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Makita's Robo-Vac Uses Power Tool Batteries To Clean Workshop Floors For Hours

Even the most advanced robotic vacuums are only designed to deal with dust, light dirt and the occasional food scraps. Try to put them to work on the sawdust covered floors in your workshop and you’ll quickly find them clogged and in need of rescue. What you need instead is a robo-vac from a toolmaker like Makita.


Australian Scientists Create Fabric Which Cleans Itself When Exposed To Light

Washing clothes is boring; being outside in the sun is fun. So this new kind of fabric, which uses light to degrade the organic compounds that make up your filth, can’t be turned into clothes fast enough.


Black & Decker Just Solved Streaky Windows

At one time the only way to get a truly clean windshield was to enlist the help of an urban professional working on a downtown street corner. But now that Black+Decker has attached a squeegee to a Dustbuster, streaky windows are no longer a plague on society.


Stop Swiffering

Cleaning sucks. Sure, it’s nice and satisfying when you’re done, but stuffing your hands in dirt and swabbing filth around the floor is basically unpleasant. There’s no need to make it more unpleasant by letting a multi-billion dollar conglomerate rob you blind. Put differently: You should stop Swiffering and buy a nice vacuum.


Eureka's New Vac Automatically Cleans Disgusting Hair From Its Brushroll

Better suction, battery power and HEPA filters are all great features to look for in a vacuum. But who cares about any of those now that Eureka has created an upright vacuum that can automatically clean hairs and threads tangled around its spinning brush roll? Never having to reach in there with scissors is a fantastic innovation.


Soda Actually Makes For An Excellent Cleaning Agent

Need to scrape gum off a footpath or get bird crap off your car or even clean your toilet? Just pour soda on it or around it or in it and let the delicious bubbly sugar liquid diabetes do its thing. Soda can be a magic cleaning material, which is awesome to know in a pinch but also completely disgusting since we willingly put it in our body.


There's No Wrong Side Up With A Flippable Vacuum

Canister vacuums are lighter and more manoeuvrable than a stick-style vac, but you often have to keep running over to rescue them when they get stuck or even flipped upside down. To help alleviate both problems, the Vax AirRevolver is designed as a self-contained cylinder with over-sized wheels that clamber over anything and clever engineering that allows it to keep on sucking no matter how it gets flipped.


Nobody Puts This Robo-Vac In A Corner, Unless They Want It Clean

Unless you live in a retro-futuristic curvaceous bubble home, your house is probably filled with corners full of dust and debris and your boxy or round robotic vacuum can’t quite reach them. It makes you wonder why all robot vacuums aren’t designed like Panasonic’s new MC-RS1 Rulo with its triangular-shaped form factor that allow its spinning bristles to reach and clean deep into corners.


Dyson Finally Perfected The Vacuum By Eliminating The Need For Filters

A Dyson is promised to keep on sucking at almost full power even as its dirt bin gets full, but few users realise there are also hidden filters that need to be periodically cleaned to keep the vacuum running at full strength. For a company that prides itself on vacuums that never lose suction, that was a big problem. So to ensure that users won’t ever forget to clean those filters, Dyson simply engineered a better vacuum design that eliminates them altogether.


Watching Lasers Cleaning Stuff Is One Of The Most Satisfying Things Ever

I wish I could go through life with one of these lasers that can remove any substance from most surfaces. Accumulated dirt, steel rust, bronze patinas, plastic residues, oil… anything. Above you can see oxide being remove from a steel plate, but check out this collection I just made. So satisfying.


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