Pancake-Making 3D Printers are the Future of Smart Gastronomy

By Darren Orf on at

3D-printed pancakes, all-electric 4x4s, third-party mac chargers! Ok, maybe that last one isn't so exciting, but it's all here on today's BitStream.

News Round

3D printing is getting to the point where you can almost make anything, including our food. And this—is PancakeBot. We reported on early iterations of this crazy breakfast-making machine, and now almost a year later, you can fund your very own. This fun little machine actually isn't that expensive (if you you become a backer), so if you want to embrace our machine overlords by first subjugating them to make your food—now is the time. [Kickstarter]

Audi is working on an all-electric 4x4 that will hopefully be on the road by 2018. [Auto Express]

DJI will soon become the first drone company to be worth $1 billion, proving that there is money to be made in them there drones.

Apps and Devices

Google just fashioned up a new Chrome extension that turns all your empty tabs into works of art. Get yourself cultured. [Google Art Project]

Google Code is shutting down operations, most likely realising that there is no competing with GitHub. [Google]

Apple's ResearchKit is already a hit — a 11,000 people have signed up for ResearchKit's cardiovascular study. [Bloomberg]

Wunderlist gets a major makeover and one of the best to-do apps gets even better. [The Verge]

Nvidia is filling out its mobile GPU lineup with the introduction of the GeForce GTX 950M and 960M. [PC World]


Of course, Microsoft Bing Predictions engine is going to take a stab at predicting the outcome of an entire American college basketball tournament. [PC World]

Apple may be finally opening up to the idea of battery packs and third-party chargers for its MacBooks. [9to5Mac]

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