An Incubator Just Won the Dyson Award For Best Invention of the Year

Do you know how much an incubator costs? Probably not, if you live in the developed world (and aren't a doctor). They can cost as much as $45,000, a price inconceivable for most hospitals or midwives in poor parts of the world. "The western world takes incubators for granted," says James Dyson, who revealed his… » 11/06/14 12:04am 11/06/14 12:04am

An Invention That Sucks the Water Out of Dry Skies Has Won This Year's James Dyson Award

What's in the water down under? This is the second year in a row an Aussie has won the James Dyson Award, with both designs also aiming to save lives — albeit in very different ways. This year's winning product is Airdrop, a network of pipes that sucks water from the air and irrigates drought-stricken Australia with… » 11/08/11 7:46am 11/08/11 7:46am

James Dyson Drops the Crap Out of His Own Vacuum Repeatedly

Besides getting the entire video history of Dyson Vacuums as narrated by the world's most boring voice, Crunchgear also get James Dyson to simulate what it would be like to drop the crap out of his own vacuum. The actual "drop test" machine was broken. See how confident Dyson is in his engineering that he's willing… » 6/25/08 5:00pm 6/25/08 5:00pm

Dyson DC24 Vac: Sir James Brings His Ball Back

The DC24 Dyson vac being introduced today is the first since the large DC15 to roll around the floor on a big orange ball instead of wheels, making it super maneuverable. It's a little vac with a typically high price tag ($400 for DC24; $470 for its larger sibling, the DC25). In many ways it's just another vacuum… » 1/17/08 8:00am 1/17/08 8:00am

Mitsubishi Jet Towel vs. Dyson Airblade Pre-Game Trash Talk and Tale of the Tape

If you are wondering why we're engaged in a totally ridiculous Ultimate Hand-Dryer Battlemodo, it's because you asked for it. When we aired our interview with Dyson and the Airblade, some of you guys pounced on Dyson, "embarrased for having claimed to have invented the horizontal hand dryer only to discover the… » 9/12/07 12:30pm 9/12/07 12:30pm

Dyson Says Airblade Would Beat Mitsubishi Jet Towel in Battlemodo

We have it on tape. Today, James Dyson (whose friends call him Sir) told us that Airblade would stomp the crap out of Mitsubishi's Jet Towel in a hand-drying face-off. Those are our words; you'll have to watch the video to see how the charming and diplomatic Englishman puts it. But while you watch, make sure you pay… » 6/26/07 4:20pm 6/26/07 4:20pm