space
Reasons NOT to be an Astronaut -- Having to Wash Your Eyes

This photo here shows a spaceman washing his eyes. Because of the way water floats about in space thanks to gravity stuff, if something nasty gets in your eye up there there's no flapping a bit of water in your face from the sink. It's on with the eye-torture goggles for a rinse. Read More >>

accessories
Squeegee Shower Hangers Keep You One Step Ahead of Soap Scum

If you can spare an extra minute after your daily shower, you can eliminate soap scum before it becomes a problem by simply wiping down the glass cubicle or surrounding wall with this handy squeegee, designed to hang on your curtain rod or shower head. Read More >>

gadgets
Dyson's New Gadgets Make You Feel Like a Superhero

There's something strangely throttling about a Dyson device. The curves feel futuristic, and the transparent plastic shows you what's under the hood. And the latest generation packs runs faster than a Formula 1 race car. You almost have to pinch yourself to remember that it's just a vacuum cleaner. Read More >>

robots
Moneual's Hybrid Mopping Robot Vacuum Remembers Every Spot It's Missed

Following hot on the heels of the Rydis H67 released just a few months ago, Moneual has revealed an updated version of its Roomba challenger with the Rydis H68 that introduces a capacious built in reservoir—the largest on the market it claims—for holding cleaning agents, and a new system for more efficiently cleaning a room. Using 42 omni directional sensors the bot automatically scans a room, tracks its own position, and then maps out the most efficient route that covers as much of the floor as possible. Read More >>

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Using Plasma to Clean Glass is Amazingly, Hilariously, Roundabout

So there are various window cleaning supplies on offer at your nearest supermarket, but if that's feeling too cleaning product-y for you, or whatever, be aware that you can also clean glass with pure oxygen plasma. Sure. Read More >>

robots
A Roomba For Solar Panels That Keeps the Sun Shining Through

It's easy to live with a few smudges on your smartphone's display, but for devices like solar panels that are completely dependent on every last drop of light making it through, cleanliness is a top priority. And when you've thousands of solar panels in a field drinking in sunlight, cleaning them all manually isn't an option. That's when you need to call in the robots, particularly Sinfonia's new cleaner that excels at squeegeeing at awkward angles. Read More >>

robots
This Hybrid Robot Cleaner Vacuums and Mops All the Floors In Your Home

If you've got a mix of hard and carpeted floors in your home that you just don't feel like cleaning, you usually have to rely on two separate cleaning bots to get the work done. But you can write your Roomba and Scooba a letter of recommendation and send them on their way now that Moneual's new Rydis H67 promises to tackle both tasks with one machine. Read More >>

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Tide-Infused Inks Makes These Shirts Self-Cleaning

In a breakthrough that could vastly improve life for uni students—and their parents—around the world, Tide has developed what could very well be the world's first self-cleaning t-shirt. Read More >>

bicycles
A Carwash For Bikes Means It's Ok To Ride Through That Mud Puddle

Riding your bike through a full-size carwash is one of the easier ways to seriously injure yourself. But who has the time to take a hose and sponge to their bike after a dirty off-road ride? The rich and famous, maybe, but for the rest of us an Italian company has developed a carwash for bikes—or a bikewash, if you will—called the QBike. Read More >>

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A Rare Behind the Scenes Look at how Dyson Torture-Tests Its Vacuums

Did you know the polycarbonate plastic material that Dyson uses for the dirt collecting bins on its vacuums is the same material used to make police riot shields? We all know that Dyson make some of the best vacuums on the market, but the company is now giving us an inside look at its R&D labs and exactly how it ensures its hardware sucks so incredibly well. Read More >>

science
You'll Wish You Had a Reason to Make This DIY Magnet Vacuum

Having to sweep up thousands of tiny metal shavings is admittedly a pretty uncommon chore. But doing it by using a super powerful neodymium magnet to just suck it all up and drop it in a box looks like such a freakin' blast. I'd take that over washing dishes any day. Read More >>

design
The Next Best Thing to Showering With a Dental Hygienist

Until we're all able to shower from bed, Waterpik's new Showerpik is the next best thing for simplifying our morning routines. It works like any other Waterpik, blasting the spaces between your teeth clean like a dental floss fire hose. But since it taps into your existing shower head you don't need to keep a reservoir of water nearby. Read More >>

gadgets
The Dyson Hard Just Made Your Floor Mop Obsolete

Not content with making every other vacuum and fan on the market seem like a cheap children's toy, Dyson has now set its sights on the floor mop that's been quivering in your broom closet, awaiting its day of reckoning. The unfortunately named Dyson Hard is a version of the company's handheld cordless vacs that sees the business end replaced with a cleaning head that also sucks away dirt before it scrubs your floors. Read More >>

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Weaponised Toilet Brushes Wipe Out Zombies and Hard Water Stains

Zombie or not, it's a good idea to never get on Joerg Sprave's bad side. Our favourite slingshot auteur can weaponise pretty much anything he gets his hands on. From ashtrays, to Oreos, to coins, to what is probably one of the most inane household objects you could think of: a toilet brush. Read More >>

robots
LG's New Robo Vacs Come When They're Called

One of the biggest joys of owning a dog is that if you spill food on the floor, you can call them over and have it taken care of in no time. And that has to be what inspired the latest version of LG's RoboKing voice-activated vacuum cleaners. Read More >>

how to
Hack a Can of Compressed Air So It's Refillable

It's useful for blasting dust, crumbs, and other crap off your keyboard and electronics, but those overpriced compressed air cans are almost as big a rip-off as printer ink. So here's a brilliant and relatively simple hack that makes a compressed air can refillable with a standard tyre pump. And just to highlight what's probably the most crucial step in this project: you'll want to make sure the can you're using is completely and thoroughly empty before going at it with a drill. [YouTube via Dooby Brain] Read More >>

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