by Low Lai Chow in Video on Monday 17 December 2012

I guess it had to happen: eating utensils that respond to every bite of food with, er, soundbites. Some researchers from Ochanomizu University showcased EaTheremin at an event last year, a set of metal utensils that emitted sounds based on the resistance from its users biting off food at the munching end. We’re just waiting for them to add a bit of artificial intelligence into the design so these poor forks can pretend to snore when we’re eating really slow if we’re taking our time or yell at us if we accidentally bite on them.