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Thermoelectric IKEA Furniture Could Charge Your Phone With Energy From Your Coffee

Your computer, your gaming console, even your cup of coffee — all of these objects in your house radiate heat, which promptly goes to waste. But what if your kitchen table or console cabinet contained the thermoelectric hardware to turn that heat into usable electricity?

Fake IKEA Price Tags In Canberra Call Out Tax Dodging

IKEA opened its first store in Canberra this week, welcoming in thousands of new customers. Like any other IKEA store there were thousands of products on offer. Maybe you’d like a Billy bookcase for $69, a Lack coffee table for $29.99 or perhaps a corporate tax avoidance of $269 million — wait, what? Not long after the opening of the anticipated Canberra store, one group placed these faked price tickets around the store, tallying up how much IKEA’s tax avoidance could be costing Australia.

Even Robots Suck At Building IKEA Furniture

Folks have been fantasizing for years about the possibility of an IKEA-savvy robot. If IKEA uses robots to flat pack its furniture, surely we humans could use robots to assemble it! But despite at least a decade of attempts, one thing remains clear: Robots are terrible at building IKEA furniture.

Everything About Social Determinants Of Health, You Can Learn From IKEA

When people move, a few things become mandatory. For example, pizza or some other reward for those who help you move.

But one of the most important things anyone will do is the annual trek to IKEA.

IKEA Is Stuffing New Cushions With Old Shredded Catalogues

Whether you embrace it with open arms or toss it in the trash as soon as it arrives, the IKEA catalogue is one of the most widely distributed publications on earth. But to help reduce the environmental impact of all that paper, the company is now recycling old copies into cushion stuffing.

IKEA Is Buying Up Whole Forests, And So Is Apple

IKEA bought 83,000 acres of forest last month. In April, Apple bought 36,000 acres. What’s the reasoning behind these retail giants buying their own forests? To manage them.

IKEA Promises Peaceful Meals By Adding Smartphone Pockets To Placemats

IKEA just revealed all of the new creations that will be added to its upcoming 2016 catalogue. But if there’s one item that promises to genuinely make your home life better, it’s this placemat featuring a dedicated pocket for stashing a smartphone during dinner.

IKEA Recalls 27 Million Dressers After Children Crushed To Death

IKEA is urging people to accept a free wall anchoring kit for around 27 million of its dressers in the US as a response to children getting crushed to death by them.

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.

Get Ready For Official IKEA Furniture-Hacking Kits

The idea of hacking IKEA products is not new, but it’s still great. It’s such a great idea that the flatpack furniture giant is developing an official IKEA Hack product. This is almost exactly a year after IKEA enlisted lawyers to shut down a down fan-made IKEA hack website, pissing off reasonable customers all over the world.

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