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    The benefits of stand and sit desks are now well established and the industry now very competitive. Our increasingly sedentary lives impact our health and moving is the antidote. The on-desk solution from Varidesk, the ProPlus 36 provides the ability to stand when you want, sit when you want...
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    This year Intel is celebrating 50 years since Robert Noyce and Gordon Moore founded the company. The single, admirable purpose was to: ponder what might be possible. For the past 50 years Intel have invested heavily, pouring billions of dollars into research and development to deliver ever increasing levels...
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