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Put your feet up - on the PC

Put your feet up - on the PC

Put your feet up - on the PC

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The "Ottoman PC" is a unique example of multifunctional furniture design that incorporates a personal computer into a fully functional padded foot-rest that doubles as a coffee table. The concept piece from SOZO Design serves as a hub for the connected home and features a 15" colour monitor, wireless keyboard, DVD and video camera.

The Intel powered concept furniture is part of broader initiative by Intel Corporation to "naturally adapt technologies, entertainment and information to people and lifestyles". First shown in 1999, the Ottoman PC has not yet appeared on the market, but whether or not this cute techno-cushion does become a consumer reality, home automation and computing interfaces will undoubtedly start to pop-up in unexpected places very soon.

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Mike Hanlon After Editing or Managing over 50 print publications primarily in the role of a Magazine Doctor, Mike embraced the internet full-time in 1995 and became a "start-up all-rounder" – quite a few start-ups later, he founded Gizmag in 2002. Now he can write again.   All articles by Mike Hanlon
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