Troy Charles Cobb

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Ikea Standing Desk Adjusts With a Button Push—If You Can Assemble It

Got $500 and want to work standing up? It's time for an Ikea run.<p>Here's how we know standing desks have made it to the mainstream: You can now buy one at Ikea. The Swedish furniture/meatballs giant has introduced a desk that raises and lowers with the push of a button.<p>The new Galant/Bekant system …

Class Up Your Nightstand With These Wooden Bluetooth Alarm Clocks

From afar, these Bluetooth speakers look like simple blocks of wood; perhaps some kind of minimalist IKEA decoration. Take a closer look though, and …

Get the Scientific 7-Minute Workout on Any Device with This Web App

When you're strapped for time, getting your sweat on is sometimes a luxury that goes by the wayside. That's where the Scientific 7-Minute Workout …

Web Applications

Spend the Night in the Sky: Rent a Fire Tower

Jack Kerouac spent the summer of 1956 manning a fire tower on Washington’s Desolation Peak, in the northern Cascades. He didn’t do much writing there, apparently, despite being alone with pencil and paper. But he stayed for 63 days. The views were good.<p>Over the following decades, as new …

Google VR

Get the Google Cardboard app<p>Start your VR journey with the official Cardboard app.<br>Available for Android and iOS.<p>Get it<p>Google Cardboard<p>Experience …

The Height of Treehouse Luxury

Many eco-resorts do the treehouse thing, but few can say they tapped a well-known architect to design theirs. Enter Pedras Salgadas Spa & Nature Park in northern Portugal’s lush, mountainous Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro region. This is port wine country, and you’ll want to sip yours from one of …

The Barisieur alarm clock automatically brews coffee while you wake

It's no secret the first five minutes of consciousness for many of us each morning involves brewing a cup o' joe. Well to help get a jump-start on things, designer Joshua Renouf has developed a striking alarm clock that starts the process before you even get out of bed. Using induction heating and …

The “Seelenkiste” cabin concept by Bauhaus-University Professor Michael Loudon

The “Seelenkiste” cabin concept by Bauhaus-University Professor Michael Loudon.<p>Via Joan Childs

SYNEK's countertop tap puts your kegerator out to pasture

There's no question that draft beer is the best beer, but the cost of getting fresh from the tap brews at home can be substantial. Purchasing a kegerator (along with all of its accessories), CO2 and the kegs of whatever varieties you prefer can add up quickly. But what if supplying a tap system was …

Pavlok is a habit-forming wearable that will shock you

"Wake up sleepy head... it's time to go to the gym." "Put down those chips!" "Stop wasting time on Facebook." If any of the above statements resonate with you, then you're not alone. Maneesh Sethi, author and Stanford alumnus has said all of the above to himself at one point, and wanted to know …

Moshi Xync

The new Xync by Moshi is a quintessential travel companion for iPhone/iPad users. The little device easily attaches to a keyring and features a handy …

Matador Pocket Blanket

Believe it or not, the Matador Pocket Blanket is a a blanket that fits in the palm of your hand! The ultra compact blanket unravels to 55x44 inches, …

Concerts

This robot printer runs around the page laying down ink

Most pocket-sized printers are really shrunken versions of what you'd see on your desk. Rather boring, don't you think? Zuta Labs' upcoming Pocket Printer robot may liven things up a little. Instead of using an old-fashioned paper feed, it runs over the page laying grayscale ink. This Roomba-like …

Multiple Attachments Makes Attaching Files in iOS Less Painful

iOS: One of the most annoying parts of the default iOS Mail app is that you can't attach multiple files to an email message. Multiple Attachments is …

I Didn't Know Garage Doors Could Be This Cool

San Francisco, as everyone who lives there knows, is a city desperate for more space. But making due with a small lot can sometimes lead to amazing …

San Francisco

This Handmade Mobile Home Is Actually an Incredibly Versatile RV

Buying a house is a big deal. It's complicated. It's time-consuming. It's expensive. And then come the property taxes, which means it's even more …

How to Afford Traveling the World

Over the past few years, I've been lucky enough to traverse many parts of the globe. The opportunity to travel had the same effect on me that it has …

Personal Finance

How These Magical, Gravity-Defying Doors Actually Work

Describing the sculptures of Austrian designer Klemens Torggler as "doors" feels like an insult. These aren't doors—they're magical pieces of …

Magic

MyPhotostream Gives You Instant Access to Photos in Your Photo Stream

Mac: Apple's Photo Stream service is supposed to be an easy way to share your photos between your Mac and your iOS device, but it doesn't always work …

Apple

This Tiny Printer Only Prints What You Select On Your Screen

Do you feel guilty printing out an entire email when all you really needed was someone's address? King Jim's new compact Cocodori printer is designed …

Beaten and Exploited, Indonesian Maids Are Hong Kong’s ‘Modern-Day Slaves’

When Indonesian domestic worker Erwiana Sulistyaningsih departed from Hong Kong last Friday, she left a nightmare behind her. Eight months of alleged …

This Workflow Swaps Out Text Instead of Copy or Pasting It

Mac: Sometimes, cut, copy, and paste aren't really enough. If you'd prefer instead to swap out text instead of any of the other three options, …