Video: Seriously Though, Wake Up And Smell The Bacon

Your morning phone alarm just got way less annoying
Mar 7, 2014 12:00 pm

Chipotle might have a little competition in the "moving works of art" department. Check out Oscar Meyer's video, Wake Up & Smell The Bacon: an epic fantasy, romance and touch of sci-fi dream sequence all crammed into a two-minute promo for their new iPhone plug-in device and app. Right this way...

Automated Precision Farming For The Modern Agriculture Nerd

Or is FarmBot the beginning of something bigger?
Feb 25, 2014 1:30 pm

Imagine a robot that takes the guesswork and labor out of farming: targeting and pulling weeds, tilling the ground, injecting seeds just the perfect depth in the soil and manually administering only the amount of water needed for growing using sensors. Now imagine that robot as a reasonably affordable machine with a catchy name: it's FarmBot! The story, after the jump.


Video: Could This Machine Forever Change The Fish Industry?

Device uses x-ray technology to quickly fillet fish
Jan 31, 2014 3:00 pm

As any home cook knows, manually filleting a fish can be an arduous task. On a national scale, the intricacies behind this process have presented a large-scale problem...until now. A video about a machine that uses x-ray technology and water-jets to quickly and effectively fillet wild fish, after the jump.

Your Daily Lunch Hack: No Cheese Emoji? 8 Ingenious Solutions For That Problem.

"Portray" ricotta, brie, Babybel, gjetost & more!
Jan 23, 2014 12:30 pm

There is no cheese emoji in the iPhone keyboard, and it is nonsense. I talk about cheese a lot, my brother writes a column about cheese, about a third of my columns involve cheese. It is freaking important. One can easily convey "sake bomb" — sake + beer + bomb — as needed, but I, a food writer, don't have a cutesie way to refer to my favorite thing. Consequently, I dummied up this basic guide to cheese emojis in a word document. I have done a great service.

Here's A Start-up That Predicts Grocery Trends With The Snap Of An iPhone Cam

Big Data enters the freezer aisle
Nov 11, 2013 12:00 pm

Employing 700 people in 25 countries around the world, Premise collects thousands of data points a day in the form of photos, mostly shot by under-employed college students and homemakers. But what does it all mean?

Video: Your Phone Now Smells Like Short Ribs. Money Saved, Weight Lost!

This Japanese invention "imitates" grilled meat
Oct 8, 2013 1:00 pm

Broke? Fat? Don't want to smell like that steak marinade's 20 cloves of garlic on a date? Believe it or not, there's a phone gadget for that. Scentee, a Japanese company, has created cartridges that plug into your mobile device and release food scents like barbecued meat and buttered potatoes. All you need to do is inhale, eat rice and pretend really hard. Watch the video for a little more clarification on that.

Someone Finally Made A Font Out Of Fried Eggs

Gives a new meaning to "eat your words," right?
Sep 24, 2013 9:00 am

You can hammer out that cover letter in Times New Roman, Helvetica, even Cambria if you want to be all snazzy-pants, can write that (and everything else) in a font that looks just like fried eggs. What's it going to be, Helvetica or fried egg? Check out more crazy food fonts after the jump. 


Design Meme: Food That Dances On The Plate

Synthetic biology is used to create dancing meals
Sep 13, 2013 9:00 am

Imagine your food was able to play with cutlery and dance around in your mouth? That is designer Minsu Kim's goal. Through Living Food, a project which she developed, the artist builds on synthetic biology to create meals that act like living, breathing creatures. Check out the mind-blowing video. 



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