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Belkin is no stranger to home automation, introducing several products in that vein through its WeMo line. We already put the company's Crock-Pot through its paces, and now there's a WiFi-enabled coffee option, too. The Mr. Coffee smart coffee maker brews 10 cups of joe, controlled from the handy

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The votes have been tallied; the judges deliberated; and we have our winners for this year's Insert Coin. The judges tossed their support behind Poursteady, a robot that makes five pour-over cups of coffee and handed the company $10,000 to help get off the ground. Noke took home the $15,000 reader

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Coffee enthusiasts know that one of the best ways to brew the caffeinated beverage is via the pour-over method, a meticulous technique that requires a steady hand and precise timing. At coffee shops, baristas have traditionally brewed this style of coffee the old-fashioned way, carefully pouring h

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Love your morning coffee break, but hate having to wait in line amongst the masses? Well, Starbucks will allow you to skip the line entirely with its new app. Just place your order via that trusty smartphone, and you'll be able to walk in and pick it up. Of course, the company's mobile software so

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Square isn't just in the business of selling things -- it wants to help you buy stuff too. And now, it's taking the latter a step further by simplifying your daily quest for a piping-hot cup o' joe. After today's update, you can use the Square Order app to purchase coffee from a nearby Square-frie

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At first glance, coffee that's result of animal's bowel movements sounds pretty gross. But for anyone who's actually tasted brew from those poop beans (or a beer that features them), the process takes a backseat to the taste. And it makes for one of the most expensive cups of joe in the world. Wel

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When Keuring Green Mountain announced that it would cut out third-party pods for the next-generation of its popular single-serve machines, other coffee outfits were up in arms. One particular company, TreeHouse Foods, claimed that it would take a short time for the code to be cracked (and filed a

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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. Can Blossom's MIT-Enhanced Brew Win Over Skeptical Baristas? by Danielle Sa

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Is that Costa Coffee Club rewards card weighing down your wallet and generally just giving you the hump? Well, slice it up and chuck it in the bin, because now there's an app for that. With Costa's new Coffee Club app (new to Android, anyway, and updated on iOS) you can, instead, perfect your aggr

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Starbucks' mobile apps could soon let you buy much more than your next grande latte. The coffee shop's digital lead, Adam Brotman, tells Recode that the coffee shop giant is talking to companies about using its app for payments and loyalty programs in other stores. He's not naming any would-be a

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One of the biggest complaints from Italian astronauts is the lack of fresh espresso. At least, that's according to the Italian coffee brand, Lavazza, which has an obvious interest in the matter. At least the company is ready to do something about it, however, by giving those aboard the Internation

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Much like printer makers barring cheap ink, Keurig is using elaborate methods to block third-party coffee pods; its upcoming Keurig 2.0 machine will have cameras that read tags and limit you to official brews. Think of it as K-cup copy protection. Unfortunately for the company, those added measure

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It sucks when you go to Starbucks for a pick-me-up and some guy's holding up the line with an overly complicated request. Thankfully, the Seattle company's testing a mobile ordering service in an effort to speed things up. To be clear, when it debuts later this year, you still won't be able to get

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Remember that internet-of-things they keep talking about? There's now a new \"thing,\" namely the iKettle, a $160 appliance that sends you a missive when your water boils or hits that perfect temperature. It connects via WiFi to a companion iOS or Android app, which can ask if you want to \"pop the k

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