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Have you ever walked into a beer or wine store only to be overwhelmed by the vast selection, including many options you'd never even heard of? We've all been there, but there's a new app that should help recommend options you've yet to taste. Next Glass uses your phone's camera to scan a bottle be...

November 21st 2014 at 12:22am 0 Comments
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In order to cut down on the number of trucks it puts on the streets, Brouwerij De Halve Maan is working with the city of Bruges to construct an underground beer pipeline. While the brewing still happens at its original site, filtration, bottling and shipping operations were moved outside of town i...

September 26th 2014 at 7:11pm 0 Comments
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Even the most experienced beer drinker comes across selections they aren't familiar with, especially when traveling to a new locale. To help analyze the selections on a bar's suds list, just snap a picture with your trusty smartphone and let SipSnapp do the rest. The app will sift through the avai...

September 2nd 2014 at 5:08pm 0 Comments
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Intervention during someone's teenage years is frequently the key to preventing alcohol abuse in adult life. It's good to know, then, that a group of scientists has found a way to predict that abuse at an early age using computer modeling. The approach teaches the computer how to spot a likely tee...

July 2nd 2014 at 10:48pm 0 Comments
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There's no question that draft beer is the best beer, but the cost of getting fresh from the tap brews at home can be substantial. Purchasing a kegerator (along with all of its accessories), CO2 and the kegs of whatever varieties you prefer can add up quickly. But what if supplying a tap system wa...

July 2nd 2014 at 2:02pm 0 Comments
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Recommended Reading highlights the best long-form writing on technology and more in print and on the web. Some weeks, you'll also find short reviews of books that we think are worth your time. We hope you enjoy the read. Strange Brews: The Genes of Craft Beer by William Herkewitz, New York Times...

May 31st 2014 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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Forget skimming the edge of your pint glass to make music -- how about some real alcohol-inspired instruments? Inventor Andy Cavatorta has built the Chalice Symphony, a quartet of devices that use Stella Artois' signature drinking glasses to produce some decidedly uncommon sounds. Each of the inst...

March 2nd 2014 at 8:37pm 0 Comments
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The idea of a connected kegerator isn't anything new. We've seen quite a few startups build high-tech kegs -- even Google has gotten in on the action. Those projects, however, require quite a bit of technical know-how. Now there's an easier solution for the beer enthusiasts: Kegbot. Kegbot is a bit...

February 18th 2014 at 5:45pm 0 Comments
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It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get all the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the inline player (requires Fl...

November 22nd 2013 at 4:46pm 0 Comments