Technology

Play Matchmaker with Foodpairing

Cookies and cream? Clearly. PB&J? As natural as breathing. But caramel and squid? Not the first things you’d think to pair for dinner. Yet a new app from Foodpairing (from free to $18 per month) says the combo works on the basis of compatible flavor components. In fact, the company has had a global science team analyze hundreds of ingredients and their chemical compounds, and now chefs use the tool to inspire new recipes. With civilian foodies taking to the technology, too, we decided to plug everyone’s fave fall ingredient into a search.

Photo by Sam Kaplan

 

 

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Best-Case Scenario

These covers look so delish that you’ll flip over your phone…every time you flip over your phone.
–Diana Pearl

Foodie Phone Cases

Photo by Levi Brown

 

(Pictured from left to right)

Eye Scream
Don’t be surprised if answering a call leaves you craving an ice cream sandwich treat. ($15, etsy.com/shop/graphicpals)

 

Hot Stuff
Spice up your conversations with a dose of sriracha. ($18, etsy.com/shop/icaseserasera)

 

Sugar Rush
It’s all sweet talk with this clever Skittles cover. ($15, etsy.com/shop/kustomcases

 

Nice ‘n’ Crispy
Talk about fakin’ bacon: All this cover needs is some scent and sizzle. ($25, touchzerogravity.com) 

 

Condiment Craze
Move over, ketchup! Mustard’s got a new partner now: your phone. ($25, touchzerogravity.com)

 

Snack Attack
Here’s one cracker you’ll want to keep away from soup. ($25, touchzerogravity.com)

 

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Self-Empowerment: Portable Chargers

Rach’s Fave Products

 

Self-Empowerment

The invisible battery-boosters built into these accessories let you off your leash (um, power cord) so you can roam if you want to. –Morgan Gibson

 


 

Powerbag Sling’s compact backpack can juice as many as four devices at once. When the bag isn’t in use and needs to be charged, you plug it in with a power cord. $140, mypowerbag.com

 

 

 

Rach’s newest obsession, Everpurse’s kicked-up clutch, revs your phone while you tackle your busy day. The secret: a magnetic pad that recharges the bag. $189 and up, everpurse.com

 

 

Talk, text and stay powered all at the same time with Mophie’s sleek, rubberized Juice Pack Plus. Once you’ve charged it via USB port, the case keeps your iPhone’s tank full. $100, mophie.com


 

 

 

Photography by Levi Brown

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Gigabites: Foodie USB Drives

USB-thumb drives are coming in ever-tastier disguises. Do a double take with the smorgasbord below because one of them is a fake! Tell us which of the drives is your favorite in the comments below. My favorite is the watermelon one!

Foodie USB Drives

1. Cool Cube Toys 4GB fortune cookie ($25, coolcubetoys.com) 2. Zhuzhusworld 4GB chocolate doughnut ($15, etsy.com) 3. HDE 8GB watermelon slice ($12, shophde.com) 4. Imposter 0GB egg—Gotcha! This egg is a fake!  5. Cool Cube Toys 4GB cucumber roll ($17, coolcubetoys.com) 6. Cool Cube Toys 4GB strawberry torte cake royale ($25, coolcubetoys.com) 7. Cool Cube Toys 2GB chocolate bar ($15, coolcubetoys.com)

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