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.
Kitchen gadgets come in all shapes and sizes, but it's the ones that try harder that stick out. The importance in that can be found in what they try to do. Sometimes it makes sense: think food processors with differing blades and stand mixers with attachment collections. But occasionally one comes along that tries to integrate two seemingly disparate tasks into one package. Yet, when an everyday gadget gets paired with a not-so-everyday task, everybody wins.
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World records set despite ban on high-tech suits.
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Creativity in the kitchen can be found in many forms, and that includes building blocks.
No, not the foundation you might build by sauteing onion, celery, and carrots, but rather from a different type of aromatic: spices. Properly prepared food goes a long way in making meals delicious, but when it comes to truly adding flavor, spices take whatever is on the menu up to the next level.
Offering six stackable and interchangeable compartments, the Mastrad Spice Grinder features a vertical orientation and is a clever way to explore the most basic of spices. Each container can store its own … Read more
Motorola Mobility announced a new, "budget friendly" Android smartphone for Asian and European markets this week with the XT531. Powered by Android 2.3 Gingerbread and an 800MHz processor, the touch-only handset features a 3.5-inch display and a 5-megapixel camera. Additional specifications include a front-facing VGA camera, a microSD card slot, and support for 3G, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n) and GPS.
The XT531 will launch in China later this month as a single-SIM card model. A second, dual-SIM version is expected to arrive later this fall for select Asian markets.
Consumers will find that … Read more
A certain brand of building blocks has inspired generations of children to explore the possibilities of creativity. Those brightly colored plastic pieces that have been transformed into everything from landscapes to moonscapes click together with an ease of use that encourages fantastic results. Creating combinations in the kitchen might not be as easy as building, say, a five-story Lego pirate fort being attacked by space aliens, but that doesn't mean it can't be just as fun.
Spices are like building blocks in a way. Both combine with other like (and sometimes unlike) elements to create something new and fascinating. In the case of spices, that means better-tasting food, a surefire plus in anybody's book. Something we have all read on practically any spice label is to "store in a cool and dry place." But it turns out there is another element to storage that spices apparently adore: a magnetic field.
There are quite a number of mobile phones from India that don't make it to the rest of the world. Here's a new one that has a 3D display and costs less than $100. The QVGA screen on the M-67 from Spice Mobility shows a 3D image or video without glasses, much like the upcoming Nintendo 3DS game console.
3D screen aside, the M-67 is a 2.5G phone with two SIM card slots, a 2-megapixel camera, and an FM tuner. It's available only in India, so we don't expect to test it out any time … Read more
Links from Monday's episode of Loaded:
Barnes & Noble gets set to launch Nook Kids aimed at ages 3 to 8
Microsoft gives some indication that Windows 8 will be along in about two years
A 3D cell phone launches in India
Amazon.com is going to allow book lending on the Kindle
Google admits to gathering e-mail addresses, passwords, and URLs when collecting Street View images
Google adds new languages to Voice Search for Android
And Google adds World War II imagery to Google Earth
Ustream is going to allow pay-per-view broadcasting
If the Internet breaks, the Tribe of Seven's secret library cards will re-start it. Also: Running your fingers through Princess Leia's hair... mmmm. And: Toss your zombie cookies now! Special guest: Dr. Kiki!Subscribe: iTunes (MP3) | iTunes (320x180) | iTunes (640x360) | RSS (MP3) | RSS (320x180) | RSS (640x360)… Read more