Lian-Li's wild motorized standing desk doubles as a case for formidable PCs

PCWorld

Motorized standing desks sound great in theory, but what happens if you have a desktop tower PC with multiple monitors, speakers, and peripherals attached? One snagged wire could bring a bunch of things crashing down. Lian-Li, a designer of some pretty crazy PC cases, may have solved the problem by letting users build a computer into the desk itself. The final DK-04 build is a refined version of the prototype revealed at CES 2016 (shown in the video above), with a removable motherboard tray with support for ATX or mATX boards. It can also hold extra-long graphics cards (up to 320 mm), and allows up to 10 hard drives--two on the motherboard tray, and eight across a set of four detachable hard drive racks.


This 5,900 chair may be the tech world's new key to productivity

Los Angeles Times

Che Voigt believes his company has solved problems that have plagued the working world since the advent of typing. It's a solution to hunched backs, stiff necks and tight shoulders. It's a workstation that, with a push of a button, transitions from a standing desk to a seated table to a fully reclined platform like a dentist's chair. Its seat expands and retracts, supporting the whole body from head to heels. There's a screen and mouse and keyboard that follows the user's eyes and hands.


Do you sit at a desk all day? Here's the perfect stretch for your back

Los Angeles Times

Yoga Medicine founder Tiffany Cruikshank says this easy, gentle stretch can help with that: "This is a great pose to do at the end of the day, after you've been sitting at your desk for many hours." Releases a tense, tired back and helps with an overall sense of stress release -- something we can all use. Bend your knee in toward your chest and then slowly extend the bottom of your foot toward the ceiling. If that's too hard, allow for a slight bend in your knee, and remember: Flexibility come with time and practice. "It's helpful to just close your eyes and see if you can relax your lower back, your hips" and feel a "gentle release through the back of the leg... and take tension off those muscles that have been working so hard at your desk all day."


Do you sit at a desk all day? Here's the perfect stretch for your back

Los Angeles Times

Yoga Medicine founder Tiffany Cruikshank has the perfect stretch for your lower back and legs. Yoga Medicine founder Tiffany Cruikshank has the perfect stretch for your lower back and legs. Yoga Medicine founder Tiffany Cruikshank says this easy, gentle stretch can help with that: "This is a great pose to do at the end of the day, after you've been sitting at your desk for many hours." Releases a tense, tired back and helps with an overall sense of stress release -- something we can all use. Bend your knee in toward your chest and then slowly extend the bottom of your foot toward the ceiling.


The best ergonomic keyboard

Engadget

This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a list of the best technology to buy. Of the dozen ergonomic keyboards we've tested since 2014, the Microsoft Sculpt Ergo is the most comfortable model for most people. It's the only one to meet all of our ergonomic criteria, including a separate number pad and support for both negative tilt and vertical "tenting." The Sculpt Ergo's manta-ray-like design puts your hands in the most natural and comfortable position for long bouts of typing, and it's a solid wireless keyboard with keys that are crisp and satisfying to press. If you type often and are concerned about your posture or experiencing hand, arm, or shoulder pain, an ergonomic keyboard can help you better position your body.