Ikea Shelves, More Viral Fakes, How to Choose a Smartphone, And More

Strange week, huh? Ikea killed the shelf everyone had in their first apartment, Fitbit recalled its fitness tracker over some nasty rashes, and DHL punked UPS with some clever advertising. Let's take a look back at this week's best stories!

DHL Pranked UPS Into Advertising For Them

The dramatic increase of online shopping has fanned the flames of competition between shipping companies. Which is why, using thermal-activated ink, DHL figured the best way to advertise just how fast and efficient its shipping services are was to trick its competitors into doing it for them.

An Amazing Village Designed Just For People With Dementia

Ikea Shelves, More Viral Fakes, How to Choose a Smartphone, And More

Centuries after Shakespeare wrote about King Lear's symptoms, there's still no perfect way to care for sufferers of dementia and Alzheimer's. In the Netherlands, however, a radical idea is being tested: Self-contained "villages" where people with dementia shop, cook, and live together—safely.

The Inside Story of How Olympic Photographers Get Such Stunning Images

Ikea Shelves, More Viral Fakes, How to Choose a Smartphone, And More

Every single moment of the Sochi Olympics is documented in minute detail. Here's how the AP and Getty Images, two of the biggest photo agencies on the scene, get their incredible photos from the Olympics to the United States, faster than you can microwave a bag of popcorn.

Here's Why Ikea Is Discontinuing Everyone's Favorite Shelf

Ikea Shelves, More Viral Fakes, How to Choose a Smartphone, And More

Expedit, we hardly knew ye. Ikea recently announced that the popular shelving system is not long for this world, and the internet responded with rage. But there's a really good reason for Ikea to get rid of Expedit. And in fact, it's not really going away at all.

19 More Beautiful Structures That Are Now Lost Forever

Ikea Shelves, More Viral Fakes, How to Choose a Smartphone, And More

All good things end—architecture included. Yesterday, we showed you nine buildings lost to the sands of time. You—hundreds of you—responded with your own contributions to the list. Who knew there were so many mourned buildings?

Fitbit Is Recalling All Force Wristbands

Ikea Shelves, More Viral Fakes, How to Choose a Smartphone, And More

Fitbit announced today that it will recall its new Force model, after users complained of rashes and burns while wearing it. Fitbit CEO James Park says the recall is motivated by "an abundance of caution."

Which Phone You Should Buy Explained in One Handy Flowchart

Ikea Shelves, More Viral Fakes, How to Choose a Smartphone, And More

There are a ton of phones out there. A lot of options. That's great, but it can also make for a tough decision. Which one is for you? We've got just the flowchart you need.

Samsung Galaxy S5: Everything We Think We Know

Ikea Shelves, More Viral Fakes, How to Choose a Smartphone, And More

We're almost certainly about to see Samsung's Galaxy S5 superphone next week, the long-awaited followup to the company's Android flagship. With competition heating up from the likes of Motorola and HTC, will it be enough to stay near the top of the heap? Here's what we're expecting to see.

Nokia Lumia Icon Review: Looks Only Get You So Far

Ikea Shelves, More Viral Fakes, How to Choose a Smartphone, And More

The Nokia Lumia Icon is almost the platonic ideal of how a phone should look. It's a lovely black brick in the very best sense. But pretty doesn't equal great.

10 More Viral Photos That Are Actually Total Fakes

Ikea Shelves, More Viral Fakes, How to Choose a Smartphone, And More

The internet can be a tough place to distinguish fact from fiction. Who has time to fact-check all those beautiful, weird, and sometimes horrifying pictures? Well, we do.