If you're the sort of awful cook who refuses to sample your own pudding for fear of chipping a tooth, then MIT has just the gadget for you. Still in development, the cats at the prestigious university are busy creating an intelligent spoon that hooks up to a computer to evaluate your cooking as you're doing it. While it works just like a regular spoon (for stirring and whatnot), it also calculates the salinity, viscosity, acidity and temperature of what you're making. Then it advises you to add a little more flour, or sugar, or put it on a flame, or whatever. According to the website, it can even tell the user "if there is not enough salt in the brine prepared to make pickles."