Gift Guide: 6 Gifts To Turn A House Into A Smart Home

The number of connected home devices has skyrocketed in the past dozen months, and your loved ones might feel a little left out if they’re not controlling appliances with a phone. Let’s fix that, shall we?

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 cash.

Beer Fetching Robot? I'll Drink To That!

Yet somehow, they failed to call it Bender. Instead, it’s Brewster, the Frankenstein-ish combination of a robot arm and a Roomba.

Samsung NaviBot Corner Clean Review: I Welcome My New Robot Butler Overlord

For the last two weeks, I have had a polite, good-looking, quiet robot move around my house and clean it for me. I for one welcome my new robot cleaning overlord.

This Game Lets You Experience The Exciting Life Of A Robot Vacuum Cleaner

If the likes of Euro Truck Simulator and Farming Simulator can take the world by (extremely slow) storm, then surely there’s a place for the poor old robot vacuum cleaner? One developer, by the name of Stolidus Simulations, is on the case and if you’ve ever felt the need to live the life of your automated debris sucker, then Robot Vacuum Simulator 2013 is for you.

IBM Uses Hacked Roombas To Hunt Down Overheating Data Centres

To ensure the cooling and ventilation systems in the company’s data centres are running at peak efficiency, IBM now employs autonomous temperature-monitoring robots built on the iRobot Create platform to hunt down problematic areas. Fitted with a 2m tall pole laden with temperature and other sensors, the robots wander collect data on temperature and humidity that can later be mapped in 3D to determine cold spots where cooling is being wasted, or hot spots where ventilation needs to be improved.

The Cheap Roomba Alternative That Doesn't Suck

If the Roomba’s price tag is too rich for your blood, but you’re still on the hunt for a lazy way to clean your floors, OCedar’s roving, spinning O-Duster might just fit the bill.

Roomba Shaming. This Is A Thing, Right?

Roomba has some problems with the apartment. Roomba does not like my dining room table. Roomba has trouble with the Swiffer, which he (?) mounts and then cannot free himself from — like a copulating wolf. (Wolves do that, right?)

This Gutter-Cleaning Robot Will Land In Australia Soon

Australia already has its hands on some great automated gadgetry from iRobot, including the Roomba robot vacuum. Your laziness is about to be indulged once again, however, as iRobot plans to bring the Looj gutter cleaner to Australia real soon.

Would You Buy Someone Else's Second-Hand Vacuum On Ebay?

Listen, the Roomba is really expensive and it works. Of course you want it. But — again, of course — you do not want to shell out the big bucks for a glorified dust buster. You could check eBay!

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