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BrewArt is an automated brewing system that’s like the Nespresso of beer


If you’ve always wanted to brew your own beer, today is a good day. 

BrewArt is an Australian personal brewing system that aims to get first-timers making their own brewery quality beer, as Nespresso does with coffee.

It’s a project by Adelaide-based Coopers Brewery and the brainchild of company employees Scott Harris and Paul Burge. The idea began eight years ago, as the popularity of artisan food and drink increased amongst average consumers, especially craft beer.

“You have people [at home] making their own cheeses, curing their own ham, doing that sort of stuff. At the same time in the beer world you have the explosion of craft breweries,” Harris told Mashable AustraliaRead more…

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Google wants your data to do great things. That’s not such a bad deal.


MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — As I watched Google’s many unveilings this week, I could sense a certain confidence in the proceedings. That was no doubt partly because the company was, for the first time in 10 years, hosting its Google I/O developer conference at its headquarters in Mountain View instead of San Francisco, so the executives and project managers were literally playing in their own backyard.

But I think there was something else at play. Looking back at the opening keynote, CEO Sundar Pichai decided to kick things off with two interesting — and related — products: the so-called “assistant” that seeks to proactively offer help as you navigate Google’s many services, and Home, an Amazon Echo-like speaker that infuses the assistant in your house as a kind of ambient presence, ready to help the moment you utter the activation phrase (“OK, Google,” of course). Read more…

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