iRobot Shipping First Bristle-Free Roomba Vacuum (Your Cat Can Still Ride on It)

Massachusetts-based iRobot, maker of defense- and consumer robots, is launching a line of “bristle-free” Roomba vacuum cleaners for the home. Called the Roomba 800 Series, the new vacuums are said to have “AeroForce extractors” that suck up to 50 percent more dirt, dust and hair from dry floors. The first in the series, the Roomba … Continue reading

Coin: Finally, a New Way to Pay in Stores That People Might Actually Use

The whole startup payments world seems set on the inevitability that we will all end up paying for stuff in stores with information stored on our smartphone. Guess what? I like paying with a card. And so do a whole lot of people. The frequent counterargument from many mobile payment companies is this: We’ll load … Continue reading

Nokia Lumia 925 Coming to AT&T Customers for $99, Starting September 13

One of Nokia’s newest smartphones, the Lumia 925, will be available to AT&T customers starting Sept. 13, for $99 with a two-year wireless contract. Preorders begin tomorrow. The Windows 8-based, 4.5-inch metal-and-polycarbonate smartphone has some of Nokia’s advanced camera technologies, such as the Nokia Pro Camera app and some manual camera controls, but does not … Continue reading

CollegeHumor Launches Bout, a Photo Game App

CollegeHumor today is launching a social photo-taking game for iPhone called Bout, where players compete by submitting photos that answer funny prompts. In a game of Bout, one player chooses a prompt like, “Something you wouldn’t want to find in your bed,” or “You’d be surprised I own,” and friends respond by taking or finding … Continue reading

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