There's a scene from a movie, the title of which escapes me (it might be Arnold Soboloff's character, Acupuncture Man, from Mel Brook's "Silent Movie"), in which the character emerges from an acupuncturist literally covered head to toe in needles and pins (certainly seems like 1976 humor.) Keep that image in mind. Now apply it to your Thanksgiving turkey. Except instead of humorous intent, imagine a whole lot of deliciousness.
Weep not for summer, plant lovers -- smart gardening is here. I've compiled a list of some of my favorite smart gardening products to help you move that outdoor garden to your kitchen counter. Some of these items are so intriguing, you might drop the trowel for good.
The Bitponics Base Station Originally funded on Kickstarter, this is the first cloud-based hydroponic automation device. You can add it to any hydroponic growing system to receive the benefits of its programming capabilities. The Bitponics Station has sensors that can track pH, water temperature, air temperature, light, and humidity, enabling the … Read more
Fresh herbs raining down upon a freshly prepared meal is a sight to behold. This is not necessarily because of the visual aspect of it, but more so because of the knowledge that deliciousness will soon follow. A sprinkling of freshly chopped herbs added to a meal can enhance and brighten the flavor. But let's go back to that imagery of fresh herbs raining down from the sky: turns out there's a way to make that into an everyday reality.
The indoor smart garden continues to grow. Click & Grow announced today availability of its new Grow Light ($49). Available as an optional add-on to its Smart Flower Pot, the light picks up where the company's previous Kickstarter campaign (covered here) left off. Now, anyone can accessorize their current gardens -- and add a new plant cartridge.
In addition to the new light, Click & Grow announced the addition of a Sugar Leaf refill to its growing product lineup. The natural sweetener sprouts within two weeks of activating the cartridge and has a lifespan that can reach a year … Read more
There is no denying that fresh herbs and spices make a difference while cooking. There is, however, always the lingering possibility that they do not get used in time; freshly cut herbs don't last long. Of course, the optimal solution is to have them fresh, alive, and always at the ready.
Having a stock of growing herbs doesn't have to mean digging around in the garden. In fact, it doesn't have to even mean having a garden to dig around in (at least in the traditional sense). The Click & Grow Smart Herb Garden moves the outdoors … Read more
Oreo wants you to devote some mental space to cookies again, and has taken to social media with an effective campaign for your neurons.
The ads are set to vintage NES music by Anamanaguchi, a heady digital stew that sounds like a sonic Oreo made of YMO and Polysics. But I digress.
Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt will testify before a U.S. Senate hearing on antitrust that could be held as soon as this month.
The agreement, which Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Google confirmed this afternoon, caps a few weeks of public wrangling over who the company would provide to be grilled at a public event that's unlikely to be sympathetic to the Mountain View, Calif.-based company.
In late June, a U.S. Senate panel probing antitrust and Internet search topics publicly threatened to subpoena Schmidt or Google CEO Larry Page. Google had been reluctant to provide either … Read more
commentary WASHINGTON--It was inevitable that Google, one of the world's largest technology companies, would find itself in the crosshairs of the Washington antitrust establishment. But what is, or should be, a little surprising is how enthusiastic the establishment became about pulling the trigger.
In theory, members of Congress and their staff carefully craft public policies that encourage the development of new technologies and benefit the entire nation. But the reality of the questions asked was less … Read more
I know it only seems like mincing piles of fresh herbs feels like it takes forever. It isn't that tough a task, but it can be made easier and faster with the Microplane Herb Mill. Just fill the mill with fresh, leafy herbs and with a twist of the handle, they are minced and ready to be added to all sorts of recipes. Add to tasty sauces, salad dressings, curries, soups, or just sprinkle over a finished plate as garnish. Best of all, the Microplane Herb Mill keeps your fingers away from blades.
The Microplane Herb Mill uses dual-action … Read more
Your herbs may come from the garden or from the local supermarket, but, either way, they're an important addition to your meals. That means having a regular supply on hand. With the Fresh Mill Herb Storage and Mill, you can make sure that your herbs stay fresh. The mill holds any fresh herbs you'd like and can be stored directly in the freezer; you can eliminate the need to throw out any herbs that are no longer fresh as well as preserve flavor for a long time.
The Fresh Mill Herb Storage and Mill does more than just … Read more