7 Smart New Inventions That We Should Have Had All Along

Every year, Dyson asks industrial designers, product designers, and engineers to submit their smart solution to a problem—any problem. It's an awesomely broad request, and it usually results in some pretty fascinating projects. Leading up to this year's Dyson Award, we took a look at just a tiny fraction of the… » 8/21/14 9:28am Thursday 9:28am

Three Lost Dyson Inventions, Including a Google Glass That Never Was

Dyson's first cyclonic vacuum cleaner was launched 21 years ago, but before it made it into consumer's hands, the company's research and development team went through 5,127 prototypes to perfect its design. Since then the company's R&D lab has been responsible for some amazing products—including a few that have never… » 6/01/14 7:01pm 6/01/14 7:01pm

Dyson's Bladeless Fans Are Now 75 Percent Quieter

It's been over four years since Dyson introduced a fan that somehow worked without visible blades. And besides releasing a few new models over the years, the company hasn't announced any major updates to its Air Multiplier line since 2009. But it turns out that's because Dyson's engineers were finding clever ways to… » 3/05/14 8:54pm 3/05/14 8:54pm

Wire Your Speakers, Get Into Photography, Logitech Boombox [Deals]

The Sony NEX-3N was a great camera when it hit the market for $500, but at under $300, this deal is unmissable for anyone looking for a great portable camera, ready to downsize their DSLR, or interested in diving into an interchangeable lens ecosystem for the first time. Retractable power zoom lens, tilting LCD, 16MP,… » 2/06/14 1:45pm 2/06/14 1:45pm

How Dyson Made Its Airblade Hand Dryers 50 Percent Quieter

They're the greatest thing to happen to public washrooms since those automatic toilet seat covering contraptions, but now Dyson's engineers have managed to find a way to make its Airblade hand dryers even better by reducing their noise by 5o percent. Because as impressive as drying your hands in just 12 seconds is,… » 10/03/13 12:46pm 10/03/13 12:46pm

A Rare Behind the Scenes Look at How Dyson Torture Tests Its Vacuums

Did you know the polycarbonate plastic material that Dyson uses for the dirt collecting bins on its vacuums is the same material used to make police riot shields? We all know that Dyson makes some of the best vacuums on the market, but the company is now giving us an inside look at its R&D labs and exactly how it… » 8/12/13 11:47am 8/12/13 11:47am

The Dyson Hard Just Made Your Floor Mop Obsolete

Not content with making every other vacuum and fan on the market seem like a cheap children's toy, Dyson has now set its sights on the floor mop that's been quivering in your broom closet, awaiting its day of reckoning. The unfortunately named Dyson Hard is a version of the company's handheld cordless vacs that sees… » 7/12/13 3:00pm 7/12/13 3:00pm

Dyson Vacuums: They'll Suck Up Your Fire

Dirt, hairballs, crumbs, small children: Dyson vacuums can triumph over pretty much anything. But there's still that lingering question: what about flames? We all know that feeling when your living room rug spontaneously ignites in a blaze of hellfire right before company comes over. What a dreg. But it's ok—you can… » 3/06/13 6:20pm 3/06/13 6:20pm

Dyson's Newest Airblade Could Change The Way Architects Think

While James Dyson is the obvious face of the company he founded in 1993, he isn't the only one tinkering away at high-powered blades or really sucky vacuums in Malmesbury, England. With over 700 some engineers under one roof, Dyson tasked Marcus Hartley with creating the new hybrid faucetAirblade Tap about two and a… » 2/04/13 9:01pm 2/04/13 9:01pm

Dyson Doubles Up On the Cyclones So Its Vacs Suck Twice As Hard

It's not exactly the most revolutionary of improvements, but today Dyson announced two new compact vacuums that now feature two banks of its patented cyclones that promise vastly improved suction. And while the 'just add more' approach seems like it would be the easy route, it still took Dyson's engineers three years… » 11/06/12 1:00pm 11/06/12 1:00pm