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At MIT's future factory, no idea is too far out

For researchers at the outside-the-box Media Lab brain trust, the future can be seen even in a sprinkling of sensors and video game software.

By October 30, 2015


Imperial Spherificator gizmo turns virtually any food into caviar-size pearls

Cheesecake with blackcurrant pearls? Rum with coke pearls? Chicken with Tabasco pearls? This super-fun kitchen device will make your modernist cuisine dreams possible.

By July 30, 2015


Epicurious 'honors' Boston on Twitter: Eat cranberry scones!

The food site's Twitter feed was blessed this morning with suggestions that Bostonians eat to get over their grief.

By April 16, 2013


Bartesian: The capsule-style drink machine for your cocktails

The Bartesian takes the concept of a capsule drink-maker and applies it to cocktails for a perfect mix, every time.

By June 17, 2015


Share Thanksgiving with Tiny Hamster

The YouTube star returns for a holiday feast of miniature turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce and two types of pie.

By November 25, 2014


Starbucks to let you preorder from your iPhone next year

But coffee drinkers who live in Portland, Ore., can already take advantage of Starbucks' Mobile Order & Pay system.

By December 4, 2014


Black Friday goes global as retailers import the US spending holiday

Thanksgiving may be American, but sales in the UK, France, Germany and China show the consumer frenzy is becoming a broader phenomenon.

By November 28, 2014


9 apps to help make a crazy Thanksgiving more bearable

Expecting Uncle Bob and Grandpa Joe to get into their usual Thanksgiving debate? Crave's Michael Franco has some apps to help you deal with everything from shouting matches to awkward silences.

By November 25, 2014


The 404 1,428: Where we see in HD (podcast)

A legit iPhone app that can increase your vision higher than 20/20, a new genre of music whose drum beats come from cardiac rhythms, a town begging for Google's attention, and a pro-tip on how to keep YouTube streaming in the background of your iPhone.

By February 19, 2014


Game launches a Christmas dinner in a can, aimed at gamers

Games retailer Game has launched a Christmas dinner in a can, so you can carry on playing without stopping to cook lunch.

By December 8, 2013