What does a popular recipe app, a premier brick and mortar store, and top-of-the-line kitchen appliance company have in common? One very smart kitchen. One of the things that gets us most excited about emerging smart kitchen technology is watching innovators come together—product manufacturers, individuals, magazines, chefs, websites—all for the shared purpose of remaking the kitchen into the real hub of our lives. We are getting very good at finding ways to be creative together. Take for example, Innit, which partners with household names like […]

Last night we shared the DADO story at Pitch Oregon, which provides companies the opportunity to win prizes, like free consulting and services, and to help take them to the next level. Our President and CEO, Tom Worley, spoke in front of VCs, Angels, a great panel of judges, and a welcoming audience of the community members interested in what’s brewing in the Portland startup scene. There were three categories, each representing different stages of development: Concept Stage, Seed/Bootstrap Stage and Mature. As always, we […]

It’s hard to squeeze a lot of awesome into three hours, but we’ve managed to do it; Portland Startup Week + the Internet of Things + wings. Oh, yes we did. Join us at our secret world HQ to celebrate Portland Startup Week to sample delectable IoT treats straight from our partners’ IoT appliances (made smart by the DADO Platform). Here are the d to the eats: Date: February 3, 2016 Time: 2:00-5:00pm Location: DADO HQ, 321 SW 4th, Ste 700, Portland The goods: chicken […]

This has been an exciting week at DADO Labs! Many of our team members got to have fresh smoked turkey from their Char-Broil Simple Smokers; we were invited to present at the IoT Evolution Conference in Fort Lauderdale; and OUR FIRST DADO PRODUCTS HIT THE MARKET! Just in time for Thanksgiving, Char-Broil launched its SmartChef™ line of connected products—powered by DADO Labs. Char-Broil launched its Simple Smoker ($299) and Digital Electric Smoker ($399) with the Char-Broil app and SmartChef technology—lovingly known around here as the DADO Platform. The best part […]

3 Lessons For Brands From the Smart Kitchen Summit

The Internet of Things (IoT) is an arms race focused on disrupting incumbents and brands grabbing their share of a multi-trillion-dollar pie. If you’re an existing appliance manufacturer out to “win”  – or even stake a claim – in the IoT, you’ll need to reimagine your brand and seize the strategic advantages you have over late entrants and “disruptors” in your category (more on disruptors here).  For your brand to be successful in the IoT, you’ll need to 1) Build products people love AND have […]

The Connected Kitchen: Saying Goodbye to Annoying Food Problems

The smart home is officially a big deal. So much so, CNET has bought an entire house to turn into a playground for testing and reviewing smart home products. And as we’ve said before, the kitchen will be the most popular room in the house for connected devices. Maybe that’s because it’s the room with the most activity—and the most mishaps. Here’s a collection of familiar food problems that will soon be laughable, thanks to innovations in the smart kitchen: Say goodbye to: That time […]

DADO & Partners Take Home Top Awards at Home Electronics Shows

As if seeing our vision of further connecting consumers to their ‘things’ come to life earlier this year wasn’t enough, we’re honored to share that we’ve kicked off the Spring of 2015 by accepting three awards with our partners SABER and Behmor at two leading home shows. At the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Expo, the DADO Platform helped SABER Grills (Char-Broil, LLC) introduce its new EDGE grill to the world with Vesta Awards for both ‘Best in Show’ and ‘Best Gas Barbecue’. Simultaneously, at the […]

Watch What You Missed at CES

CES may be over but the energy isn’t. CES was DADO’s coming out party. We announced our first IoT partnerships with Behmor, Char-Broil and SABER, showcased the first DADO-driven appliances from these three partners, and announced fourteen winners who will be some of the first to experience smart appliances by DADO first hand later this spring. If you weren’t able to attend our CES event at the Inspire Theatre, you’re in luck. Click the links below to watch our entire presentation broken up into three […]

6 Takeaways From CES and DADO’s Product Launch

DADO Labs just returned from a very successful event at CES 2015. Thank you to all who attended and supported us. We introduced our partners (SABER, Char-Broil and Behmor) and announced the first products that will be launching with the DADO Platform in 2015. Char-Broil CEO Christine Robins and Saul Colt raised insightful and provocative insights about the IoT while Behmor demonstrated its DADO-enabled coffee roaster and brewer, and all attendees got to sample some delicious barbecue from Big Ern’s BBQ, the best barbecue in […]

SABER, Char-Broil and DADO Make Outdoor Cooking Smarter at CES

Today, at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the DADO team, along with representatives from Char-Broil and SABER Grills, will unveil new grills and smokers powered by the DADO Platform. SABER’s EDGE grill is a smart, high-performance, contemporary barbecue made of 304 stainless steel. The grill features two burners, an all-infrared cooking system that has a wide temperature range and uses 30% less gas than traditional gas grills, a 340 sq. in. cooking surface, 304 stainless steel grates, and push button electronic ignition at […]