IKEA designers will live in a Mars simulator to seek inspiration

If you need a laugh today, get ready for IKEA's latest news: The Swedish furniture giant has sent a group of its designers to live in a Mars simulator. They'll live there for seven days, and the project will culminate with the Curious Collection on S…

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BlackBerry KEYone doesn’t fare well in comprehensive durability test

Now that it’s finally become available to purchase, the BlackBerry KEYone has been acquired by the JerryRigEverything YouTube channel. You probably know what follows – that’s right, the full durability test, comprising of scratching, burning, and bending the phone to see if (or when) it fails and in what ways.

The KEYone is off to a good start when subjected to the scratch test. Its screen withstands this as much as it should, while the textured material on the back is surprisingly resilient.

The device can take an open flame for around 16 seconds before the part of the screen that’s…

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The new 21.5″ iMacs have upgradeable processors and RAM

Will wonders ever cease? First Apple embraces NFC, now the new iMacs have upgradeable processor and RAM. Okay, the 27″ iMacs from 2015 made it easy to upgrade RAM, but the 21.5″ version was locked down. That changes with the new 21.5″ models, even if it’s not an easy process. This is the first time we see an iMac CPU that isn’t soldered since 2012!

Here’s the deal. All-in-Ones like the iMac were not made to be easily serviceable, so you’ll have to be careful as you pry open the display (it’s secured with adhesive tape). Things get a little tricky as you remove the right speaker, but it’s…

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