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Microsoft's Sway: A Digital Assistant That Designs Presentations For You

At some point in your life, you’ve used PowerPoint. Whether for a class project or a meeting of some sort, you’ve click and dragged text boxes, dropped in photos and awkwardly presented a slideshow. Now imagine doing that on a phone or tablet. Nightmare! Microsoft thinks its new app, Sway, can help make it less so.


This Hamster-Wheel Desk Is A Sad Statement On Modern Offices

Corporate culture today is often said to be about working slavishly, with an above-all focus on profit and productivity. Nothing captures that idea more strikingly than this (fully functional) hamster-wheel desk.


A Desk Set That Makes Your Workspace Look Like Italy

Wait, did you just put your pencil in the Pantheon? And… are you using the Coliseum to hold erasers? You bet — because this lovely desk set is modelled on fine Italian monuments.


This Desk Tidy Folds Into Shape From A Sheet Of Laser-Cut Steel

This neat, angular desk tidy is truly 3D — but it hasn’t always been that way. In fact, it’s put together from a 0.8mm-thick carbon steel, laser-cut beforehand to make it easy to fold into shape.


An Under-Desk Hammock For Your Feet Is The Best Office Upgrade

Laying in a hammock while wrangling a simple book is often a challenge, which explains why hammocks replacing desks in offices never caught on. Here’s a nice compromise though: A compact hammock for your feet that hangs under your desk and raises or lowers to put you in a working or slacking mood as needed.


This Gorgeous Office Has An Endless Desk Made By Robots

The idea behind the design was to have an endless table throughout the office that connects all the workers together. The table is made up of 870 unique plywood panels, 408 square metres of table surface and 335 metres of perimeter edge surface and was entirely shaped by robots.


Microsoft Hedges Its Bets With Free Office For iPhone And Android

Alongside its new Office for iPad, Microsoft has made another piece of its vast software portfolio available to a wider audience. The Redmond software behemoth’s Office Mobile for iPhone and Android is now available in each respective app store, and it’s all free.


Twitter's Not The Only Company With Indoor Cabins

In a few short weeks, employees at Twitter’s San Francisco headquarters will be dining inside century-old log cabins shipped all the way from Montana. And Twitter isn’t alone. The struggle to make corporate office life less stupefying and more cosy seems to have reached its logical conclusion with a new trend: buildings within buildings.


Reinventing The Printer With Rewriteable Paper And Water For Ink

For office workers concerned about cutting costs and environmental impacts, clicking the print button triggers an ongoing internal debate. Many people find reading words on a printed page to be a hard habit to break when the only alternative is reading them on glowing screen.


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 for just those occasions. Using an included piece of software, it lets you highlight only specific areas of your screen for printing. And what you’re left with is a receipt-sized note with an adhesive backing that you can even use as a sticky note.


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