Smart Mug Orders And Pays For Your Coffee

Smart Mug Orders And Pays For Your Coffee

Jul 25, 2010

Yep, that’s right. You can now get a coffee mug – called the Smug – that has a RFID tag embedded within it, and that tag contains details such as your account, and what your normal order at the coffee shop will be. Just scan the cup in the shop, and wait for the barista to make you your cup of Joe. More details...

Preparation At The Gadget Grill

Preparation At The Gadget Grill

Jul 18, 2010

Here at the Gadget Grill we take great pride in how we prepare our gadgets for the grill. Just the right seasonings and marinade, some need to be smoked, and occasionally we come accross stuff that’s overcooked. But today I thought I would share with you some stuff that others consider to be cool tools to use in a grill....

And In Other News This Week

And In Other News This Week

Jul 18, 2010

An app has appeared on Samsung’s Android App Market that uses augmented reality techniques to let you see “through” your phone so that you can text while you’re walking, and see where you’re going. That’s all well and good, except that it only let’s you see what’s straight ahead. Sadly, the bus that’s about...

Ever Had This Problem?

Ever Had This Problem?

Jul 18, 2010

Why didn’t somebody think of this before? How many times have you, when trying to insert your usb stick into your computer’s port, tried to put it in upside down? So, how about a usb stick that works whether you insert it downside up or the right way around? This device, from UltraTek, basically has a pair of usb connection sets, placed back to...

Windows XP Remains Dominant

Windows XP Remains Dominant

Jul 18, 2010

I’ve been seeing some interesting commentary this week about how Windows XP remains the dominant computer operating system, and is still on something like about 75% of systems. Well, to those who are trying to make this look like Windows 7 has failed, it’s like, duh! If Windows 7, in about 8 months on the market, has had such an uptake, then I would...

The Chicken Came First

The Chicken Came First

Jul 18, 2010

Well, it’s official: the chicken came first. And now there is scientific evidence of this, too. Earlier this week Gizmodo reported that scientists recently discovered that an important protein, ovocledidin-17 (OC-17), is needed in order to speed up the egg shell’s development. As this protein is found in the ovaries of a chicken, it is quite clear...