I’ve always been one of those to go out and grab a new bit of technology quickly. Like the iPhone or iPad. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not one of those loons that sleeps in the cold for days on end to bag one of Apple’s new items just 24 hours before their next door neighbour has had it delivered by the Royal Mail. After all, I was one of the first people to bring out a food iPhone App – and you seem to love it by the number of downloads, prizes it’s won and comments you send me. I thank you.
One of my friends, not the school teachers as per previous posts (yes they are still driving me insane, please, please go back to school) is an Apple Whizz. Anytime anything of mine out of warranty has broken I’ve brought it to Alan who has fixed it. Alan is away on business at the moment. My Mac died. The drive went bang! I’ve never had issues with Mac’s (both Macintosh / McIntosh??) 4 years of one laptop generally on 24/7 – not bad. I’ve never found a PC that can do that, never mind do what Mac’s do best – they just work. And when running a business, I need them to just work. A trusty old McIntosh eh?
I did not want to have to buy a new one this weekend, but cest la vie. Oh and it’s lovely. Shiny, 15″ with a retina display and speakers that sound like any good nightclub! Apple, superb machine. Well done. I was contemplating writing this week on a piece of paper and pen (and then I forgot how to actually do that!). Do they still sell Tipp-Ex?
The kitchen of the future could have no knives.
A conceptual design submitted to this year’s James Dyson Awards — a competition for young designers to come up with problem-solving inventions — would have cooks placing food in a spherical pod to be cut into custom segments using lasers.
Andrey Kokorin, the concept’s author, wanted to solve for unsanitary kitchen knives as vectors for disease.
Named “Innovative Laser Device For Cutting Of Foodstuff,” the device uses a series of rotating rings lined with electromagnets coordinated by an internal microprocessor to cut food into millimeter-thin slices, segments based on mass or even simple images. Users would select the type of food and the kind of cut via a simple visual menu on the countertop next to the device.
With further development, this could be an essential part of a “smart” kitchen that knows exactly how to clean, cut and cook food safely and quickly.