Taco Bell is working with Beyond Meat to create a new plant-based protein

Starting later this year, Taco Bell will begin testing a Beyond Meat-based dish at its restaurants. The chain didn’t say what said dish will look like but claimed it won’t be the usual planet-based substitution you’ve seen from other restaurants sinc...

Samsung’s latest experiments include a phone app to calibrate your TV

Samsung is once again revealing C-Lab experiments at CES, and this year they reflect the stay-at-home reality of the pandemic. The company has unveiled in-house projects that include EZCal, a mobile app that automatically calibrates your TV’s picture...

Sharp’s first Alexa-ready microwave ovens are optimized for popcorn

If you’d like an Alexa-savvy microwave but would like something more advanced than the AmazonBasics model, you’re in luck — especially if you tend to snack during movies. Sharp has unveiled its first Alexa-capable countertop microwaves, the mid-size...

Instant Pot Duo Evo Plus hits record low $70 in one-day Amazon sale

If you’re going to stay at home (please, stay home) for your hoilday meals, you might as well step things up with an Instant Pot — and one of the best models is currently available at a steep discount. A one-day Amazon Black Friday sale has the Insta...

Beyond Meat says its new plant-based burgers are juicier and healthier

Beyond Meat isn’t letting McDonalds’ plant-based burger go unanswered. The meat alternative maker has unveiled two new versions of the Beyond Burger that address complaints from those who still prefer beef. The lead burger is reportedly the company’s...

Smart fabric can recognize the food you put on the table

Wouldn’t it be helpful if a food tracking or recipe app could determine what you’re eating just by detecting what’s on your table? You might get your wish. Researchers at Microsoft and multiple universities have developed Capacitivo, a smart fabric s...

Amazon Prime members get free one-hour grocery pickups at Whole Foods

Amazon continues to pile on Whole Foods perks for Prime members, and its latest may be important during the COVID-19 pandemic. The internet giant is now offering (via CNBC) free one-hour grocery pickup at Whole Foods Market stores for all Prime subsc...

Foursquare test app whispers restaurant suggestions through your earbuds

Local recommendation apps have a common problem: you often have to be looking for those recommendations, making it unlikely that you’ll discover a place through pure serendipity. Foursquare thinks it can help by being more proactive. It just released...