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On Tuesday afternoon, police in Oregon received a 911 call claiming someone had locked themselves in the bathroom, according to a Facebook post from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. According to the law enforcement department, several police officers responded to the call, surrounded the house, commanded the suspect to come out, and drew their guns.

With the new i7+, it looks like iRobot is taking robot vacuums a step closer to truly being a hands-free way to keep your floors clean. Instead of having to constantly empty the robot’s tiny dirt bin, the i7+ has an oversized dock that transfers dust and debris into a larger reservoir with disposable bags that don’t have to be tossed as frequently.

Listen to me, no one needs a robovac of any kind. Whether it's a Roomba, an EcoVac, or a cheap Anker like what I have - they're nothing more than infant-sized metal-and plastic turds that push small piles of dirt around and scream when they cannot figure out what "rugs" are. They are inefficient, wasteful annoyances that enable laziness and poor cleaning habits.

Video: Need to run downstairs to fetch the laundry? Or maybe there's a phone call you just have to take? Life with a baby can make even the smallest chores feel like a herculean task if you don't have a nanny. But it turns out, if you keep your floors clean using a robot, maybe you do have a nanny and just didn't realise it.

Released last year, Google Assistant hasn't really proven itself useful outside of checking the weather, searching Google, or setting an alarm using voice commands. So far it's been limited to basic features that are more than matched by other smart assistants like Amazon's Alexa and Apple's Siri. But Google is trying to change that.

Video: Dogs are some of the most loving and affectionate pets you can own, but they do have one sworn enemy: Vacuum cleaners. They will incessantly bark, or run and hide while you're cleaning your floors. But one dog adapted to its owner's Roomba wandering all over the house like it owns the place -- it's apparently learned how to turn the damn thing off.

Video: One day, when climate change has finally turned the Earth into a real-life version of The Hunger Games, we'll probably race these things for fun. Maybe we'll even slap a child on top! Hey, they basically already do it in Texas.

Your lawn is a money pit that requires ungodly amounts of water and labour to keep it green and trim. We've known for sometime that iRobot, the Roomba company, has been on a mission to put your landscaper out of a job with a robot. Thanks to a trademark filing reported by Robotics Trends, there's a pretty good chance this lawn chewing beast will be called... "Terra"?

Roombas are, presumably, very cool. Sharing a home with a black lab, a white Persian and a lot of rugs with tassels means I would not know. Roombas are for people with wall to wall carpets. Or rugs sans the tassels.