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Chopsticks and smartphone app help Chinese detect bad cooking oil
Chopsticks and smartphone app help Chinese detect bad cooking oil

With about 3.5 million tons of illegally reprocessed cooking oil returning to dinner tables each year, Chinese consumers are desperately looking for an easy way to help them determine if the oil they use is safe. Baidu, China’s largest Internet search company, says it has found a way: chopsticks fitted with sensors that can be connected to a smartphone app to give users analyzed readings. At the company’s annual technology conference in Beijing this week, Baidu Chief Executive Robin Li unveiled the prototype, called Baidu Kuaisou. In a demonstration video released by Baidu, a chopstick was dipped into three cups, one filled with olive oil, one with regular edible oil and...

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