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    Dyson's EV ambitions include 10 miles of test tracks

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    Jon Fingas
    Jon Fingas
    08.29.2018

    Dyson is most definitely serious about its plans to release an electric vehicle. The company has outlined its proposed second growth phase for its EV development facility at Hullavington Airfield, and the plans are more than a little ambitious. Its application would create more than 10 miles of test tracks around the former base, including specialized tracks for hill and off-roading tests. You'd also see more than 480,000 square feet of new new development space with room for 2,000-plus workers.

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    The best cordless stick vacuum

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    Wirecutter
    Wirecutter
    06.10.2018

    By Liam McCabe and Michelle Ma This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read the full article here. Power cords got you wound up? If you want a cordless vacuum that can clean your entire home, the Dyson V7 Motorhead is probably your best bet. It's as powerful as cordless vacuums get, with the best handling, quietest operation, and easiest to empty dustbin for the price. We've done more than 125 hours of research and testing on cordless vacuums over the past three years, and this was an easy choice to make. We found in our testing that the V7 Motorhead is particularly good at getting dust and hair out of carpets, compared with most other cordless models. It works well on bare floors, too. The battery can last 28 minutes with the cleaning head attached, which is plenty for most apartments or townhouses, and even a lot of single-family houses if you work fast. It can also convert into a handheld vacuum, and comes with two snap-on tools. On the downside, the V7 is a very expensive vacuum. But if you want a cordless vacuum that can clean your whole home as thoroughly as a good plug-in model, this is how much it costs. Our runner-up is the only model that comes close to matching the cleaning performance, but we think paying the extra amount for the V7 is worth doing because this model is easier to use. The Shark IonFlex DuoClean Cordless Ultra-Light isn't our main pick because it's noticeably heavier and louder than the Dyson V7 Motorhead. It's not quite as strong of a carpet cleaner, either, and the battery lasts for only 20 minutes. But it's better at cleaning upholstery and picking up big crumbs off bare floors, and has a longer warranty. The battery pack is also removable and charges in a separate dock, which could help the IonFlex DuoClean have a longer life span than the V7. If those upsides seem more important to you, grab this Shark instead of the Dyson. The Dirt Devil Reach Max Multi Cordless Stick (BD22522) is a more affordable vacuum that works fine for tidying a small space. Like other cordless vacuums at this price, it's not powerful enough to suck all the dust out of your carpets, and it's not great with stuck-on pet hair. But for surface-level crumbs, our tests showed it does the job better than other budget-friendly models. It also has a respectable 20-minute battery life and several useful accessories, and it's lighter than our other picks. The Dyson V8 Absolute is the best cordless vacuum overall. It's essentially the same vacuum as the V7, with a little more suction, six minutes of extra battery life, and some tools that help it clean upholstery and bare floors better—useful but mostly marginal advantages over our main pick, for a whole lot more money. It is a great machine, though the price is way steep.

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    Dyson's latest fans can purify air without blowing at you

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    Richard Lai
    Richard Lai
    03.06.2018

    In addition to its Cyclone V10 cordless vacuum, today Dyson also unveiled its updated air-purifying fans. The new Pure Cool tower fan (TP04) and desktop fan (DP04) models may look familiar from afar, but in fact, they are slightly taller and wider than their predecessors -- and for a good reason. First off, that line right down the middle of the Air Multiplier loop is a slit for the new diffused airflow mode. This lets the machines continue to purify air effectively without having to blow air at people, thus solving the old dilemma of whether to turn on the machine on a cold, smelly day (though you can always wait for a potential heater variant from Dyson). There's even a dedicated button for this mode on the infrared remote.

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    Dyson to go all cordless with vacuums, starting with the Cyclone V10

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    Richard Lai
    Richard Lai
    03.06.2018

    Between the DC30 from 2009 and the more recent V8 series, Dyson's handheld vacuum cleaners have barely changed on the outside, so color us surprised when Sir James whipped out a very different-looking machine today. Dubbed the Cyclone V10, this new vacuum resembles an enlarged conventional hair dryer thanks to its repositioned cyclones and bin -- these are now in line with the head attachment and exhaust. Together, these form a linear airflow path from front to end, which ends up boosting suction power while also reducing noise. The new bin also benefits from a larger capacity, along with a more intuitive dirt eject mechanism: just remove the head, point at a trash can and push the eject button. It's literally just point and shoot.

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    Dyson's debut EV might not showcase its next-gen battery tech

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    Jamie Rigg
    Jamie Rigg
    02.14.2018

    Though it had been rumored for some time prior, it was still somewhat surprising when Dyson formally revealed it was getting into the EV game. Even for a company that takes research and development to an excessive level to make some of the best vacuum cleaners (and more recently, hairdryers) around, a car is a different league of machine. The Financial Times has learned a little more about Dyson's progress from several anonymous sources -- namely that the current roadmap consists of not one, but three cars. Crucially, little birdies also said the company was considering using a lithium-ion battery to power its first EV, the same tech every automaker uses in their electric cars now. In other words, not particularly innovative for an EV set to hit the road several years from now.

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    What we're buying: Dyson's Supersonic hair dryer

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    Engadget
    Engadget
    01.20.2018

    This month, Associate Editor Swapna Krishna is singing the praises of Dyson's advanced but pricey hair dryer. Compared with her old model, it's like night and day.

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    This device will tell you just how bad your hair is

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    Mallory Locklear
    Mallory Locklear
    01.03.2018

    If you've ever wanted a more precise analysis of your hair, if you want to add a little tech to your hair care routine, or if you just don't trust your hairstylist, Schwarzkopf has you covered. Henkel Beauty Care and its Schwarzkopf Professional brand are launching a hair analyzer that can supposedly give you a much more detailed assessment on the health of your hair. Using near-infrared and visible light sensors, the device can measure moisture level, inner hair quality and true hair color and can help your hair care professional come up with a personalized color and care plan.

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    Dyson plans to release its own EV by 2020

    by 
    Mallory Locklear
    Mallory Locklear
    09.26.2017

    An unlikely player has stepped onto the electric vehicle playing field. Vacuum cleaner and hairdryer producer Dyson announced today that it has already begun working on its own EV and that it should be ready for launch by 2020.

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    Dyson's updated air purifiers remove more harmful gases

    by 
    Richard Lai
    Richard Lai
    04.19.2017

    It's been a little over a year since Dyson launched its first connected air purifier, the Pure Cool Link, and to celebrate this occasion, the company is about to update its entire line of air purifiers with improvements aimed at the Chinese market. Well, what's going to be different is really just the replaceable cylindrical glass HEPA filter: the new version's inner layer will pack three times more specially treated graphite crystals than before, which helps remove more gaseous pollutants (and odors) in addition to the usual particulates as small as PM 0.1.

  • The Morning After: Monday, January 16th 2017

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    Mat Smith
    Mat Smith
    01.16.2017

    Welcome to Monday morning. Over the weekend, we toured Dyson's UK HQ (featuring mannequins, jet engines and more), how China wants increased security for its app stores and our prediction that the best unused Nintendo Switch feature of 2017 will be its 'high definition' vibration tech.

  • Electromagnetic compatibility has become more critical as Dyson delves into the world of connected appliances, the latest being its Pure Hot+Cool Link air-purifying heater.

    Jets and mannequin heads: Just another day at Dyson's campus

    by 
    Richard Lai
    Richard Lai
    01.14.2017

    Engadget tours around the Dyson HQ in Malmesbury, England.

  • Dyson Supersonic hair dryer solves many of my mane problems

    by 
    Cherlynn Low
    Cherlynn Low
    09.16.2016

    My nightly getting-ready-for-bed ritual takes an excruciating hour or so. (I know, so high-maintenance ... ugh!) Most of that is spent blow drying my thick, long hair. So when Dyson promised it could significantly cut my drying time (perhaps in half, I was told), I was extremely intrigued.

  • Dyson's latest smart fan heats, cools and purifies the air

    by 
    Steve Dent
    Steve Dent
    08.24.2016

    Dyson has expanded its lineup with The Pure Hot+Cool Link, a very expensive WiFi enabled fan that combines all the features of the Dyson Pure Hot+ Cool fan and Pure Cool Link. It can thermostatically cool, heat and purify the air, and connect with your home network. You can then control everything using the smartphone app introduced with the Pure Cool Link model.

  • Dyson opens first UK store as £800 robot vacuum goes on sale

    by 
    Jamie Rigg
    Jamie Rigg
    07.06.2016

    If there's one thing Dyson knows best, it's hoovers. And while the company may've been late to making a little robot that does the cleaning for you, Dyson's 360 Eye is easily one of the best you can buy. Now, after debuting in Japan late last year, the vacuuming automaton is available in the UK from today. Features such as a 360-degree camera, obsessive cleaning methodology and activity reports don't come cheap, though. The 360 Eye can be found on Dyson's site for £800, and that price also includes a nice company rep that'll pop over and set the thing up for you.

  • Inhabitat's Week in Green: The Karma Revero, and more!

    by 
    Inhabitat
    Inhabitat
    05.01.2016

    The Fisker Karma is one of the hottest plug-in hybrid cars ever built. However, production stopped in 2012 when the company went bankrupt. Now the car is set to be reborn as the Karma Revero this year. Meanwhile, Ford is planning to launch a 200-mile electric car to take on the Tesla Model 3 and the Chevy Bolt. In other news, SpaceX announced plans to send its Red Dragon spacecraft to mars in 2018, while NASA invested $67 million to develop super efficient solar-electric engines. The US Air Force smashed the world record for maglev speed by propelling a floating sled to 633 miles per hour. And the Twicycle is a crazy bike that's powered by your arms and legs.

  • ICYMI: Barely hoverbiking, new hair dryer tech and more

    by 
    Kerry Davis
    Kerry Davis
    04.30.2016

    #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-698312{display:none;} .cke_show_borders #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-698312, #postcontentcontainer #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-698312{width:570px;display:block;} try{document.getElementById("fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-698312").style.display="none";}catch(e){}Today on In Case You Missed It: YouTuber Colin Furze teamed up with Ford to build a working hoverbike within just a few weeks, from his shed. It runs off of two diesel engines so granted, it's probably not the most mass-production friendly item, but does beg the question: What's holding everyone back, then?

  • Dyson's first beauty product is a hair dryer

    by 
    Mat Smith
    Mat Smith
    04.27.2016

    Dyson teased its press event this week by sending out tiny, sharp motor parts to journalists (including this one). Now we get to see the rest of the thing. The company's first foray into beauty is, perhaps predictably, a hairdryer. The Supersonic, as it's called, has all the design hallmarks of a Dyson: It's circular and smooth, with a metallic finish and a splash of loud color. Compared to everything that's come before it, however, it's so... small.

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    PayPal Credit comes to the UK with interest-free plans

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    Nick Summers
    Nick Summers
    04.14.2016

    PayPal wants to be the method that everyone naturally defers to when buying goods and services online. Instead of grabbing your debit or credit card, the aim to make you naturally hit the PayPal button whenever you reach the checkout. To incentivise this, the company is rapidly expanding PayPal Credit in the UK, which helps you make purchases even when you don't have the funds in your bank account. You'll need to apply for the privilege online, but if you pass the company's credit check you can get zero percent interest on orders over £150 for the first four months.

  • Dyson's latest air purifier measures your air quality

    by 
    Richard Lai
    Richard Lai
    03.30.2016

    Exactly one year ago, we managed to get our hands on the then new Dyson Pure Cool air purifier and quickly fell in love with it. While folks outside Asia are still waiting for the Pure Hot + Cool, Dyson is offering everyone something more special for the time being: the Pure Cool Link. As you can probably tell from the name, we finally have a Dyson fan that comes with an app (for both iOS and Android). Better yet, it even tracks your room's air quality, and this data is used for automatically adjusting the airflow in order to suppress pollution level; though the app also offers manual control over the fan speed, along with rotation toggle, timer and a night-time auto mode for quiet monitoring plus dimmer LED display.

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    Government documents reveal Dyson is making an electric car

    by 
    Mariella Moon
    Mariella Moon
    03.24.2016

    There might come a time when the image of a vacuum isn't the first thing that pops into your head whenever someone says "Dyson." It seems the company has received funding from the UK government yet again, this time to help finance the development of something much bigger than the 360 Eye: an electric vehicle. The Guardian has spotted a section in the National Infrastructure Delivery Plan published on gov.uk that talks about the project and the government's "£174 million ($245 million) investment."