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Cup That Tracks What You're Drinking Might Help You Lose Weight, Stay Fit

The Vessyl counts calories, fat, even caffeine
Jun 17, 2014 11:00 am

This 13-ounce spill-proof cup not only identifies the beverage that you pour into it, but it also measures the amount and nutritional makeup, including calories, fat, sugar, protein, even caffeine. Now, every sip can inspire additional workout time. You're welcome!

Smoky Kitchen? Nest Thermostat Has A New Smoke Alarm For You

Design meets function with this kitchen solution
Dec 12, 2013 12:00 pm

You just overcooked your roast into a charred and smoky mess. You know because this ugly white box attached to your ceiling is bleeping and blinking. The whole scenario is just lame. Now there's a solution to at least one of these problems.

Get Ready For The Vaportini, Glassware Designed For Inhaling Your Booze

Calorie-free. Instant results. For real?
Feb 12, 2013 5:03 pm

Once upon a time, there was only one way to enjoy your liquor: by drinking it. Not anymore. A simple, small-scale design with potential to make a big impact on how we consume our booze, the Vaportini converts your alcohol into air for smoother, more flavorful effects — without impurities, or even calories. 

A Gadget To Revolutionize Your Grocery Shopping

Introducing the hiku, a smart scanner
Nov 1, 2012 12:01 pm
hiku scanner

You rely on digital devices for just about everything else these days, so why should grocery list-making be any different? Enter the hiku (not to be confused with a haiku). It's a handheld gadget that recognizes both barcodes and spoken words. 

Tested: William Bounds Robo Steel Pepper Mill

An electric pepper mill spares a twist of the wrist
Jul 26, 2012 12:01 pm
William Bounds Robo Steel Pepper Mill

When it comes to black pepper, you really should leave pre-ground tins to lazy cooks and paper packets to freegans. Fresh cracked, with its superior flavor and aroma, is the only way to go. All you need is the perfect pepper mill. Here's where you can start, and end, your search.

Tested: Zojirushi Micom Rice Cooker

A rice cooker that can bake a cake? Yes, it rules.
Jun 14, 2012 1:01 pm

Rice cookers have gotten mighty fancy these days. What was once a plug-in pot with a single on/off switch has evolved into a multi-function machine that resembles a NASA control panel. Why buy a complicated contraption when a cheap saucepot will do the same job? Here's why.

Tested: OXO Corn Stripper

An innovative solution for a seasonal chore?
Jun 5, 2012 9:02 am

Corn is a summertime staple, but prepping it can be a messy task. Does this tool take the mess out of the task?

20 Essential Grilling Accessories

Boost your grilling experience with these products
May 2, 2012 2:01 pm

Now that we’ve sorted out the seven best grills to think about this season, here’s a list of accessories to boost your backyard blowout. Think: smoke guns, knives and $100 Japanese charcoal.

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