The $39.99 iGrill Mini from iDevices is one clever thermometer probe. You can pair it to your iPhone or iPad via Bluetooth Smart and let it handle dinner while you enjoy some down time. As you lounge, you can track the doneness of your food from the free app and receive alerts when it reaches the desired temp. It really removes the guesswork and some of the effort from the grilling process, which I love. I highly recommend this meat probe to anyone who wants to cook something to temperature, but would rather avoid the periodic temperature checks that … Read more
The kitchen is a wonderful place to be. That is, it's a wonderful place to be until you want to leave it and there is a roast in the oven and a boiling pot of water on the stove. The water is easy enough to stall from boiling (either by watching the pot or just turning it off), but other food items require attention. For those times you need a thermometer, there is a leash-free solution.
The creator of a smart and sleek thermometer has far more on his mind than whether your body temperature is above 98.6 degrees F. He wants to revolutionize the thermometer by enabling it to read the "health weather" of a community.
To accomplish that goal, though, you and everyone you know will have to use the device dubbed the Kinsa Smart Thermometer.
After a successful Indiegogo campaign in 2013, Kinsa last week earned FDA approval for its smart thermometer. It looks much like the thermometers of yore, but because it plugs directly into -- and is powered … Read more
Orchestrating the construction of a whole meal is an endeavor that requires timing and patience. After the perfect combination of that classic trilogy of protein, vegetable and starch has been decided upon, the next task is to prepare it. With finding balance such an important aspect of meal-making before and during the event, a kitchen gadget that can help tie everything together in the race to the finish line, is a welcome addition to the kitchen. Especially if it knows how to subtract.
Those of you searching for a tablet that can act as your sous-chef will now find one from Sony.
The Sony Xperia Tablet Z Kitchen Edition promises to help you prepare tonight's dinner with the aid of recipes, shopping lists, and even a meat thermometer. Plopped onto its foldable stand, the tablet is designed to rest on your kitchen counter so it's easily accessible. The tablet is also water-resistant, which means it should hold up under stains and spills.
The Kitchen Edition comes preloaded with 260 recipes from Saveur magazine, a variety of different food and shopping apps, … Read more
Applications that function as simple tools are all over the market. Thermometer is a very basic application that allows the user to find out what the outside temperature is. While this may seem like an easy task, Thermometer fails to deliver a quality application worth downloading.
The application downloads and installs quite easily and doesn't occupy a huge amount of space on the device. It does seem that the program is rather large, however, considering its very basic functionality. Upon opening Thermometer the user is greeted with a blank white screen with very hard to read light gray lettering. … Read more
LAS VEGAS--The mobile tech revolution isn't limited to entertainment products. The $150 Scanadu Scout by startup company Scanadu plans to upset the world of medical devices too.
Billed as the fictional "Star Trek" medical tricorder come to life, the Scanadu Scout can read important biometric stats such as blood flow, blood oxygen level, electrical heart activity (ECG), temperature, and heart rate, all noninvasively.
Just hold the small, flat, square gadget's infrared sensor up to your temple for 10 seconds and the Scanadu Scout captures a reading -- access to armpits or other more sensitive body parts … Read more
YoWindow is a weather application for your PC that manages to deliver weather data in a unique and fun interface. With its ability to save multiple locations, it makes it incredibly simple to quickly pull up weather reports from anywhere in the world.
The program is about as simple as your typical weather-reporting Web site. Enter a city anywhere in the world, and watch as YoWindow's background image changes to reflect the current weather conditions there. In addition, YoWindow supplies you with all of the hard facts, including high and low for the day, Wind, Pressure, and Humidity. There'… Read more
Grill gadgets come in all shapes and sizes. Considering the amount of goods that get on the grill, this is a good thing. But all this variety complicates things. Gone are the days when burgers and dogs were the only ones that fought for space on the grill. Today's modern cookout requires a little more planning. But one thing that hasn't changed is that all these goodies equate to fun in the sun.
With the sun shining brightly down on so many grill sessions, it only makes sense to capture some of that energy. While we may still … Read more
Precision in the kitchen is something that most of us have learned to live without. Just think about how many recipes call for an oven that is preheated to 350 degrees. In fact, old cookbooks would often simply recommend temperatures with terms like "slow," "moderate," or "hot." Just cook what you need to cook at a temperature that is close enough, and more often than not, it would turn out just fine. These being modern times, and home cooks taking on more and more challenges increasingly more sophisticated in nature, a little precision in … Read more