Microsoft's Sway: A Digital Assistant That Designs Presentations For You


At some point in your life, you've used PowerPoint. Whether for a class project or a meeting of some sort, you've click and dragged text boxes, dropped in photos, and awkwardly presented a slideshow. Now imagine doing that on a phone or tablet. Nightmare! Microsoft thinks its new app, Sway, can help make it less so. » 10/01/14 9:00am 10/01/14 9:00am

An Under-Desk Hammock For Your Feet Is the Best Office Upgrade

Laying in a hammock while wrangling a simple book is often a challenge, which explains why hammocks replacing desks in offices never caught on. Here's a nice compromise, though: A compact hammock for your feet that hangs under your desk and raises or lowers to put you in a working or slacking mood as needed. » 7/15/14 5:10pm 7/15/14 5:10pm

These DIY Office Supply Weapons Definitely Won't Get You Fired, Nope

You graduated from middle school and found your way to a desk job, but that doesn't mean you have to leave rubber-band-powered projectile launchers behind. YouTube's mist8k is here to show us how to build three weapons of mass distraction, using stuff you've already got at your desk. Now (goofing off at) work can be… » 6/21/14 9:00am 6/21/14 9:00am

Come Co-Work With the Gizmodo Gang at the Home of the Future, May 17-21

You're sitting at your computer. At work. Reading this post. Take a look around—what do you see? There's a whole lot of wiggle room where the word "office" is concerned, and, from May 17th to the 21st, we'd love for you to come on over and get connected at Gizmodo's Home of the Future. » 5/12/14 9:59am 5/12/14 9:59am

Save 33% On Office 365 By Buying Through Amazon

If you just downloaded the new Microsoft Office apps for iPad, you probably noticed that they require an Office 365 subscription to actually create or edit any documents. Instead of signing up for that $100 in-app purchase though, save yourself a bunch of money by buying a subscription on Amazon. » 3/28/14 10:46am 3/28/14 10:46am

Twitter's Not the Only Company With Indoor Cabins

In a few short weeks, employees at Twitter's San Francisco headquarters will be dining inside century-old log cabins shipped all the way from Montana. And Twitter isn't alone. The struggle to make corporate office life less stupefying and more cozy seems to have reached its logical conclusion with a new trend:… » 3/04/14 7:40pm 3/04/14 7:40pm

This Tiny Printer Only Prints What You Select On Your Screen

Do you feel guilty printing out an entire email when all you really needed was someone's address? King Jim's new compact Cocodori printer is designed for just those occasions. Using an included piece of software, it lets you highlight only specific areas of your screen for printing. And what you're left with is a… » 1/16/14 11:22am 1/16/14 11:22am

iPhone Sticky Notes Are the Ideal Reminder, Even When Your Phone's Dead

The iOS App Store is filled to the brim with every kind of note-taking app you can imagine. But sometimes nothing beats a good ol' pen and paper. And that's what makes these Paperback sticky notes the perfect hybrid. They're designed to adhere to the back of your iPhone 5, so you can take a single note with you—like a… » 9/06/13 5:20pm 9/06/13 5:20pm