Keeping a clean house is a job that never ends. Having a great vacuum that can handle it all is absolutely essential. After you've decluttered your junk drawers, reorganized your closet, and wiped down months of outdoor water buildup from your windows, it's time to focus on vacuuming the rugs, carpets, cushions, and everywhere else dust, dander, and debris has been hiding. If you haven't introduced your home to a new vacuum in a while, you'll be shocked at just how many modern features that vacuums have these days. From robot vacuums that both mop and suction your floors to handheld mini vacuums that collapse down to store more easily, we scoured the'net to find the best options to help with your spring cleaning regime and beyond. We read reviews, we looked at customer ratings, and we compiled a list of the best vacuums based on what users have to say. We'll tell you the good, the bad, and the ugly to help you pick out a machine that really sucks -- in a good way.
Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable's commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, Mashable may earn an affiliate commission. If you haven't gotten started on spring cleaning, then an Alexa-enabled robot vacuum might be the thing you need to get inspired, and it's on sale today. Deebot vacuums are already a pretty highly-rated vacuum brand, according to Amazon users, so now you can see what the hype is about. Use your voice to direct the ECOVACS Deebot N79S cleaner to start cleaning up your floors.
GE Appliances today revealed its Kitchen Hub, a 27-inch device that replaces the range hood above the oven and stove. When released later this year, in addition to more traditional tasks like ventilation, the Kitchen Hub will control other GE appliances, show your calendar, and provide access to smart home devices like security cameras.
If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. However, our picks and opinions are independent from USA TODAY's newsroom and any business incentives. People who love to cook are particular about their tools. They want the pan that feels right in their hand when they're flipping an omelet, the tea kettle that heats water to the perfect temperature for green tea, or the spiralizer that works so well they don't mind giving it valuable real estate in their kitchen gadget drawer. It's all well and good until you're trying to buy a gift that the picky home cook in your life will actually love.
Wandering among the engineers, strategy directors and managers of something called "connected customer experience" at the Smart Kitchen Summit, one had to wonder: do any of these people actually cook? The conference, now in its third year, brings together people on the front lines of technology to figure out how to move the digital revolution deeper into the kitchen. The kitchen is where Americans spend 60 per cent of their time at home when they are not sleeping, says Yoon Lee, a senior vice president at Samsung. That's why so many tech companies are focused on it. Almost everyone here at Benaroya Hall, the home of the Seattle Symphony – whether an executive from a major appliance manufacturer, a Google engineer or a hopeful young entrepreneur with a popular Kickstarter concept – agrees that it is only a matter of five to 10 years before artificial intelligence has a permanent seat at the dinner table.
When Bose accidentally leaked a new pair of headphones in an email newsletter of all places, no one quite knew what the cans' mysterious action button was for. Well, now we do: activating Google Assistant. "The new Google Assistant SDK easily allows a manufacturer to build the Google Assistant into any hardware," the company's Scott Huffman said at the time. Google bolstered that stance last month with its showing at IFA, where the search juggernaut announced that in the not-too-distant future Assistant would appear in washers, dryers and even vacuum cleaners. None of those have shown up yet, and we don't have an official date for when the Quiet Comfort 35 II will, but with a Pixel event scheduled for early next month, maybe expect more news then.
Prime Day, aka Amazon Prime Members' Christmas in July, is upon us. Since July 10th at 9 p.m. ET, digital doorbusters have been available across Amazon for Prime members, offering large savings and discounts on anything from home appliances and goods to trending tech items. Members with an Amazon Alexa device skipped the virtual lines as Voice Shopping deals began yesterday at 7pm ET. Already blew through your budget on summer vacation? Not to worry, there are plenty of bargains still available for those looking to score a W on Prime Day.
Your message has been sent. There was an error emailing this page. This is a Prime Day deal good for today only, and reserved for Amazon Prime members (or those with a free trial: sign up here). The Roomba 652 Vacuuming Robot provides a thorough clean at the push of a button. Preset Roomba to clean when it's convenient for you, so you can keep up with everyday mess.
If you're looking for a one-night stand, you may have a better chance of finding one now that it's almost summer. According to a new report by dating site OkCupid, 33 percent more people are looking for a one-night stand in June than during any other month of the year. The results, compiled from a survey of over 18 million members between 2013 and 2016, suggest a 17 percent increase in people's interest for a one-night stand in April, May and June, with June being the most popular month for a fling. Winter months, on the other hand, are the least ideal time for anyone looking for something casual. The same survey revealed a slight increase of 2 percent in people interested in longer term relationships during the months of January through March.
The Roomba 650 Vacuuming Robot provides a thorough clean at the push of a button. The patented, 3-Stage Cleaning System easily picks up dust, pet hair and large debris like cereal and works on all floor types, adjusting itself and re-charging itself as needed to make sure the job is done correctly every time you need it -- preset Roomba to clean when it's convenient for you. See this deal on Amazon. This story, "23% off iRobot Roomba 650 Robotic Vacuum Cleaner - Deal Alert" was originally published by TechConnect.