Table heats food with smartphones, so diners can’t use them

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The proliferation of smartphones at the dinner table is robbing many people of quality time with their friends and family. We have already seen Dolmio Australia create a covert off-switch, hidden inside a pepper grinder, as part of a marketing campaign. Now, IKEA Taiwan is tackling the same problem with a cleverly designed table, which requires diners to sacrifice their phones in order to heat up their food. The table features a heating component, which rises up from the center. On the heating component, a pot is placed with food inside. The component will only turn on if the diners…

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