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…The NanoBrewMaster will turn you into a beer maker with ease?

Nano Brewing Technologies

You may remember “The Machine”, an All-In-One Beer Making Machine that automatically turned wort concentrate into beer in just a few weeks.

Well now it’s back, and it’s better than ever. Called “The NanoBrewMaster”, this all-in-one device brews, ferments, chills and then serves fresh, ice-cold beer on tap from the convenience of your own home.


With features like an onboard computer system that monitors and controls the introduction of water, extract, hops, yeast and optional ingredients, as well as heating and chilling, a stunning, stainless steel, hardwood, and recessed lighting design, the ability to brew up to 15 gallons per batch, and a Clean In Place system that self-cleans and sterilizes all connectors, containers and tubing with the flick of a switch, the compact and mobile NanoBrewMaster is at home as the centerpiece of any loft, home or bar.

[The NanoBrewMaster]

…It’s Things Thursday: Dell Inspiron Mini 9?

Dell Inspiron Mini 9

Dell calls it the “Ideal Internet Buddy for Surfing, Shopping and Chatting” (and “Your New Best Friend”, and a “Light, Highly Mobile Device Built For Easy Online Browsing and Entertainment” and an “Internet Companion” and a “Small, easy-to-carry device” that’s ready for “teens, tweens, travelers and Tweeters”, so I guess even Dell can’t figure out what this thing does or who it’s for), but if you’re in the market for a mini-notebook (or as many are calling them, a netbook) that’s perfect for on-the-go travel and/or anyone who doesn’t need a full, desktop capable computer sitting on their lap at all times, then you might just call it yours.

Weighing in at just 2.28 lbs., and with a price of just $349 (in Ubuntu flavor), the Dell Inspiron Mini 9 is designed to be the perfect computer for “surfing the Web, chatting with friends, blogging, streaming content, uploading photos or enjoying favorite online videos, music and games”.

It’s also meant to be a durable computer that you can toss in a bag and not worry too much about, with a fully sealed keyboard, and solid state drive (SSD) memory storage.

The 8.9-inch LCD gives you plenty of room for full-sized web browsing, and built-in Wi-Fi means you can connect to any hotspot for instant Internet access.

Options include a built-in webcam for video chat, Bluetooth for wireless connections, and even Windows XP for full software support.

Nifty touches include a free subscription to Box.net for 2GB of online storage, and a full range of colors in the coming months.

The Inspiron Mini 9 is definitely not for everyone, but with the success that Acer has been having with their EeePC netbooks, combined with Dell’s name brand and reliability, I think the Mini 9 is going to open up the world of netbook computing to a whole new audience that’s ready to embrace the change.

[Dell – Inspiron Mini 9]

…Google can see you?

Google Maps Mobile

Google now knows where you are!

With the release of Google Maps 2.0 (Mobile), Google announced a new feature called My Location. It’s still in Beta (as are most Google products) but the idea is that your phone can now locate you on the map without the use of GPS.

How does it do this?

    The My Location feature takes information broadcast from mobile towers near you to approximate your current location on the map – it’s not GPS, but it comes pretty close (approximately 1000m close, on average).

It’s not exactly going to replace your Garmin, but it’s designed to help with finding local restaurants and gas stations and the like, so I think it’s definitely a cool technology with a lot of possibility.

[Google Maps Mobile]

[Via: Google Press Center]

…Bicycles can go boom?

Boom Bike

Though it probably makes peddling a bit harder, these mobile sound systems put the party on wheels.

A new trend in Queens, bike stereos give those that are too young or can’t afford an auto a chance to rock out on the go, with car batteries powering thousands of watts of amps, subs, and speakers.

It might not look pretty, but it gets the job done.

[New York Times – Bicycles That Carry Powerful Beats, And Even A Rider Or Two]

…Spam now has its own mobile?


It used to be that if you wanted your food to be mobile, you had to wait for the Wienermobile to come around. Now though, there’s another edible auto on the road: the Spammobile. Looking like their famous can of pre-packaged meat (sorta), the Spammobile is touring the country, treating Spam fans everywhere to a little Spammy treat. It’s even got a smiley face in the grill (Or is it a grill in the grill? Thanks Nelly). Be on the lookout, the Spammobile could be rolling through a city near you (and you wouldn’t want to miss that once in a lifetime opportunity).


[Wikipedia – Wienermobile]

[Wikipedia – Spam]

[Via: Neatorama]