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The Scoop on Magic Spoon
Jun 16 • 16 min
This is a podcast where Mike professes his love…for cereal. After breaking himself free of the morning cereal habit years ago, Mike decides to try Magic Spoon, a new high-protein low carb cereal that sells only through a direct-to-consumer model. This…
Tiny Little Dishwashers
Jun 12 • 24 min
Welcome to The Food Tech Show with Michael Wolf (formerly the Smart Kitchen Show). The Spoon team is back together for another editorial roundtable (this time with sound effects!). This week we discuss: -Who would use a tiny little countertop dishwasher…
Here Come The BurgerBots: A Conversation About Restaurant Robotics
Jun 9 • 21 min
As you might expect, working a robot into the busy back of house of a fast food restaurant isn’t as easy as just setting it in front of the grill and plugging it in. Nope, restaurants are a complicated mix of workflows, equipment and yes, people, so…
FoodTech Fireside: A Conversation About FoodTech Accelerators
May 31 • 57 min
Our daily work here at The Spoon includes a lot of chats with food innovators bringing their new tech and ideas to market and in the process changing the way we eat. In fact, we get so much good intel from these conversations we decided it’s time to open…
Talking Space Food With Angelo Vermeulen
Dec 23, 2018 • 27 min
Like many people, I’ve long been fascinated with space and one of the most interesting aspects of interstellar travel is what exactly people will eat on space and once they get up there among the stars. This is something that Angelo Vermeulen has been…
Editor Roundtable: Gather ‘Round The Botfire
Dec 20, 2018 • 29 min
The Spoon editors get together for a weekly conference call. Since we always have a fun time talking foodtech, we thought why don’t we double-dip and also record the conversation! So here is the first Spoon editor roundtable podcast! The topics we discuss…
The AI Powered Sommelier With Amy Gross
Aug 19, 2018 • 33 min
A decade ago, Amy Gross was enjoying a glass of wine with her husband when she noticed how the same wine tasted different to different people. From there she began to think about how technology could be used to make personalized wine recommendations, and…
Smart Kitchen Show: Designing Products For The Connected Kitchen
Jul 29, 2018 • 37 min
To kick off the new season of Smart Kitchen Show, we talk to with Matt Rolandson, a partner of design firm Ammunition Group. Ammunition is one of the leading design and strategy firms in Silicon Valley, and has worked with a bunch of the future-food…
Automat: Covariant.ai’s Pieter Abbeel on Using VR to Train Robots
Jun 25, 2018 • 20 min
Pieter Abbeel is a professor of robotics and AI at UC Berkeley, startup advisor, co-founder of Covariant.ai and this week’s guest on The Automat. Covariant’s (formerly Embodied Intelligence) technology gets pretty futuristic pretty quick, so stay with us.…
Automat: Meet Luna the Robotic Monitoring System for Greenhouses
Jun 10, 2018 • 28 min
Produce is grown across somewhere between 250 and 300 million square feet of commercial greenhouse space in the U.S.. That’s a whole lot of crops that need to be monitored to make sure they are watered, properly lit and healthy. Thankfully, iUnu…
The Automat - E-I, E-A-I, Oh! Connecterra’s Deep Learning Helps Dairy Farmers
Jun 3, 2018 • 26 min
Some have called it the Internet of Cows, but what Connecterra it is so much more. Using a combination of sensors and deep learning, Connecterra’s “Ida” is helping dairy farmers better understand their herd through data for improved animal welfare and…
The Automat - Using VR to Train AI
May 27, 2018 • 21 min
It almost sounds like a side plot for Inception: train artificial intelligence by using Virtual Worlds so they are more effective in the real world. But forget any spinning top or ambiguous endings, this new technology and approach to improving AI is very…
Building a Better Robot Barista with Briggo
May 14, 2018 • 25 min
Briggo Founder and CTO, Chas Studor stops The Spoon: Automat to talk about the ten year road it took his company to build a better coffee-crafting robot. Though the company builds the autonomous Coffee Haus for high-traffic areas like airports and…
Hole-y Sweet Tooth!
Mar 30, 2018 • 1 min
A new technology from Nestlé could automatically give him less sugar when he’s enjoying treats. The company introduced the Milkybar Wowsome this week, which has 30 percent less sugar than comparable bars. Don’t panic, candy lovers! The Wowsome, Nestlé…
Bumpy food sensor tells you when your milk is bad
Mar 29, 2018 • 1 min
A new startup called Mimica is trying to change that by developing food freshness sensors that anyone can understand. Called Mimica Touch, their small labels are filled with gelatine which is calibrated with a mathematical model to have the same shelf…
Introducing the Kelvin
Mar 28, 2018 • 1 min
So you think you’re on the coffee cutting edge, do you? Whether cold brewed, nitrogen-infused, poured-over or robot-crafted, if it’s a new craft coffee trend, you’ve tried it. But have you roasted your own beans? Don’t feel so bad. Most people haven’t.…
Electrolux and it’s new vacuum
Mar 27, 2018 • 1 min
Just a little more than a year ago, home appliance maker Electrolux acquired sous vide startup Anova. Yesterday, we got to see some of the fruits of that acquisition as Electrolux announced it was using the Anova team to help launch the Pure i9 robotic…
Ordering food like Picard
Mar 26, 2018 • 1 min
There is a recurring bit in Star Trek: The Next Generation where Capt. Picard orders “Tea. Early Grey. Hot.” and the ship’s computer magically makes one appear. Though the all-knowing, all-doing computer of the Enterprise served as the inspiration for…
The Stone Notebook
Mar 23, 2018 • 1 min
For my money, paper is still the best way to take notes. But if you’re a chef concocting your next big creation, the kitchen is a dangerous place for paper. Water splashes or grease smudges can turn notes into illegible junk. Bookblock is set to change…
Celebrities Eat Bugs Too!
Mar 22, 2018 • 1 min
We all know that we should be eating insects. After all, bugs are a dietary staple for billions of people around the globe, and they have a significantly lower environmental footprint than meat. But Americans are still having a tricky time getting over…
Eat Your Instagram Feed
Mar 21, 2018 • 1 min
Knorr, the powdered soup and seasoning brand owned by Unilever, has developed an AI-powered tool which scans your Instagram feed and then recommends recipes based on your photos. Dubbed Eat Your Feed, the tool uses visual recognition technology to match…
Hello Fresh teams up with Green Chef
Mar 20, 2018 • 1 min
Meal kit delivery company, HelloFresh, announced today that it has acquired Green Chef, which offers certified organic meal kits. The move will help diversify HelloFresh’s meal catalog with organic, vegan and gluten-free menus.
A Slice of Ketchup
Mar 19, 2018 • 1 min
If you’ve worked in the front of house of a restaurant, chances are you at one point did ketchup bottle rotation. This task consists of emptying out one ketchup bottle on top of and into another, which somehow prevents them from exploding. But this server…
Bone Broth Supplements .. now in French Vanilla!
Mar 16, 2018 • 1 min
How would you like to have your bone broth and drink it too? Ancient Nutrition, a company best known for its bone broth-based protein supplement powder, just snagged a $103 million investment. The funding round was led by private equity firm VMG partners…
Byte Smart Fridge vs. The Vending Machine
Mar 15, 2018 • 1 min
It’s hard to get amped about the food options inside an office building. Unless you work for a Google-like company and get subsidized or free meals, you’re probably stuck with vending machines. And we all know Fig Newtons do not a healthy lunch make.
Weight Watchers meal-kits without the delivery
Mar 14, 2018 • 1 min
Weight Watchers is trying to carve out a space in the meal kit market-they’re just skipping the whole delivery bit.
Insect-Protein Bar Maker Exo Gives Bugs a Boost
Mar 13, 2018 • 1 min
Last week, Aspire Food Group announced that it had acquired Exo, a company that makes protein bars from crickets. Exo will, under the terms of the acquisition, become Aspire’s consumer-facing brand. Aspire’s Aketta line, which launched in 2016, will be…
Print Your Own Food .. For A Price
Mar 12, 2018 • 1 min
While the big 3D printing companies have yet to deliver on food printing, a small Spanish startup called Natural Machines has been quietly working on a 3D food printer for five years and started shipping it in small batches in the last couple of years.
VitaCup Serves Up Vitamins
Mar 9, 2018 • 1 min
We normally think of caffeine and vitamins as coming from two different sources in the morning. The folks at VitaCup think otherwise, and they have a product that could change the rest of our minds, too. The company makes Keurig-compatible coffee and tea…
Make your own hooch!
Mar 8, 2018 • 1 min
Ever want to distill your own spirits? That job may have gotten a little easier, at least if you own a PicoBrew brewing appliance. That’s because the company announced they’ve started shipping the PicoStill, an add-on to the Pico brewing appliance that…
Robot Shopping Carts
Mar 7, 2018 • 2 min
Yesterday, U.S. Patent No. 9,908,760 B2 was awarded to Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. for “Shopping facility assistance systems, devices and methods to drive movable item containers.” Translation, robot shopping carts could be making their way to Walmart.
Verb Energy’s Human Touch
Mar 6, 2018 • 1 min
When dealing with any type of customer service online these days, I just assume that I’m talking with a chatbot. Companies like chatbots because they take the place of actual people who need things like paychecks, healthcare, etc. But if you reorder…
Vivino the wine app
Feb 27, 2018 • 2 min
It’s a good day for wine lovers (and wannabe lovers) everywhere. Vivino, the world’s most downloaded wine app and largest online wine marketplace, just raised $20 million in series C funding.
Amazon’s mind reading ordering app
Feb 26, 2018 • 1 min
You know the time between when you order a meal for delivery or takeout and when it arrives? The ‘hanger gap’? Well, Amazon wants to eliminate that waiting time between when you get hungry and when the food arrives by predicting exactly when you want to…
Grocery packing robots to the rescue!
Feb 23, 2018 • 2 min
We already know that robots can harvest our crops, cook us a medium-rare cheeseburger, bring us our takeout, and even make us a cappuccino (extra foam). In fact, it seems that every time we turn around there’s another story about some company making…
The Tale of Chef’d and The Slow Cooker
Feb 22, 2018 • 2 min
What do you get when you take a meal kit marketplace, cover it with the contents of a can of Cream of Mushroom, and let the two simmer over low? Probably something like this new partnership between Chef’d and Campbell’s.
Growtainer growing on-site produce
Feb 21, 2018 • 1 min
For just about a year now, Central Market in Dallas has tested out offering produce that was grown on-site in a Growtainer. Evidently, that partnership has gone so well that Central Market is making the relationship more permanent and expanding it with…
Here Comes A New Sugar
Feb 20, 2018 • 2 min
Though it sounds like a hardcore street narcotic in some rain-soaked cyberpunk noir story (apologies, I’ve been binging Altered Carbon), Nucane, a new sugar product, is actually quite sweet. And if it works as promised, the sweetest part could be a new…
Flippy Robot To Flip More Burgers
Feb 16, 2018 • 1 min
Miso Robotics, the company behind Flippy, the hamburger flipping robot, announced today that it has raised a $10 million Series B round, led by Acacia Research. In a press release, Miso said it will use the new funding to expand its suite of kitchen…
The Noisy Restaurant App
Feb 14, 2018 • 2 min
One of the more frustrating elements that crops up in bad restaurant experiences is noise.
Machine Learning For Fish
Feb 12, 2018 • 2 min
It was estimated at one point that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson ate upwards of 821 pounds of cod per year. He’s certainly an outlier, but as global demands for seafood increase, fish farms are rising to meet that challenge, with the aquaculture market…
Dairy Farmers Meet Machine Learning
Feb 9, 2018 • 1 min
There is a milk glut in the U.S.. Technology has allowed dairy farmers to produce more milk than ever, but all this abundance has caused milk prices to plummet. It’s getting so bad that some farmers face selling off their cows. While technology helped…
2 Hour Delivery Is Here!
Feb 8, 2018 • 1 min
Amazon and Whole Foods today announced that they are rolling out two-hour delivery, in a move that ratchets up the ongoing retailer battle royale over who can get you your groceries fastest.
The New PicoBrew Z
Feb 7, 2018 • 1 min
Today PicoBrew teased the release of a new beer brewing appliance called the PicoBrew Z.
Connecting Excess Food To Non-Profits
Feb 5, 2018 • 2 min
When you talk with startups trying to combat food waste, you hear a common refrain: you can’t get to absolute zero-there will always be some waste in the system. While we may never hit zero food waste, Copia is a software company fighting to get as close…
The Keurig of sodas?
Feb 1, 2018 • 2 min
We have banned the headline “X company hopes to become the Keurig for Y” here at The Spoon. But perhaps we should make an exception since it could literally be applied to today’s news that Keurig Green Mountain plans to buy Dr Pepper Snapple Group in a…
Spoiler Alert!
Jan 31, 2018 • 2 min
Spoiler alert! The enterprise software startup, Spoiler Alert, works to help large food manufacturers, distributors and grocery distribution centers better manage their inventory to help reduce food waste and recoup potentially lost revenue.
Smell-O-Vision is back .. sorta
Jan 30, 2018 • 2 min
Companies that make electronic programming guides have figured out six ways from Sunday to optimize recommendations for what your next binge-watched TV show should be. But what if your TV could recommend shows based on the smell of pizza or curry wafting…
Snacks in your Uber
Jan 25, 2018 • 2 min
There was a strong ethos of community when startups like Lyft and Airbnb helped kickstart the “sharing economy.” Lyft had passengers sit in the front seat and fistbump their drivers, and Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky once remarked that his company was “in the…
Amazon Go is finally a go!
Jan 23, 2018 • 1 min
After more than a year of waiting, Amazon’s mini-mart of the future, Amazon Go, finally opened today in Seattle. With the long-awaited launch, Amazon’s finally gets to test its retail store of the future with real consumers (and not just employees), where…
Dunkin Donuts Mobile Drive-Thru
Jan 22, 2018 • 1 min
Last week, Dunkin’ Donuts cut the ribbon on its “next-generation concept store” in Quincy, MA. The site will act as a pilot store of sorts, where Dunkin’ can test out new store concepts and branding efforts before deciding to roll the changes out to more…
Robots Who Harvest
Jan 19, 2018 • 2 min
Of all the uses for robots, harvesting plants seems like one of the most practical and therefore promising ways to put these machines to work.
Want to buy some wine at your next Airbnb?
Jan 12, 2018 • 1 min
Since Airbnb hosts are really just hotel operators on a micro-scale, it makes sense they’d eventually start to selling things to add to their bottom lines. That’s the idea behind the Qvie, a tiny connected vending machine the size of a small mailbox that…
The Tetra: A new smaller dishwasher
Jan 10, 2018 • 1 min
The reason why the dishwasher is one of those everyday conveniences most of us don’t think about is because we don’t have to; after all, today’s dishwashers pretty much all come in the same size, use roughly the same amount of water, and all take about an…
Supermeat’s Lab-Grown Chicken
Jan 9, 2018 • 1 min
Israeli startup SuperMeat, which is developing lab-grown chicken meat, announced today that it has raised $3 million in seed funding (hat tip to TechCrunch) and formed a partnership with PHW, one of Europe’s largest poultry producers.
Forkable Wants To Save Lunchtime
Jan 5, 2018 • 1 min
If you’ve ever worked for a company that caters buffet-style lunches every day, then you’re familiar with the 11:30 rush. Hordes of people line up in an attempt to get all the good stuff before its gone. Heaven forbid you’re in a meeting that lasts till…
Alexa Is Ready To Help You Cook
Jan 4, 2018 • 1 min
While over 50% of Echos end up in the kitchen, preparing food with Alexa has been stunted by a lack of built-in cooking capability in Amazon’s popular voice assistant. That will soon change.
Use Your Face To Order Burgers
Dec 22, 2017 • 1 min
The Cali Group announced today that it has launched a facial recognition ordering kiosk pilot program at its Pasadena CaliBurger restaurant. The move is another step towards full automation for the quick-service restaurant chain, which debuted Flippy, the…
Smart Kitchen Gift Guide
Dec 21, 2017 • 1 min
Well, you’ve done it. You’ve waited until the last minute to do your Christmas shopping and now it’s here. But don’t worry! Your friends at The Spoon have you covered. Here’s a Smart Kitchen Gift Guide for your favorite cooking companions packed with…
Clustertruck’s new take on food trucks
Dec 19, 2017 • 2 min
ClusterTruck offers a visionary approach to food delivery, despite its somewhat misleading name. Located at the intersection of virtual restaurants, just-in-time ordering, home delivery and fleet management, the Indianapolis-based company recently has…
The Perfect Vegan Gummy Bear
Dec 18, 2017 • 2 min
For hundreds of years, humans have used gelatin to create consumer goods: as a cooking agent, in medicines and cosmetics, and as an essential element of candies like marshmallow and gummy bears. Trouble is, making gelatin basically involves dropping the…
Peapod Introduces Chat-To-Cart
Dec 15, 2017 • 2 min
The grocery delivery space is moving far beyond the task of bringing fresh kale and imported cheese to your doorstep. Merely offering the luxury and convenience of avoiding crowded grocery aisles is no longer enough to woo time-starved consumer, who now…
Target Jumps Into Same Day Delivery
Dec 13, 2017 • 1 min
Retail giant Target announced today that it has acquired same day delivery service Shipt for $550 milliion. It’s a keeping up with the Joneses move for Target as competitors like Amazon, Walmart ramp up the race to get you your groceries fastest.
NadaMoo! and plant-based desserts
Dec 12, 2017 • 1 min
When the folks NadaMoo! started making their coconut milk ice cream for friends and family in 2004, word got around so fast the company had a presence in Whole Foods just one year later.
Restrict Those Robots!
Dec 8, 2017 • 1 min
Before robots can rise up and take over the world, they will need to overcome… municipal laws. Case in point, San Francisco, where the Board of Supervisors voted to enact tight restrictions on the use of delivery robots in the city.
Amazon Wants To Know What’s In Your Garden
Dec 6, 2017 • 1 min
While everyone knows Amazon wants in our front door, now it looks like now the tech giant may also want to know what’s going on in the backyard.
Virtual Burritos
Dec 5, 2017 • 2 min
Restaurant delivery service has steadily improved over the years, thanks to the likes of Seamless, Postmates, and UberEats. But it’s only been relatively recently that restaurants have begun to think of delivery as a primary business model, rather than an…
Vineyard Robots To The Rescue
Dec 4, 2017 • 1 min
We often think of winemaking as an art. A mysterious dark art that only a few have mastered. But the truth of it is, winemaking is farming, and robots are becoming an increasingly important part of any farm - even for historic French vineyards dating back…
Blue Apron CEO Change Up
Dec 1, 2017 • 0 min
Blue Apron announced yesterday that its board of directors has replaced Co-Founder Matt Salzberg as President and CEO with Brad Dickerson, the company’s CFO.
Tofu Booze!
Nov 30, 2017 • 1 min
A team of researchers at the National University of Singapore (NUS) just one-upped everyone else by transforming unwanted leftovers into a boozy beverage.
Albertsons announces Instacart
Nov 29, 2017 • 1 min
Albertsons announced a deal today that will have Instacart providing same day grocery delivery for more than 1,800 of its stores by the middle of next year.
Making a case for Alt-Sugar
Nov 28, 2017 • 2 min
Unless your home is a remote cave, you’ll know there are tons of questions around how to best reduce the amount of sugar we consume-especially when it comes to the added sugar that’s in everything from soup to salad dressings.
What Connected Appliances Know
Nov 27, 2017 • 1 min
It’s safe to say that nearly every major appliance and housewares brand is well aware of the transformative impact that data can have on their business.
Beyond The Stick: New Sous Vide Options For 2018
Nov 25, 2017 • 3 min
The last few years, sous vide has largely been about ‘the stick’. But now there are some new options that give sous vide enthusiasts new options beyond the immersion circulator. Check out our article at The Spoon about new options for sous vide in 2018…
Amazon Key Opening The Door To In-Home Delivery
Nov 17, 2017 • 1 min
Research firm, Rhino Security Labs, uncovered a flaw in the system that would allow a delivery person to hack the connected camera and create a freeze frame of the door shut after they leave.
AmazonFresh Working With Allrecipes
Nov 16, 2017 • 1 min
Today Allrecipes announced they have embedded AmazonFresh shopping capability into their top recipes.
Artificial Intelligence Meets Beer
Nov 15, 2017 • 1 min
Global beer maker Carlsberg is using artificial intelligence (AI) to improve the business of making its product.
Next-Gen Drinking Machine Contest
Nov 14, 2017 • 0 min
FirstBuild, the idea incubator and microfactory from GE, and the company behind the popular Opal Nugget Ice Maker, is hoping to crowdsource a drink machine that could go directly in your sink.
A Coffee Mug From The Future!
Nov 10, 2017 • 1 min
It’s cliche at this point to make fun of the overabundance of “connected” items (like a fork). But from the looks of this Co.Design piece, the new Ember connected coffee mug might actually be… useful?
VR Helping Robots Cook
Nov 9, 2017 • 1 min
Robots are playing an increasingly large role in restaurants, in fact they are expected to become mainstream there by 2025.
Mealhero to the rescue!
Nov 7, 2017 • 1 min
Mealhero, a two-year old startup based in Belgium, wants to have overcome these issues through a combination of frozen food plus connected high-tech steamer, and have taken to Kickstarter to expand their European footprint.
Is Amazon making a fridge?
Nov 6, 2017 • 1 min
Is Amazon working on a refrigerator? Maybe. Recent patent applications suggest the company is researching advanced refrigerator technology around spoilage detection while they also expand efforts to help you order groceries and have them delivered inside…
Augmented Reality For Your Kitchen
Nov 3, 2017 • 1 min
Amazon released augmented reality (AR) capabilities through its iOS app yesterday that allow consumers to place virtual versions of objects in real world settings through their phones.
Introducing The Forktula!
Nov 1, 2017 • 1 min
Two guys from Canada have come up with a solution by combining the fork and a spatula to create: The Forktula!
Robot Hosts and Netflix-y Dining
Oct 31, 2017 • 1 min
Human-less restaurants may be stumbling a bit in their infancy, but a recent survey from Oracle predicts that robots and virtual reality will become mainstream in the restaurant biz by 2025.
3D Printed Food That’s Good For You
Oct 30, 2017 • 2 min
The Yissum Research Development Company of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem just introduced a 3D-printing technology that would allow for “personalized” food options via 3D printing.
Kid Friendly Meal Kits
Oct 27, 2017 • 1 min
One way Yumble differentiate itself is by sending meals that are already cooked, so all you have to do is re-heat them.
Drinkstagrammers
Oct 25, 2017 • 2 min
In recent years, the bars, mixology pros, and independent distilleries began posting pictures of brightly colored cocktails, the recipes for making them, and accouterments like diamond-shaped ice cubes, and it wasn’t long before the everyman jumped…
GardenSpace Kicking Garden Gnomes To The Curb
Oct 23, 2017 • 1 min
Move over garden gnomes. GardenSpace, a new smart watering-camera-deterrent device for your garden on Kickstarter, is looking to stake a claim in garden beds to help home food growers improve their bounty.
Lunch Kiosks To The Rescue!
Oct 20, 2017 • 1 min
When you only have an hour for lunch, you really don’t want to spend most of that in line waiting. Portland, Maine-based Veebie is trying to solve this issue with mobile self-service kiosks that hold pre-ordered food for people to quickly pick up during…
Leonardo DiCaprio Makes a Titanic Investment in Pea-Protein
Oct 19, 2017 • 1 min
This week Hollywood star and active environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio announced his involvement as an investor in Beyond Meat, a startup that’s using pea protein to create burger patties.
Levitating Your Food
Oct 18, 2017 • 2 min
TastyFloats uses two-phased arrays of low-cost ultrasonic transducers opposite each other form a standing wave of ultrasound between them, and very small amounts of liquids and solids can be suspended in the nodes of the wave. So to reiterate .. this is…
Food Emoji Menus
Oct 17, 2017 • 2 min
Fine-dining restaurant Dallas Fish Market recently held a $65-per-person dinner event, but it wasn’t the watermelon lobster or sesame-seed ice creams that were the main hit. It was a menu written entirely in emojis.
Disrupting The Ice Cream Cone
Oct 16, 2017 • 2 min
Verū is using a patent-protected flash-freezing technology to make ice cream pops that are low-calorie and additive free but actually taste good.
Are Universal Personalized Food Profiles The Next Big Thing?
Oct 13, 2017 • 5 min
The potential applications for a personal and portable food data profile that travels with us as we traverse our various food experiences are intriguing. Hear Future Market and Alpha Food Labs founder Mike Lee talk about the opportunity to create data…
New Device For Making Grocery Lists
Oct 9, 2017 • 1 min
Successfully competing against Amazon in one of their core strengths takes a mix of gumption and, perhaps, even a bit of naïveté. But that is exactly what Chicago-based Lystr wants to do
AI To Help With Food Consumption
Oct 6, 2017 • 1 min
As the saying goes, you “lose weight in the kitchen and get fit at the gym.” Today, a new company called Klue launched itself and announced its new gesture sensing and analytics technology to help you with the consumption part of that equation.
Celebrities Getting In The Food Game
Oct 4, 2017 • 2 min
We’re seeing celebrities enter the food world as proper business owners. Whether it’s by operating franchises, partnering with a known third-party brand or chef, or owning a food brand, celebrities see hands-on entry into the food business and the new…
Could Digestible Sensors Reduce Food Waste?
Oct 2, 2017 • 2 min
A group of researchers led by Giovanni Salvatore at ETH Zurich have developed a biocompatible microsensor that can be directly applied to food and is safe to eat.
Lover or Hater of Marmite? Facial Recognition To The Rescue!
Sep 29, 2017 • 2 min
The makers of Marmite, a savory spread popular in the U.K., is one of those products consumers either love or hate. Capitalizing on this binary reaction, Unilever has begun a scientific project in the guise of a clever marketing campaign-The Marmite Gene…
Use Tech To Get A Table
Sep 28, 2017 • 3 min
Ever have trouble getting a table? A company in Virginia wants to fix that problem. Last week, Waitbusters Dining unveiled Digital Diner, an all-in-one restaurant-management platform for front of house. As its name suggests, the main focus here is using…
A New Twist On Tea
Sep 27, 2017 • 1 min
Want to make a great cup of tea? Try using ultrasonic extraction. That’s the plan at least for the tea entrepreneurs behind Teamosa, a new high-tech teamaker currently raising funds on Kickstarter.
Augmented Reality Paired Up With Food
Sep 26, 2017 • 2 min
There are (AR) apps for overlaying where nearby WiFi signals are centered, and apps that help surface unseen nearby locations and attractions to visit. Now, food production is set for transformative developments thanks to AR.
Become a home mixologist with Shaker and Spoon!
Sep 21, 2017 • 2 min
With alcohol-delivery services becoming the norm, it’s time to take the next step in the evolution of the online drink: cocktail-making kits delivered to your door.
Let Artificial Intelligence Help You With Your Next Meal
Sep 20, 2017 • 2 min
Artificial intelligence (AI) and the future of food have been on convergent paths for some time now, and AI-driven technologies with recipes at the core are proliferating.
The Internet Now Comes In Different Flavors
Sep 19, 2017 • 1 min
While replicating flavor through sensors is a ways off still from becoming the norm, one startup offers a simpler way to taste what’s online: 3D popsicles.
Let’s Play A Game Of Dinner
Sep 18, 2017 • 3 min
What if cooking utensils were game controllers?
The Bodega Backlash
Sep 16, 2017 • 3 min
Two ex-Googlers debuted their new startup which is intended to replace the corner convenience store. It didn’t go so well.
Baby Likes It Fresh
Sep 13, 2017 • 3 min
After becoming a father, Santiago Merea wasn’t happy with the baby food he found at the supermarket. He decided to do something about it and Raised Real was born.
Bosch wants to put a molecular food scanner into your fridge
Sep 12, 2017 • 2 min
Imagine scanning food with a sensor built into the fridge door to get a reading on calories, nutrients and more. If Bosch has their way, that dream may soon be a reality.
See food: what food vision can tell you about your food
Sep 11, 2017 • 3 min
Advances in visual search technology offer great promise for the future of food in a wide range of applications.
Getting to know your food with Augmented Transparency
Sep 8, 2017 • 1 min
Augmented Transparency is technology-often a group of technologies working together-that gives us more in-depth information about our food: what’s in it, where it comes from, the resources used to produce it, and so on.
Mykie the helpful kitchen robot
Sep 7, 2017 • 1 min
Mykie lets users receive step to step recipe preparation instructions, search the web, and watch videos of pro cooks preparing food.
Blockchain technology and the food industry
Sep 6, 2017 • 1 min
Blockchain technology could have a transformative impact on the food industry.
Frigondas wants to bring flash freezing to the home
Sep 5, 2017 • 1 min
A startup out of Korea by the name of Frigondas debuted a flash-freezer/microwave product that can take food from room temperature to negative four degrees Fahrenheit in about six minutes! Read the full story:…
How One Startup Is Bringing Tech To World of Food Trucks
Sep 4, 2017 • 0 min
The consumer-facing Bistro Planet app saves customers time and guesswork by letting them locate trucks in real time, then places, pay for, and track an order all in one place.
Maker of $400 Juicer Goes Outta Biz
Sep 3, 2017 • 2 min
Juicero raised nearly $120 million to become the Keurig for cold-pressed juice, but ever since a Bloomberg article showed you can squeeze their packs with your hands, they became an object of Internet mockery.
This startup wants to use meal kits to help food insecure households
Sep 2, 2017 • 1 min
A startup in Chicago called KitcheNet wants to drive the meal kit in a new direction by combining it with the buyer-club concept to get fresher, healthier food into food-insecure areas.
Cooking with radio waves
Aug 31, 2017 • 1 min
Miele has unveiled the Dialog, a new wall oven powered by RF solid state cooking technology.
Let’s hack a glass of wine
Aug 31, 2017 • 3 min
Ava winery is creating synthetic wine molecule by molecule, without grapes, vineyards or even fermentation.
Robot beer from Down Under
Aug 30, 2017 • 3 min
Australia’s biggest beer maker is creating a beer robot…for your home.
The future of vending machines
Aug 30, 2017 • 2 min
Tired of Funyuns for lunch? Good news: A new crop of startups is rethinking the office vending machine to offer more fresh food choices for cubicle dwellers.