COOKING UP ENTERTAINMENT
For all those who twiddle their thumbs waiting for the microwave oven to ping when its done, here is what four young tyros built in just 40 hours at the University of Pennsylvania. The mwave (the Greek letter Mu is a symbol for ‘micro’) is a modified Westinghouse oven that plays Youtube videos of the same duration as your food’s cooking time. When the cooking is through, it sends an SMS to your smartphone. It also has its own Twitter account to tweet about its use. But don’t rush to the market just yet. It is not commercially available. It was only created by the students for the university’s Pennapps hackathon.