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Ride your bike to the office, then ride upstairs.

That fit coworker of yours–the one who survives solely off poké bowls and bikes to work–has gone too far. Now they’re after our elevators, too.

Vycle is “a human-powered vertical transport system for our expanding cities,” developed by RCA graduate Elena Larriba and engineer Jon Garcia and featured on Dezeen. Put more plainly, it’s a one-man elevator powered by pedaling. It’s a vertical bike.

Vycle is meant to solve one of the same problems as bikes: increasing density. In the case of Vycle, though, that means vertical density; more tall buildings are rising in cities and even suburbs, and more and more people are ignoring the stairs for the elevator.

Because even in the four or five-story office building–which seems to be Vycle’s target market–elevators draw a lot of electricity. Vycle’s promise is that you could pedal your way to the top instead. And when you do, a counterweight ensures that you’re responsible for only your own weight, while a gear system allows you to turn resistance up and down. Vycle is also the sort of system that could be easily installed in older buildings since its own infrastructure is a fraction as complicated as a modern elevator.

Yet, there’s something downright silly about the idea, no? While it’s certainly easy to imagine the Vycle being installed at some new startup’s office, just across from the ball pit and ping pong tables, there is simply no good reason that the guy in a suit who’d prefer not to climb five flights of stairs to his office in the summer would suddenly jump at the opportunity to pedal that journey instead–let alone using a system that seems to put its operator on display in a way that stairs do not.

However, none of this is to say that Vycle isn’t charming, provocative, and something that most of us would probably love to try once. But for those of us who would like to save power and get fit in the process, the stairs always have been, and always will be, a solid option.

Sharing this article written by Mark Wilson, a senior writer at Fast Company. He started Philanthroper.com, a simple way to give back every day.

First, Smartduvet came up with a self-making bed. Now the company is back with an Indiegogo campaign to fund a dual climate-controlled comforter (don’t worry, it still works with the self-making feature).

Smartduvet says the temperature controls will help you “avoid all future arguments about temperature.” You can set different sides of the bed to heat up or cool down through an app.

Say goodbye to sweaty nights and maybe save your relationship with a “climatization layer” that goes between the duvet and the duvet cover and connects to a control box under the bed. Instead of kicking your leg out of the covers, you can spend about $200 for the ultimate in sleep technology.

And people want it — the project has been funded nearly $100,000 beyond their $20,000 goal so it’s expected ship out to backers in September.

More about this awesome duvet cover on mashable.com.

Earlier this year, Spotify introduced a new Messenger bot that let users share song clips with friends. Today, the company is expanding on that bot’s functionality to now allow a group of friends to build a playlist together via Messenger – even if not everyone in the group is on Spotify.

The feature, called simply Group Playlists for Messenger, is accessed through Spotify’s existing Messenger app. This is found by tapping on the blue plus sign to the right of the input box in Messenger, then selecting the Spotify Messenger extension in the list that appears.

From there, the person creating the playlist – who must be a current Spotify user – clicks the new “Create” button at the bottom of the screen, gives the playlist a title, then sends it into the group chat session. The thumbnail preview shared to the group will show the playlist’s name and offer a button below to add songs.

Anyone in the chat at that point can click to add their song selections to the playlist. And this doesn’t require them to have a Spotify account, the company says.

However, non-users can only preview the playlist in Messenger – to listen, they’ll need to sign up and download Spotify’s app. Meanwhile, existing users who have not yet connected their Spotify accounts to Facebook will be able to do so from the Spotify extension, we understand.

Spotify already supported collaborative playlists before today, across desktop, iPhone, iPad, and Android. These could be shared directly from Spotify to social networks and various messaging apps, too.

But the new feature brings playlist building right into Messenger itself.

Spotify declined to say how many people have used the Messenger bot since its launch, but did note that to date “millions of songs” had been shared via the extension.

The company also didn’t say if it would roll out similar bots for other chat platforms in the future.

This article is from Techcrunch.com.

PayPal announced this morning a plan to speed up money transfers between its service, Venmo and users’ bank accounts for those with supported MasterCard and Visa debit cards. This new “instant transfers” service will be available at a rate of $0.25 per transaction, and will deliver funds in a matter of minutes, instead of the day or so it typically takes when using PayPal or Venmo.

PayPal has been operating in the peer-to-peer payments business for nearly two decades, but the company has been more recently challenged by a number of newcomers, like Square Cash, for example, whose key advantage has been the ability to “cash out” to your bank account instantly.

More about this on techcrunch.com.