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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.

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Most of us are happy to take an ignorance-is-bliss approach to the cleanliness of the mattress we sleep on every single night. But the truth is, your bed could be swarming with millions of feasting dust mites leaving a staggering amount of droppings behind. So now you understand why Dyson's created a new hand vac designed to suck every last invader off your mattress.

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Following up on its first humidifier that used a UV light to kill germs in its water reservoir, Dyson has just announced an updated version of its Cool fan that now includes a built-in 360-degree glass filter to remove 99.95 per cent of airborne invaders in a room. And not just any filter, but a high-efficiency particulate arrestance — or HEPA — filter as regulated by the US government making it as effective as you can get in a consumer-grade appliance.

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Rarely a week passes without the report of a new battery technology, but most appear destined to remain within the lab for years. Now, though, a startup called Sakti3 has a li-on battery that lasts twice as long as most — and $US15 million of support from Dyson to make it a reality.

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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.

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The slow but steady approach of winter means that it's almost time for many of us to fire up our heaters — also heralding the return of of chapped lips and dry skin. Dyson's new humidifier is one solution to the problem, but it doesn't only prevent dry air. It also ensures your home isn't being filled with bacteria-ridden moisture thanks to a germ-killing UV light.

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It's always fun to see the single invention that the James Dyson Foundation picks as its best design idea of the year — but it's even more fun to see the final list of possibilities, which Dyson released tonight before the November 6 announcement of a winner.

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Dyson is renowned as much for its inventions as the way it makes them — a process The New Yorker once described as "a second industrial revolution". That's why the James Dyson Foundation was created: To foster and promote young inventors. Today, the organisation announced the national winner of its annual Dyson Award, and Gizmodo chatted with the inventor to find out more.

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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.

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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.

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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.