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Larry Magid: Printing Your Dinner With Foodini

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – Some see 3D printing as one of the next revolutionary technologies, and now it is coming to the food world.

Introducing Foodini, a 3D printer that is combining the worlds of technology and food. The idea is that consumers can put their own ingredients into the machine and let it "print" out the food.

Larry Magid: Printing Your Dinner With Foodini

The machine, which will retail for about $1,300 when it enters the marketplace in mid-2014, arrives ready for use and will be operated by a touch-screen mini tablet, which is embedded on the front of the device.

The goal of the company that designed Foodini is to streamline some of the activities pertaining to cooking – like forming dough, filling ravioli, and shaping cakes or pastries. Consumers can choose a recipe, prepare and load the ingredients, and Foodini will create the dish.

The device is part of an ongoing trend of machines in the home, aimed at making the life of customers easier.

You can hear Larry Magid's Tech Report Monday through Friday at 3:50pm on KCBS All News 740AM and 106.9FM.

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