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

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

Motorized Shoes Could Win Dyson Vacuum's Big Award (and Our Hearts)

I've seen kids zooming about on Heeleys, but Treadways' motorized shoes are firmly for Adult Use Only. The designer has entered them into the annual James Dyson Awards, and if successful could be put on the market. No more walking! » 7/05/10 5:00pm 7/05/10 5:00pm

Lightning Interview: How James Dyson Could've Fixed the Oil Disaster

Sir James Dyson, the man behind the bagless vacuum and the bladeless fan, designs products that solve problems. We caught up with him and talked about one of the biggest engineering problems the world currently faces: the Gulf oil disaster. » 6/25/10 5:40pm 6/25/10 5:40pm

James Dyson Lightning Interview: A Mac Man With a Bladeless Fan

Sir James Dyson is more than a guy who makes unusually interesting vacuums. He makes unusually interesting fans, too! We got a (very brief) chance to talk to the man about his tech allegiances, his design philosophy, and more. » 10/14/09 10:00pm 10/14/09 10:00pm

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 to… » 6/25/08 5:00pm 6/25/08 5:00pm

Mitsubishi Jet Towel vs. Dyson Airblade Pre-Game Trash Talk and Tale…

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 Japanese … » 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