A Gift Guide for Making Any Dumb Home Smarter

Do you or someone you love (or at least give enough of a damn about to buy a holiday gift for) want to explore this whole “smart home” idea without buying into a whole ecosystem? There are plenty of ways to get started, but these gadgets seamlessly integrate into your current, IQ-challenged abode. Best of all, they’re… »11/23/15 12:00pm11/23/15 12:00pm

Ikea Turned a Bunch of Children's Drawings Into a New Line of Stuffed Toys

Every year Ikea’s Soft Toys for Education campaign partners with UNICEF and Save the Children to help raise funds for schools, supplies, and other educational endeavors. And since it’s all about helping children, this year Ikea actually had them design the plush toys being sold for the campaign. »10/28/15 10:00am10/28/15 10:00am

IKEA's Wireless Charging Is 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… »6/30/15 3:50pm6/30/15 3:50pm

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… »5/25/15 12:00pm5/25/15 12:00pm

The UN Just Ordered 10,000 of Ikea's Brilliant Flatpack Refugee Shelters

A few years ago, Ikea announced it had designed a better refugee shelter, using its flatpack furniture as a basis for engineering. As great an idea as it was, it wasn't clear how the concept would ever find its way to reality. Now, these Ikea refugee shelters will be deployed—by the thousands. »3/26/15 10:00am3/26/15 10:00am