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Chinese Taxi Drivers Strike for Higher Fares, 'Gonna Get Organezized'

“You talkin' to me?” Thousands of taxi drivers in the Chinese city of Hangzhou are about ready to go all Travis Bickle on someone after deciding 10 years without a fare increase was a fair reason to go out on  strike.

Foxconn to Phase Out Human Workers, Replace Them With Robots

Foxconn is everyone's favorite iPhone and iPad maker... unless you work there. Faced with a million-strong workforce clamoring for more pay and better working conditions, Foxconn has hit on an ideal solution: phase out whiny, fallible humans and “employ” silent, tireless, obedient robots instead.

Too Hot to Trot, or Work? Beat the Heat - Take Your Pants Off!

A Salt Lake City-based ad agency has figured out a way to make work more exciting, and cool: Make it illegal for employees to wear pants to work. The conversation in the photo, "What d'ya say we head to that meeting, Boss?"

What I learned from the Inventors at the Minnesota Inventors Congress

I just came back from speaking at the Minnesota's Inventor's Congress (MIC). For those of you who don't know, the Minnesota Inventors Congress is one of the oldest and most established inventor trade shows in the country. And I have to say, I learned more from the inventors who attended MIC then I ever thought possible. It was so inspiring that I felt compelled to write this article and share.

Wacky Fan Umbrella Combo Blow-Dries On the Go

Bad hair day? Get a Fanbrella! The unimaginatively named Fanbrella combines – you guessed it – a fan and an umbrella to keep Japanese commuters cool and dry during the hot, humid rainy season.

China's 'Hotel Test Sleeper' Enjoys History’s Most Comfortable Job

Beijing's Zhang Yumo sometimes finds her work tiring. It's not a problem, however, because as one of China's six professional 'Hotel Test Sleepers', Zhang gets paid for sleeping on the job.

Herman Miller Aeron Chair Gets Extreme Green Makeover

The iconic and ergonomic Aeron chair from American office furniture maker Herman Miller Inc is going green... at least, one of them is. The plush, verdant, one-off design by Japanese botanic artist Makoto Azuma brings a bit of the great outdoors to your indoor workplace.

Fishy Finding - Students Turn Fish Into Plastic

Three kids from Thailand have turned fish scales into plastic, and have earned $50,000 for their efforts.

Can't Find The Right Chair? BYOC! (Build Your Own Chair)

Now that you've tried at least two dozen 'ergonomic' chairs and purchased about half of them, are you tired of finding out that none of them feel like they did when you tried them in the store?  Well, by now, you should know which part of each chair actually felt good.  And now is when the folks at BioFit have come up with the BYOC option - Build Your Own Chair.

Can't Touch This - ZeroTouch Makes Touchscreens Redundant

ZeroTouch is a touchscreen that doesn't require touch, or a screen.