Surprising designs redefine the office
Creativity is changing how offices function in Tokyo, as companies add digital forests, telecommuting robots and other innovations that help workers work and attract clients.
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Get someone else to do the shopping
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Sony's aibo is back
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Nissan's new Leaf can go twice as far
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