I am sure that we have all had to boil water for one thing or another at some point and ended up coming back and forth from the living room or office a bunch of times to check of the water was boiling yet. For me I always end up coming back several times before the water is boiling and then somehow miss the water starting to boil and only hear it when it boils over and hits the burner with a hiss.
Making coffee on the move generally means a thermos flask, an AeroPress, Handpresso or MyPressi Twist, but not if designer Gerda Hopfgartner has her way. We'll forgive her iCoffee concept for the tired Apple-knock-off name seeing as it's a way to make up to four cups of fresh coffee when you don't have access to a power socket, water or a stove.
Having all-in-one gadgets doesn't just mean for your PC or printer. At least, it shouldn't. And we're glad to see that Samsung shares our same ideas, as they've just begun to show off their Zipel oven. It's designed for Koreans, as the company is marketing it for "Korean tastes," but just looking at this perfectly sized device, and considering everything it can do, we're pretty sure this will get eyeballed by a lot more folks than just Koreans.
When I was a kid, we used to pick up all the pecans behind my grandmother's house and mostly we threw them at each other's heads. On occasion, we would try to crack them for a snack. Typically, that involved stomping on them until the shell broke and we could eat the nut.
If you are the green type, you know that bottles from bottled water typically end up in landfills. If you are looking for an alternative to those plastic water bottles that you can refill with a bit more green in its design the Bamboo Bottle may be exactly what you need.
While we wouldn't argue with some kitchen/hospital crossovers - better food while you're recuperating would be nice - we can't help but think designing a toaster to look like a defibrillator opens up all manner of potential pratfalls. The handiwork of Shay Carmon, toast/e/r is tongue-in-cheek billed as a way to "revive your old bread".
I'm not a coffee drinker, but until my wife has a few cups I don’t even like to look at her lest she smite me with early morning grumpiness. She uses a coffee maker made from plastic like most things today. If you like your coffee, but prefer it in a stronger espresso form and like really industrial looking designs the Lavazza is for you.
If you are trying to get healthy and have a penchant for fried foods like fries and chicken things can be rough. Fired foods tend to have more fat and calories than baked stuff thanks to all the oil needed to deep-fry something.
Summer is here and the kids are under my feet constantly as I try to work every day. One thing I can count on as soon as my 5-year-old daughter rolls her crazy-haired head out of bed is that she will want her "waftuls" otherwise known as waffles. Shortly after the waffles are eaten, she will want her first of 157 popsicles of the day.
Think back to January and you might recall Samsung clearing WiFi certification with a refrigerator bearing a built-in digital photo frame. Snap forward to today, and witness the awesome white-goods power of the Samsung Zipel SRT746AWTN, a double-door fridge with an integrated 10-inch touchscreen.
With that touchscreen - and the Zipel's WiFi b/g support - you can browse the internet, stream media via DLNA, take notes and even pull up nutritional information for more than 500 different types of food. It'll also show Google Calendar entries and weather reports, again with internet updates, as well as news alerts and other articles. Slap in a memory card (no telling what type) or hook up some sort of wireless storage and the Samsung Zipel can show a slideshow of your favorite photos, which is frankly much better than sticking on rubbish painted pasta pictures that your offspring comes home with and expects you to fawn over.