Dyson’s 360 Heurist is one seriously clever robot vacuum

IKEA sells a bouncy, wooden armchair named POÄNG, with an open base that’s ripe for robot vacuums to climb over and it’s very popular. So popular, in fact, that Dyson design manager/lead engineer John Ord has designated it “an absolute robot killer”.

Not only that but the people happily bouncing on their IKEA POÄNGs don’t buy robot vacss in the first place because they feel that the devices won’t be able to cope with it. “Everybody’s got one of those chairs,” says Ord. “The number of reviews that I’ve read that say ‘why can’t Dyson design for the most popular

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Inside Dyson’s top-secret hair lab

Dyson didn’t just decide to make a pair of hair straighteners. It spent seven years obsessing over them before the reveal this week of the Dyson Corrale.

Inside its Hair Laboratories in Malmesbury, Wiltshire, Dyson has used air pressure chambers, electromagnetic interference labs and product-crushing bunkers to develop and test the latest in its line of (very) premium haircare products.

The standout feature of the £399 pair of straighteners is its flexible plates. Regular straighteners, according to Dyson, have simple, rigid aluminium plates based on 20-year-old tech, which use a lot of heat as they lack tension and control.


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