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ChillChaser adds a little entertainment to outdoor heating

By - November 16, 2009 7 Pictures
As winter approaches, it’s hard to reconcile with the fact that it won’t be long before it’s too cool for outdoor entertaining. A range of outdoor heaters from UK company ChillChaser, might have you enjoying the great outdoors for many more months. The heaters generate warmth from patented carbon fiber tubes which, according to the company, reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 50% when compared to gas-powered heaters and the latest model, Poseidon, features an inbuilt media player and speakers. Read More
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Rihanna kitchen scales with in-built iPod dock

By - November 16, 2009 3 Pictures
Kitchen scales are essential for making sure your culinary delights turn out as expected. ADE-Germany has included another ingredient in the soon-to-be-released Rihanna model which is squarely aimed at those who like to listen to music while they rattle about in the kitchen. Currently in the prototype phase, the Rihanna kitchen scale is claimed to be the world's first to feature an iPod docking station. A recipe for success or iPod overkill? Read More
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The bathroom scale evolves with wireless and Twitter integration

By - November 12, 2009 3 Pictures
Bathroom scales are one of the more unlikely beneficiaries of the technology revolution and you’ll now find all manner of weird and wacky additions to standard weight readouts – check out Omron’s space-aged number that houses a built-in pedometer for example. Withings has now stepped things up a notch by producing the world’s first WiFi enabled body scale, capable of uploading your vital statistics to a secure webpage or iPhone. Read More
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Dribbling teapot enigma solved

By - October 27, 2009 1 Picture
You may not be entertaining the Queen of England but when pouring someone a cup of tea from a proper teapot it’s annoying, nay embarrassing, when the tea drips down the spout and splashes into the saucer or onto the cucumber sandwiches (well, at least a plate of biscuits). French scientists know this feeling only too well and have employed technology to put an end to this horrendous social faux pas. Read More
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Delta’s Pilar kitchen faucet offers unique touch-technology

By - October 20, 2009 1 Picture
With the rise and rise of celebrity chefs and cooks on our screens, more home cooks are getting down and dirty in the kitchen, which (like it or not) may include using hands as mixing utensils. This is all well and good – until hand-washing time - when it is almost impossible to avoid covering the taps with your latest culinary offering. Help may be at hand - Delta has recently released its Pilar kitchen faucet - which can be turned on or off by a simple tap or touch anywhere on the spout or handle. Read More

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