Futurism

'Smart Ovens' Exist, So...Can 'Smart Knives' Be Far Behind?

And will all these gizmos make us better cooks?
Jan 28, 2014 10:00 am

The gadgetry of the future hardly feels too distant these days. Smart oven technology is already becoming commonplace in home kitchens, thanks to computerized, wifi-enabled ovens. What if your knives could tell you the nutritional value of anything they sliced? More after the jump.

A Lab-Grown Burger Is Taste Tested In London. What Does It All Mean?

The future of meat? Expensive one-time experiment?
Aug 5, 2013 1:30 pm

A $325,000 burger was consumed this weekend in London. No, this was not the auction price for Prince George’s first bite of food. So, what exactly was it about this hamburger, which contained no fat or salt and was described by one taster as “an animal-protein cake,” that was so newsworthy? Read on.

Finally, A Fruit Bowl That Will Tell You When Your Bananas Are About To Go Bad

Hey fruit eaters, here's a prototype to watch for
Jul 16, 2013 10:01 am

Time to eat those quickly ripening peaches and bananas! As an effort to curtail food waste, London-based design student Jagjit Chodha developed a fruit bowl that changes color to tell when a fruit has become ripe — and when it's about to pass its prime. More info about this exciting concept after the jump.

3D Printing Enters The Dining Room With These Cool Ceramic Dessert Dishes

A pastry-design mashup from Henry Richmond Young
Jun 28, 2013 10:02 am

There is beautifully-plated food, and then there's food that synthesizes with the plate for an enhanced dining experience. That was the intention behind designer Henry Richmond Young's collaboration with New York City chef Veronica Duboise on his series of 3D-printed ceramic dessert dishes.

Would You Drink Beer From A Square Bottle?

Heineken's Cube concept: call it a beer carton!
Aug 22, 2012 2:01 pm

While boxed wine almost inevitably ends up in a glass before reaching your lips, how would you feel about drinking your beer from a bottle that more closely resembles a single-serving milk carton? A new Heineken concept may let you find out.

Finally, An Airline Trolley That Won’t Block The Aisle!

With Orbit, never get stuck on the way to the loo
Jul 31, 2012 11:01 am

Heather Dunne, a student at Staffordshire University in England, has created the Orbit — an ultra-narrow, pressurized cart that might just revolutionize the way we travel. Or at least get to the loo quicker on flights.

The World's First Text-Enabled Espresso Machine

Relax baristas, it's not for sale. Yet.
May 29, 2012 10:01 am

"You get my text?" Not a question you typically you ask your espresso machine. But this high-tech prototype suggests a future where you can order your latte via text message, then identify it by the last three numbers of your phone number — etched in the foam.

Philips Food Probe

Take a look at the food of the future
Mar 19, 2012 10:46 am

Philips design has created a design probe that examines the future of food.

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