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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.

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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.

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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.

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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"?

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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.

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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.

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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.