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This month, Wired has pictured what could look like our – take away? – office cubicle in the future

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Is it so hard to imagine that this tiny pebble-like device may be our tomorrow’s workstation ? We’ll probably have the technology by 2017 to develop this kind of gizmo, but to have it enforced – socially speaking – in every offices is another story…

 

For the past six years, Wired magazine’s Found page has presented some of the best guess at what our world will look like in 10, 20 or 100 years. This captivating monthly exercise in futurism organized by the editorial team and Wired’s readers has regularly brought outstanding results as Found has turned into one of the most plebiscited pages of the magazine. Check here for more!

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If you’re like me and split most of your “online time” between your smartphone, your computer’s chat client and your Facebook/LinkedIn page, Nimbuzz may be for you. It’ll make all those communications smoother.

My Facebok friends sometimes leave me wall messages that I take forever to respondto when I’m running between Paris and Vienna. Now they can call me or chat with me directly via a widget embedded on my Facebook profile page. The Nimbuzz widget detects presence and shows if I’m online. If I’m offline, Nimbuzz also includes a “Buzz” feature to alert me that people are trying to reach me. Read More »

One of the big issues of a “mobile worker”  – and mostly in the case her or she is a freelancer, works for a young start-up or travel internationally  – is to be thrifty whenever the opportunity arises. Skype, the yet well famous VoIP software, was the first to broaden the horizons of mobile workers by giving them the possibility to work from abroad and save a significant amount of money on phone calls…

But Skype continues to innovate. After launching a month ago SkypeLite Beta, a version of its VoIP software which runs on Android Platform and more than 100 Java-Enabled Mobile Phones, Skype has announced today at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona that its VoIP software will be pre-loaded and integrated into Nokia devices, starting with the Nokia Nseries. Read More »

One major concern before leaving on a business trip or for a “study” week-end, is to make sure that you took all you working material with you, which is not always a piece of cake. You might realize while reaching your final destination, that you actually forgot to upload to your laptop one of the kingpin document you needed to work out your presentation you’ll have to hand on Monday… and that’s too bad, because your office is closed and none too-bad4-bisof your workmate will pick-up their phone on the week-end , and that there’s absolutely no way for your wife/husband and kid at home to help you put a hand on this document; you visually know in which folder it is stored, but you really don’t know how to explain them how to get there…

if only you had LogMeIn and Dropbox installed on your home PC/Mac, this wouldn’t turn your trip or week-end into a nightmare! You could then unpack your laptop, connect to the Internet (by wifi or using your mobile phone equipped with JoikuSpot Lite) and go and get exactly what you’re looking for (while sipping your Latte). Read More »