Items tagged with Food

If you're looking up restaurants on Google, chances are you're hungry -- it doesn't take a leap of faith to come to that conclusion. To help satisfy whatever delectable item or dish you're craving when you search for food, Google now lets you place an order for food directly from its search results, provided the restaurant you're looking up has partnered with one of several delivery services. At the outset, Google has integrated the functionality from half a dozen delivery providers in the U.S., including Seamless, Grubhub, Eat24, Delivery.com, BeyondMenu, and MyPizza.com. This is just the beginning... Read more...
It doesn't take a complicated app or business idea to strike it rich, and some of the most popular apps are so simple, you've probably slapped yourself on the forehead while muttering, 'Why didn't I think of that?!' Just look at GrubHub. It's a food delivery service that grabs your grub from local hubs and brings it to you. That simple concept resulted in record revenues of $61.9 million for the company's fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2014. "GrubHub delivered strong third quarter results featuring record revenues and adjusted EBITDA driven by growth in all of our key business metrics," said... Read more...
Cartoons taught us that robots mainly like to feast on oil, but then again, they also imparted other erroneous lessons, such coyotes being able to survive repeated falls off of cliffs -- beep, beep! Go ahead and color us intrigued, because it turns out robots have a taste for real human food. Or at least some do, such as the one developed in Thailand by Sirapat Pratontep, an expert in nanotechnology. A government-financed organization called the Thai Delicious Committee (yes, seriously) oversaw the development of the taster bot, or as it's more accurately described, an "intelligent robot that measures... Read more...
A lot of things are said to taste like chicken. Snake, for example, is often said to taste like chicken, although we can tell you from experience that its reptile cousin African crocodile does not taste like chicken, and is extremely tough and chewy. What, therefore, would human excrement taste like? A Japanese scientist claims to be able to turn poop into a meat substitute. More precisely, he said he says he can turn sewage mud into a meat substitute. Tokyo Sewage reportedly approached Ikeda to find a solution for a big problem: too much sewage mud. They wanted to know if anything useful could... Read more...
Google, the owners YouTube, have purchased web startup Omnisio, a small company that allows users to easily stitch together videos and mash bits of text over the whole thing. It has the potential to make YouTube videos even worse, or oh-so-much better, depending on your point of view. As you probably guessed, we’re big fans of anything that lets people interact with online video and gives the YouTube community the chance to express themselves in creative ways. New features such as Video Annotations, which allow you to insert comments and information into the video itself, are just one example of... Read more...