11 Nov

How Technology has changed Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving this month, we’d like to take the chance to spend time with family and friends, and hopefully plan a holiday feast to remember. As Technology is likely one of the last things you’re thinking about on thanksgiving, we thought it would be fun to consider how Technology has impacted Thanksgiving. With the advances from cooking apps and gadgets, to DVR-ing the thanksgiving holiday parade and shopping online for the best black Friday deals, let’s take a look at a few of the technologies that have changed the way we celebrate thanksgiving as we know it.

Cooking Apps

Searching for that last minute holiday turkey recipe before the in-laws come over? Say goodbye to looking through cook books or asking the neighbors. With thanks to an abundance of cooking apps, easily pick a Cajun turkey recipe or a traditional honey based turkey recipe that everyone will love. To top it off, cooking apps are now available through smart devices like Amazon’s Alexa or even the Samsung smart refrigerators. Alexa will even read the recipe with ingredients needed step by step to take all the hassle out of prepping the big meal.


Cooking Gadgets

Getting rid of the manual guess work that comes with cooking an unforgettable thanksgiving meal is now possible. With Digital meat thermometers say goodbye to trying to figure out if and when your turkey is cooked for the big meal. And let’s not forget the many other gadgets technology has made possible for thanksgiving cooking such as an electric potato masher, electric carving knife, Alexa enabled ovens, refrigerators, and more.


Recording the Thanksgiving Day Parade and Football Games!

With family and friends over for the Thanksgiving holiday, you have some people in the kitchen helping prepare the holiday meal, others outside playing a game of football and even those who are running late for the feast!
Long gone are the days of rushing and making sure you are in front of the television to catch the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade or one of the traditional football games. With DVR being around for quite a few years, we can’t imagine what it was like not to DVR the Thanksgiving Day Parade!


Online shopping

We can’t forget a critical part of thanksgiving that technology is fully behind, Black Friday shopping. With Black Friday now beginning the night of Thanksgiving, ecommerce and scoring the best deals with the click of a button on your smartphone or tablet has never been easier. And the best part, purchase that new TV you wanted for the living room online with Amazon’s or Walmart’s free two-day shipping (In some case, now one day shipping!) Or, wait for the newest innovation, Cyber-Monday when all the online deals really drop.


As we are thankful for technology throughout the year, at CHIPS, we know the importance of spending quality time and making memories with friends and family. With or without technology, we encourage everyone to take a break, spend the Thanksgiving Day reflecting on what you are thankful for and what this year has offered for you. From CHIPS Technology Group, we are wishing you a happy and healthy Thanksgiving.


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