china
Russian Authorities Seize Goods from China Implanted with "Spy" Chips

A weird thing happened in St. Petersburg last week. The Russian press reports that local officials intercepted a shipment from China that contained home appliances with "spy" microchips capable of spreading malware to Wi-Fi enabled devices within 200 metres. Tea kettles were apparently the chief culprit. Read More >>

gadgets
A Wi-Fi Kettle That Messages Instead of Whistling When It Boils

The crux of the kettle's capabilities is its ability to connect to your home's Wi-Fi network. This puts it in contact with an accompanying mobile app on your smartphone that gives you complete control over all of the kettle's functionality—including multiple temperature options for different hot beverages—from wherever you have access to your home's wireless network. Read More >>

kitchen
45 Seconds Is All This Kettle Needs to Boil Water

When the craving for Ramen noodles hits, no one wants to have to wait for minutes on end before they can enjoy a bowl of salty goodness. So Tiger, maker of some of the most advanced rice cookers on the planet, has used its expertise in heating things up to create a steam-free kettle that can boil a cup of water in just 45 seconds. That's even faster than a microwave. Read More >>

appliances
This Gorgeous Kettle Is How Iron Man Boils Water

It looks like KitchenAid has finally learned a trick from sportscar manufacturers like Ferrari, and even Iron Man. The company's newest addition to its Pro Line of appliances is this lustworthy electric kettle that comes with an optional candy apple red colour scheme that makes it look like it could boil water in three seconds. Read More >>

design
This Cordless Kettle Design Pours Water At All the Right Angles

When he's not designing products for the likes of Blackberry, BMW, and Lenovo, Di Tao is re-imagining commonplace items with his amazing concepts. Take this electric cordless water kettle—nothing but right angles in austere black and white. A perfect contrast to the formless water it's meant to hold. Read More >>

appliances
This Kettle Heats Water to the Exact Temperature You Want

If you'd rather enjoy a cup of coffee or a mug of tea as soon as you make it—instead of painstakingly sipping at the scalding beverage until you can tolerate the heat—your plight has officially been resolved. Bonavita's variable temperature kettles let you specify exactly how hot you want your water. Read More >>

design
Was This Beautiful Kettle Inspired By a London Landmark?

As far as electric kettles go, DeLonghi's Brilliante is a run-of-the-mill way to heat water. There's no timer, no temperature settings, not even a whistle. But what it lacks in functionality, it makes up for in form with a faceted body reminiscent of London's 30 St. Mary Axe tower or, as everyone else knows it, the Gherkin. Read More >>

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