Future Cook from Electrolux (+VIDEO)

Electrolux has created an interesting futuristic kitchen concept, Future Cook. This smart counter is in fact an interactive unit that comprises a preparation area, induction cook top with integrated food processor and a washing area. The user will be able to add some peculiar features to the workstation like nutritional content of food, electronic recipes, and what not.


New Mini John Cooper Works GP unveiled

Spy shots pretty much said it’s coming, and here it is: the new Mini John Cooper Works GP. It’s making an appearance at the Mini United Festival in France this weekend, and while Mini has yet to detail specific power numbers or show off the car’s interior, it has produced a Nurburgring time: 8 minutes, 23 seconds, which, as we reported back in April, betters the last Mini GP (circa 2006) by 19 seconds.

Like its predecessor, the GP-spec hardtop loses its back seat for weight reduction, gets a full complement of power and suspension upgrades, including a race-spec suspension and brakes, and sports exclusive aero tweaks, wheels and graphics to differentiate itself from “regular” JCW models. Figure on a power figure north of the 214 horses the last GP produced (standard JCW Minis make 208 hp right now). Only 2,000 of the new Mini JCW GPs will be built and sold globally.

Given that the regular John Cooper Works models are fairly marvelous as is, the GP should be deliriously fun. No pricing yet, but since a loaded-up John Cooper Works easily runs into the high-$30K range now, we’d expect the limited-production GP to skip right past the $40,000 mark.

Now, when are they unveiling the GP Coupe?


The Boat That Advertises That You Really Don’t Give A Sh*t

11985 380x380 The Boat That Advertises That You Really Dont Give A Sh*t

This is the boat with a built-in barbecue grill, umbrella, and trolling motor that provides waterborne cookouts for up to 10 adults. The boat’s 24″-diam. steel charcoal grill is surrounded by an ABS table with 10 place settings that each have a recessed plate holder, three beverage holders, and silverware tray. Six compartments beneath the ABS seats store food and supplies for all-day cookouts. The 11′-diam. nylon umbrella can be retracted when using the grill. Its 30-watt electric trolling motor enables operators to maneuver up to 2 1/2 mph through calm water and alongside docks for loading/unloading. The motor’s four rechargeable batteries provide up to eight hours of continuous use from a 10-hour charge. Polyethylene hull. Special conditions and guarantee limitations apply.

via Hammacher

This Glove Helps You Cheat At Golf

SensoGlove is the first and only golf glove with built-in sensors that constantly read the pressure of your grip. Practicing with SensoGlove will teach you the correct grip pressure for a smooth, consistent swing that delivers greater distance, enhanced precision and lower scores!

via SensoGlove

iHome to Unveil All New Product Lineup at CES 2013


iHome, best known for its iDevice-compatible speakers and docks, has an all new lineup of accessories that will debut at CES, including several Lightning-enabled docks, a new speaker, and headphones.

The company’s most exciting product is the new iDL100 Triple Charging Stereo FM Clock Radio (pictured above), which comes equipped with two lightning docks and USB charge/play capabilities for the iPhone 5, the iPad mini and fourth generation iPad and the iPod touch.

The dock can accommodate two different Lightning devices at once, while charging a third. It also functions as an FM clock radio, making it the perfect bedside accessory.

iHome’s iDL100 will retail for $150, but there’s also a two-port version, the iDL45, which will sell for just $100.

The company also has quite a few Bluetooth-enabled products that it will be introducing, including the next iteration of its popular retro boom box, the iBT44.

Retro Boom Box

Retro Boom Box

iBT44 will feature wireless connectivity to allow users to stream audio directly from Bluetooth enabled devices. It functions on six D batteries or a universal voltage adapter, and allows for USB charging. It comes in new colors and features a magnetized remote control along with two woofers and 1″ tweeters. It will retail for $200. There are also two other smaller speaker systems, the iBT20 Bluetooth Wireless FM Alarm Clock Radio and the iBT88 Bluetooth Rechargeable Mini Stereo Speaker System.

iBT88 Speaker System

iBT88 Speaker System

iBT20 Alarm Clock

iBT20 Alarm Clock

Finally, iHome will also be showing off a number of new headphones, including the iB85 Bluetooth Wireless Foldable Headphones. These headphones offer wireless connectivity via Bluetooth, and come with dynamic, enhanced bass response. There’s a built-in mic, on-ear remote, and padded ear cushions. The headphones are foldable for maximum portability and will retail for $100.

iB85 Headphones

iB85 Headphones

The products will debut at CES 2013, which takes place on January 8 to January 11.

Corning Gorilla Glass 3 to Debut at CES 2013


Corning’s ultra strong Gorilla Glass is used in all of Apple’s iDevices, preventing the displays on our iPads and iPhones from becoming scratched and cracked.

Today the company announced that it will introduce the third version of its Gorilla Glass at the Consumer Electronics Show next week. Gorilla Glass 3 features a new glass composition with durability enhancements.

Though little else is known about the new Gorilla Glass, Corning has said that it is noticeably tougher, which could lead to further scratch-proofing improvements in future versions of Apple’s iDevices.

Gorilla Glass 3 will be demonstrated at CES 2013, which takes place from January 8 to January 11.

[via Engadget]

Tech stocks falter on lackluster jobs data; Apple shares down

“U.S. stocks firmed slightly on Friday after a key U.S. jobs report showed the pace of hiring by employers had eased sightly in December but gave signals of some momentum in the labor market’s recovery since the 2007-09 recession,” Angela Moon reports for Reuters.

“Shares of Nasdaq heavyweight Apple Inc fell nearly 2 percent, pressuring the tech-heavy index… Apple shares were down nearly 2 percent at $532.27 in morning trade. The stock has been on a downward trend over the past few months on concerns about demand for the iPhone 5 and the company’s capability to produce more innovation products in the future,” Moon reports. “The Nasdaq Composite Index was down 6.50 points, or 0.21 percent, at 3,094.06.”

Moon reports, “Though the jobs data showed lackluster economic growth was unable to make a dent in the still-high U.S. unemployment rate, it calmed fears about the possibility of the U.S. Federal Reserve ending its highly stimulative monetary policy.”

Read more in the full article here.

New Mac Pro release date, rumors and images

“Welcome to our New Mac Pro release date, rumours and leaked images article, here we plan to do everything that the title suggests,” Karen Haslam reports for Macworld UK.

“We are going to bring you everything we know about the new Mac Pro release date so you can know exactly when the new Mac Pro is coming out,” Haslam reports. “Also we are going to bring you a few of the juiciest spec rumours that are flying round the web’s most trusted Mac websites too. Finally we have new Mac Pro leaked images that we’d like to show you.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Note: Those “leaked images” are really just artists’ conceptions, not actual leaks. The rest of the article contains better information than the images.