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MD AirForce vacuum emails over powerlines


Admittedly, this vacuum from MD Manufacturing has a little less robot-action than we're accustomed to, but it makes up for it with some innovative Internet connectivity to accommodate our laziness in other ways. In addition to packing a pile of dirt-storing capacity, the AirForce central vacuum incorporates Universal Powerline Bus (UPB) technology to provide Internet access to the vacuum over your home's AC wiring. Which means that when it's not hooking up with other lonely vacuums on MySpace, it'll send an email to let you know when its bag needs replacing, or if it encounters other problems like a clog or overheating. Alas, the aforementioned lack of robotic abilities means you'll actually have to fix the problem yourself, but that'll no doubt change one day -- when an overstuffed bag will be the least of our robotic vacuum problems.

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