Roomba

How to find the best Wi-Fi spots in your house

All you need is a very expensive vacuum cleaner.<p>There is little more frustrating than the Wi-Fi cutting out in your own home.<p>While the average home …

Wi-Fi

iRobot Is Ready to Bring Smart Homes to the Next Level

Soon, the Roomba will do a whole lot more than clean your house.<p>If you thought your Roomba's only job was to clean your floors, <b>iRobot</b> (NASDAQ:IRBT) …

Investing

The Roomba robot vacuum will soon begin mapping your house's WiFi coverage

iRobot's Roombas are already quite smart to begin with. They map out your house, figure out as best they can which areas they can reach and which …

Android News

Roomba is going to map your home's Wi-Fi coverage

It is now easier than ever to blanket your home from top to bottom with strong Wi-Fi but there can still be areas of low signal. The Roomba 900 …

Wi-Fi

High-end Roombas will find your home's WiFI dead spots

That fancy new Roomba you got over the holidays could help suss out your home's WiFi weak spots this month. A forthcoming patch will add a wireless coverage map to the Roomba's vacuum heat map. From the sounds of it, the test group for this new feature could be relatively tiny.<p>The iRobot Beta pool …

Wi-Fi

iRobot Launches Beta Program to Test Smarter Home Features for Roombas

Robots like the 900 series Roomba, which have the ability to make detailed maps of your home while they do chores, are poised to become much more …

I, Robot

Beta test will see high-end Roomba models hunting down Wi-Fi dead zones and weak spots

A beta test will see top-tier Roomba models adding to their duties as they wander around your home. In addition to the cleaning, they will also be mapping the strength of the Wi-Fi signals, looking for dead zones and weak-spots …<p><i>CNET</i> reports that you’ll be able to review maps of your Wi-Fi coverage …

Wi-Fi

Roombas will soon build a Wi-Fi coverage map while they clean | Ars Technica

If you're moving around the house with a Wi-Fi chip, why not take some measurements?<p>Roomba, the popular robotic vacuums, have a new trick up their …

Wi-Fi

'Black Mirror' will make you want to delete Tinder and get rid of your Roomba

Lets hope that Charlie Brooker – the writer responsible for Black Mirror – is getting the best psychological and emotional support that money can …

Tinder

Best Robot Vacuum Cleaner on the Market Today

Whether we’re in full-throttle holiday mode or not, household chores are things that very few of us get thrilled about making time for. Still, those …

Robots

iRobot’s Roomba 890 Wi-Fi Robot Vac gets 20% discount to $400 shipped

Target offers the iRobot Roomba 890 Wi-Fi Connect Vacuuming Robot for <b>$399.99 shipped</b>. That’s a 20% savings off the regular price, a match of the Amazon all-time low and the best we’ve seen since Black Friday. Rated 4/5 stars.<p>iRobot Roomba 890 features:<p>Clean and schedule from anywhere with the …

Gear & Gadgets

Your Roomba might soon go WiFi deadspot hunting

Your Roomba robotic vacuum cleaner will soon have another job aside from tidying up, with iRobot set to turn the ‘bots into roving WiFi analysts. The …

Wi-Fi

Roomba to Rule the Smart Home - MIT Technology Review

Smart homes are one of those technology ideas that never seem to catch on, despite the efforts of technology heavyweights like Amazon and Google …

Automation

Is iRobot A Good Stock For The Robotics Revolution?

iRobot makes the well-known Roomba and Braava robotic floor cleaning robots.<p>The robotic vacuum market is set to grow rapidly as the technology …

Business

How To Knit Faster To Meet Your Gifting Deadline

There are only a handful of days left until Hanukkah and another couple of handfuls until Christmas, which means the pressure is on to get those …

Knitting

iRobot: Effect Of Competition And Outlook For 2018

Competition is alive in the consumer robot market.<p>iRobot is likely to remain a leader in this market.<p>I expect iRobot’s stock to make a comeback in …

Business

Reddit's Vacuum Expert is Back with More Money-Saving Tips

Way back in the historic year of our lord two thousand and thirteen, a lowly vacuum repair technician popped into Reddit's "Ask me Anything" forum to …

Reddit

A Black Friday Shopper's CX Diary

This year, more than 174 million Americans shopped during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend—and for the first time, I was one of them.<p>The SmarterCX …

Shopping

iRobot’s Roomba 860 vacuum cleaner hits new Amazon all-time low at $350 (Reg. $500)

Amazon is offering the iRobot Roomba 860 Robot Vacuum for <b>$349.99 shipped</b>. That’s good for $149 off the going rate, marks a new all-time low at Amazon and is the best offer out there. Over 500 customers have left a 4.3/5 star rating.<p>iRobot Roomba 860 features:<p>iAdapt Navigation uses a full suite of …

Gear & Gadgets

Control Your Roomba With IFTTT Commands

Autonomous home vacuum cleaner-turned-spy? (via iRobot)<p>When the humans are away, the Roomba will play: Keep a closer eye on your iRobot vacuum with …

Geek

Cyber Monday shopping deals you won’t want to miss

With Black Friday madness behind us, the next big holiday season sales wave is Cyber Monday — where you can tackle your gift list from the comfort of …

Shopping

Bringing MATLAB to a Vacuum Near You

The essence of hacking is modifying something to do a different function. Many of us learned as kids, though, that turning the family TV into an …

Raspberry Pi

The best Black Friday deals on robot vacuums (starting at just $135!)

Are you having family over for this year Thanksgiving? It’s always so nice to see people and spend time together, especially when there’s a feast to …

Robots

Why iRobot Stock Fell Nearly 10% on Wednesday

iRobots are on sale! (Hurray!) iRobot stock is on sale! (Boo!)<p><b>What happened</b><p>Roomba robotic vacuum cleaner maker <b>iRobot</b> (NASDAQ:IRBT) saw its stock sell …

Investing

iRobot -8% on reports of steeper Roomba discounts

• iRobot (NASDAQ:IRBT) plunges, apparently on news that the company is running a special this week for $100 off regular prices on four Roomba models …

Stock Markets

iRobot Roomba Robotic Vacuums Now Support IFTTT Commands

Owners of iRobot Roomba Robotic Vacuums may be pleased to know that support for IFTTT commands and instructions is now available to be utilised …

Robots

New IFTTT channels for Roomba, Somfy, Switchbot, and more

IFTTT is one of the best ways to connect your multiple smart services and appliances and make them work together. Sure, there are hubs and services …

Android News

Roomba gets IFTTT functionality

iRobot’s been talking a lot about its plans to make the Roomba an essential part of the connected home. The process has been a bit slow going — the company added WiFi connectivity in 2015 and Alexa functionality this year — but it’s getting there, slowly but surely. Today, the world’s best selling …

Technology

Take a Tour of Kengo Kuma’s Expansion of the Portland Japanese Garden

It’s not surprising that Japanese architect Kengo Kuma's first public commission in the U.S. is unmistakably Japanese.<p>Nestled in an urban forest surrounded by a residential neighborhood in the hills of Portland, Oregon, the Portland Japanese Garden is a beloved cultural attraction that was starting …

Wi-Fi

Roomba now supports IFTTT functionality

‘Tweet to start a cleaning job’<p>iRobot has been continuously adding ways to make Roomba a more necessary part of connected homes since introducing the Roomba 980, its first Wi-Fi-connected model in 2015. Now, it’s introduced IFTTT functionality, adding 11 applets to further automate Roomba’s work …

Robotics