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This Folding Table Is Inspired By A Pop-Up Map Of New York City

At first glance this table looks like any other piece of minimalist furniture. But if you look at the intricate way in which it unfurls, you might notice a similarity with those pop-up city maps that neatly unfold with the flick of a wrist.

Four Of These Clamps Will Turn Almost Anything Into A Table

Last year, Gizmodo wrote about a Kickstarter for the Floyd Leg, an age-old, simple-as-nails clamp that turns whatever vaguely table-sized piece of material you choose into, well, an actual table. It was a refreshingly simple invention amidst the usual morass of insane vapourware and weird personal projects, and now it’s a real thing you can buy.

This Table Slides Together Without Screws, Dowels Or Glue

Shigeru Ban has had a big season, what with winning architecture’s highest prize, building disaster housing in the Philippines, and unveiling a huge luxury penthouse. The Japanese architect has many fans, including the designer of this wooden table, who says it was inspired by his low-tech cardboard buildings.

A Co-Working Table With Hidden Depths

Co-working can be tough: regular users of a space have their natural sprawl, while those spending just a few hours at a desk would prefer a minimum of clutter. This desk has hidden depths to cater for all.

Marvel At This Magic Mahjong Table Again And Again And Again

Briefly: A table with a hole that will suck all your mahjong pieces and returns them perfectly stacked, ready to play. Obviously, it’s powered by SORCERY…

This Magical Table's Electromagnetic Field Turns On Nearby Light Bulbs

Hold a fluorescent light bulb near this table, and the filament will suddenly flicker on. It looks like magic, but it’s simple science: An embedded circuit produces an electromagnetic field that acts on the mercury gas inside the bulbs, making them glow as if they’re plugged in.

This Is What Windows 8 Looks Like Running On A Coffee Table

Before the Surface was ever a tablet that we lusted after, it was the name of a device that looked like a table, worked like a table but had embedded on the top of it an enormous touchscreen. The Surface Table was rebranded as Microsoft PixelSense, and the rest is history. The original Surface Table used to run a bespoke version of Windows 7, but a Giz AU reader has gone and updated his to run Windows 8, and it looks pretty awesome.

Shopping For Clothes Is Still So 1.0

Today Gizmodo Australia attended the official Australian launch of the Samsung SUR40 table computer powered by PixelSense (also known as the Surface table), and I was shown a variety of things from frankly fantastic educational apps through to a crazy-awesome maps application. But by far the most interesting concept was one straight out of the future, and it could change the way you buy clothes if retailers cared about technology.

Your Chariot Awaits...Your Snacks

Imagine loading this table up with snacks on the top shelf and beverages on the bottom, then rolling it out to your immaculately decorated modern living room for some serious hedonism — maybe a long movie marathon or a serious gaming session. Sure, there are lots of glorified TV trays that can do that. But few do it with the grace and sophistication of the Chariot table.

3M Don't Just Make Scotch Tape: Check Out Their Windows Surface Rival

Devices like the Windows Surface have been in development for what feels like an age, and delivered very little. Now 3M Touch Systems is showing off a 46-inch prototype touchscreen table at CES that allows up to 60 touch points, and sounds like it might actually be useful.

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