Chrome Will Now Let You Surf In Virtual Reality

Today's not only a great day for barbecue lovers, it's also a red letter day for anyone who loved 1992's The Lawnmower Man and has lamented a future without virtual reality everywhere. According to Google's Brandon Jones, Chrome, at least the Windows and OS X versions, now support WebVR letting you use virtual… » 7/04/14 11:17am 7/04/14 11:17am

Why a Chunk of Cardboard Might Be the Biggest Thing at Google I/O

I've been showing friends something I picked up at Google's developers conference yesterday, and it's been inspiring ooohs, and wows, and squeals of joy and delight. No, it isn't a smartwatch. It isn't even a gadget. It's a cheap piece of cardboard, and it's getting even the tech-jaded people here excited. » 6/26/14 2:57pm 6/26/14 2:57pm

Google Cardboard Turns Your Android Into a DIY Virtual Reality Headset

Want a virtual reality headset, but can't afford the hefty pricetag on most existing models (or to hold out for the future)? Google dropped an inexpensive solution today following its I/O keynote: Google Cardboard, an app that lets Android users transform their phones into VR headsets with the help of a DIY cardboard… » 6/25/14 3:20pm 6/25/14 3:20pm

Folding Cardboard Stools Only Make It Look Like You're a Hoarder

If you're a student who knows you'll only be living in a cheap apartment for a couple of semesters, what's the point of buying and moving heavy furniture? Especially when there are so many flat-packed, lightweight cardboard options to choose from, like these wonderful stools designed to look like stacks of pizza boxes » 6/13/14 11:00am 6/13/14 11:00am

A Recyclable Cardboard Snowboard That Redefines Shredding

Signal Snowboards has made a name for itself—at least outside of snowboarding circles—with its experiments using unorthodox materials to make decks. The company's glass snowboard was surprisingly resilient on the slopes, as is its latest creation which was actually made from recyclable corrugated cardboard. » 2/20/14 2:20pm 2/20/14 2:20pm

Kinetic Creatures: Cardboard Creations That Roam Your Living Room

There's a longstanding joke that kids would rather play with the cardboard box than the toy inside, but that's especially true with these wonderful Kinetic Creatures toys. Made entirely from pre-cut cardboard, clever mechanisms inside Elly the elephant, Geno the giraffe, and Rory the rhino allow them to walk around… » 8/06/13 5:08pm 8/06/13 5:08pm

Refoldable Cardboard Furniture Makes It Cheap And Easy To Mosey On

When you're moving and you have a lot of IKEA furniture, you know what you should do. You should take it apart, transport it and then put it back together on the other end. You know this. You consider this. And then you create a last minute flash sale on Craig's List, get whatever money you can from all that MALM, and… » 8/04/13 11:35am 8/04/13 11:35am

Don't Spill Anything On This $55 Foosball Table

You'd assume that a foosball table made from 100 percent renewable materials—cardboard and wood—would be best suited for college frat houses on a limited budget. But even with a handy cup holder, the odds are the Kartoni would be soaked in spilled beer after just a couple of games, destroying its structural integrity. » 4/11/13 8:49am 4/11/13 8:49am

Your Next Block Party Needs This Giant Car-Powered Cardboard Boombox

Bartek Elsner, an artist who uses cardboard to build things far more awesome than your childhood fridge box fort, created this monstrous paper boombox for a Mini Cooper dealer in Zurich, Switzerland. What's even more awesome is that the creation works, and is powered by the car battery from a Mini that's actually… » 10/11/12 12:40pm 10/11/12 12:40pm

Everything You Need To Live a Cheap and Disposable Cardboard Lifestyle

Whether you're looking to minimize the amount of crap you own, reduce your footprint on the environment, or just don't have enough money to buy nice things—you can find cardboard equivalents of almost everything you can think of. And besides being cheap, they're easy and guilt-free to dispose of. » 9/11/12 5:00pm 9/11/12 5:00pm

A Bike This Cool Can't Possibly Be Made From Cardboard (or Cost $10 to…

The bicycle is one of the most efficient, environmentally-friendly modes of transportation, even centuries after its creation. Still though, there's no lack of innovation happening when it comes to bike. The latest example of this is the Alfa: a 20-pound bike made primarily of cardboard which is capable of holding… » 9/11/12 1:00pm 9/11/12 1:00pm