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Sensible ASUS made an absolutely unexpected kitchen gadget

Sensible ASUS made an absolutely unexpected kitchen gadget

There's no shortage of IoT devices with niche uses out there, but today ASUS of all companies is launching one of the most intriguing ones we've seen yet. The ASUS PureGo PD100 is a new smart device that can help you determine when your fruits and vegetables are well-cleaned and ready to eat. Not only that, but ASUS says it can also help you develop better fruit and vegetable washing habits over time.

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KAWS Reese’s Puffs boxes open AR cereal portals to the future

KAWS Reese’s Puffs boxes open AR cereal portals to the future

The artist known as KAWS worked with General Mills to create a pair of designs for Reese's Puffs cereal. Each box includes a QR code that links to a smartphone app called KAWS Puffs, developed in collaboration with Acute Art. Using the box as a visual base, KAWS Puffs open an augmented reality cereal portal through which the user is invited to step, into a new realm.

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Heinz Marz Edition ketchup tomatoes were grown using Mars soil conditions

Heinz Marz Edition ketchup tomatoes were grown using Mars soil conditions

Fruits and vegetables can have different tastes depending on the region and soil they are grown in. The folks behind Heinz ketchup have a new product called Heinz Marz Edition made with tomatoes grown utilizing soil conditions that are present on Mars. Heinz Tomato Masters worked with a team from the Florida Tech Aldrin Space Institute to successfully grow the tomatoes used in the special ketchup.

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USDA reveals massive canned beef recall over lead contamination

USDA reveals massive canned beef recall over lead contamination

The USDA has published a recall covering more than half a million cans of beef and gravy products over the presence of lead. The recall comes from Crider Foods of Georgia, which says the lead contamination has been traced back to a mix of spices provided by a third-party company. The recalled cans were made starting in October 2020.

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Amazon smart fridge rumored to track your food

Amazon smart fridge rumored to track your food

Amazon was rumored this week to have a product-tracking refrigerator in the works for consumers. This new product is tipped to use technology similar to Amazon Go cachierless stores and would be one of the most massive consumer products released by Amazon so far. This fridge is said to be developed with the ability to scan its contents to see if supplies are low, thereby learning which products need to be re-ordered from Amazon.

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Wendy’s restaurant has its own phone now, with Wendy inside

Wendy’s restaurant has its own phone now, with Wendy inside

If you're looking for a unique smartphone, the restaurant chain Wendy's might have what you seek. They've suggested they're releasing a total of 20 Wendy's Phone devices that they'll be sending to fans that take part in an event hosted by Wendy's Canada - and it would appear that it's all legit. Wendy's really, truly has it's own smartphone.

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Impossible Pork released, “beating the animal again”

Impossible Pork released, “beating the animal again”

Impossible Foods released their first commercially available Impossible Pork product today. This is the latest meat-like products from the company, Impossible Port Made From Plants. The first place this food will be available is at the Momofuku Ssäm Bar at Pier 17 in New York City, NY, USA, as served by Chef David Chang. After that, it'll be available in places like Hong Kong starting on October, and Singapore later this year.

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Google Pixel 6 inspires official bags of chips

Google Pixel 6 inspires official bags of chips

Google is pumping up the message in Japan with official bags of chips in a variety of colors. The chips in each bag are (quite likely) the same flavor, regardless of the color you get, just like the Google Pixel 6. Regardless of the casing you get, the Google Pixel 6 will be the same experience. The differences will be between the Google Pixel 6 and Google Pixel 6 Pro - but the chips come first.

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Why red hot chili peppers are growing on the International Space Station

Why red hot chili peppers are growing on the International Space Station

The newest sort of tasty experimentally-grown food to hit the International Space Station are chile (or chili) peppers. Red and green chili peppers, sent to the ISS in the form of Hatch chili pepper seeds, are in the process of being grown for the consumption of astronauts in the next few months. This is part of NASA's Plant Habitat-04 (PH-04) experiment.

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All the dog food recalls in effect for 2021 – so far

All the dog food recalls in effect for 2021 – so far

Today we're taking a look at each of the dog and cat food recalls announced by the FDA in the USA in the year 2021. We've previously reported on most of these recalls in the past, soon after they were initially tipped by the FDA through the first months of this year. Today we're making absolutely sure you are up-to-date on all the recalls as such, just in case any were missed during this tumultuous time.

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Prototype refrigerator for use in microgravity undergoes testing

Prototype refrigerator for use in microgravity undergoes testing

One of the biggest challenges in long-term space exploration is a source of food for astronauts. While humans have been traveling in space since the 1960s, the way food is stored hasn't changed much. In particular, food is still typically freeze-dried, and there is no refrigerator to help things last.

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Meow Mix “Meow Remix Sessions” vinyl album hands-on

Meow Mix “Meow Remix Sessions” vinyl album hands-on

Today we're looking at and listening to the brand new album from the people who make Meow Mix. The folks at the J.M. Smucker Company released an album with 5 remixes of their eponymous Meow Mix Jingle. "The Meow Remix Sessions" is a real vinyl album you can purchase from Amazon right this minute for around $10 USD, and it comes with a coupon for a bag of cat food, too.

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