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IKEA Wireless Charging Review: Almost Like Having Magic Furniture

Cheap and easy wireless charging sounds like Nikola Tesla’s fantasy brought to life. It’s downright futuristic to think your smartphone could suck up juice just by placing it near a power source. And that’s exactly what IKEA wants to do with its new wireless charging devices. Yes, that IKEA — the Swedish furniture empire.


I Went To The Place Where There Is Nothing But IKEA

When you walk out of the Älmhult train station, there’s not much to see. To the west is a string of filthy box cars on the railroad, and to the east, a small park with no people. TripAdvisor will tell you that there is only one thing to do in the tiny Swedish village: Go to IKEA.


And Now IKEA Is Making Sofas Out Of Paper

This is about as IKEA as it gets. The Swedish flatpack furniture giant is in the late stages of developing a line of furniture that’s made out of paper. That’s right: paper. Not cardboard. This durable stuff is a fascinating composite of repurposed pulp that can be moulded into any shape. The craziest thing? It looks great.


Anova Precision Cooker Review: Killer Sous Vide For Everyone

I have a problem. It’s a kitchen gadget addiction. Ever since I was a kid, I’ve always wanted to try the latest and greatest cooking appliances — or at least all the As Seen On TVand Sky Mall shit. Well, that addiction just paid off: The Anova Precision Cooker has been bringing me stupid amounts of joy for the past few weeks. Sous vide, anyone? This $229 gadget makes it so, so easy.


A Sneak Peek At Five Brand-New Products In Next Year's IKEA Catalogue

It’s that time of the year, folks. The new IKEA catalogue is heading towards mailboxes around the world, and it’s full of neat little tweaks to the lines you’ve come to love. There’s also a handful of completely new products that you’ll love even more.


Are Nest Thermostats Killing Air Conditioners?

Everybody loves the Nest thermostat. Or at least, they love the idea of it. Who wouldn’t want a futuristic thermostat with a brain that automatically adjusts to your habits and optimises your energy usage? Well, a growing number of people say they’re encountering unexpected problems with their devices.


These Cabinets Hide An Incredible Stealth Kitchen

When you live in a closet-sized city apartment, it’s no fun to cook in a teeny, tiny cramped kitchen. But a kitchen completely hidden behind lovely wood cabinets when not in use? That’s kind of ingenious.


Awesome Dad Builds Giant Luge Track In His Backyard For His Family

When life gives you snow, don’t just make a snowman. Make a giant luge track in your backyard for the whole family! This dad does that every year, and the track is pretty impressive with great slopes, windy turns and expertly designed snowbanks. Just look at his whole family slide down. How fun!


This Normal-Looking House Is Fake And Actually Hides A Pump Station

If you’re just strolling down the street or driving in your car, you’d never notice anything weird with this house in the US state of North Carolina. It looks like a house is supposed to look. You can imagine the family that lives there and the weekday dinners they throw for the neighbourhood. You can imagine the kids in the yard. But no. It’s not a real house. This home hides a noisy water pump station for the city. What?


Dyson's New Vacuum Cleaners Make You Feel Like A Superhero

There’s something strangely throttling about a Dyson device. The curves feel futuristic, and the transparent plastic shows you what’s under the hood. And the latest generation runs faster than a Formula 1 race car. You almost have to pinch yourself to remember that it’s just a vacuum cleaner.