gadgets
CES 2019: This Kettle Promises to Instantly Heat Water to the Perfect Temperature as You Pour

A watched pot might never boil, but if you blink, you’ll miss Heatworks new Duo carafe working its magic. Using the company’s proprietary heating technology, the carafe promises to instantly heat cold water to any temperature while it’s being poured, drastically reducing the amount of energy it uses, and all but eliminating the wait for a piping hot cup of tea. Read More >>

science
Scientists Just Discovered Something Extraordinary About Iceland’s Huge Volcano Eruption 

Two years ago, Iceland’s Bardarbunga volcano erupted—and it kept erupting for the next 181 days, forming the largest volcanic depression ever seen. New research reveals the extraordinary processes that transpired beneath the surface, including the formation of a magma-filled canal that measured a whopping 28 miles long. Read More >>

china
Russian Authorities Seize Goods from China Implanted with “Spy” Chips

A weird thing happened in St. Petersburg last week. The Russian press reports that local officials intercepted a shipment from China that contained home appliances with "spy" microchips capable of spreading malware to Wi-Fi enabled devices within 200 metres. Tea kettles were apparently the chief culprit. Read More >>

gadgets
A Wi-Fi Kettle That Messages Instead of Whistling When It Boils

The iKettle may have a terribly clichéd name, but it makes up for that unoriginality with loads of novel functionality that might just be enough to justify its £99 price tag. Maybe. After all, how many kettles do you know that politely ask if you'd like a piping hot cup of tea when you get home at night? Read More >>

kitchen
45 Seconds Is All This Kettle Needs to Boil Water

When the craving for Ramen noodles hits, no one wants to have to wait for minutes on end before they can enjoy a bowl of salty goodness. So Tiger, maker of some of the most advanced rice cookers on the planet, has used its expertise in heating things up to create a steam-free kettle that can boil a cup of water in just 45 seconds. That's even faster than a microwave. Read More >>

appliances
This Gorgeous Kettle Is How Iron Man Boils Water

It looks like KitchenAid has finally learned a trick from sportscar manufacturers like Ferrari, and even Iron Man. The company's newest addition to its Pro Line of appliances is this lustworthy electric kettle that comes with an optional candy apple red colour scheme that makes it look like it could boil water in three seconds. Read More >>

design
This Cordless Kettle Design Pours Water At All the Right Angles

When he's not designing products for the likes of Blackberry, BMW, and Lenovo, Di Tao is re-imagining commonplace items with his amazing concepts. Take this electric cordless water kettle—nothing but right angles in austere black and white. A perfect contrast to the formless water it's meant to hold. Read More >>

appliances
This Kettle Heats Water to the Exact Temperature You Want

If you'd rather enjoy a cup of coffee or a mug of tea as soon as you make it—instead of painstakingly sipping at the scalding beverage until you can tolerate the heat—your plight has officially been resolved. Bonavita's variable temperature kettles let you specify exactly how hot you want your water. Read More >>

design
Was This Beautiful Kettle Inspired By a London Landmark?

As far as electric kettles go, DeLonghi's Brilliante is a run-of-the-mill way to heat water. There's no timer, no temperature settings, not even a whistle. But what it lacks in functionality, it makes up for in form with a faceted body reminiscent of London's 30 St. Mary Axe tower or, as everyone else knows it, the Gherkin. Read More >>