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  • Ikea’s smart light bulbs will work with Amazon Alexa, Apple Siri and Google Assistant

    Ikea’s smart light bulbs will work with Amazon Alexa, Apple Siri and Google Assistant

    Ikea’s smart light bulbs will answer to voice commands starting this summer. The company announced in a Swedish-language press release that its smart lighting product line, called Trådfri, will work with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and Apple Siri and HomeKit. Read More

  • MIT built a self-assembling cell phone

    MIT built a self-assembling cell phone

    Researchers at MIT’s Self-Assembly Lab have stepped up their game from an Ikea-like chair that can put itself together: the team built a working cell phone that’s self-building, Fast Company reports, using a basic DIY cell phone design create by MIT professor David Mellis as a model. How can a phone put itself together? The key is actually simplicity – there are six parts… Read More

  • Experiences generate clicks, not ads Crunch Network

    Experiences generate clicks, not ads

    Ads don’t work so well anymore. To begin with, there are just too many of them. In a time when consumers are inundated with ads from every corner of their screens (and lives), brands and startups are finding it insanely difficult to stand out from the crowd. The average consumer has slowly become immune to online advertising and marketing. Read More

  • IKEA ponders the future of retail with virtual reality pilot app

    IKEA ponders the future of retail with virtual reality pilot app

    IKEA is coming to VR, but it’s sadly leaving the Swedish meatballs behind in regular reality. The cheapo furniture company unexpectedly announced this morning that they were releasing a pilot experience for the HTC Vive on the SteamVR store. Gameplay in the app is limited to wandering a kitchen and changing the color of the cabinets so it’s not exactly earth-shattering, but… Read More

  • Ikea Does Emoji

    Ikea Does Emoji

    Few things in life are certain. Death and taxes make two. Other contenders for immoveable universal principles might include the inevitability that any Ikea flat-pack furniture you buy will be revealed to be missing a crucial piece/contain a large, unsightly crack once you’ve hauled it home, spent your Sunday clearing the spare room to accommodate it and unboxed 90% of the pieces. Read More

  • Gifting Startup Jifiti Adds Another $1 Million, Launches White-Labeled Registry App For IKEA Portland

    Gifting Startup Jifiti Adds Another $1 Million, Launches White-Labeled Registry App For IKEA Portland

    Gifting startup Jifiti, which is attempting to merge the concept of thoughtful shopping involving carefully selected items with the convenience of a gift card, has added another $1 million to an earlier round announced this summer, the company is announcing today. The news comes as Jifiti launches its first white-labeled application, powering a gift registry for IKEA Portland. To date… Read More

  • Ikea’s Upcoming Uppleva HDTV System Further Detailed

    Ikea’s Upcoming Uppleva HDTV System Further Detailed

    Taking the term home theater in a box to a new level, Ikea made waves a few weeks back when it announced plans to start selling a self-branded HDTV and home theater system with a starting price under $1000. However, the company didn’t out all the tantalizing details at the time. Gigaom managed to get a bit more info on the system including the type of apps included on the rather… Read More

  • Watch Out, Best Buy, Ikea Will Soon Sell Their Own HDTV System And It’s Awesome

    Watch Out, Best Buy, Ikea Will Soon Sell Their Own HDTV System And It’s Awesome

    Ikea is entering a brave new world: home entertainment systems. The company unveiled its UPPLEVA line today with a smart YouTube ad (embedded after the jump). The video spot quickly explains that the UPPLEVA line is the savior to living rooms everywhere with hidden cable tracks, integrated wireless components and a customizable cabinet design. Argue all you want, but an HDTV is a… Read More

  • The End Of Books: Ikea Is Changing Shelves To Reflect Changing Demand

    The End Of Books: Ikea Is Changing Shelves To Reflect Changing Demand

    If you needed any more proof that the age of dead-tree books is over take a look at these alarming style changes at Ikea: the furniture manufacturer’s iconic BILLY bookcase – the bookcase that everyone put together when they got their first apartment and, inevitably, pounded the nails wrong into – is becoming deeper and more of a curio cabinet. Why? Because Ikea is noticing… Read More

  • Beware Of Exploding Ikea Alarm Clocks

    Haters gonna hate. Reports just hit that states “booby-trapped” Ikea alarm clocks recently exploded within stores in Belgium, France and The Netherlands. One calls the incidents fireworks where another uses the phrase small explosions that seem to cause nothing more than earaches. In at least one case, two clocks were simultaneously detonated remotely and a company spokesperson… Read More

  • DIY: Adjustable Mic Stand From An IKEA Lamp

    Having an adjustable mic stand is essential for home recording or podcasting. Those mics are so sensitive that you really have to place them in the right position. Unfortunately, decent articulating mic stands can be expensive. But, if you’re close enough to an IKEA store to buy an IKEA TERTIAL lamp, then you can make your own. It’s as easy as removing the bulb and head of the lamp… Read More