• The Monsieur Drinks Automaton Roboticizes Bottle Service

    The Monsieur Drinks Automaton Roboticizes Bottle Service

    Would you buy a robotic drink maker from these men? I sure would. These are the creators of Monsieur, a robotic bartender that will squirt out a great margarita or a nice Manhattan in about a minute using Android, a bunch of pumps, and some booze. Created by Barry Givens and Eric Williams and launching at Disrupt SF 2013, Monsieur allows you to select a drink – it includes… Read More

  • LayerNation’s El Tirador Makes Classy Layered Drinks With Science

    LayerNation’s El Tirador Makes Classy Layered Drinks With Science

    Ask and ye shall receive: when I put a call out for cool hardware start-ups, little did I know that we’d be barraged by some amazing stuff. Case-in-point: the LayerNation El Tirador, a unique drinks maker that automatically creates layered drinks using different liqueurs. LayerNation is part of the Yes Delft! incubator and is currently being tested in Europe as a fast and easy way to… Read More

  • In 24 Hours I Will Drink A Full Can Of Four Loko, Live, On Camera

    Friends, we are going to get to the bottom of this Four Loko mess the only way we know how: through journalism! Tomorrow at 10am Eastern/7am Pacific I will drink a full can of Four Loko and report on the results live and in living color. Why am I doing this? Because I support the sale of horrible malt liquor beverages? Because I believe that every producer of sickly green liquids deserves an… Read More

  • Pepsi Mont Blanc: Very French

    The Japanese have created something called Pepsi Mont Blanc, a version of Pepsi delicately scented with French chestnuts (??). Japan is a loose cannon when it comes to drink flavors and PepsiCo clearly lets them get away with murder. After enjoying the Pepsi Strong Shot, however, I’m curious to see what this Japan-only drink tastes like. Read More

  • Flying high on Club Mate

    I’ve been led to believe that Club Mate (pronounced: ma-tay) is the drink in the international hacker community. Being a fan of the international hacker community—and by “hacker” I don’t mean stupid idiots who DDOS Web sites for lulz, but rather people who enjoy tinkering with the world around them—I decided to buy a case. Read More

  • Heat powered arcade mugs

    Mugs are like jeans. You go through several different ones before you settle on a favorite. But once you find one, hell can freeze over before you use something else. And ThinkGeek’s new temperature sensitive arcade mugs will be able to tell you when that happens. Read More

  • Behold! The pop machine of the future — today!

    The future! Imagine a pop machine with seemingly endless combinations of styles and flavors that can be mixed up and poured on demand. Coca-Cola and software company Bsquare have developed “The Freestyle”, an internet-connected soda fountain with over 100 different available flavors spanning carbonated, non-carbonated, and energy drink beverages. Read More

  • Video Review: Novocaine Relaxation Drink

    Novocaine is a relaxation drink made by Malava Beverages that offers a bit of relaxation in a can. Does it work? The first can I drank made me very mellow – my mouth was literally numb – but after four cans of the stuff I’m pretty much used to it. Does it work? Sure. It’s relaxing, doesn’t taste horribly bad, and apparently it goes well with vodka. If you see it… Read More

  • Han Solo ice cube tray and R2D2 ice bucket

    Oh great. Only, like, forever and a day until Christmas. That’s when I’m gonna ask everyone I know for this R2D2 ice bucket and Han Solo ice cube tray set. I’d be a damn fool to ask for anything else. It seems to only be available in the UK at the moment and the fact that Amazon.com’s UK site calls Han Solo “Hans” makes me a little nervous, but you gotta… Read More

  • Taste Test: 'Rockstar Roasted' energy drink

    [blip.tv http://blip.tv/play/Aa3heQA%5D Just noticed this new blend today in my local convenience store. According to the company, it’s an “amazing mix of the finest espresso coffee, fresh milk and cream packed with the powerful blend of Original Rockstar.” To me, it tasted like cold coffee with milk and now my vision’s kind of blurry and everything’s moving in… Read More

  • DIY Strawz to Take Drinking Stuff to a Whole New Level

    Up until now, straws were straight tubes of disposable soft plastic that your parents would use to transfer various liquids from cup-like containers into their dry, smelly mouths. Thanks to ThinkGeek.com, you’ve now got the ability — nay, the obligation — to mod your straws into various mind-blowing drinking apparatuses. Introducing the DIY Drinking Strawz. You’ll get… Read More

  • Rolling Cooler Brings You Tunes, Beer

    I thought this would be a day too late to be useful for your 4th of July reveling before realizing that it rained quite a bit yesterday. So if you have some leftover Keystone Ice from yesterday’s celebrations, why not grab this expensive cooler and head down to the beach in style? The Rolling Cooler is pricey with its $150 pricetag, but it comes with enough room to stack a few… Read More

  • CrunchGear Week in Review: Evening Entertainment Edition

    The Life Acquatic: Swimming with Sound
    Subtitling Glasses Put the Text Where It Belongs
    Plasma Lift: Hey Honey! What TV?
    Wine That Loves: No More Guessing What Wine Goes With What Food
    Fitness by Crunchgear 2007 Read More

  • New Chrysler Sebring Will Heat, Cool Your Drink

    It’s the simple pleasures of life that get me through the day. I happen to like hot tea–a lot. When I try to drink my hot tea in the car, it usually becomes lukewarm tea after a little while. Enter the 2007 model of the Chrysler Sebring. The cupholders in this vehicle heat your drinks for you. And with the flip of a switch, you can cool down your drinks, too. It’s an… Read More