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If he takes the Uber job, Expedia CEO will walk into a much less diverse company
To be sure, there are many different ways to measure progress in terms of diversity and inclusion — including the intersection of race and gender, the stratification of roles and policies like family...
9 ways Amazon's Alexa can help with back to school
It's August, which means summer break is coming to (or has already come to) an abrupt and unwanted end. Switching back to a daily school routine after a few months of freedom is always tough.Here are nine...
Having a cigarette may make your body crave coffee too
Smoking more is likely to make you drink more coffeefStop Images GmbH/Alamy Stock PhotoBy Jessica HamzelouFancy a coffee after that cigarette? Smoking makes you drink more caffeinated drinks, possibly...
Judge sanctions lawyer for throwing coffee at opposing counsel
EnlargeGetty Images reader comments 22 Share this story A lawyer representing artificial intelligence startup Loop AI Labs in a trade secrets dispute will have to pay $250 for allegedly throwing an iced...
The gadget for the perfect coffee
This battery powered coffee cup has a base is turned to set your ideal coffee. Picture: At CES in Las Vegas coffee is generally a permanent requirement, the problem is that in the US it generally is very...
At steep price, startup bets on tea market
Monica Shih has a pasta maker, an air fryer, a deep fryer, an ice cream machine and a popcorn maker in her kitchen. Backed with $17 million in venture capital funding, Teforia hopes to be a trailblazer...
What a lot of people get wrong about the infamous 1994 McDonald’s hot coffee lawsuit
It's treated as a classic example of judicial overreach and greed: A woman, driving in her car while holding McDonald's coffee between her legs, spills some of the coffee on herself. Inflicted with some...
The worst Christmas gift money can buy
Here's how to make the perfect cappuccino with Nescaf�'s red mug machine. Courtesy: YouTube/NESCAF� Australia & New Zealand This product is made specifically for instant coffee, hmmmmmm. OPINION: IT’S...
Pigs and humans share a cognitive bias
Enlarge / That'll do, pig. reader comments 1 Share this story It turns out that pigs make arbitrary decisions for some of the same reasons humans do. They get moody and peevish, and they allow those feelings...
What the germs on your smartphone say about you
By analyzing chemicals, molecules and germs on people’s smartphones, researchers say they were able to get a good idea of users’ habits and lifestyles.This included aspects such as diet, medications, hygiene...
“They thought we were building a death ray”: Meet Colorado’s solar java roasters
Enlarge / Mike Harktop checks the beans in his solar roaster.Megan Geuss reader comments 6 Share this story PUEBLO, CO—Even if you park a few blocks away from the Solar Roast Coffee building, you can...
Starbucks plans to double stores in China in 5 years
Starbucks is pushing ahead with its expansion into mainland China, saying Wednesday it’s on track to have 5,000 stores by 2021, more than doubling the number of its coffee shops in the country. Among...
Starbucks moves into ‘content creation’ with digital series
NEW YORK — Starbucks wants to tell stories about inspiring Americans, marking the coffee chain’s latest push to deepen its relationship with customers and cast itself as a positive force on social issues....
Benefits of drinking coffee outweigh risks, review suggests
Coffee is enjoyed by millions of people every day and the 'coffee experience' has become a staple of our modern life and culture. While the current body of research related to the effects of coffee consumption...
Coffee no longer comes with cancer warning—it may actually prevent it
trophygeekDespite brimming data showing that drinking coffee can be good for your health, there has been a lingering black stain on the popular drink’s reputation—the 1991 assessment by the World Health...
Finally, an alarm clock that greets you with coffee
How soon after waking up do you like your morning coffee? If your answer is "before I wake up," then the Barisieur may be for you. The "designer coffee and tea alarm clock" will gently rouse you from...
Nitro cold-berw coffee, Periscope comment moderators
Starbucks is jumping on the nitro cold-brew bandwagon, with plans to introduce nitrogen-infused cold-brew coffee on tap in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle and other cities this summer. Cold-brew coffee,...
FirstBuild launches Pique, a faster cold brew coffee maker for the home
GE’s gadget invention partner FirstBuild is launching a cold brew coffee maker for the home called Pique. Coffee has turned from daily routine into somewhat of an art form in the last few years...
Hipster ambient-noise generator hints at beards, high-end coffee - CNET
Enlarge ImageBring the sounds of a coffee house with you wherever you go. Screenshot by Amanda Kooser/CNET I'm standing here at my desk in my raw-denim jeans, drinking extra-dark-roast coffee I lovingly...
Miele CM6310 Countertop Coffee System review - CNET
A cool two grand is a lot to spend on any kitchen gadget let alone a home espresso machine, but if you can justify the splurge, then strongly consider the $2,000 Miele CM6310 Countertop Coffee System...
There's now an Amazon Dash button for Trojan condoms - CNET
Someone in America probably wants all four of these buttons, right? Amazon Buying more Doritos at the simple push of a button sounds like an awfully dangerous idea. Let's hope Amazon knows what it's doing....
Coffee chains step up sophistication
Spurred by the popularity of boutique coffee purveyors, Starbucks and other chains are taking steps to appeal to the growing ranks of coffee aficionados. While Starbucks Corp. isn’t offering that level...
Forget the freezer, this is how you should be storing your coffee - CNET
When it comes to storing coffee, everyone has their own opinion about how to do it best. Some people keep the coffee in the can or bag and leave it in the cabinet. Some vacuum seal it and throw it in the...
You can thank diverse yeasts for that coffee and chocolate
Humans have put yeast to work for thousands of years to make bread, beer, and wine. Wild strains of yeast are also found in the natural fermentations that are essential for chocolate and coffee production....
Philz brings slow-coffee philosophy to East Coast
Philz Coffee founder Phil Jaber at the company's location in the Dogpatch neighborhood of San Francisco.(Photo: John Shinal/Special for USA TODAY) Philz Coffee has thrived in San Francisco for four decades...
Here's a mug that brews its own coffee, tea
Have you ever stared at an empty coffee mug and wished you had just one more cup? Well, the same thought came to Joseph Hyman when he was in the University of Maryland, Baltimore County library a few...
Caffeine in the 21st century: A review of four delivery methods
Forget drones, 3D printing and virtual reality headsets. The future is really all about new ways to get caffeine into your system. Remember back in the dark ages of the last century when, if you wanted...
How to make coffee when you have no coffee maker - CNET
Taylor Martin/CNET So you broke your coffee maker. It happens. After all, they're usually made of fragile glass or ceramic. They're bound to break sooner or later.So how do you continue to make coffee...
Drinking six cups of coffee a day 'slashes risk of multiple sclerosis'
In both studies, people were asked about their coffee consumption and how long they had been drinking coffee for. The researchers then estimated coffee intake at and before the start of MS symptoms in...
App that recognizes objects with AI raises $54M
An augmented reality (AR) and artificial intelligence (AI) start-up has raised $54 million, with the investment fund of the Malaysian government jumping on board. British firm Blippar has created an app...
Nespresso Prodigio Release Date, Price and Specs - CNET
Sur La Table The idea of a smart coffee maker isn't new, but a device that combines an app-connected machine with the convenience of coffee pods surprisingly hasn't happened yet, until now. Meet the $249...
This Little Bluetooth Sensor Shouts The Second Anyone Tries To Move Your Stuff
Uh oh. You’re three cups of coffee into a busy work day, and you’re starting to get the ol’ caffeine rumble gut. But you don’t want to give up your prime table at the coffee...
4 things to make with a Keurig beyond just coffee - CNET
Keurigs and other single-cup coffee makers simplify the coffee-making process to a single button press. But when you break it down, all they really do is heat up water to nearly boiling and shoot that...
Hack your coffee maker to start brewing the moment you wake up - CNET
Coffee makers like the Keurig have had the ability to power on and begin heating the water on a set schedule for years now. It's incredibly convenient to wake up to hot water, pop in a pod, push a button...
A single drink sold in Starbucks contains 25 teaspoons of sugar
Hot drinks sold in British coffee shops can contain up to 25 teaspoons of sugar, the equivalent of three cans of Coca Cola or seven chocolate biscuits.Action for Sugar, which surveyed the UK's high street...
How to make Keurig coffee when you're out of K-Cups - CNET
Taylor Martin/CNET Keurig and other single-cup, one-button-press coffee makers aren't exactly known for amazing coffee. Rather, they're praised for their convenience.But what happens when you're out of...
High price of our coffee addiction
Our coffee addiction has a high price. Picture: Tony Gough AUSSIES love their coffee but we could be paying a high price for our addiction. AUSSIES love their coffee but we could be paying a high price...
The science behind a good cup of coffee
AmandaCoffee is one of the most popular drinks worldwide, with countless cups of the dark, alluring elixir brewed up each day. And, lucky for those coffee-guzzlers out there, mounting data suggest it’s...
6 things you can carbonate with your SodaStream - CNET
Taylor Martin/CNET SodaStream machines are popular for a reason. Not only do they cut down on costs of buying sodas or carbonated water from the grocery store, they can also be a lot of fun if you're...
Electrolux Expressionist Thermal Coffee Maker Release Date, Price and Specs - CNET
Enlarge ImageThe Electrolux Expressionist certainly looks pricey. Tyler Lizenby/CNET A general rule of thumb is that quality coffee makers don't come cheap. Electrolux hopes its new $150 Expressionist...
Philips Saeco GranBaristo Avanti
I love to drink espresso, but making it at home requires some finesse. You don't need any special skill to use the Philips Saeco GranBaristo Avanti, however, a high-tech coffee machine that makes it easy to...
Astro-barista: Watch how coffee gets made on the space station - CNET
Enlarge ImageTim Peake enjoys a quick brew on the space station. Video screenshot by Amanda Kooser/CNET When you're in orbit around Earth, you can't just pop down to the local coffeehouse and order up...
Ripple Maker can put your face in your coffee
It's kinda nice when baristas draw little things like hearts or leaves in the foam on your cappuccino. There's a chance, however, that those designs may be going the way of cave paintings. That's because...
Strange but true: Coffee-loving bug immune to caffeine buzz
Coffee-loving bug immune to caffeine buzz If you think your caffeine addiction is serious, you've probably never heard of the coffee berry borer. The coffee berry borer is a plague beetle that chomps through...
Found: A healthy way to make coffee
BOSTON: Scientists have developed a new method of roasting green coffee beans that could enhance the health benefits of the brew. Dan Perlman from Brandeis University in US is developing the flour milled...
Bonaverde Plans To Reinvent The Way You Drink Coffee
Bonaverde co-founder Hans Stier took the stage this week at CES to give us an update on his company. As a reminder, Bonaverde raised nearly $700,000 on Kickstarter a few years ago for a coffee machine...
Coffee flour offers a potentially healthier way of enjoying java
Two decades ago, Brandeis biophysicist Dan Perlman '68 and nutritionist K.C. Hayes developed the "healthy fats" blend in the Smart Balance buttery spread. Perlman has now come up with a new invention –...
Voyeur secretly filmed 3000 people
George Thomas has been sentenced to four years in jail and will be on the sex offenders register for life. Picture: Metropolitan Police. A MAN who secretly filmed more than 3000 men, women and children...
Coffee grind size: Why it matters and what you should be using - CNET
Taylor Martin/CNET Making better coffee at home is spending a little extra time on a few, simple steps, such as using the correct temperature water, weighing coffee instead measuring by volume, and grinding...
Caffeine-spiked peanut butter offers a bittersweet buzz
Beth MoleLast month, New York Senator Charles Schumer brought to our attention the existence of caffeinated peanut butter, which immediately seemed like something we should try. Of course, that was probably...
De’Longhi PrimaDonna Elite aims to make app-erfect cup of coffee
De'Longhi's new PrimaDonna Elite will pretty much put a coffee shop in your kitchen. It can produce hundreds of different styles, lets users save their preferences, and can be controlled via a mobile...
After flagging sales, Keurig goes private with $13.9 billion from JAB Holding
This message may have driven many Keurig users to vote with their dollars. But now Keurig is getting an infusion of private money.Ryan LaneIn the finance world today, everyone is abuzz with the news of...
Keurig, maker of single-cup coffee machines, is being sold
A billionaire European family is on a caffeine-fueled binge to roll up the global coffee industry, with a huge bet announced Monday: a $13.9 billion acquisition of Keurig Green Mountain. Keurig has had...
Daily Briefing, Dec. 8
JAB, which will lead an investor group to acquire Keurig, already has a controlling stake in Peet’s Coffee & Tea, which bought Stumptown Coffee Roasters this year, as well as the Caribou Coffee Co., Espresso...
7 tech kitchen gifts for $50 or less
With food so central to the holidays, the festive period practically revolves around the kitchen. Read on if you're looking for a gift that's a little out of the ordinary and won't break the bank.A lock...
Caffeinated toothpaste will bring brushing buzz - CNET
Enlarge Image"Power Toothpaste gives you a rush while you brush," is the slogan of this new kind of tooth cleaner that promises to get you going in the morning. Power Toothpaste From the category of "what...
Weed-infused coffee the new cuppa of joy
It was during an endless drive home from a camping trip that American entrepreneur Adam Stites came up with his latest product. "What would happen if I infused heavy cream with cannabis, then mixed it...
This machine turns coffee waste into energy
This article was first published in the December 2015 issue of WIRED magazine. Be the first to read WIRED's articles in print before they're posted online, and get your hands on loads of additional content...
Behmor Connected Coffee Brewer Release Date, Price and Specs - CNET
Play Web-connected coffee brewers seem to be synonymous with the idea of the smart home. Unfortunately products that have actually come to market are few and far between. In fact the only smart coffee...
Krups EA9010 review - CNET
Making cafe-quality espresso shots at home has always required high-end hardware. Add in the convenience of automation and you can expect to pay even more. Case in point is the $2,500 Krups EA9010 (£999.95)...
I regard the brain as a computer which will stop working when its component fail. There is no heaven or afterlife for broken-down computers. That is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark