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Gary S. Chapman, via Modern Farmer

Apps Transform Farming in India

Vijayaragavan Viswanathan, a scientist with the European Organization for Nuclear Research, resides in the Czech Republic, but he’s no stranger to his native land’s agrarian woes. Growing up in southern India, Viswanathan saw firsthand how limited access to education and basic crop information kept many farmers locked in a cycle of low productivity and poverty. […]

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Two Tasty New School Food Apps

The Future Food Hack, creator Jimmy Tang told Fusion in an email, “aims to create a dialog on the question: how do we envision feeding ourselves in the future?” Tang’s project may well prompt a discussion about food, but more likely it will spark imaginings of life in a dystopian, survivalist future. His project website […]

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Too Many Reservation Apps, Not Enough Functionality

Smartphones and digital networks have made many wonderful things possible. The ability to quickly and consistently reserve a table at a brand-new restaurant like Cosme or Dirty Frenchis not yet among them. But people keep trying to crack that nut. The latest entrant to the fray is called Reserve, and as you’d guess from the name, it allows users […]

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SmartyPans: The App Connected Frying Pan That Helps You Cook

It holds your hand every step of the way, double-checking each ingredient’s measurement and warning you to lower the temperature just like Mom used to when you helped with the cookies. Add to that “1000s of recipes” — including non-fried sushi — and a built-in calorie counter, plus the fact that it couldn’t care less whether […]

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An App That Alerts You When The Food In Your Fridge Is Going Bad

Steven Masuch of Zanopan Design Corporation has created ‘The Fridge’, an app that tracks your perishable foods and lets you know when they are going bad. Developed for iOS, the app alerts you when your food is about to expire, so you can add the items to your grocery list for replenishing. Read more on […]

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Count Calories by Taking a Picture of Your Food

SRI International, the lab responsible for the technology behind Siri, is developing an app that would let you snap a picture of your food to get an approximate calorie count, Gigaom reports. It would use image recognition to scan the photo and analyze the different components of your meal. Read more at Time.

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Social Media Apps Use Twitter to Track Illness Outbreaks

The opportunity to use social media platforms to report and track foodborne illnesses is becoming increasingly feasible as more and more people use social media to discuss the ins and outs of daily life. In April, a few volunteer developers in Chicago launched an app called Foodborne Chicago, which aims to facilitate a connection between the Chicago […]

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