OneCook Personal Robotic Chef

Fresh ingredients go in, home-cooked meals come out

Modern kitchen appliances can brew you the perfect espresso, bake a fluffy loaf of bread, mix a killer cocktail or even blend up a personalized smoothie—all with the press of a single button. So why not program them to cook a full meal? That’s exactly what Boston-based company TNL Corp. has done with OneCook, a personal “robotic chef” that can prepare everything from pasta to …

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 …

The 8-Bit Apple II Watch

Pre-orders for the highly anticipated Apple Watch just opened to the public, but there’s another smartwatch that you may want to hold off for. The Apple II Watch—created by a member of Instructables—offers the “basic user interface” and 8-bit glory of the iconic Apple II computer, but for your wrist. The nostalgic “smart” device actually runs and comes equipped with two miniature floppy disks and …

Olio Model One Smartwatch

A true time-saver, this luxury accessory doesn't sacrifice design for tech

by Michael Frank The team behind the new Olio Model One—veterans of Apple, Google, Movado, Audi and Pixar—have acknowledged something that all smartwatch makers should too: the fact that, for 400 years, people have been choosing watches for style. And no matter how many tricks and tech features can be integrated into a watch, the factor will always be important. Olio’s creators say most of …

The kSafe Smart Jar

For those who can’t resist unnecessary snacking, the new kSafe smart jar is here to help. Developed by Kitchen Safe inventors Ryan Sang and David Krippendorf, the souped-up cookie jar will only unlock its contents once a set goal is achieved. An accompanying app allows users to set either an activity goal, location requirement or time limit—meaning that you’ll have to burn a certain amount …