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Get beamed up with Lasse Kleins abduction lamp

Get beamed up with Lasse Kleins abduction lamp

Maybe you can't let go of the X-Files, perhaps you keep a copy of How to Serve Mankind on you at all times. Either way this lamp will look awesome on your desk. Designed by Lasse Klein, the alien abduction lamp uses a light bulb inside the craft to light up the windows and create a nifty tractor beam effect on the glass stand.

Presentations come of age: Ventuz Technology

Presentations come of age: Ventuz Technology

I'd wager there are few people reading this who haven't suffered at least once from the modern malaise they call "Death by PowerPoint"  Now not wishing to unfairly malign the Microsoft presentation package - even the least forgiving audience member would grudgingly agree that it's the crapness of the presenter that kills you, not the software (and accompanying slide transitions, sound effects and ridiculous animations) - but it's a sad fact of life that where a yawn-worthy demonstration goes, their software often lurks behind.

Thankfully there are companies like Ventuz Technology, who blend together touch, gesture and proximity-sensitive interfaces controlling multiple interconnected displays, with a software package that allows static and dynamically updated information to be presented in 2D and 3D.

 

The old switcheroo

The old switcheroo

Ok, we know that some of you out there should be working instead of browsing through the latest gadgets here at Slashgear, and that's ok with us. Your boss, on the other hand, might not be as quick to forgive you as we are. So for you guys, we have a special gadget called the StealthSwitch. With a quick tap of the foot, the casual passerby, or snooping boss, will think you've been working away the whole time.

The great thing about this little device is that it doesn't just minimize what you're doing, it completely hides it, and mutes the sound too. The great thing is that it works just by tapping your foot. Gone are the days of alt-tabbing and looking over your shoulder. Now you can browse in peace.

'StealthSwitch' hides screen, saves job [via Crave]

Plus Vision M-11 Copyboard

Plus Vision M-11 Copyboard

We all know how teachers or bosses like to scribble away on whiteboards, and what a pain it is to jot it all down. Or, if you’re smart you might have already opted to take digital pictures with your discreet cell phone cam rather than go at it with pen and paper. But now, there is a new option from Plus Vision, called the M-11 copyboard, where you wont risk getting your phone confiscated.

Using optical sensors placed behind the screen, the M-11 can output the scribbles and diagrams as PNG files to any attached printer or to a USB thumb drive. However, at a whopping $1700, its unlikely your teacher or boss will be easily convinced to upgrade.

Totally the most exciting dry erase board ever
[Via: ScifiTech]

Konica Minolta turn the office into a multimedia-Starbucks

Konica Minolta turn the office into a multimedia-Starbucks

I know what you're thinking - some little oik has broken into the office and sprayed graffiti all over the bloody photocopier.  How will you ever get that five-hundred page "Pathway to Success" proposal to Alan in accounts by close of day?  But before you collapse into awful, embarrassing tears, listen up; it's actually Konica Minolta's latest all-in-one prototype, the bizhub, for the office that enjoys clustering around a single piece of equipment. 

SlimGeek: Cycling Computer Desk

SlimGeek: Cycling Computer Desk

Long hours in front of the computer making you a little pudgy? Feeling like your legs are obsolescent and atrophied? Stay healthy and in shape with SlimGeek’s Geeky Cycle. This exercise-bike-desk combination costs $350 and is designed so that you can cycle while you work. It’d be interesting if the computer is actually powered by the cycling.

Geek-a-Cycle – Exercise Bike For Your Workstation [Via: Coolbuzz]

DIY Backyard office by Cedarshed

DIY Backyard office by Cedarshed

I’m one of many people that work from the comfort of my own home. Now, you can be more comfortable working from your own backyard, and no I’m not talking about pulling a pool chair with a laptop, but an office room on your backyard.

A company called Cedarshed who specializes in gazebos and spa enclosures is selling backyard DIY home office kit for those who are trying to avoid room addition inside their house but still need a home office.

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