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Next Job On The Chopping Block: Pizza Delivery Guy. Dominos Is Testing A Pizza Delivery Bot

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There’s a lot of chatter these days about robotization, automation, and the impact it’s going to have on our lives. The reality is, it already has a huge impact, and it’s going to grow. Dominos Australia is testing the DRU, Domino’s Robotic Unit. It’s an automated delivery bot that can roam the streets all by itself, and bring you your order with no human intervention. To avoid hungry hoodlums stealing your food in transit, the compartment can only be unlocked with a smartphone app or a special code you’re given when you place your order. The company already tested the bot with a few customers in one neighbourhood, and everything went well. Don’t expect to see this at your door tomorrow though, since there are a host of regulatory requirements to meet before a fleet can be expanded beyond the prototype shown above. Still, it’s just a matter of time.

[ Press Release ] VIA [ Geek.com ]

Pyro Pop Popcorn Will Burn Your Tastebuds

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Spicy food fiends will look for every opportunity to crank the heat level up. These guys will be stoked to find out about Pyro Pop Popcorn, which are cooked in chili-infused peanut oil. This way the heat isn’t just sprinkled on top, but baked right in. And we’re not talking just a little spicy; they mildest version they have cranks the power up to 100,000–350,000 on the Scoville Scale. They come in three flavours (Red White and Bleu, Salt & Vinegar, and Cheddar Dill) and cost $5 for a 1.6oz. bag.

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The Edible Spoon Maker Makes Edible Spoons

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We’re not sure why anyone would spend money on a machine that makes edible spoons, except for maybe the sheer novelty of it, or an extreme reluctance to wash your utensils. Whatever the case, it seems that such a device is in the making. It uses typical pre-made dough, from the likes of Pillsbury or Pepperidge Farms, and will output a crispy spoon in as little as three minutes. The spoon-shaped surface is non-stick of course, and it’s in every other way like a panini maker. We don’t know how much it’ll cost or even when it’ll be available, but you can sign up on their website to be notified of when it’s closer to launch.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ ThatsNerdALicious ]

Make Your Own Popsicles at Home With The FRIOPOP Bags

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Stick it to the man, and make your own damn popsicles at home. Why settle for highly sugary, artificially flavoured candy when you can cool off from the summertime heat with your own, made-at-home popsicles? The FRIOPOP bags are just, well… popsicle-shaped plastic bags that you can fill up with whatever tasty concoction you want. After a couple hours in the freezer, just unwrap and enjoy. They come in one size, 8oz., but if you want smaller ones, just, you know, fill them up less. And of course, you wouldn’t expect this stuff to be expensive, and you’d be right. It’s $7 for 100.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ TheGreenHead ]

Darth Vader Toothpick Dispenser

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Ok… we said we would stop talking about Star Wars stuff. We know. But how can you resist a Darth Vader toothpick dispenser? The toothpicks stealthily hide in his cape, and every time you need a new one you depress a lever at the back, his outstretched hands reaches in there and returns to the initial position with a new ‘Lightsaber’. It’s a novelty item, sure… but it’s Darth Vader handing out toothpicks, so there’s something a little amusing to see such a powerful character stuck with such a mundane task. It’s $34.95 on pre-order.

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Pizza On Your Gas Stovetop? Yes, It’s Possible

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Getting a good pie requires a few elements, the most important of which is a really hot pizza oven. It’s not ever over that reaches the 600F that usually yield great results, but with the Pizzacraft PC0601 Pizzeria Pronto Stovetop Pizza Oven you’ll get there in 15 minutes flat… as long as you’ve got a gas stovetop. If you do, once the temp is reached, your pie will be baked in as little as 6 minutes!

Most conventional ovens can only achieve temperatures of 500 F and require up to an hour to reach those heats. The Stovetop Pizza Oven can heat up to 600 F in about 15 minutes, allowing you to cook your pizza in as little as 6 minutes. The Stovetop Pizza Oven uses one of your stovetop’s gas burners to reach cooking temperature. Simply place the oven on top of your burner and turn it on. The oven’s heat-efficient design traps and reflects heat to create the optimal pizza-cooking environment. Dual cordierite baking stones absorb the direct heat from the flame and redistribute it evenly, eliminating hot spots. The stones are separated by a layer of air to diffuse heat, and the bottom stone has a cutout for improved airflow. The built-in thermometer lets you know when it’s time to cook, and the moisture vent in the top prevents your pizza from becoming soggy. With the Pizzeria Pronto Stovetop Pizza Oven, you can get pizzeria-perfect pizza in your own home.

The device will yield 12 inch pizzas reliably, and costs a very reasonable $161.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ Werd ]

Took Long Enough: Sriracha To-Go Packets

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We’re not sure why it’s taken this long, but Sriracha is finally releasing to-go packets of its famous, delicious, almost addictive sauce. Over a year ago we told you about the Sriracha2Go Keychain Bottle, and that was pretty cool. But let’s be honest, who’s going to really carry some hot sauce on their keychain? So it makes a lot more sense to get these, which come in boxes of 50 or 200, for $15 or $35 respectively.

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Japanese Company Makes Sliced Chocolate

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Your cheese (or cheese “product”) comes in convenient, individually-wrapped slices. So why not do the same with chocolate? That’s the thinking behind Japanese company Bourbon’s “Nama Chocolate”. Each slice is about 2mm thick (0.08inches) and offers “a rich, creamy confectionary that’s not as sweet as fudge, but more intense in flavor than ordinary milk chocolate”. You’re free to make pretty shapes with it, or simply slap it between two pieces of bread. It’ll save you the step of having to spread your chocolate, and gives you a bit more freedom to do stuff that you wouldn’t normally be able to do with regular hard chocolate. It’s 3,240 yen, or US$27 for bulk packs.

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You Can Buy A Remote Controlled Wienermobile

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Some people are pretty passionate about their hotdogs. We’re fans of Oscar Mayer’s wieners as much as the next guy, we just don’t know that we’d want to buy a remote controlled Winermobile. We bet some people will, though. It’s a smaller version of the largish off-road RC toy they came out with last July, only you can actually buy this one. It’s $25 and can actually carry two hotdogs, so it’s a toy with a practical use beyond entertainment. Getting your hands on one will be hard though, since the company plans to sell them in batches, and you’ll have to follow their Twitter account to know when the next batch is up for purchase. Pretty clever, as far as a marketing ploy to get people to follow them is concerned.

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