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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 entries.


Ten Inventions From the James Dyson Award 2014 To Watch Out For

It’s not all about bagless vacuum cleaners, bladeless fans and blow-the-skin-off-your-fingers hand dryers at Dyson. Each year, the iconic brand holds the James Dyson Award, an international student design and innovation competition which aims to find the most promising young inventors and potentially bring their concepts to life.


Dyson Wants You To Know How Dirty Your Mattress Is

Your bed is filthy. Your floor is filthy, too, but it’s your mattress that’s the big problem. Did you know that you’re meant to vacuum your mattress regularly? I didn’t. Dyson is (probably) the only appliance manufacturer in Europe with its own microbiology lab, and it has a pop-up in Sydney’s Circular Quay to show you the nasties lurking in your house.


Dyson's Cordless DC59: A True Replacement For A Full-Sized Vac

They started out as dustbusters that actually worked, but Dyson’s cordless vacuums have improved to the point where they’re very nearly a viable alternative to full-sized models. Especially now that they come with a powered cleaning head, capable of really tackling the crustiest of carpets.


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 seen the light of day before now.


Dyson's Massive Floating Garbage Vacuum Could Clean Up Our Rivers

James Dyson has an idea for a new form of sucking machine — one so large it requires an entire barge to house it. The idea here is to let a giant water-going vessel free and allow it to “mine” rivers of all the floating junk that’s been tossed away into waterway everywhere since man first invented plastic bottles and tin cans.


Dyson Recalling Hot + Cool Fan Heaters Across Australia; Short-Circuit Problems To Blame

Dyson’s Hot + Cool Air Multiplier fan heaters are being recalled worldwide, for a safety fix after a small number of units short-circuited and caught fire. Apparently up to a million heaters are up for repair; the “potential safety issue” has Dyson offering any customers a free repair including postage to and from Dyson’s Australian workshops, and a brand new two year warranty upon the devices’ return.


Dyson's Bladeless Fans Are Now 75% 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 make these fans even quieter — up to 75 per cent quieter to be exact — on three new models being rolled out today.


Dyson's Vision Of The Future Of Curling

Because, in these days of endless technological progress, who really wants to use a broom anyway? [YouTube]


Dyson's New Vacuum Cleaners Make You Feel Like A Superhero

There’s something strangely throttling about a Dyson device. The curves feel futuristic, and the transparent plastic shows you what’s under the hood. And the latest generation runs faster than a Formula 1 race car. You almost have to pinch yourself to remember that it’s just a vacuum cleaner.