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TGACP
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TGACP,
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7/19/2014 | 4:10:56 AM
Very unlikely to be able to do as much as implied ... certainly not with much accuracy.
All of the media reports on Vessyl (they must have an tremendous PR Team...) are just verbatim Press Releases and glossy prototype and simulation videos, and endoresements from Silicon Valley "leaders" who have not been given any opportunity for unsupervised testing and honest opinions.

(The lack of any investigative journalism is appalling. Guess it just proves that hundreds of gadget, tech and business news websites are just screaming for free content.)

There are absolutely no independant scientific tests of capability and accuracy.

To follow or contribute to my discussion on this curiosity, please consider my Question on Quora:

http://www.quora.com/Do-Vessyls-promotional-materials-press-releases-and-Facebook-posts-realistically-describe-a-viable-technology-i-e-technology-capable-of-mass-production-and-sufficient-accuracy-at-a-199-retail-price-point-Please-see-Question-Details-for-some-example-specific-product-claims-made-by-Vessel

...TCP.
Alison_Diana
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Alison_Diana,
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6/18/2014 | 9:29:10 AM
Murder Most Foul
As a murder-mystery lover, this cup would ruin many a good plot line.
Thomas Claburn
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Thomas Claburn,
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6/13/2014 | 12:52:47 PM
Re: Purity
>I'd be very interested to see if a device like this could break down every element in a drink and then give us an idea of how pure it is or if there's any adulterants.

My guess is that the company's reluctance to provide details about its technology indicates that the capabilities of its chemical analysis chip is fairly limited. I don't know how chemical compounds are assesses by electronics but I'd be surprised if a single chipset could evaluate the fully range of possibilities. Rather I suspect certain chips give you specific compounds (like sugars) and do nothing to look for, say, toxins, odd chemicals, or bacteria.
Whoopty
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Whoopty,
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6/13/2014 | 12:13:29 PM
Purity
I'd be very interested to see if a device like this could break down every element in a drink and then give us an idea of how pure it is or if there's any adulterants. It would certainly be interesting to see if the claims of premium brands of alcohol are any purer than the cheaper ones. 

On another note, I bet Coke and Pepsi are crapping themselves at the idea of this getting out there. Those formulas are well guarded. 
David F. Carr
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David F. Carr,
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6/13/2014 | 11:07:12 AM
How drunk do you have to be ...
... to need a computerized cup to tell you you're drinking beer?
Kristin Burnham
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Kristin Burnham,
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6/12/2014 | 7:53:19 PM
Re: I'd like the Vessyl to tell me.... wait a minute!
^^Haha. If only...
Gary_EL
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Gary_EL,
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6/12/2014 | 7:08:37 PM
Calories? Salt? Transfat?
If this thing can tell me how many calories a liquid has, or the calorie count of a food sample that I've put thru a blender, then they've really got something here. Also salt content would be great to know. But, if I don't know whether I'm drinking beer or wine, then it's definitely time to go home - by taxi!
Thomas Claburn
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Thomas Claburn,
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6/12/2014 | 6:23:16 PM
Re: I'd like the Vessyl to tell me.... wait a minute!
>I'd like the Vessyl to tell me the appellation of the pinot noir I'm drinking and the winery at which it was made.

If only there were some paper labelling system that could convey all that data in a commonly understood language.
Charlie Babcock
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Charlie Babcock,
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6/12/2014 | 6:07:00 PM
I'd like the Vessyl to tell me.... wait a minute!
I'd like the Vessyl to tell me the appellation of the pinot noir I'm drinking and the winery at which it was made. Adding its alcohol content might be helpful, but telling me the amount I've drunk would be downright intrusive.
GotoAfterburners
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GotoAfterburners,
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6/12/2014 | 5:48:14 PM
Rediculous
This is one of the dumbest inventions I've heard of in recent times.  May be good at a club or bar to decide when to cut people off, but for personal use, if you're that lazy and/or stupid to not know what you're drinking and how much your're drinking, then this smart cup is the least of your problems.

Next, it will connect to facebook, and we can see all the idiots post how much beer or how many mixed drinks they've consumed so their employer and the law can use it against them.  Can't wait to see those surprised morons in the news..."Well I didn't know that posting on facebook would be evidence!!!".

In ten years, twitter, facebook, and things like this have moved us closer to what the Soviet Union wanted during the cold war than if they had just taken us over...And we're just volunteering for it all...Unbelievable.


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