These Kitchen Gadgets Will Save You Time During Back to School Madness

Elroy Mariano

Going back to school can be a relief for parents who are excited to have their kids out of the house—but this year, that might not be happening. Even if they are still distance learning, it’s a time that requires a lot of preparation. Lunches don’t make themselves, after all. So, check out our selections for the best meal prep tools for making lunch quick and easy.



a table topped with different types of food on a plate: OXO Little Salad And Herb Spinner


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OXO Little Salad And Herb Spinner

From Instant Pots to super convenient pantry organizers, we’ve rounded up a few kitchen gadgets that will help you stay organized while moving all of your meal prep along as quickly as possible—breakfast, lunch, and dinner, in fact.

Instant Pot DUO Plus, $119.95 from Amazon



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Instant Pot DUO Plus


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If you haven’t invested in an Instant Pot yet, back-to-school season is the perfect time to

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Lilbits: Giving old gadgets new life

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Pebble was one of the first companies in the smartwatch space, and even though it’s been years since a new Pebble device was released, aging Pebble smartwatches have a loyal following. And that’s led to some interesting developments, including the formation of a Rebble Alliance that built a cloud service that would allow old Pebble watches to keep working after the Pebble servers went offline.

Now Rebble is taking some of the money it’s raised and launching a grant program to encourage development of new apps and features for Pebble devices, such as a new smartphone app, new firmware, or new watch faces or apps, among other things.

It’s just one of the latest examples of independent developers breathing new life into old gadgets. Another recent (and kind of weird) example? A team of developers have created a custom ROM that brings Android 7 to a kid’s tablet that shipped

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Positive Effects of Utilizing Modern Gadgets

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The world is evolving every single day, and brilliant gadgets are being introduced every year to make those things possible which were once thought to be impossible. Our lives have transformed so much that the endless technology surrounding us has become so typical in our lives that we often forget just how much further we have come in the last few decades.

How Far We’ve Come

Today we utilize many modern-day gadgets in our everyday life. Everything from smart cooking equipment to music devices, they all make use of science and technology in one way or the other. Communication gadgets are another classification of these devices which play a crucial part in our lives by helping us connect with our friends and relatives from all over the world. However, these are not the only gadgets that have a favorable influence on our lives. Think of that security camera outside your

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New gadgets to expect later today

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Apple is set to announce new gadgets later today, but there are rumours the next-generation iPhone will be kept back until October.



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Apple has a product showcase planned for later today

Here’s what to expect – and what not to expect.

Due to the coronavirus, the event is being held online – like Apple’s developer conference in June – and will broadcast at 6pm UK time later today (10am locally in California).

You’ll be able to follow along on the Sky News website and app.

An invite sent to media from Apple has confirmed the title of the event as “Time Flies” – potentially a reference to the new Apple Watch 6, which is among the devices expected to be announced.



a close up of a speaker: Tim Cook will reportedly not unveil new iPhones until October


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Tim Cook will reportedly not unveil new iPhones until October

Alongside that, the iPad Air 4 could be making an appearance, but there are

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SRP on gadgets? DTI to decide soon

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MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) will decide this week whether suggested retail prices (SRP) will be imposed on gadgets like laptops.

In an interview with Teleradyo yesterday, Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez said the DTI Consumer Protection Group headed by Trade Undersecretary Ruth Castelo is currently studying if price caps need to be put in place on gadgets.

“This week, we will release the decision if we will put SRP,” Lopez said.

He added that the DTI initially had misgivings on putting price caps on gadgets.

“We are reluctant when it comes to computers and gadgets because they have different features, prices, performance and power. The SRP is not one size fits all,” he said.

If the study would show the need to have the SRP, however, the trade chief said this would be applied to the basic features of the gadget.

“If needed, that’s why

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Best dog tech: Toys, gadgets, and services for your pup

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International Dog Day lands on Wednesday, Aug. 26 this year, and there’s really no better way to celebrate than by giving your pup a gift. Because we’re all about tech (and pups) at ZDNet, we rounded up a few gadgets, gizmos, and subscriptions to consider. All these are well-reviewed across the internet, and many of them cost less than $100. 

We even included a few non-techie items at the bottom in case your dog isn’t interested in the latest hardware. Either way, we’re sure you’ll find something no matter your budget.


Embark Breed and Health Kit

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So, this first one is more for mom and dad — but c’mon! How cool would it be to find out Spot’s exact breed makeup and whether they’re predisposed to any genetic diseases? While Embark’s top-of-the-line Breed and Health Kit is more expensive than some of the others, it is the highest rated dog

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Star Trek gadgets that are no longer fiction

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For people growing up in the 1960s, 80s and 90s, Star Trek provided a vision of the future. It seems that the future arrived sooner than the writers could have imagined then. Many of the gadgets and gizmos that were initially popularized by the show then are being taken for granted now. In many cases, inventors might have taken inspiration from the shows of the franchise to develop practical uses for many commonly used present-day household technologies.

Here are some Star Trek gizmos that became real or are now becoming real.

Cellular phone

Martin Cooper, who is credited with the invention the first viable cellular phone has stated publicly that he was inspired by the Star Trek version of personal communicators, which was an amazing concept back in 1966. Star Trek’s influence grew further as phone developers went on to create flip phones that exactly matched the props used in

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DepEd to spend on gadgets for distance learning if it had budget of Manila Bay ‘white sands’ project

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 7) — The ₱389-million budget for the controversial Manila Bay “white sand” project would have been a huge help for the government to buy gadgets for students and teachers shifting to distance learning amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Education Secretary Leonor Briones said Monday.

Briones made the statement during the government’s Laging Handa media briefing when asked how the Education Department could use the money if it was allocated to the agency.

Sigurado ako malaking bahagi nyan mapupunta sa pangangailangan ng gadgets. Kasi we have more than 3,000 last mile schools na walang connectivity, medyo isolated sila,” Briones explained.

[Translation: I’m sure a chunk of that would have been allocated to the need for gadgets. Because we have more than 3,000 last mile schools without connectivity, and they are a bit isolated.]

She said part of the budget can also be used to fund

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Pranab Mukherjee: A person who stayed away from modern gadgets, modern lifestyle, late night parties

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About Pranab Mukherjee, Congress leader Jairam Ramesh once told me that he was like Dhrupad Sangeet. If you don’t understand Dhrupad or if your ears are not trained to listen to Dhrupad, then it will be difficult for you to enjoy the music.

The analogy with Dhrupad gives the impression that Mukherjee, senior Congress leader and former President was a dreary person, who stayed a thousand hands away from so-called modern gadgets, modern lifestyle, late night parties and instead remained engrossed in politics and reading — a person from whom people might have heard, when they went to him, about Congress politics before Indira Gandhi.

It also happened, when someone went to his place, that he would narrate details of the first Congress session and explain how, from there, the party got transformed. So many times listening to his references from 1956 and 1962, many would think that he was

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Techy Advice Offering the Customers with Various and the latest gadgets

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28th August, 2020 – Electronic gadgets are among the highly demanded and most attractive products in the world market. So, this is not surprising why online stores are now filled with plenty of models of different gadgets. Now, if you want to avail of the most reliable cell phone or the best magnetic charger, then you will have to ensure that you choose the right site. Techy Advice is one of the most reliable and convenient websites, which offer you the best gadgets.

As the internet has revolutionized the way we choose and buy gadgets, we at Techy Advice also come up with various gadgets, which can be extremely beneficial for your daily use. Techy Advice is one of the popular online stores that you can visit at any point in time, and you are bound to come across huge electronic selections, right from a digital watch to a

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