elctronic chopsticksChinese tech company Baidu has unveiled electronic chopsticks that can detect whether food is unsafe to eat.

This was at its annual conference in Beijing where the search giant said the utensils could detect unsanitary cooking oil – a common concern in the country.

Baidu also unveiled its own wearable headset called Baidu Eye which is a rival to Google’s Glass.

The Baidu Eye has an in-built camera but no screen, and conveys information to the user via an earpiece or by connecting to a smartphone.

Baidu Eye
Baidu Eye

Both new products are not yet unavailable to consumers, and the company did not specify a date on which they would go on sale.

The sticks, which also include a sodium analyser to help users regulate their daily salt intake, can connect to any computer via wi-fi and Bluetooth.

“Chopsticks are the embodiment of Chinese wisdom,” a Baidu executive said. “And we have combined it with our advanced technology.”

Source: BBC