The Road Ahead : June July 2014
ROADAHEAD.COM.AU 24 LIFESTYLE | TECH+GADGETS The domestic coffee machine market has grown exponentially over the years. The Lavazza A Modo Mio Éspria coffee machine by Electrolux brings barista style coffee to a domestic front. The new model offers performance and simplicity in a compact, sleek style and has been awarded a slew of international design awards, most notably the prestigious iF design award and the Plus X Award for high quality, design and ease of use. (RRP $149). electrolux.com.au The art of coffee has never been so simple and pleasurable thanks to Delonghi's, new Lattissima Pro Coffee Machine, inspired by the quality of professional machines with an increased level of simplicity. It's simple-to-use features are highlighted by its advanced technology, featuring an intuitive touch screen display. The intuitive interface allows for the machine to be programmed by anyone. (RRP $899). nespresso.com For authentic Italian coffee perfection at home, and without the price tag, the Minuto Automatic espresso machine by Saeco is a must. The machine allows the user to set the beverage to their individual taste by changing the coffee's richness through the adjustable ceramic grinders. The personalisation doesn't end there, thanks to the memo function, which allows users to adjust the coffee length and strength to their personal taste. (RRP $549). philips.com.au/saeco The Breville dual boiler with smart grinder seamlessly blends commercial features and performance in a domestic footprint. The dual boiler features an Over Pressure Valve which comes standard on all commercial cafe machines. With a bit of practice and some freshly-ground beans, made easy by the inclusion of Breville's state-of-the-art smart grinder, users will be able to rival the best cafe in town from home. (RRP $1699.95). breville.com.au Cookies are small, plain text files located in your internet's temporary file storage. They're often encrypted for protection against unauthorized access and are generally harmless. Cookies have loads of uses. Websites store information in a 'cookie' on your computer to save space on the site's server, allowing it to run faster and more efficiently. Cookies are also used by web developers to make the websites they create easier to use. Plus, there are many more. TYPES OF COOKIES There are four different types of cookies: • Session cookies – are deleted when you leave a website. • Stored cookies – retain information for later use. • First party cookies – come from the website you're on at the time. • Third party cookies – come from elsewhere, such as advertising. ARE COOKIES OUT TO GET ME? While cookies are not technically viruses, they can be used with malicious intent. An anti-virus program can offer protection. Such programs analyse the cookie files, where they came from and remove anything suspicious. They also generally offer a firewall to help prevent unauthorised access to your computer and cookie file data. Disabling cookies altogether isn't recommended as most current websites rely on them to function. Instead, we suggest customising your internet browser's cookie handling preferences to a level you're comfortable with. On most computers, this can be done via the 'privacy' section of your 'internet settings/options'. COMPILED AND WRITTEN BY NATHAN TORPEY. *NEED COMPUTER SUPPORT? GIVE GIZMO A CALL ON 1300 275 449. REMEMBER, THAT AS AN RACQ MEMBER YOU'RE ENTITLED TO A 10 PERCENT DISCOUNT. WHAT'S COOKING WITH COOKIES? STAYING CONNECTED WITH GIZMO* THE ROAD AHEAD JUN/JUL 2014 check out: coffee machines BECOME A BARISTA IN YOUR OWN HOME WITH THESE TECH-SAVVY UNITS.