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Tag: Cleaning

Scrubbing Wiper Blade Gets the Gunk off Your Windshield

Scrubbing Wiper Blade Gets the Gunk off Your Windshield
It’s not the bird droppings and random, muddy-looking gunk on the windshield that’s annoying. What’s annoying is when you make the mistake of using your windshield wipers to clean it up–and all you get is one huge mess in the end.…

Japanese Robot Helps Humans Clean Offices, No Overtime Needed

Japanese Robot Helps Humans Clean Offices, No Overtime Needed
Japan’s Fuji Heavy Industries and Sumitomo have developed a robot that can help human workers clean offices. As a bonus it won’t judge what it saw you doing with your secretary and it won’t comment on that guy drinking himself senseless after hours.…
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Wipe T-Shirt: Dressed in Rags

Wipe T-Shirt: Dressed in Rags
It’s been more than a year since Japanese design duo fift came up with the Wipe Shirt, a long sleeved shirt with a microfiber patch for cleaning gadgets and glasses. At that time, the first iPad had just been released, and since then, many more tablets, smartphones and other gadgets…

Dust Extinguisher Mini Vacuum Cleaner: Break Glass in Case of Dust

Dust Extinguisher Mini Vacuum Cleaner: Break Glass in Case of Dust
If you have a computer, you need the Dust Extinguisher. It’s that simple. Anyone who says he’s never eaten while using the computer is lying. Ergo, you have crumbs and other remnants of food on your desk, keyboard and other surfaces. Then you have dust and dead skin and other…

Jetty the Duct-cleaning Robot Cleans with Dry Ice

Jetty the Duct-cleaning Robot Cleans with Dry Ice
Criminals and special ops guys will now have something new to tangle with in ventilation ducts. Jetty, the duct-cleaning robot. And though this bot looks and acts harmless, it would be pretty scary running into it inside of a ventilation duct, because it looks like something you’d find in the…

Vax Ex Cardboard Vacuum: Clean and Green

Vax Ex Cardboard Vacuum: Clean and Green
Think you’ll be seeing a lot of disposable appliances and tech in the future? Loughborough University student Jake Tyler thinks so. He designed this concept, and it was then picked up by European vacuum maker Vax. Their Vax Ev is a high performance vacuum cleaner made for optimum sustainability –…

The Magic Glove Vacuum and Dusts All At Once

The Magic Glove Vacuum and Dusts All At Once
I remember back in the day when vacuum cleaners were huge, noisy, metallic machines that had to be lugged around or dragged around on stands with wheels. My mother used to have me carry the heavy vacuum while she went around with the hose and the vacuum’s brush head, poking…

Puppy Robotic Vacuum: Hoover! Come Here, Boy!

Puppy Robotic Vacuum: Hoover! Come Here, Boy!
Anything that can get my kids interested in cleaning up around the house is good by me. Both of my kids like toys that move around and animals, so this new concept vacuum cleaner by designer Hyun-Seok Kim is perfect for my home. I really wish it were a real…

Ben Heck Makes Motion Detecting Hand Sanitizer: No, He Didn’t Use a Kinect

Ben Heck Makes Motion Detecting Hand Sanitizer: No, He Didn’t Use a Kinect
Ben Heck may have earned fame and fortune (and possibly love) by creating custom video game devices, but that doesn’t mean that that’s all he’s good for. In the latest episode of The Ben Heck Show the master modder set his sights on a loftier goal – making sure hospital…

Robot Learns to Clean Whiteboard, Still Won’t Help If You Used a Sharpie

Robot Learns to Clean Whiteboard, Still Won’t Help If You Used a Sharpie
After teaching a robot to flip pancakes and shoot arrows, Dr. Petar Kormushev decided to instruct his robot in a new skill that could come in handy at your next meeting – cleaning whiteboards.…

iRobot Scooba 230 Robot isn’t Quite Rosie

iRobot Scooba 230 Robot isn’t Quite Rosie
I want a robot in my house so I can be extra lazy and spend more time with Gran Turismo 5 and watching TV. I want the thing to cook for me, mop, help with homework, and mow the yard. Most of that stuff is not going to happen any…

Sterishoe Kicks Germs Out With Uv Light

Sterishoe Kicks Germs Out With Uv Light
If we trust ultraviolet light to clean our toothbrushes, I guess it’s not that weird to let it sanitize the insides of shoes as well. That’s exactly what SteriShoe does. Put them in your shoes, turn them on for 45 minutes and they’ll kick germs in their germicidal nuts. Then…

Windro Robot: This Roomba Does Windows

Windro Robot: This Roomba Does Windows
While I don’t have a Roomba, I used to have a boss who kept watching the infomercials a few years ago and finally got himself one. Love them or hate them, robot vacuum cleaners are here to stay. This latest ‘bot isn’t a Roomba, or a robot vacuum cleaner per…

USB Port Cleaner: Didn’T Know We Needed One

USB Port Cleaner: Didn’T Know We Needed One
Apparently, USB ports need to be cleaned too. Huh. You learn something new everyday. I haven’t encountered a dirty USB port situation yet, but if you have and it’s preventing your computer and your gadgets from mating properly, then you might want to try out the aptly named USB Port…

Wipe Shirt Cleans Your Fingerprinty Gadgets

Wipe Shirt Cleans Your Fingerprinty Gadgets
We often use what we’re wearing as an improvised rag to clean our gadgets or glasses. Design duo fift wanted to put a stop to this silliness, so they and came up with the Wipe Shirt, a dress shirt with a built-in microfiber cloth on one of its cuffs or…

Desktop Zamboni Vacuum Sweeps Up, but Makes No Ice

Desktop Zamboni Vacuum Sweeps Up, but Makes No Ice
Do you like to eat in your cubicle, leaving crumbs all over the place? Here’s a fun way to keep things neat and tidy the next time you make a mess on your desk. This miniature Zamboni machine is actually a handheld vacuum cleaner. While it won’t make you a…
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