First gadgets led thy astray from those sweet watery
suds and now bringeth thy back. Two Germans by the names of Schmitz and Butz (te he) have created a Philip
Morris beer coaster with integrated pressure sensor and radio transmitter to signal bar staff when your beer
is almost empty. Presumably, this is just the first step to replace all bar staff with
robots so that we can once again suck down those glorious
plumes of tasty arsenic and copper-laden red packs with impunity.
I can still get gas around the corner for $250.9/gal. We'll have to make sure we fill up prior to our road trip next week to Fraser and Frisco. Maybe we'll finally get to eat at Back Country Brewery.
Colorado gas prices continue record-breaking climb: "Gas prices continue to climb at a record-breaking rate, with the average for regular self-serve gasoline in metro Denver now 13.2 cents higher than last week, at $2.57.5 per gallon, according to AAA Colorado's weekly report out Wednesday."
NewScientisthas a piece about a new battery technology developed recently in Singapore that uses urine to provide electric current. Only a drop or two is needed, but the urine powered battery could actually power your cell phone in a pinch:
The battery is currently suited for use with disposable devices – it is not yet ready to power laptops or iPods. 'But if, for example, we place a small cellular phone or transmitter on a plastic card, the chip will work as a disposable biofluid-activated means of communication in an emergency,’
Until these batteries hit the market we suggest buying a Cellboost.
Lurking in the back of my fridge tonight, and waiting for me to taste it, was this little Japanese gem. Hitachino Nest is the first beer from Kiuchi Brewery in Japan, which has been making sake since 1823. For a first beer ever, it’s fabulous. In the Belgian white ale style (flavor-wise, if not color—it’s a little darker and redder than the standard white ale), the beer is spiced and hopped appropriately, with fabulous big yeasty nose and after finish. No wonder it’s won so many awards.