08/05/2013, While IKEA might be primarily known as a manufacturer of furniture, recently the company has begun to embrace technology by offering up an augmented reality catalogue in which those reading the catalogue will be able to scan the magazine with their smartphone and the accompanying app, and be able to get a better idea of the furniture without having to pop by the IKEA store themselves. Well it looks like […]
04/14/2013, I know, I know, IKEA furniture is supposed to be so easy to assemble, and in the long run, it also helps you lower the total cost of ownership especially when you want to refurbish your home with an entire set of furniture. For those of us who feel that DIY is not our cup of tea, then paying IKEA a small fee to have their staff assemble your newly […]
04/14/2013, IKEA tries to make it very simple for customers to assemble their own furniture. All of it comes with instructions, and if those are followed to the letter, then assembling furniture wouldn’t be complicated at all. However, this robot lends an extra hand and can be of immense help. Who thought putting together furniture could be so high-tech? Italian researchers programmed a robot so that it could help them in […]
10/11/2012, One thing about bringing home IKEA furniture is this – you will need to do your bit to assemble the particular piece of furniture, and for folks who are not too great when it comes to the assembly instructions, there is help. It will most probably be far more expensive than paying a small fee to the IKEA man to assemble your furniture assuming this furniture assembling robot takes off, […]
07/20/2012, I am quite sure that any area with an Ikea in the vicinity will also see majority of the households there have at least something from the furniture giant in their respective homes, not to mention an Ikea catalog (or more) lying around somewhere. There is just something about the Ikea catalog that makes it look so interesting, and you have the urge of making your way there to buy […]
06/19/2012, Those of us living in the US will be getting the Ikea UPPLEVA TV sometime next year, but for our friends living across the pond, they are already able to waltz in to the nearest Ikea and pick up the UPPLEVA TV – except that this display-TV bench combination will be accompanied by an 8GB DVR add-on. Now, the question is this – will or will not the US version […]
04/25/2012, The famous some-assembly-required Swedish furniture manufacturer Ikea has come up with a cute looking innovation to commemorate the 2012 Fuorisalone which is a design expo held in Milan recently. In the press kits that were given out to members of the media, Ikea included a cardboard digital camera that is powered by 2 AA sized batteries and equipped with an internal memory card capable of storing up to 40 photographs.
04/18/2012, The Ikea UPPLEVA TV was first revealed to the world a couple of days ago, and now here we are with additional information concerning the UPPLEVA TV. Translated as “Experience TV” from Swedish to English, the UPPLEVA TV will debut in the US sometime in April 2013, giving you a whole year to save and perhaps work out your finances to qualify for an Ikea Friends credit card just in […]
04/17/2012, When you think IKEA, chances are the images of furniture pop into your head. However it looks like the Swedish company wants you to associate more than just furniture with them in the future; electronics perhaps? That’s the path IKEA seems to be headed down according to officials who have revealed that the company has plans to launch furniture integrated with consumer electronics in the future. While we’re not sure […]
02/22/2012, Yes, we do know that Ikea, the flat packin’ furniture giant, has a tough task at hand to figure out just how majority of the population will be able to fix the furniture that they recently purchased at home without getting any help, resulting in what deems to be a few short cartoon panels. Not everyone gets it though, so the thousand words spoken through those images are now augmented […]
09/21/2011, Time lapse panoramas, for those unfamiliar, is like taking a regular panorama shot, with the difference being the objective in time lapse panorama is to get a moving object appear multiple times and in multiple positions all within a single panoramic photograph, like the one pictured above which shows the same plane taking off from left to right (it’s a bit hard to see, but it’s there).
07/15/2011, If you ever needed proof or an indication that electric vehicles are starting to catch on, perhaps our post about electric charging points being built along the I-5 and U.S. 2 might be the proof you need, or perhaps Car2Go’s electric car sharing service might be another sign. If those aren’t enough, perhaps the installation of Blink EV charging stations that will be making their way to IKEA stores in […]
05/06/2011, Everybody’s going green these days, and everybody’s favorite Swedish furniture store IKEA is no exception. The furniture company recently launched a series of solar-powered table lamps. Named Solvinden, these cute little lamps look like miniaturized versions of full sized lamps that are used to light up rooms. Working best at a desk that is next to a window, these solar lamps contain rechargeable batteries that are juiced from the rays […]
03/09/2010, Check out this ordinary Ikea coffee table which has been hacked to include a whole bunch of LEDs – we’re talking about 6,144 of these in total. Tobias, the brain and hands behind this mod, sourced a trio of display boards from Sure Electronics for a total of 96 8×8 modules. These boards rely on a serial interface to be addressed, where a quartet of serial lines are used for […]