Orchestrating the construction of a whole meal is an endeavor that requires timing and patience. After the perfect combination of that classic trilogy of protein, vegetable and starch has been decided upon, the next task is to prepare it. With finding balance such an important aspect of meal-making before and during the event, a kitchen gadget that can help tie everything together in the race to the finish line, is a welcome addition to the kitchen. Especially if it knows how to subtract.
Those of you searching for a tablet that can act as your sous-chef will now find one from Sony.
The Sony Xperia Tablet Z Kitchen Edition promises to help you prepare tonight's dinner with the aid of recipes, shopping lists, and even a meat thermometer. Plopped onto its foldable stand, the tablet is designed to rest on your kitchen counter so it's easily accessible. The tablet is also water-resistant, which means it should hold up under stains and spills.
The Kitchen Edition comes preloaded with 260 recipes from Saveur magazine, a variety of different food and shopping apps, … Read more
Applications that function as simple tools are all over the market. Thermometer is a very basic application that allows the user to find out what the outside temperature is. While this may seem like an easy task, Thermometer fails to deliver a quality application worth downloading.
The application downloads and installs quite easily and doesn't occupy a huge amount of space on the device. It does seem that the program is rather large, however, considering its very basic functionality. Upon opening Thermometer the user is greeted with a blank white screen with very hard to read light gray lettering. … Read more
LAS VEGAS--The mobile tech revolution isn't limited to entertainment products. The $150 Scanadu Scout by startup company Scanadu plans to upset the world of medical devices too.
Billed as the fictional "Star Trek" medical tricorder come to life, the Scanadu Scout can read important biometric stats such as blood flow, blood oxygen level, electrical heart activity (ECG), temperature, and heart rate, all noninvasively.
Just hold the small, flat, square gadget's infrared sensor up to your temple for 10 seconds and the Scanadu Scout captures a reading -- access to armpits or other more sensitive body parts … Read more
YoWindow is a weather application for your PC that manages to deliver weather data in a unique and fun interface. With its ability to save multiple locations, it makes it incredibly simple to quickly pull up weather reports from anywhere in the world.
The program is about as simple as your typical weather-reporting Web site. Enter a city anywhere in the world, and watch as YoWindow's background image changes to reflect the current weather conditions there. In addition, YoWindow supplies you with all of the hard facts, including high and low for the day, Wind, Pressure, and Humidity. There'… Read more
Grill gadgets come in all shapes and sizes. Considering the amount of goods that get on the grill, this is a good thing. But all this variety complicates things. Gone are the days when burgers and dogs were the only ones that fought for space on the grill. Today's modern cookout requires a little more planning. But one thing that hasn't changed is that all these goodies equate to fun in the sun.
With the sun shining brightly down on so many grill sessions, it only makes sense to capture some of that energy. While we may still … Read more
Precision in the kitchen is something that most of us have learned to live without. Just think about how many recipes call for an oven that is preheated to 350 degrees. In fact, old cookbooks would often simply recommend temperatures with terms like "slow," "moderate," or "hot." Just cook what you need to cook at a temperature that is close enough, and more often than not, it would turn out just fine. These being modern times, and home cooks taking on more and more challenges increasingly more sophisticated in nature, a little precision in … Read more
There is a yearly ritual that many of us go through. It starts off innocently enough, but it soon escalates in size and scope until there is no choice but to turn back and abandon the idea before it even starts. I'm talking about grilling season and the reoccurring dream that this year will be the year when all the equipment gets upgraded. It's easy enough to look at the short, stubby thing that has been kicking out burgers and franks and dream of something bigger, better, and shinier. However, as in any overwhelming journey, it has to … Read more
There are few things as enjoyable as a good bottle of wine shared among friends. (A good bottle of wine shared with a particular friend might be one of them, but that still counts.) When served at the ideal temperature, wine has the potential to heat up or cool down the proceedings; it's one of wine's interesting characteristics that different varieties benefit from different serving temperatures. Whether a bottle of wine is meant to be shared in an intimate setting or at a rambunctious get-together, all wines do well served at a particular temperature.
However, serving a particular … Read more
If you're dedicated to making great barbecue, you understand the importance of having the right thermometer. Not only do you want a sensitive sensor that will tell you just what temperature your meat is at, but you need something that you won't have to keep walking out to the smoker to check. When you've got a brisket that will spend the whole day in the smoker, you don't want to be running back and forth every 5 minutes. You need a thermometer with a remote that will alert you if you need to be paying attention. … Read more