Elixr is a new app / social network for iPhone and iPad where users can share their drinks with friends. The new app allows users to take a picture of their drink and post it with a comment and the location. Your friends can view and comment the drinks you share. It's also possible to see where your friends have checked in and you can rate a drink to help building a grade for the venue you're at and populates the drink menu for other Elixr Members to see.
The toaster 'The Image Toaster' surprises you every morning with a random image from Google, toasted on your sandwich. The toaster can be connected to the computer via USB and searches for pictures that are related to a date, such as Easter. The toaster roasts the pictures on the slice of bread. This is still a prototype that has been created for a Creative Technology course "Innovation Lab" at the University by Scott van Haastrecht. But it would be nice a portion of inspiration in the morning or even be fun to serve in a restaurant!
How often did you get a great service at a restaurant and as only point of irritation had to wait too long for the bill? With the new app 'Cover', that will be introduced soon, you can walk out of the restaurant without physically paying the bill. The payment is taken from a credit card stored on the app. Guests do make their reservation through the app and enter the payment information. The 'Uber's payment experience at restaurants' according to Clover. It's a new way of paying that is in particular useful for restaurants, it saves time and turns tables faster.
Together with the Finnish company PowerKiss, McDonald's is developing special tables to recharge your phone automatically when you put him on the table. By using the QI technology and a wireless power transmission the tables can transfer power to phones and / or headsets. At this moment, McDonald's is testing the tables in Europe.
The pens of Casa Mariol are filled with a special ink based on the winery's best Cabernet Sauvignon instead of ink. These pens are great as a business gift by wine sellers. And if there are Dutch wine sellers who are going to sell these pens inspired by our article.. We would love to have one!
We've seen robot bartenders before, but with the robot 'Bartendro' (designed by Kickstarter) you can make cocktails quickly and repeatedly. The 'Bartendro' can easily make cocktails within ten seconds. The robot machine can be controlled by a smartphone or tablet via WI-fi and with the special administrator screen you can manage dispensers, ingredients and drink recipes. It is also possible to view reports of the drinks made. Watch the video to see how the machine works.
Paint your own pizza and then order it. This is possible at 'Paint your Pizza' a project by the Swedish artist Jonas Lund. New York-based 'Paint Your Pizza' arose from another project Lund created last year called The Paintshop, which offers a platform on which online users can collaboratively paint pictures and then sell their creations . 'Paint Your Pizza' offers an online "canvas" upon which visitors can create the image of their dream pizza. Through a partnership with New York City's Famous Original Ray's Pizza, customers can then order an edible version of their creation for delivery to the door.
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Real WINE gums: wine in edible form
The real WINE gums: no sweets for children but adult luxury food. Vinoos by AMS introduces edible wine in the shape of a wine gum. The real WINE gums are invented at the art academy and are now being produced. In July 2013 Vinoos AMS was selected as finalist of the Rabobank Entrepreneurship Award for 'Best business plan in the Netherlands'. This innovative product contains natural ingredients, no animal substances and are vegetarian. The sweets come in two flavors: Merlot and Chardonnay. Nice to serve on a cheese platter in a restaurant, instead of a glass of wine. The real WINE gums will be available from May at the 'Bijenkorf Flagstores', the Bijenkorf web shop and through the web shop of 9-straatjes in Amsterdam.
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