If you’ve always fancied brewing your own beer at home, maybe because you’re particular about achieving a specific taste, or if you wanted to save money, or just for the fun of it, you might be interested in the Brewie+. This is a machine designed to help you brew your own beer from the comfort of your own home.
As convenient as the Nespresso is (and other similar machines), the problem is that it locks you into the Nespresso pods. While the pods do make decent enough coffee, there might be some coffee enthusiasts who are more particular about their beans, plus it’s hard to beat freshly ground beans versus beans that have been sitting in pods for months.
With the number of products and services that are available for subscription these days, the amount that we end up paying on a monthly basis can be quite a lot. For example you can subscribe to music and video streaming services, photo storage services, cloud storage services, app subscriptions, and more.
There are plenty of jobs that could benefit from replacing humans with robots. This is because robots are more efficient, they never tire, and most importantly they’re consistent. That being said, could baristas around the world start to worry about their job security? Maybe in Australia, because a cafe in Melbourne has debuted its own robot barista.
One of the fun things about going out to a bar or restaurant is that you don’t have to make your own drinks. This means you can enjoy conversations with friends uninterrupted while you get plied with drinks throughout the night. Unfortunately that’s not entirely possible at home, short of hiring a personal bartender.
When we make food, there is bound to be waste, such as the skins of fruits that are inedible, the roots of plants that we discard, tea leaves that we throw away after one use, and so on. There have been ways to try and find uses for such wastes, such as turning them into fertilizers that we can use back on plants.
Last year you might recall a company called Ember that launched a smart coffee mug. This is a mug that allows users to control the temperature of the contents in the mug, meaning that you could technically keep your cup of coffee or tea hot all day (as long as the battery lasts). However the only drawback was its price and its size.
While food delivery services aren’t new, the addition of UberEATS means that we have so many more options to choose from, and sometimes it can be overwhelming when you open the app and find yourself faced with an impossible choice, then there is also a problem of whether or not a restaurant could be good.
When it comes to sous vide machines for home use, there are plenty of options available to home cooks at the moment. For example there is the Anova sous vide, Joule, Sous Vide Supreme, and so on. However it looks like another company will be tossing their hat into the ring with a sous vide called the Mellow.
If you’ve never been to Japan, you might want to take note that when eating noodles such as ramen, it is actually encouraged that we slurp our noodles, which some claim enhances the flavor of the noodles (similar to sniffing your wine before drinking it). Of course such behavior outside of Japan is typically seen as rude, so if you’d rather not get stared at, or if you’re particularly self-conscious, […]
Going to a fast food outlet and ordering your meal is pretty standard. You go up to the counter, you tell the person behind the counter what you want, pay for it, collect your food, and you’re good to go. However in recent times many companies are starting to look to different models, and Shake Shack is one of them.
The thing about more traditional methods of cooking is that for those who aren’t as experienced, it is very easy to overcook a nice piece of steak, or undercook a piece of fish. This is where sous vide comes in, where the idea is that by cooking food at a slow and constant temperature, it will allow you to reach the optimal doneness without worry about over or undercooking.
Fans of HBO’s Game of Thrones might remember the character Hot Pie, who in the show is one of Arya Stark’s friends, and who in the latest episode (spoiler alert!) are reunited briefly. Now if you thought that Hot Pie’s pies and baked goods look pretty tasty in the show, the good news is that you’ll be able to buy them in real-life, sort of.
Gadgets made from concrete aren’t new. Are they practical? Given how heavy they are, the answer is usually no, but in terms of aesthetics, it’s hard to deny that there is a certain industrial/raw feel that you get from concrete that adds a ton of appeal, especially if that’s the look that you’re going for.