The New York Times’ Listening Table

To make the most out of daily meetings, The New York Times has developed The Listening Table, a smart table that not only records conversations but also provides a transcript of important points. The Listening Table features a central, omnidirectional microphone encircled by an LED ring that glows when recording and, by tapping on the table’s capacitative strips, users can call out when something noteworthy has been said. Most importantly, The Listening Table’s memory only lasts four weeks, making sure bosses can’t listen in a year later.