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Vacuuming up your home can seriously suck. It is no wonder that robot vacuums have taken off over the last few years. If you have been eyeing a robot vacuum for yourself or a loved one, now is the time to strike. You can currently nab the SHARK ION Robot Vacuum for $150 off on Amazon. The SHARK ION Robot vacuum is WiFi enabled and works with both Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant. Users will be able to control the device with their voice or an app. As long as the vacuum is connected to a user’s WiFi, the user can start cleaning from anywhere. It is important to note that customers will need to purchase a separate Alexa device. The vacuum includes a self-cleaning brush roll and... Read more...
We may not have flying cars or homes above the clouds as portrayed in The Jetsons, but as we dive deeper into the emerging Internet of Things (IoT) categories, our everyday gadgets are becoming smarter and more capable than ever before. So it is with iRobot's latest Roomba vacuum, the Roomba 980. Out of all the Roombas iRobot has produced since the very first model back in 2002, the Roomba 980 is the first one to combine adaptive navigation with visual localization to clean your pad for two hours, recharge itself, then continue sucking up dirt and debris until it vacuums an entire level of a home. iRobot is calling this functionality vSLAM, which stands for visual simultaneous localization and... Read more...
In some ways, the vacuum is like the toaster. It has been around for as long as anyone can remember, has become a staple of households everywhere, and it's pretty tough to innovate on. Unless you're Dyson, in which case you've been making outlandish dirt suckers for years. The company's newest invention is the Dyson 360 Eye, which aims to compete with Roomba and competing vacs that can see around your room and operate without you watching over it. As the name implies, there's a robotic eye embedded that enables it to see walls, objects, and flooring ahead. The difference is the company's patented cyclone technology, as well as a V2 Dyson digital motor. There's also some fancy intelligence inside,... Read more...
Everyone wants a vacuum that sucks, though some suck more than others. Such is the claim iRobot makes with its new Roomba 800 Series, the next generation Roomba cleaning system that really, really sucks (in a good way, of course!). In fact, iRobot claims its newest self-propelled vacuum is up to 50 percent better at picking up dirt, debris, and hair from your floor compared to previous models. The Roomba 800 series introduces new AeroForce Extractors that are designed to amplify suction. This technology also breaks down debris so that the Roomba no longer chokes on tangled hair, thereby requiring less maintenance, which is what this vacuum is all about in the first place (maintenance free cleaning).... Read more...
There aren't many competitions where the one that sucks the best is considered the winner, and even less that are fit for print on a family friendly technology website. But we're talking about vacuums here, so we're in the clear. We know that's going to disappoint some of you who were hoping for...something else, but get over it and read on, because Toshiba's Smarbo is one cool piece of tech. Details are a little fuzzy since we're going off a translated press release written in Japanese, but what's crystal clear is Toshiba's Smarbo is a self-propelled vacuum cleaner similar in style to the popular Roomba robot, only Toshiba's version wields two CPUs. That gives the Smarbo double the brain power,... Read more...
Are you too lazy to vacuum your own floor? We're just kidding. But a little help around the house never goes unappreciated. The company that started it all when it comes to robo-vacs is launching a new line at CES this week, the iRobot Roomba 700 series and the iRobit Scooba 230. The 700 Series is the company's smartest line of robot cleaners to date, and both lines use the iAdapt Responsive Cleaning Technology to monitor the environment 64 times per second, using dozens of behaviors to ensure the entire floor is thoroughly cleaned. The dirt-centric technology ensures thorough coverage, including under and around furniture, and multiple passes over the areas that need it most. The Scooba 230... Read more...
Asus, making vacuum cleaners? What on Earth is the world coming to? We know 2012 is supposed to bring about some fairly crazy happenings, but we aren't even out of 2009 yet! As the Roombas dominance in the robotic vac arena streaks towards its end, Asus--a mainstay in the consumer PC market--has decided to take a shot at ousting the king. For years now, the robotic vacuum has been synonymous with the Roomba name, but all that could be changing with the introduction of the ECleaner. This announcement comes just a week after Neato Robotics introduced its own Roomba competitor, and it should retail first in China and Taiwan (by the end of the month, actually). It will be made available through Asus'... Read more...
Good morning folks, I hope you survived the night okay :)  In the effort of saving time this AM, we are going to skip over the banter and get right down to business.  So, go grab a cup of coffee and settle in for a long read.  Here is your morning shot of juice... Athlon 64 FX-53 & Athlon 64 3800+ Socket 939 Processor Review @ Sharky Extreme "The introduction of the AMD64 line of processors was a rousing success on many levels, but there were a few niggling issues to address. The Athlon 64 FX-51 940-pin represented the new high-end of the processor scale, featured a powerful dual-channel memory controller, and supported both 32 and 64-bit software, but it could only use... Read more...