The Listening Table, and Other Industry News

NYT Labs has invented a conference table that takes notes for you. Photo by Francis Dzikowski, via fastcodesign.com.
NYT Labs has invented a conference table that takes notes for you. Photo by Francis Dzikowski, via fastcodesign.com.
  • From Fast Company: “The Listening Table by NYT Labs (think here the New York Times’ own in-house equivalent of MIT’s Media Lab) is a smart conference table that is always listening to the conversations happening around it.”
  • Re/code reports on a new PriceWaterhouseCoopers report on the sharing economy: “PwC may seem a little behind the times to anyone following the sharing economy closely. The hotel and taxi industry has been well aware of the threats posed by Uber and Airbnb for years, so they clearly weren’t waiting for PwC to tell them. But the study is meant for business leaders in all the other categories that could be transformed by the consumer trend of renting instead of buying.”
  • HuffPo explores the future of workplace lighting: “The trends shaping light are at the intersection of technology, sustainability, and human factors research which are converging to create endless new opportunities for design.”
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