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Your Roomba is about to become an Amazon device

7 days ago   |   By TechRadar

Amazon will buy iRobot for $1.7 billion. The deal, which the companies announced on Friday morning, will make the popular Roomba line of robot vacuums part of the Amazon family and fast-track a deeper integration with Amazon's smart assistant Alexa and the company's smarthome ecosystem. Founded in 1990 by MIT roboticists Colin Angle and Helen Greiner, the company struggled for most of the 1990s, attempting to break into the toy game with an all-too-real and creepy robotic My Real Baby Doll. iRobot, however, struck gold when it moved away from anthropomorphic bots and into the utility robot...
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This Roomba vacuums and mops, and it's about time

This Roomba vacuums and mops, and it's about time

7 days ago   |   By TechRadar

IRobot, known best for its popular Roomba range of robot vacuums, has announced two big developments for 2022 - a large OS update and a new model with a unique retractable mopping mechanism. This news is the first major development we've seen from the manufacturer since news broke in August 2022 regarding its acquisition by Amazon. iRobot is also using the moment to celebrate the 20-year anniversary of its first Roomba robot in 2002. We spoke with Praj Dhamorikar, Senior Product Manager, about iRobot's new platform, its latest combo cleaner, and how we should think about iRobot's new...
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Elon Musk's satellites to be part of UK trial to get internet to remote areas

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How to Check for Certificates With OpenSSL

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CRTC now accepting third round of Broadband Fund applications

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AWS CEO: Embrace cloud and save your dollars.and possibly the world too

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Endings And New Beginnings

Endings And New Beginnings

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How to Install and Use phpMyAdmin on Rocky Linux

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These US states pay the most for the worst quality internet, a study finds

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How to Install Latest Python Version in Linux

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Fixing ‘Key is stored in legacy trusted.gpg keyring' Issue in Ubuntu

Running into error messages or warnings can be obnoxious. Here's how to fix the “Key is stored in legacy trusted.gpg keyring” issue. Read more ...