The internet is an interesting place, which makes it all the more tempting to steal a few minutes of catch-up time during regular office hours. Though it can actually make you more productive, not every boss is cool with you wasting precious workday hours browsing the web. Thankfully, we have a few solutions for you.…
Say goodbye to your relaxing drive to and from work every day. Harman is working with Microsoft to put an end to those few minutes of wasted productivity by bringing parts of Microsoft’s Office suite to your car’s infotainment system.
Design company Layer has created a new modular system capable of replacing plasterboard walls and temporary partitions. Called Scale, the quick-to-assemble, environmentally-friendly system is claimed to be sound-absorbing, which could be just the ticket if you’re trying to work in an open-plan space.
If you’re using the Office 2013/2016 desktop apps as your productivity tools of choice, then there’s a little trick you can use to make them easier to operate on touchscreens. If you’re using these applications on a touchscreen monitor or a Windows 10 tablet (like one of the Surfaces), it can improve your efficiency a…
Before he loaned his voice to the genocidal robot Ultron in the latest Avengers movie, James Spader played the enigmatic CEO Robert California on The Office. And when you put Robert California’s words in Ultron’s metal mouth, the results are delightfully unhinged.
Microsoft will bundle the all-new Office, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint as part of Window 10 for phones and tablets, Joe Belfiore announced during Microsoft's two-hour-long Windows 10 event. However, there was no mention whether this generous app gift-giving would extend to the desktop.
Ever since sitting became the new evil, offices have sprouted all sorts of arrangements we would have once considered bizarre: bouncy balls, standing desks, treadmill desks. But none are perhaps as weird—and uncomfortable!—as the Dutch design studio RAAAF's "The End of Sitting" office, a labyrinth of hard slopes where…
Google's just added a handy new feature to Gmail: you can now convert attached Microsoft Office files to Google Docs and edit them, all within your inbox. There's also support for 15 lesser-used MS Office filetypes, and increased support for tables and charts and the like. Happy spreadsheeting. [VentureBeat via The…
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.
Corporate culture today is often said to be about working slavishly, with an above-all focus on profit and productivity. Nothing captures that idea more strikingly than this (fully functional) hamster-wheel desk.
Wait, did you just put your pencil in the Pantheon? And... are you using the Coliseum to hold erasers? You bet—because this lovely desk set is modelled on fine Italian monuments.
This neat, angular desk tidy is truly 3D—but it hasn't always been that way. In fact, it's put together from a 0.8mm-thick carbon steel, laser-cut beforehand to make it easy to fold into shape.
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.
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…
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.
A small corner of Athens, pays homage to the city that never sleeps. In our latest example of science-inspired design, the carpets of this marketing firm are a satellite image map of New York City, bringing the harbour city to Greece.