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Physical Pong game table about to meet its Kickstarter goal

Physical Pong game table about to meet its Kickstarter goal

If you've ever wanted to own a coffee table that doubles as a physical version of the classic Atari game Pong, now's your chance. The same people who created the Pong table that was shown off in a popular YouTube video last year have taken their design to Kickstarter, and the project is about to meet its funding goal in its final days. The mechanical table game essentially functions like an Atari-themed version of air hockey, with physically sliding paddles on each end, and a puck that uses magnets and motors to bounce around.

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Sleep Number 360 tries to make the case for smarter beds

Sleep Number 360 tries to make the case for smarter beds

Sleep is perhaps both the most undervalued and, at the same time, overrated aspects of our biological lives. We use technology day in and day out to improve our food intake, our activities, and sometimes even our grooming. But very few of those technologies actually focus on the time when we’re not active, aside from the very basic sleep monitoring function of fitness trackers. At CES 2017, Sleep Number is aiming to change all that with the Sleep Number 360 smart bed that employs all sorts of sensors, temperature controls, and even IoT communication to give you the best sleep of your life.

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Herman Miller’s new Aeron desk chair is the update of a classic

Herman Miller’s new Aeron desk chair is the update of a classic

Herman Miller has announced an update to its iconic Aeron desk chair first released in 1994. Unlike most desk chairs at the time, the Aeron stood out due to its lack of fabric and foam, with the designers instead embracing a sparse, but no less great, design. It has been more than 20 years since the model first arrived, and now it’s back again with an all-new design — every part of it, the company says, has been updated.

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UpDesk UpWrite Standing Desk Review

UpDesk UpWrite Standing Desk Review

This may not come as much of a surprise, but I spend roughly the same amount of time sitting at my desk as I do in bed every night. Most of my work revolves around my computer, and as such, I’m tied to a desk. However, not all desks are created equally, and recently I’ve stopped sitting quite so much.

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Stir makes its smart motorized desk topless

Stir makes its smart motorized desk topless

Smart furniture maker Stirworks is adding a third model to its line-up, and to get your attention it's taking its top off. The desk top, that is, with the Stir Kinetic Desk Base L1 consisting of the mechanics of the height-adjustable workstation, along with the touchscreen controller, but leaving buyers to install their choice of surface.

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NextDesk CrossOver makes any desk a standing desk

NextDesk CrossOver makes any desk a standing desk

NextDesk creates a device that allows your existing, standard desk into a future-ready power-adjustable standing desk. While you could just bust out a stack of books to raise your computer up to standing height, this machine makes the entire process a whole lot easier. With the CrossOver, NextDesk moves from the standing desk elite business to the business of convincing everyone they'd be better off with a desk that's able to rise at will.

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Heat Harvest turns wasted heat around the house into power

Heat Harvest turns wasted heat around the house into power

Developers Sergey Komardenkov and Vihanga Gore have developed an interesting device dubbed Heat Harvest. The device is designed to be used by itself or integrated into other objects like your kitchen table. Heat Harvest captures wasted heat from objects and turns that heat into electricity that can be used for other needs.

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Forget standing desks, Altwork has a throne for computer addicts

Forget standing desks, Altwork has a throne for computer addicts

"It looks," I thought when I first saw the Altwork Station, "like a dentist's chair." That might not be your first inclination when shopping for new office furniture, but the team behind the unusual, zero-gravity workstation believe they have what it takes the coax you away from your standing desk or your exercise ball chair.

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Torax desk toggles between seated and standing modes

Torax desk toggles between seated and standing modes

Spend all day at the computer, and worry about what this is doing to your health? Numerous standing desks are available, but the most common issue with them is inconvenience, as many models within most people's budget range are stationary, and must be manually removed from atop a desk when not in use. Torax is a potential alternative, featuring multi-angle adjustments and a low price point.

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Aerelight’s OLED desk lamp offers wireless charging, lasts over 18 years

Aerelight’s OLED desk lamp offers wireless charging, lasts over 18 years

The idea of spending several hundred dollars on a desk lamp might not sound too enticing, but the new Aerelight A1 might have just the right combination of tech and design to make it worth it. The A1 boasts of two main features: it uses an ultra-thin OLED panel instead of traditional light bulbs, and it offers wireless charging for smartphones. This is all packaged in a thin, minimalist lamp with an aluminum frame that takes up very little desk space.

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Autonomous Desk is a smart desk powered by AI

Autonomous Desk is a smart desk powered by AI

There are different styles of desks out there to suit any need or style of work. A new desk has surfaced that is called the Autonomous Desk and it is billed as the smartest desk out there and is powered by some sort of AI. The design of the desk is a standing desk to help people be healthier and more productive at work.

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IKEA’s wireless charging furniture coming to the US in Spring

IKEA’s wireless charging furniture coming to the US in Spring

Everybody loves devices, but nobody loves cords. That seems to be the growing sentiment lately. The growing number of mobile devices at home means there might also be a jungle of wires and cables, all competing for the wall socket. And sometimes they might even compete with home appliances. In an attempt to bring peace to the world, at least the world inside the home, IKEA has come out with a couple of wireless charging solutions that bring both utility and beauty to your house. And the good news is that they're finally arriving in the US too.

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