The Unexpected Drawbacks of Dyson’s Cordless Miracle

It was easy to get excited about the Dyson Cyclone V10 Absolute, when it launched last spring. The cordless vacuum is “so good, it’s killing cords altogether,” wrote a Gizmodo colleague. I’ve now been using my Dyson Cyclone V10 for a year, and it might be too good, too powerful. No wonder Dyson redesigned the thing. Read More >>

Personal Incinerators Are One Man’s Vision of the Future

A man's had an idea again. This time the man is called Nik Spencer and his idea, he thinks, is particularly revolutionary: a personal incinerator for the home. Never again will you have to sort stuff out for the bin men, as the amazing, empowering thrill of burning all your rubbish could soon be here. Read More >>

Colgate’s AI Toothbrush Makes Me Never Want to Brush My Teeth Again

Earlier this year, Colgate released a connected toothbrush, an artificially intelligent mouth cleaner that would be sold at Apple Stores for $100 a pop. It looks like most electric toothbrushes: thick handle, teeny head, buzzes when you turn it on. But this Colgate creation connects to your phone and teaches you how to brush your teeth better. At least, that’s what I was told. Read More >>

McDonald’s Will Test Home Deliveries This Summer

McDonald's, the Burger chain that would prefer to be called a restaurant, is preparing to jump on the home delivery bandwagon (or bike) this summer, with its UK boss saying he's in the process of issuing the orders to get a Big Mac through the letterbox system up and running. Read More >>

internet of things
Great, Soon You’ll Have to Mow the Bloody Smart-Carpet

A carpet that connects to your Wi-Fi so it knows the time of year and temperature and can adjust the length of its fibres accordingly is but one idea dreamed up by a group of forward-thinking, beige-sky carpeting engineers, men and women tasked with the idea of thinking about ways in which floor coverings might one day be gadgetised. Read More >>

Check Out the Floor Plans for the Homes of Popular TV Programmes

If you watch a TV programme long enough, the home becomes a character in itself. You start remembering the little details of each room, what scenes happened where, and start feeling like their home is just an extension of your house. Yeah, I remember the pool in Breaking Bad and definitely the dining table. Of course, I’ve been to Arrested Development's model home and done morphine at Mr Robot’s apartment. Here’s a collection of floor plans from popular TV shows like those. You’ll feel right at... home. [Homes] Read More >>

Autonomous Dyson 360 Eye Robot Vacuum Set For June UK Release

Supreme Lord Dyson has finally got his home help robot together enough to give it an official launch date, with a new teaser of the autonomous vacuum suggesting it'll be on sale in the UK within six weeks. Read More >>

This Question Block Light Has Nintendo’s Official Seal of Approval

There have been unofficial versions of this Question Block Light concept in existence for some time, now there's one made with the blessing of Nintendo, and therefore all the shapes and ratios and sounds are just right. Read More >>

Shopping List
The Best Spring Cleaning Gadgets

It's April already, and the weather is shifting well away from the misery of Winter to something more like Spring. The weather is getting warmer, the birds are coming home, and it's about time we got the annual spring clean over and done with. It's a big job, and it might take some time, but it doesn't have to be difficult. There are plenty of gadgets and bits of technology to make it easier, so here are the top picks. Read More >>

Tomorrow’s Security Cameras Could ID Burglars and Address Them by Name

A report into the future of home security has made some bonkers leaps of the imagination, suggesting that the Internet of Things might actually find itself useful for once in identifying the criminals of tomorrow, live, as they root through your crappy old games consoles in search of one worth more than £15 at CEX. Read More >>

British Gas’ Boiler IQ System is a 24/7 Doctor for Your Home

A new kind of boiler-monitoring system has been revealed by the fossil fuel enthusiasts at British Gas, one that has a range of embedded sensors inside it to monitor its health -- and radio back to base should an engineer be needed to unclog something with a straightened out coat hanger. Read More >>

This Portable Room-in-a-Box Lets Your Move House in an Instant

If you regularly suffer from itchy feet, you might need a room-in-a-box like this. Designed to make it easy to move from city to city with all the basics you need to set up home, the Travelbox is an experiment in nomadic living. Read More >>

Nest’s Big Solution for Smart Homes is Here and it Looks Great

We saw this one coming. Smart thermostat maker, Nest, is now ready to take over your entire home with a new protocol that lets all kinds of devices talk to each other quickly and seamlessly. It’s called Nest Weave. Read More >>

Osram Lightify Offers Philips Hue Connected Lighting Features on a Tighter Budget

In my day it was all about distressed-look furniture and recycled storage space, but for the modern, tech-savvy Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen wannabe, interior design is all about connected lighting. Philips Hue is the most recognisable established name in the space, but Osram Lightify, from Osram (a German company with 100 years of lighting product experience under its belt) is well worth a look too, especially if you're working to a tighter budget. Read More >>

Cover Everything In Your Home With These Retro Video Game Wallpapers

Despite being called wallpaper, there’s no reason you can’t use these lovely retro video game wraps to cover every last inch of space in your home. In addition to walls, they’d look just as fetching on your floors, ceilings, and even as a stylish alternative to aluminium siding outside. Read More >>