Earlier this year Coca-Cola and Keurig announced a partnership for Keurig Cold, a CO2 cartridge-free carbonated drink maker expected in stores later this year. Around the same time, a company called Sparkling Drinks Systems - Innovation Center (SDS-IC) said it has been developing its own at-home carbonated beverage tech since November 2007, one that also doesn't require CO2 cartridges. With backing from Paris-based company Initiative & Finance SDS-IC plans to unveil six products related to DIY carbonated drinks in the second half of 2014.
SDS-IC's home page is emblazoned with the words, "Sorry Coke and Keurig, we … Read more
Some things in life are generally unknowable. These range from the meaningless and mundane to the truly deep, philosophical questions of our time. For example, nobody really knows if the refrigerator light turns off when the door is closed. Our greatest minds have joined together on the quest to discover the truth, but usually these meetings disintegrate into someone opening and closing the door really, really fast. To date, nobody can confirm (or deny) the existence of the elusive refrigerator gnome.
All that opening and closing of the refrigerator door is sure to drive up one's thirst, which leads … Read more
Responding to the growing popularity of home soda maker SodaStream, Coca-Cola announced that it will purchase a 10 percent stake, worth a cool $1.25 billion, in Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, the parent company of Keurig.
With its single-serve coffee makers and K-Cups, Keurig has become a household name in home-brewed hot beverages. An odd bedfellow for a soda company? Not when you consider that Keurig is developing a cold-beverage maker, the Keurig Cold, due in the fall.
Keurig says the new cold brewer will make everything from sodas to sports drinks, all with the same sort of pod system … Read more
It's no soda pop, but I like that Soda PDF gives me the option to pick and choose only the features I want for my PDF software needs. Not only does this option allows me to install less, but it also saves me money because I can choose to purchase features on an as-needed basis.
Rated 5-stars by the editors, Soda PDF 6 allows you to open and print any PDF document, including comic books with page flipping motion, as well as create PDF from Word, Excel, PowerPoint, image, and 300+ file formats for free. In addition, you also … Read more
Every kitchen has its list of regulars that consistently make appearances. For one it may be butter, cheese, bacon, and eggs, while another kitchen may populate its shelves with margarine, cottage cheese, tofu, and egg whites. But there is a subset within the spectrum of food that requires extra attention: the beverages.
Just as every kitchen has its preferred food items, every household quenches its thirst with a cast of regulars. But there is one thing that juice, lemonade, tea, and the like all have in common -- when bubbles are added, things change.
Store shelves can only hold so much. With such a wide variety of tastes out there, it is no wonder that options to fill the larder continue to grow. But a well-stocked pantry only goes so far. Even in a world where Amazon is expanding its grocery delivery service, fluid fanatics may still have a hard time obtaining the flavor of their fantasy. Luckily, for those who crave soda, there are plenty of options to create their own fizzy flavors at home.
For many, the first kitchen appliance of the day is the coffeemaker. But that's not the only drink-dispensing machine in town these days. Sure, there are tea makers that are dedicated standalone devices as well as those that are integrated into standard coffee makers, but there is another beverage trying to muscle in on the kitchen countertop scene. Time to make room for soda (or, depending where you live, pop, tonic, or soft drinks, etc.).
Comic books and soda seem to go together pretty well. That's why Epic Comics has a soda-dispensing machine. But it's not just any soda machine, it's a Tardis. I'm assuming, in this case, T.A.R.D.I.S. stands for "Time And Relative Dimensions In Soda."
The Orlando, Fla., comic book store admits it hasn't tried to use the soda Tardis to travel back in time to bring back Crystal Pepsi or Surge, but it is allowing its fans to vote on what the machine will hold. The current lineup includes five different carbonated drinks, each with a different "Doctor Who" actor assigned to it.… Read more
The refrigerator door has long been a source for inspiration. On the inside, condiments line up and stand guard over the contents on the shelves. Pressed into action, they are ready at a moment's notice to be squeezed, squirted, and spread all over any meal any time of the day. But it is more than Sriracha and mayo that the fridge door has to offer. On the outside, there's a whole other world to explore. Now, with carbonated water.
The Samsung RF31FMESBSR 36" Four-Door Refrigerator with SodaStream dispenser takes tricked-out refrigerators to a bubbly, new level. Hiding … Read more