Finding a room temperature that suits everyone in an office "can be harder than tracking down the Higgs Boson," says Andrew Liszewski at Gizmodo. Well, a new chair from the Arizona firm Tempronics ($1,100) offers a possible fix by putting climate-control decisions "in the hands, or butt, of every employee." Each chair — which has a heating/cooling pad built into the fabric — is powered by a battery about the size of a laptop's, so it might be cheaper to operate a whole suiteful than to upgrade the building's heating and cooling system. Source: Gizmodo
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