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Those $1 IKEA plastic bags at the checkout are near indestructible and great for just about anything, especially if it's heavy or otherwise awkward, but we never thought we'd see a full backpack made from them. Well, SanDiegoMitch bought three, hacked them up and built this super-light carry-all with them.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

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I have long loved IKEA, not just for the LACK units of my college days or the little table I'm sitting at right this moment, but I love them for their food. No trip to the Swedish superstore is complete without a helping of meatballs, but their pre-packed food section is equally worth checking out.

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IKEA is a cruel and fickle creator. After brutally killing off the Expedit shelf in February, the Swedish furniture mogul has decided to consign the Galant desk to the same fate. Production of the Galant has already ceased, with the desk expected to be completely phased out by October. Like the Expedit, the Galant is one of IKEA's most popular — and hackable — furniture items. To commemorate its passing, here are a few of our favourite Galant hacks -- get one while you still have the chance!

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Each January, IKEA Hackers invites its readers to vote for the best furniture/technology hacks of the year. Here are the winning creations from 2007 to 2012 along with the instructions on how to make them.

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Two picky architects in a high-rise apartment didn't like the looks of hiding their cat's litter box in closets, or even under a bathroom sink. With just a few modifications, they turned some IKEA gear into a combination entryway table and hide-away cat palace.