more
Let's examine the evolution of pizza ordering. In the olden days, you went to a pizza parlor to order. Then, phone ordering and delivery popped up. More recently, online ordering willed itself into existence, meaning you didn't have to talk to a person anymore.
If you choose not to buy an iPad -- a new or an ancient one -- it is inadvisable to steal one.
I know some people may think this is an easy option. After all, iPads are so very portable, and they seem to be everywhere these days.
Yet, there are commercial establishments that have prepared themselves against iPad thieves by sturdily chaining the machines.
One thief was not to be foiled.
You may think you know how to make a mean pizza pie. You stretch out the dough and eyeball the toppings, but you're still operating in the realm of guesswork. To turn out a truly fine pizza, you need cold, hard math to back you up. You need Eugenia Cheng, a mathematician with the University of Sheffield in the UK.
Cheng turned her considerable skills toward the noble pursuit of figuring out a formula for creating the perfect pizza. She shares her results in a paper titled "On the perfect size for a pizza (PDF)." Go check it out for all the juicy mathematical details.… Read more
When one thinks of food on the go, often pizza can come to mind. Pizzerias populate the landscape from coast to coast with many of them offering up slices quickly and easily. Grabbing a utility slice for a quick meal on the go is an easy way to fuel up without sacrificing deliciousness. But there is another side to the pizza pie: those long, leisurely meals spent over an assortment of pizzas -- or better yet, building and cooking pizza from scratch.
Pizza parties exist for a reason. Choosing the toppings, cooking the pizza, and finally eating it are fun … Read more
Just when you thought it was safe to back away from the grill. (Not that one would ever necessarily want to.) Here we are at the end of summer and it is back to school time. The grill has enjoyed a nice season of delivering flame-licked food and soon it will be time to start cooking in the kitchen again. But that big ol' box that we call an oven can wait, because there are still recipes to explore outside.
Making pizza on the grill is one of those activities that combines a bit of necessity with a smidge of … Read more
What goes into an oven isn't necessarily what comes out. One may think they are placing a pizza in the oven, but the dough, cheese and sauce combination that comes out quite often is not pizza. Sure, it may be that the dough, cheese and sauce will have been cooked and transformed into crust, melted cheese and cooked sauce, but that doesn't mean it deserves to be called pizza. Pizza is more than the sum of its parts.
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