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  • Ikea won't sell customers this rug until they take a heart and brainwave scan

    For the last five years, Ikea has teamed with notable designers and artists to create high-dollar goods. Its “Art Collection” offered customers the opportunity to buy limited edition furnishings and art at prices customers could stomach. Ikea’s 2019 Art Collection was to feature rugs, eight of them from notables in the industry, including Virgil Abhoh, the art director for Louis Vuitton's men's line. For anyone willing to plop down $500, ...

  • Rotten Tomatoes' new Audience Score makes you prove you've seen the movie

    Few places summon the trolls like movie reviews. After suffering through multiple cases of review-bombing - when trolls flood in with disproportionate negative reviews - Rotten Tomatoes wants to weed out the people who haven't actually, you know seen the movie. Specifically, users will now be required to verify their ticket purchase for their votes to be counted in the new Audience Score: "Rotten Tomatoes now features an Audience Score made up of ...

  • Review: The Vuze XR handheld camera makes it dead simple to create VR videos

    HumanEyes' Vuze XR is a rare breed of camera. It's pocket-sized, shoots in VR, 360, and 5K formats, and it costs around the same as an entry-level DSLR. What really sets it apart, however, is how easy it is to use. I love VR. And the thought of making my own glorious, fully immersive, 180-degree family vacation videos that we can watch on our headsets – like the VR videos on YouTube – fills me with joy. But I'm neither a filmmaker nor a professional ...

  • How to access Android's hidden developer options

    Welcome to TNW Basics, a collection of tips, guides, and advice on how to easily get the most out of your gadgets, apps, and other stuff. One of the advantages Android has over iOS is the control Google gives you over its operating system. Case in point is Android's 'developer options,' a secret menu that provides all sorts of useful controls, including the ability to change animation speeds, choose a Bluetooth codec, or limit the number ...

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