Gadgets
MIT Creates Voice-Controlled Blender
The smart kids are up to their antics, creating a gadget for culinary geeks with an attitude.
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The Blendie 2000 responds to voice pitch, instead of actual commands.
November 20, 2007 by Rachel Cericola

Make me another margarita!

This might be something that my husband is used to hearing me snap out from across the house. However, soon (hopefully) I may be able to bark out my commands even when he’s hiding out in the tool shed.

The kids at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have just invented Blendie 2000, a voice-controlled blender. So it seems they are using their super-brain powers to master the art of blending? I guess it’s a lot easier than those pesky diseases.

Unfortunately, the Sci-Fi Tech guys say the device doesn’t just respond to commands; it’s all about the pitch. Sounds like the perfect Christmas gift for me.

Before you ask, there are no plans to actually mass-produce this appliance right now. However, there’s this pretty cool, sort of creepy demo up on YouTube.

VIDEO: Demo of Blendie.


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Rachel Cericola - Contributing Writer
Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at www.rachelcericola.com.

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