This Desk Tidy Folds Into Shape From a Sheet of Laser-Cut Steel

This neat, angular desk tidy is truly 3D—but it hasn't always been that way. In fact, it's put together from a 0.8mm-thick carbon steel, laser-cut beforehand to make it easy to fold into shape. » 9/01/14 12:00pm Today 12:00pm

The Late Great American Promise of Less Work

Some French companies just banned employees from responding to work emails after work hours. A city in Sweden is trying out a 30-hour work week in earnest. But while the prospect of working less and enjoying more leisure time used to be the great futuristic promise of midcentury America, today it's little more than a… » 9/01/14 11:40am Today 11:40am

Why Beer Isn't Sold in Plastic Bottles

Plastic as a material has pretty much changed the way we live our lives- it's cheap, can be moulded into practically any shape and is, for the most the part, easily recyclable (when people bother to). So why is it that we still use glass bottles and cans to store our beer in? Is it to do with aesthetics? Taste? Or is… » 9/01/14 10:00am Today 10:00am

Bloomberg: Apple's Teamed With Visa and MasterCard on an iPhone Wallet

Over the weekend, it was rumored that Apple was working with American Express to turn your iPhone into a smart wallet. Now, a new report suggests that Apple is also teaming up with Visa and MasterCard, too. » 9/01/14 4:19am Today 4:19am

Samsung Has a Curved Soundbar For Your Curved TV

That horizontal sound bar next to your crazy expensive, totally-not-gimmicky curved screen TV is such an eyesore. If only it were, you know, curved. Like your TV. Samsung clearly thinks this is a problem that's begging to be solved, because the company has just announced... a curved soundbar. » 9/01/14 1:48am Today 1:48am