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The Week in Design: Rethinking Our Relationship to Objects

The Web is teeming with the unrealized ideas of both students and established designers who set out to produce astonishing renderings and prototypes for unusual products. Unfortunately, due to the lack of time, money, or technology, many of those products never progress from the planning stages to the mass market. But that doesn't mean we can't salivate over them, nevertheless. Maybe we've...

ElliptiGo Mashes Together an Elliptical and Bike, IKEA Gets into Electronics

There's a load of great tech news happening out there every day, and, unfortunately, we just can't cover it all. Here are a few of the other noteworthy things we saw today on our never-ending journey through the wild, wild Web. We're not quite sure how we missed this last year, but Segway tours now have a competitor for sheer nerdiness. The ElliptiGo 8S is the world's first elliptical bike,...

Big Wall o' Consoles, Hacking an IKEA Shelf to Make a Camera Dolly

There's a load of great tech news happening out there every day, and, unfortunately, we just can't cover it all. Here are a few of the other noteworthy things we saw today on our never-ending journey through the wild, wild Web. The Web's got a knack for displaying large amounts of information in fascinating ways, so it's no surprise that this giant wall of consoles sucked away most of our...

Ikea Changes Typeface, Upsets Fans

Ikea, the can-do-no-wrong Swedish purveyor of cheap designer furniture and meatballs, appears to have finally done something wrong. And it involves fonts. In a decision to change its branding, the company has gone with a new typeface to represent itself, and the move is causing quite a stir on the (to be fair, easily stirred) Internet. The new font is Microsoft's ubiquitous Verdana, which the...

IKEA starts selling totally hip SOLIG solar lighting devices

We've heard the excuse a gazillion times: "Yo, I want to go solar, but like, where do you even buy this stuff? Oh snap, 0 percent financing on a Hummer H2!" Finally, you can have a solid answer to that very quip (the first part, at least), as household megastore IKEA has begun stocking (in store; online is coming soon) a new series of solar-powered lighting supplies. The SOLIG series contains a...

Ikea Launches Its Own Cell Phone Service

We figure that you've already made ten jokes in your head by now after reading the headline -- you know, about how the phones come in thirty pieces, have diabolical names like "Kramfors," and look like they belong in dorm rooms -- so we're going to spare you and get straight to the point for a change of pace. The furniture empire's UK division has launched an MVNO on T-Mobile's backbone (not to...