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Google’s Plan to Make Assistant Actually Useful

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 just 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. Read More >>

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No One Tell This Adorable Little Girl the Truth About Her New Robot Friend

After you watch this video of an adorable little girl named Rayna greeting and hugging a new robot friend, you’ll come to the realisation it will never hug or love her back — because it’s actually a discarded water heater. (Sad!) Shortly after that, you’ll also come to the realisation that kids clearly aren’t being raised with a proper fear and respect of robots. Read More >>

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A Toaster Just for Bacon Will Make Every Meal So Much Better

If you find your kitchen counters cluttered with food-specific gadgets and appliances, you finally have a good reason to get rid of them all. The culinary innovators at Nostalgia Electrics have created the only thing you’ll ever need: The Bacon Express, a toaster that cooks delicious slices of pork instead of bread. Read More >>

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Black+Decker’s New Robovac Compresses Dirt Into Discs That Are Easy to Throw Away

Robots have been cleaning our floors ever since the first Roomba arrived 14 years ago, but it’s not a completely hands-off task yet. You still have to occasionally clean out your robovac’s dirt bin, which Black+Decker is making a little easier with its new Smartech Robotic Vacuum that compresses debris into discs that are easy to dispose of. Read More >>

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This Shiny Connected Toaster Uses Your Smartphone to Remember Your Perfect Toasting Settings

It’s one of the simplest appliances in your kitchen, but how many times have you popped bread in a toaster, only to have it nuke your slice because the previous user had it set to well done? Too often, which is why Griffin Technology’s shiny new Connected Toaster isn’t that absurd of an idea. Read More >>

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Jake Dyson is Fixing The Way We Light Up Our Homes and Offices

We’ve been thinking about lighting the wrong way for years, apparently. Desk lamps with shades over globes, downlights in household ceilings, fluorescent light fixtures in offices. Jake Dyson, son of renowned inventor Sir James Dyson, and an entrepreneur and inventor in his own right, has turned his attention to making a better light — and fixing the way that designers use light in home and office spaces alike. Read More >>

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This Microwave Is the Size of a Thermos Flask

There’s a reason the microwave oven in your kitchen is a heavy brick: it uses a magnetron and vacuum tube technology that dates back to World War II. But since then, microwave technologies have been vastly improved (see phone towers) and a company called Wayv is finally using them to shrink the microwave. Read More >>

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Dyson V8 Absolute Review: The Rolls-Royce of Vacuum Cleaners

Cleaning shouldn’t be fun. It’s a chore, something you do to avoid the disgust of your peers and early death by disease, when you’d much rather just be slobbing away in front of your Xbox. So why the hell do I look forward to pulling the Dyson V8 Absolute cordless vacuum cleaner out of the cupboard? Read More >>

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Dyson Uses its Big Balls to Create the First Self-Righting Vacuum Cleaner

It might soon be time to enter your vacuum cleaner into Robot Wars, following the introduction of a new Dyson which comes with a self-writing mechanism, or "srimech", in Robot Wars jargon. Read More >>

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Say Goodbye to Washing Dishes With an Edible Spoon Maker

Head to any kitchenware shop and you’ll find aisles full of machines designed to easily bake up everything from cupcakes, to cake pops and the like. But none can compare to the life-changing potential of a machine that can quickly and easily bake up edible spoons. Read More >>

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GE’s New £7,000 App-Powered Pizza Oven is All I’ve Ever Wanted in Life

Imagine a world where pizza didn’t come from the pizza store. Imagine if you could pop down into your spacious kitchen, toss some toppings on dough, and throw it all into your very own internet-connected pizza oven. This future is finally possible — but it’s expensive. Read More >>

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Hands Too Filthy? You Can Open LG’s New Fridge With a Foot Tap

LG’s added a see-through door to its new Signature line of fridges that lights up when tapped so you can check its contents without letting out the cold. But to save you the strain of actually physically opening the door when you see something you want, a simple foot tap now does that for you. Read More >>

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Whirlpool’s New Washer and Dryer Automatically Restock Detergents Using Amazon Dash

The only thing worse than running out of clean clothes is realising you’re also out of detergent when it comes time to clean them. So Whirlpool is introducing a new washing machine and dryer with Amazon Dash’s replacement service built right in ensuring lazy customers always have enough soap or fabric softener on hand. Read More >>

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Snap a Photo in Your Home to Tell LG’s New Robovac Where to Clean

Robovacs make at least one household chore a little easier, but with limited intelligence you can’t just tell them what rooms need cleaning. So LG’s HOM-BOT Turbo+ introduces a new feature which allows users snap a photo of their home and simply tap where the robovac needs to make another pass. Read More >>

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The Wait For a Remote Control R2-D2 Hi-Def Projector Refrigerator Is Almost Over

Ever since Star Wars first hit cinemas back in 1977, fans have been asking themselves: “when are we going to get a remote control R2-D2 mini fridge with a built-in hi-def video projector?” The answer to that question, it turns out, is at the Consumer Electronics Show next month in Vegas. Read More >>