This new Neato vacuum cleaner has one trick up its nozzle that your average Roomba doesn't - lasers. I'm sold!
Anyone who's ever used a Roomba robot cleaner before will know that it bumps into furniture regularly, even mounting curtains if your back is turned. This new Neato (New! Improved! Neato!) uses a Room Positioning System with its lasers, mapping the floorspace in 36 degrees so it doesn't get into trouble against your prized chaise lounge.
On sale in February, it'll cost $US400. Did we mention it comes with lasers?! [Wired]