iRobot and Black & Decker settle over alleged patent infringement
Black & Decker will cease selling its robotic vacuums for a period of time.
Origami-like soft robot can lift 1000 times its weight
It’s the equivalent of a duck lifting a car.
Roomba robotic vacuums now follow IFTTT instructions
Tell your bot to blink the lights when it's finished.
The best handheld vacuum
Black + Decker makes most of the top picks picks, but if cleaning power is a priority go with a Dyson instead.
Google Assistant helps with chores on LG appliances
'OK Google, tell the fridge to make me more ice.'
iRobot's entry-level Roombas offer app control on the cheap
Wi-Fi enabled Roomba robots can now be controlled with Alexa too.
iRobot starts a patent war over robot vacuums (update: ITC case)
iRobot's lawsuits accuse Bissell, Hoover and others of copying its ideas.
The best vacuums
The Shark Navigator Lift-Away NV352 is by far the most effective, reliable vacuum in its price range.
Jets and mannequin heads: Just another day at Dyson's campus
We visited the English countryside to see how Dyson products go from concept to reality.