SproutsIO

Growing produce in the kitchen with an automated, soil-free indoor gardening system

From Click & Grow to Urban Cultivator, technology is increasingly being used to bring the backyard garden closer than previously imaginable—to the heart of the kitchen. Another contender, Cambridge, MA-based SproutsIO, is coming close to launching their premium-level, all-in-one indoor gardening system that helps grow produce as efficiently as possible. Fully automated, the smart appliance grows plants soil-free via a proprietary “hybrid hydroculture system” (combining …

June’s Computer-Based Intelligent Oven

A space-saving countertop oven with a built-in camera for quicker, stress-free dinners

Ovens can be scary. Fire hazards aside, their large size, time investment and oftentimes unreliable results can be intimidating to amateur cooks, which is why many seek escape in the form of take-out. Tackling the inefficiency of a kitchen appliance that hasn’t seen much innovation in decades is June: a new intelligent countertop oven about the size of a microwave that promises to be the …

Cocktails Connected with SodaStream MIX

App-enabled home bartending with specially formulated carbonation levels to suit different spirits

Can a home beverage machine be a smart device? SodaStream certainly thinks so and their answer is the MIX. At Milan Design Week 2015, SodaStream recently unveiled their new connected device that that can be controlled via smartphone and runs with its own dedicated software. Designed by Yves Béhar, this instrument is compact and refined. A beautiful, high-quality touchscreen is used to control the machine …