Here's a solution to a problem that's been dogging mankind since the very first caveman figured out fire makes food taste good: Grandpa's FireFork. Sure, this could have been invented in the Iron Age, but it wasn't. Or if it was, it was lost to time. Which is perhaps why it is named as it is named. Grandpas all across the land tend to impart a certain wisdom you cannot find anywhere else. If anyone knows how to tame fire, it's the family elders--those who sit in rocking chairs chewing straw and jibber-jabbering about the … Read more
In a story on PC Pro, Nvidia architect John Montrym (whose name was incorrectly spelled "Mottram") quoted my recent blog post on Larrabee as concluding that "the 'large' Larrabee in 2010 will have roughly the same performance as a 2006 GPU from Nvidia or ATI."
Alas, this isn't really what I said or meant.
What I actually described as equating to "the performance of a 2006-vintage...graphics chip" was a performance standard defined by Intel itself--running the game F.E.A.R. at 60 fps in 1,600 x 1,200-pixel resolution with four-sample antialiasing.
Intel used this figure for some comparisons of rendering performance. If Larrabee ran at 1GHz, for example, Intel's figures show that… Read more
Oh. My. GOSH. That's really all I could get out when I first saw this incredible gadget. It's the kind of thing that really needs to be in every kitchen in the world. It's a bit like TiVo--yes, you've lived these many years without it, but from the moment you know it exists, you have to have it. And you can't imagine life without it.
What is it?
It's Octodog's Frankfurter Converter, and it will change your life--or at least your hot dog's. Just stick your favorite brand of hot dog into … Read more
On today's show, we're joined by two of the girls from NewYork.com! Wilson's sick, but he misses out on an insane show filled with the girls drooling over Michael Phelps, even more slanted eye pictures, Nintendo bikinis, Apple store nightmares, and a possible NewYork.com/404 meetup!? Listen for more details!
Wilson can't make it to the show today so we replace him with two of the fantastic ladies from NewYork.com! "Broadway Baby" Hillary and "Soho Hot" Amanda are a real treat to have in the studio, especially for the … Read more
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I've had hot dogs on the brain all week. Yesterday, I posted about a Kwik-E-Mart style rotisserie griller available for home use and the day before I was all about a hot dog vending machine. Maybe it's because it's All-Star week, or because July is the official high tide of hot doggery. The Fourth of July weekend is the big hot dog day with an estimated 155 million dogs devoured. Whatever the reason for my hot dog affliction, there's no reason to stop celebrating as it is National Hot Dog Month after all.
Combination appliances abound, … Read more
With memories of the last All Star game at Yankee Stadium already fading, I consider it my patriotic duty to remind everybody to eat their hot dogs. While I may not have an expressed written consent from MLB to disseminate the accounts and descriptions of the game, I can tell you it is over, and it was long. Now that we have passed the Midsummer Classic, the hot days will start to slowly drift away. Don't forget to carry hot dogs along with you into the turning of the seasons.
While it doesn't seem to be an immediate threat to your friendly, neighborhood hot dog stand, a hot dog vending machine could someday be coming to a corner near you. Or to an industrial complex. Or to the supermarket. Or to wherever vending machines happen to congregate. The Hot Choice fully-automated vending machine, created by KRH Thermal, promises to provide a freshly-cooked hot meal in 90 seconds. Clearly, vending is not just for cans of soda and bags of chips any longer.
My least favorite part about having people over for dinner is deciding how to time my entrees. I generally end up having to stow one or two things in the oven as the others are finishing up, and by the time everyone is served, the food is dried out and, in the end, room temperature anyway.
Keeping your food hot or cold is more than just complicated; it's also a problem that's necessary to solve to ensure your safety. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, food that is left out for more than four hours … Read more
I remember the first time I saw the pod coffee machines, I thought they were ridiculous. I've worked in loose tea shops where tea bags are generally seen as over-processed cheap imitations of the real deal, and so the similarly-shaped coffee "pods" touted by the first single-cup pod coffeemakers instantly made it to the top of my "not worth it" gadget list. I'm a religious coffee drinker, and something about those tea bag-like coffee pods was very off-putting.
Fast-forward to several months later during a visit to my sister's house. After waking up … Read more