Amusing Vacuum Billboard Sucks Its Own Ad Back Into View

Here's further proof that you don't need celebrities, scantily clad models, or even a developer's conference to advertise a product. Playing up those billboards that rotate through multiple advertisements during the day, Samsung stuck one of its vacuums on top of this sign, and it roars to life with suction whenever… » 6/06/14 12:20pm 6/06/14 12:20pm

A Cordless Canister Vac Lets This Robovac Clean More Than Just Floors

Even letting the cheapest of robo vacuums clean your floors is still better than wasting your precious time pushing an upright all around your home. But do you know where robovacs like the Roomba are still useless at cleaning? Everywhere other than your floors. So the new Deebot D77 from Ecovac includes a cordless,… » 5/18/14 6:00pm 5/18/14 6:00pm

A Pair Of Batteries Keep This Cordless Vac Running For Almost An Hour

No one likes having to deal with cords, and they're a particular pain when connected to a device that's able to suck them up and destroy them. So Hoover's new Air Cordless vacuum manages to finally make a cordless vac that's actually useful with a pair of rechargeable batteries that keep it running for almost an hour… » 4/21/14 3:05pm 4/21/14 3:05pm

A Self-Charging Robot Vac That Remembers Exactly Where It Left Off

Where as Roomba—arguably the most popular robot vacuum on the market—uses a tried and true pre-programmed algorithm to randomly explore and clean the floors in your home. Neato's robotic vacuums—including its new BotVac—use a built-in laser scanner to map a room and plan out the most efficient cleaning route. » 3/14/14 6:20pm 3/14/14 6:20pm

Moneual's Hybrid Mopping Robot Vacuum Remembers Every Spot It's Missed

Following hot on the heels of the Rydis H67 released just a few months ago, Moneual has revealed an updated version of its Roomba challenger with the Rydis H68 that introduces a capacious built-in reservoir—the largest on the market it claims—for holding cleaning agents, and a new system for more efficiently cleaning… » 1/05/14 1:00pm 1/05/14 1:00pm

A Full-Size Hybrid Vacuum You Can Use To Charge Your Phone

When you hear the words 'vacuum' and 'USB' used in the same sentence, you probably picture a tiny keyboard cleaning tool with barely enough power to suck up crumbs. But Panasonic's hybrid MC-HS700G—now available in Japan—is a full-sized vacuum cleaner strong enough to lift a bowling ball that can also be recharged and… » 12/09/13 1:40pm 12/09/13 1:40pm

Roomba 880 Review: All Hail the Most Powerful Robot Vacuum Yet

You want a clean home? Sure, who doesn't. Too lazy to clean it yourself? Absolutely. iRobot's Roomba 880—the latest in its series of robot vacuum cleaners—was made for you. It's the Rolls-Royce of highly motivated cleaning appliances, and it can take care of some serious dinge. Although it'll cost you some serious… » 11/12/13 12:01am 11/12/13 12:01am

This Hybrid Robot Cleaner Vacuums and Mops All the Floors In Your Home

If you've got a mix of hard and carpeted floors in your home that you just don't feel like cleaning, you usually have to rely on two separate cleaning bots to get the work done. But you can write your Roomba and Scooba a letter of recommendation and send them on their way now that Moneual's new Rydis H67 promises to… » 10/20/13 9:00am 10/20/13 9:00am

This Fridge's Vacuum Sealed Drawer Puts Fresh Food Into Cryostasis

With its new Freshness Center refrigerator, Siemens wants you to get rid of that freezer bag sealing contraption on your counter. In addition to the standard fridge and freezer compartments, the KG38QAL30 has a third drawer with a section that vacuum seals itself, preserving fresh foods like vegetables and meats up… » 9/06/13 6:20pm 9/06/13 6:20pm

A Dirt Savvy Vacuum That Greenlights a Clean Floor

It's easy to tell when hardwood floors are clean, but it's not so obvious when it comes to carpets. Who knows how much dust, dirt, and debris are hidden amongst those fibers? So instead of randomly running a vacuum over every inch of your living room, hoping it's clean, Samsung's new Motion Sync vac tells with an… » 9/04/13 2:21pm 9/04/13 2:21pm

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

DARPA Made a Vacuum the Size of a Penny

You know that terrible feeling in your gut when you've eaten something you shouldn't have? Well imagine having a Roomba small enough to swallow, one that could clean up that mess inside you. That's not exactly what DARPA had in mind when it funded the creation of this penny-sized vacuum, although it certainly should… » 6/06/13 2:30pm 6/06/13 2:30pm

New Nano-Suits Can Help Bugs Survive a Space-Like Vacuum

Human space travel comes with a host of problems, not the least of which is our general inability to survive in a vacuum without, you know, dying. But a new technique that's done wonders for fruit fly larvae and could one day lead to the same for humans may have solved that problem. By bombarding larvae with… » 4/16/13 4:40pm 4/16/13 4:40pm