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Productivity

Health & Wellbeing

Folding Edge Desk doubles as a kneeling chair

Modern technology has allowed many people to break free from the rigors of traditional desk environments. Laptops and tablets spur mobile productivity, and the growing options for standing desks have addressed better posture and overall body health while working. The latest all-in-one solution combines the best of both worlds. The portable Edge Desk is designed to pop up a kneeling chair and adjustable work surface, folding down flat to save space when not in use.Read More

Audi puts autonomous parking robots to work in the factory

As we all know, having lots of cars littering your workplace can be a hazard and a barrier to productivity. Conscious of this, Audi has enlisted some robots to tidy all their spare cars out of the way until they're needed. What's more, the "Ray" robots get on with it without bothering anyone.Read More

Mobile Technology

Jide Remix hands-on: Android works on this productivity-focused Surface rival

It was an unusual year for mobile tech at CES 2015, with two of the most intriguing mobile devices coming from companies we'd never heard of before. The smartphone we drooled over most was the Saygus V2 from a small American company, and as for tablets, it was the Chinese startup founded by a trio of ex-Googlers called Jide and its upcoming "Remix Ultra Tablet" that was the most intriguing large screen device.Read More

Good Thinking

Simple In/Out system keeps tabs on office workers

Keeping track of who is in a meeting, who is at their desk and who has ducked out for coffee can be the bane of the office boss looking to optimize productivity. The team behind Simple In/Out, a digital platform that automatically checks workers in and out of the office by tracking their location, aims to simplify the process of keeping up with an employee's whereabouts.Read More

Computers Feature

The 7 Chrome extensions of moderately effective people

It's the world's most used web browser, but how many users are using extensions to get the most out of Google Chrome? (Probably very many. That's just the sort of annoying question journalists like to ask by way of an introduction.) Here are some of my favorites, not geared towards any particular profession, which I think could prove useful to my fellow generalist web users out there in the world. There are no gimmicks; no bossy extensions telling you what or what not to do; merely usefulness, hopefully.Read More

Robotics

Hyundai develops small welding robot to tackle big jobs

Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), which lays claim to being the largest shipbuilding company in the world, says it has developed a miniature welding robot that can be easily transported by a worker and affixed to a ship using magnets. The small, portable robot is expected to increase worker productivity two to threefold.Read More

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