Photos on social media can predict the health of neighborhoods

The images that appear on social media – happy people eating, cultural happenings, and smiling dogs – can actually predict the likelihood that a neighborhood is “healthy” as well...

In Boston’s newest restaurant, all the chefs are robots

Four recent MIT graduates just launched a new fast-food restaurant in Boston called Spyce. Its hook? The fact that all the meals are prepared to order by a kitchen full...

CRISPR gene-editing could help feed future generations

By making mutations in 13 genes, scientists from the United States and China produced a strain of rice with 25-31 percent high yield. Without CRISPR, it would have taken millions...

EAT Club acquires healthy food startup Farm Hill

EAT Club, the corporate lunch service with a customer base that includes Flipboard, Mastercard and TaskRabbit, has acquired Farm Hill, a lunch box delivery service, to solidify and expand its...

Munchery shuts down operations in LA, New York and Seattle

Munchery, the on-demand food delivery startup, has shut down its operations in Los Angeles, New York and Seattle, the company announced on its blog today. That means the...

How did Thumbtack win the on-demand services market?

Earlier today, the services marketplace Thumbtack held a small conference for 300 of its best gig economy workers at an event space in San Francisco. For the nearly ten-year-old company the...

Tyson Foods investment arm backs another lab-grown meat manufacturer

The venture investment arm of massive meat manufacturer Tyson Foods is continuing its push into potential alternative methods of poultry production with a new investment in the Israeli...

From dorm room to Starbucks, Rip Van Wafels is bringing Euro-inspired snack to the...

Rip Pruisken waffled in college (we got that pun safely out of the way for now). He was a student in the Ivy League at Brown University, and had...

Robot chefs are the focus of new Sony and Carnegie Mellon research

Flippy, the aptly named burger-flipping robot currently employed by CaliBurger, will soon have some serious competition in the kitchen, if Sony gets its way. The Japanese electronics giant is teaming up...

Don’t just stir; Stircle

Although I do my best to minimize the trash produced by my lifestyle (blog posts notwithstanding), one I can’t really control, at least without carrying a spoon on my person...

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Honor 8 India Launch, Galaxy Note 7 Post Mortem, and More:...

In other news, Asus Zenfone 3 Laser (ZC551KL) finally became available, while we got details of the Android 7.1 update for Nexus phones. Source...