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Ikea Parodied Apple's Product Ads To Promote Its New Catalog — And The Results Are Hysterical

Ikea's answer to Jony Ive unveils "a device so simple and intuitive, using it feels almost familiar." YouTube/IKEA Singapore<p>They say imitation is the greatest form of flattery, but Ikea's new ad promoting its new catalogue "bookbook" flat out mocks Apple's famous product commercials.<p>Apple's ads are …

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How well do vendors service and support their products? Join our survey; you could win cash prizes.<p>Use PCMag's Speedtest tool to find out exactly how …

Entrepreneurship

Rwanda recognises economic benefit of natural ecosystems

Rwanda has achieved consistent growth rates of 8% a year between 2001 and 2012, according to the BBC Country Profile and its economy seems to be …

Ecology

The flower-shaped starshade that might help us detect Earth-like planets

Astronomers believe that every star in the galaxy has a planet, one fifth of which might harbor life. Only we haven't seen any of them -- yet. Jeremy …

Save the oceans, feed the world!

What's a marine biologist doing talking about world hunger? Well, says Jackie Savitz, fixing the world's oceans might just help to feed the planet's …

Fisheries

OCEARCH

OCEARCH is a non-profit organization with a global reach for unprecedented research on great white sharks and other large apex predators.

Nonprofits

Public fascinated by Great White shark Katharine

Miami - An enormous Great White swimming along the eastern US coastline is arousing more curiosity than fear as scientists and the public follow her …

Zoology

Programming Isn't Manual Labor, But It Still Sucks

<i>Peter Welch is a writer and programmer. He is the author of the book</i> And Then I Thought I Was a Fish <i>and the blog "Still Drinking"</i>.<p>Every friend I have …

3XN's Mangrove Tree-Inspired Grove Towers Break Ground in Mumbai

Denmark's 3XN Architects recently broke ground on Grove Towers, a new mixed-use project inspired by Mumbai’s mangroves. Clusters of commercial spaces …

Design

Comics that ask "what if?"

Web cartoonist Randall Munroe answers simple what-if questions ("what if you hit a baseball moving at the speed of light?") using math, physics, …

Comics

SA cloud firm takes aim at desktop

The CloudGate Desktop<p>Is the traditional desktop living on borrowed time? It is, if South African company Cloudware gets its way.<p>The …

Set-Top Boxes

TED Blog

By<p>on Jun 26, 2018<p>The TED Fellows program is turning ten years old next year, and we are looking for our most ambitious class yet. We select people …

Mental Health

Hidden miracles of the natural world

We live in a world of unseeable beauty, so subtle and delicate that it is imperceptible to the human eye. To bring this invisible world to light, …

Microscopy

The emergent patterns of climate change

You can't understand climate change in pieces, says climate scientist Gavin Schmidt. It's the whole, or it's nothing. In this illuminating talk, he …

Climate Change

Microsoft's motion-sensing keyboard lets you skip the touchscreen

As convenient as touchscreens and air gesture controls can be on a PC, it's not very comfortable to keep raising your hands just to handle basic tasks. You might not have to subject your arms to that kind of strain if Microsoft's experimental Type-Hover-Swipe keyboard ever reaches shelves, though. …

Harnessing the Power of Enterprise Mobile Apps

Enterprise mobility is a Hard Trend--it will continue to grow rapidly. In other words, think of mobile devices and the corresponding apps as a magnitude 9.6 earthquake, disrupting business as we've known it for decades. Unfortunately, most people and corporations are missing this point. As such, …

Bandaid-Like Stick-On Circuit Board Turns Your Body Into a Gadget

Tattoo circuit boards are now one step closer to reality with the development of this stick-on, flexible circuit board. All the electronics are …

How To Turn A Clothespin Into A Matchstick Gun

Update your desktop arsenal with this creation<p>DIY enthusiast Grant Thompson, who previously made a 10-penny battery that powered a small light for almost two weeks, is at it again. Inspired by another project tutorial, Thompson created seven variations of a mini-pistol that can fire matches over 20 …