This is for those office workers who are the laziest. Those people you more than likely don't want working for you (unless a nap break is in your plan, that's cool!) In this chair is not only a super comfy situation, but an office bed as well. Take a nap in the middle of the day if you wish!
More leaks about Facebook's supposed "Project Titan" rival to Gmail - which has been tipped for a Monday reveal - are emerging, with whispers that Microsoft are actually involved as well. According to ZDNet's source, Facebook will integrate its new webmail service with Office Web Apps, Microsoft's online versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote; "the Office team has been working on this for a while now" says the tipster.
Technically there is no world's oldest bomb in existence since, of course, it's exploded. However, if you were hanging out in Berlin at German Chancellor Angela Merkel's office today, you were privy to the info first that there very well could have been an explosion of the malicious type in your general area. What was so strange about this bomb, other than it was delivered on a day that the Chancellor was in Belgium, not her office in Berlin, that day? The fact that it contained an explosive device employing black powder, a material science argues may be the first to ever be used as an explosive - now generally only used for fireworks.
The latest version of Microsoft's Office series for OS X has finally been released. Office for Mac 2011 is priced from $199.99 upwards from Apple direct with Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint as standard, though there's an Outlook-free Home and Student version for $149.95 (which also gives you three licenses of each).
Behold all ye mortals, the cloud of productivity approaches. Microsoft Office Division president Kurt DelBene announced the beta and the site today with such epic sentences as "Office 365 is the best of everything we know about productivity, all in a single cloud service" and "People can focus on their business, while we and our partners take care of the technology." Mighty fine, yes, mighty fine is how this all seems. The launch of this site (http://office365.com/) is part of a limited beta spanning 13 countries. The cloud shall cover us all.
If you eyed up the flexible spine of the Herman Miller Setu earlier this week and thought "nice, but I'd like more rotational combination of axial forwards, backwards and sideways movements" then you're obviously bizarrely well-read on ergonomic seating and probably already know what we're about to say. If, however, you know little about pivotal sections but would just like to sit for a few hours without ending up stiff, then Wilkhahn's ON chair may be the answer. Unlike regular task chairs, which mainly permit forward/backward movement, ON has an artificial hip-joint with "two swing plates that are just as supple as thighs".
Nokia have confirmed that they have no plans to make a Windows Mobile based smartphone, although the Finnish company will be working more closely with Microsoft in future. The two firms have just announced that they will be collaborating to put a mobile version of Office, together with communication and device management software, on Symbian-based devices, a platform Nokia says it is still committed to.
The mobile apps will arrive on the Nokia Eseries of smartphones first, the company's business-focussed range. After that, while there's no confirmation as yet, it seems likely that other high-end devices - such as the Nseries of multimedia handsets - will get access to at least some of the software.
Microsoft aren't just aiming for your games room with Project Natal, but your living room and even your office. That's the latest from Bill Gates, who confirmed that both the Xbox and Windows teams have "latched onto" the motion-tracking camera system and each plan to develop applications that will range from gaming through controlling an HTPC, to increasing interaction in meetings.
Who doesn't love Pac Man? I know I do. And for most people, the prospect of sneaking in a few dot-chasing, ghost-evading moments throughout the typical office job day is pretty exciting. Or, at least better than typing, copying, scanning and printing all day long.
After Google launched Chrome OS last week, there were dark twitterings about the search giant attempting to steal the thunder from a Microsoft announcement today. Microsoft's news has gone live, and it seems that as Google are slowly making their way toward the desktop, Microsoft are looking to cross them in heading to the cloud with Office 2010, SharePoint Server 2010 and Visio 2010. Each of the new software suites gets a shot of Microsoft's "three screens" strategy with phone, browser and desktop sync, but for mainstream consumers the biggest news might just be free online versions of Word, PowerPoint, Excel and OneNote.