Sunday, 26 February 2012

Mashable: Latest 14 News Updates - including “Samsung Galaxy Beam Is Both a Smartphone and Projector”

Mashable: Latest 14 News Updates - including “Samsung Galaxy Beam Is Both a Smartphone and Projector”

Samsung Galaxy Beam Is Both a Smartphone and Projector

Posted: 26 Feb 2012 03:52 AM PST

BARCELONA: The Mobile World Congress hasn’t even officially kicked off yet, and Samsung is already on fire, announcing devices left and right. After the 10.1-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 2, next in line is a smartphone/mobile projector combo called Samsung Galaxy Beam.

The device’s dual-core 1 GHz CPU, 4-inch, 800×480 screen, 5-megapixel rear camera (with an additional VGA one on the front) and Android 2.3 don’t do much to differentiate it from the other mid-to-high-range Androids out there.

What makes it different from most other smartphones on the market is its ultra-bright, 15-lumen projector, which lets you project a 50-inch wide image on a wall – really handy for presentations or those moments when you want to share your holiday photos with your family and friends.

Interestingly enough, Samsung says the device has 6 GB of RAM memory, but we’re seriously doubting that, and will update the article when we learn more.

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Samsung Announces 10.1 Galaxy Tab 2

Posted: 26 Feb 2012 03:40 AM PST

BARCELONA: Samsung is expanding its Galaxy Tab tablet line with the brand new Galaxy Tab 2 lineup: a 7.0-inch variant and a 10.1-inch variant.

While the smaller tablet was announced a week ago, its big brother, the 10.1 is entirely new. It sports an 1280×800 resolution screen (the 7-inch model has a 1024×600 pixel screen), and the rest of the specs between the two tablets are nearly identical: a 1 GHz dual-core CPU, 1 GB of RAM, a 3-megapixel camera on the back and a VGA one on the front.

The tablets are available as 3G models (meaning HSPA) or as WiFi-only, and they’re both equipped with the latest flavor of Android – 4.0 or Ice Cream Sandwich.

The devices should hit the global market in March, starting with the UK, at a yet-unspecified price.

Samsung is also announcing a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1. It’s a big tablet with a stylus.

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It’s Official: Samsung Has a 10.1 Inch Galaxy Note

Posted: 26 Feb 2012 03:30 AM PST

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Teaser

BARCELONA: We’re getting set for our first big meeting of Mobile World Congress, but Samsung is making no secret about what they plan on showing us this morning. A substantial portion of the first floor of the Fira Palace Hotel in Barcelona is festooned with giant images of Samsung’s latest Android Tablet: the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1. Like the 5-inch Samsung Galaxy Note, this 10.1-inch tablet has a stylus.

And that may be the only difference between it and the 10.1-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab. We’re waiting to get more details, since we can’t tell much from the image (is it an Android 4.0 device? Does that 3G in the lower left-hand corner mean no 4G?) and, perhaps, some hands on time. Until then, you can feast your eyes on the image above.

Samsung has also announced a new Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 inch tablet and an interesting device called the Samsung Galaxy Beam projector smartphone combo device. We’ll have more on both of those products, shortly.

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Top 3 Mistakes Job Seekers Make on Facebook Timeline

Posted: 25 Feb 2012 03:01 PM PST

Tony Morrison is the Vice President of Business Development at Cachinko, a unique professional community where social networking and job opportunities come together. Find him on Talent Connection and connect with Cachinko on Facebook or Twitter.

Eventually, Facebook’s 845 million users will have to climb abroad the Facebook Timeline hub.

There will be plenty of challenges to consider with the slow roll-out of updates to the world’s largest social network affecting millions of people.

More than 18.4 million Americans have used Facebook to find a job. Facebook Timeline poses new obstacles for current adults looking for work.

How can the Timeline mess up an existing job search? Here are three things job seekers should avoid doing on Facebook Timeline.


Thousands of users are making it clear that they hate Facebook Timeline, especially in their status updates. Complaining about Facebook Timeline — among other things — will lead people to think you will not be able to handle the little things once you get a job.

Employers are Googling you to get a first impression of who you are and what you will be like at the company. The virtual complaining can come back and haunt you.

Refusing to Adjust, Take Advantage of New Things

It should be abundantly clear that Facebook Timeline is different, which can be a good thing. If you review Facebook's introduction page, you'll find that Timeline offers some pretty neat new features including a cover image, the ability to highlight a story and full app integration.

Job seekers should take advantage of these new features to tell a more complete story about themselves. Your Facebook Timeline should be considered an online brochure for your personal brand and what you can bring to the table.

Every time Facebook (or other social media ​platforms, for that matter) makes any structural changes, there is a group of people who simply won't stand for it. This is a huge mistake. Why? Refusing to adjust means that you are likely to miss out on opportunities.

Put yourself in an employer's shoes: If you came across a candidate who stuck to their guns and wouldn't adjust to changes on a simple thing like Facebook, what do you think they'll do at work? Visions of future employees protesting new filing systems or office suppliers are not good.

Neglecting to Edit

One caveat of Timeline is that the past is a whole lot more accessible. Privacy settings remain the same, but many users' content will go all the way back to 2006 or earlier. Would you want to be held to everything you said six years ago? I know I don't.

A big mistake job seekers will make on Facebook Timeline is not take the time to review old content and delete the stuff that simply shouldn't be remembered. Take a stroll down memory lane. You might find some public content that should be taken down and you might also find content that is worth uncovering.

Fortunately, Facebook is allowing users to take a seven-day grace period to hammer all those potentially regrettable posts out of sight.

What do you think? Do you think Facebook Timeline is good for the job seeker? Or can it be cause for image destruction? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Social Media Job Listings

Every week we post a list of social media and web job opportunities. While we publish a huge range of job listings, we’ve selected some of the top social media job opportunities from the past two weeks to get you started. Happy hunting!

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Top 6 Mashable Comments This Week

Posted: 25 Feb 2012 02:30 PM PST

Mashable‘s top comments segment is back. Every week, the Mashable community team keeps a close eye on our comment section in search of particularly insightful comments.

Two of our top comments this week are responses to an article about the Apple’s Foxconn controversy. Other top reader comments ponder the value of Google’s Foursquare competitor and responds to a British hacker’s violation of Facebook.

Keep responding to Mashable articles for a chance to be featured in next week’s Top Mashable Comments. No comment goes unread and we are always on the lookout for thoughtful responses from our readers.

Samsung Galaxy Note Ad - Genuine?

Mário Rodrigues shares an insightful response to an advertisement for the Samsung Galaxy Note. He questions the legitimacy of the ad and the knowledge of the iPhone user portrayed.


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Top 10 Twitter Pics of the Week

Posted: 25 Feb 2012 02:07 PM PST

1. Bahrain

The situation in #Bahrain is a popular subject for photos on Twitter every day. This picture of a child in the middle of a street battle was posted by @Reality_Bahrain.

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Each week there are even more Twitter photos to choose from, and this week our eagle-eyed researchers at Skylines used a trusty algorithm to browse through 45 million photos. Here’s what landed on the top of the list.

The treasure trove of pictures include a look at London Fashion Week, New Orleans celebrations on the last night of Mardi Gras, Linsanity and much more.

If you’d like to know more about our top-secret selection process, well, we’re not going to tell you anything about that, but you can see our full results here.

If you missed them, here are last week’s Top 10 Twitter Pics.

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13 ‘Pinteresting’ Facts About Pinterest Users [INFOGRAPHIC]

Posted: 25 Feb 2012 01:37 PM PST

It’s no secret that the Internet loves Pinterest. Now, most users are even spending more time, on average, pinning than they are on hanging out on Facebook. Here’s what you need to know about Pinterest user demographics.

With an average of 1.36 million users daily, the social photo pinboard has taken the web by storm, and top online retailers are following suit. Who are these feverish pinners? According to full service agency Modea, the majority are female mothers — 28 percent have a household income of $100k+.

SEE ALSO: 10 Most-Followed Users on Pinterest

Using stats from comScore and a few other analyses, full service agency Modea has put a few interesting facts about Pinterest into visual form with this infographic.

Do you spend more time on Facebook or Pinterest? Let us know in the comments.

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Can These 8-Second Videos Dethrone the Sh*t People Say Videos as Best Meme of 2012?

Posted: 25 Feb 2012 01:04 PM PST

1. How To Pronounce Hamburger

This seems like a good place to start. Many of the words are simple words that are rarely mistaken for being pronounced any other way. They abide by the phonetic laws of English. When they're pronounced incorrectly, it's pretty darn funny.

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YouTube videos encompass virtually every niche and genre known to man. Falling somewhere in between silly and educational, the PronunciationManual channel has made a science out of hilariously incorrect eight-second word pronunciations.

We corresponded via email with the anonymous creator of the videos to find out what inspired the project.

It appears that the channel was not launched as a satire on the PronouncationBook, a channel dedicated to pronouncing some of the more whacky-looking English words, but created out of benevolence.

“I am a very good person, so with the combination of being a very good person and knowing that people need help, it was a natural fit, like how celebrities take away poor infant children from terrible villages to live inside of custom Bottega Veneta child holsters, except in the form of pronunciation videos on YouTube.”

SEE ALSO: 15 Best 'Sh*t People Say' Videos

Asked to provide any sort of background information, the creator was recalcitrant. But the person behind the curtain certainly wasn’t shy about the process of identifying and pronouncing new words — or that they have easy access to an online thesaurus.

“I think up a word that people might not know how to say, and then I type it into the video window, and then I say it out three times in a clear and strong voice, and then I click the other button, and the computer puts it on youTube, and then I exeunt the eldritch, crystal-encrusted and sweetgrass scented Pronunciation Ark that I built in my back yard…”

Totally makes sense now, right?

Regardless of who is behind it all, the word humor tickles our writing funnybone and we find some of the videos to be downright hilarious. If you enjoy them as much as we do, you’ll end up clicking through as many as possible to see which ones are winners and which are losers.

Let us know which pronunciations you think are the best and if you think this meme has the strength to dethrone the now infamous “Sh*t People Say” videos.

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34 New Digital Media Resources You May Have Missed

Posted: 25 Feb 2012 12:30 PM PST

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This year’s Mobile World Congress is fast approaching — are you caught up on all of Mashable‘s digital media resources? If not, don’t fret. Here’s our convenient and comprehensive weekly features roundup.

This week we have a list of free Android apps you’ll use every day, tips for reaching voters successfully via social media and how to get your Facebook friends’ birthdays onto your Google calendar. We’ve also covered everything you need to know about the new PlayStation Vita, tips for small business marketing on Facebook and an explanation of how Google’s +1 button affects SEO. You’ll even find an interview with Zooey Deschanel and Sophia Rossi as two of the three co-founders of HelloGiggles, a new website for empowering young women.

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Flickr vs. Pinterest: Flickr Users Can Now Implement Pinterest Opt-Out

Posted: 25 Feb 2012 12:02 PM PST


Users on the Yahoo-owned photo social network Flickr can now block Pinterest aficionados from tacking Flickr pictures onto their beloved online image boards.

Flickr users can block pinning by changing a “Yes” to a “No” in user Privacy Settings. Simply state “No” in the area where you “Allow others to share your stuff.” The Pinterest “nopin” code will be enabled.

“Flickr has implemented the new tag that Pinterest introduced, and it now appears on all non-public/non-safe pages, as well as when a member has disabled sharing of their Flickr content,” Jason Khoury, Director of Yahoo! Global Product Communications told Mashable in an email.

Pinterest users can pin all pictures that are public, but only if sharing is not prohibited by the images’ owners.

In an experiment on Flickr, we were able to pin many non-creative-commons pictures, labelled “All Rights Reserved” onto our Pinterest pinboards.

SEE ALSO: Sorry, Pinterest Users: Websites Can Now Block Pinning [VIDEO]

Stephen Woods — a Flickr web developer — told users they would be able to opt out starting this week. The “nopin” code was created by Pinterest allows web publishers, companies and individuals to protect copyrighted content.

The Flickr implementation of the Pinterest opt-out code was first suggested by a user.

“We liked this idea so much we went ahead and did it. The photo page now includes this tag if you have opted out of sharing (or if it is not a public photo). Thanks for the suggestion!” Woods stated on a Flickr help section thread.

Meaning, Flickr users will have the power to share photos Pinterest admirers, or not. Now, Flickr’s default setting is to not allow sharing of images on Pinterest, but that can be easily changed to allow sharing.

The Pinterest opt-out option will prompt a message that says: “This site doesn’t allow pinning to Pinterest. Please contact the owner with any questions. Thanks for visiting!”

The two-year-old social bookmarking website that has gained 13 million users (and counting) in 10 months is gaining naysayers just as quickly because of copyright issues.

Usually, the “pinning” action will automatically link back to the original source of the pin. Pictures are often not credited when a person saves an image to their desktop and uploads it onto a board from there.

Flickr photographers Mashable contacted for the story had this to say:

Jennifer Sosa, a lifestyle and wedding photographer, has Pinterest and Flickr accounts.

“Back in the day with magazines, you would tear up the magazine and put it on a bulletin board,” Sosa said. “Pinterest is a way of categorizing it. I think it’s bizarre people see it as a violation of copyright. I see people pinning my stuff and I’m happy.”

Lee Cullivan is also a professional photographer on Flickr. He believes giving users access to a Pinterest opt-out is great.

“I think is the right thing to do,” he said. “As long as my photograph would be credited, unaltered, and linked back to the Flickr site I wouldn’t have a problem with it.”

Image courtesy of Flickr, dabblelicious

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Top 10 Tech This Week [PICS]

Posted: 25 Feb 2012 11:35 AM PST

1. Playboy Club in Space

Playboy's dreaming up a way to team up with Virgin Galactic for the ultimate in space tourism: a Playboy Club in Earth's orbit.

The magazine consulted with scientists and futurists to dream up the wild concept that includes a zero-gravity dance club, weightless human roulette, and of course, an opportunity to join the space version of the mile-high club (which might not be as easy as it seems).

You won't be able to book your tickets to this "intergalactic entertainment destination" just yet. Playboy vows to offer "a party that's out of this world" as soon as space tourism becomes a reality.


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With feet planted firmly on the ground (wearing a new kind of ultralight Nike shoe), we reach into space once again in this edition of Top 10 Tech This Week.

In our picture gallery, you’ll see accessories, technical marvels, conveniences and innovations you’ve never dreamed of come to life. And yes, there is one unusual innovation that some Americans might consider unnecessary — even shocking.

SEE ALSO: Previous editions of Top 10 Tech This Week

Along the way, we’ll get a close-up look at a spectacular new concept car, accompanied by two bonus pics we’re sure you’ll enjoy. So figuratively strap yourself into our fast-moving bullet train, as we take you from inner space to outer space and beyond.

Here’s last week’s Top 10 Tech.

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Gogobot is Like Pinterest for Your Travels

Posted: 25 Feb 2012 10:28 AM PST

The Spark of Genius Series highlights a unique feature of startups and is made possible by Microsoft BizSpark. If you would like to have your startup considered for inclusion, please see the details here.

Name: Gogobot

Quick Pitch: A travel planning site sourcing recommendations from your social network.

Genius Idea: Gogobot is like a Pinterest for vacation travel. You can plan trips, read friends’ reviews, see their travel photos and create wish lists.

Travis Katz figures that between all your friends and contacts on Facebook, they’ve collectively traveled to tons of places. So when you’re planning a trip, why not collect that information in one place?

“Almost any place you want to go, you probably know someone who’s been there,” Katz says.

Gogobot is one of the new integrated Facebook apps announced in January. It lets you plan a trip using advice, photos and check-ins from Facebook friends.

One of the cool things about Gogobot is you can verify people’s identities. Of course, you know your friends, but unlike other travel sites, if you read a review from a stranger, you can see that reviewer’s photos, see his face, know his name and connect on Facebook.

Katz came up with this idea while working for MySpace doing international business in London. He and his wife were living in London and constantly traveling around Europe. They would spend an entire weekend day planning a trip — trying to figure out where to stay, what places to see, where to eat and never knowing if the information on travel websites was up-to-date or trustworthy.

Katz says they would search for friends who had been to the destination they were planning to visit. He says he realized how valuable that information would be all in one place on the Web.

“Gogobot unlocks all of this rich information and make it accessible,” he says.

The most popular feature is the Gogobot passport, Katz says. (I had fun using this feature, too). You can add places you’ve been, photos you’ve taken and write reviews. You can browse through others’ passports and add those destinations to your trip. The plus icon means “add to my trip,” the check symbol means you’ve visited that place and clicking the heart will add the destination to your wish list.

Let’s say you’re interested in visiting Thailand. Click “destination” and you’ll see a world map. Click on the region you’d like to visit, in this case Thailand. The results show who’s visited Thailand — a total of 8,714 Gogobot users. The list begins with the people I’m connected with on Gogobot and then lists strangers. I clicked on the second contact listed, someone I know. I can see his profile and view the countries he’s traveled to by map or list (Map is easiest if they’ve been to a lot of places). He left a photo of a place he recommends visiting in Thailand: Phang Nga Bay. I can click on the heart icon on this photo and add this destination to my wish list.

Check-ins on Facebook are also grouped in the passport to create a comprehensive profile of the places you’ve visited. This way, you can capture the smallest details, like where you went to get gelato in Venice.

Katz brought up a good point about check-ins on Facebook and Foursquare — that information gets washed away so quickly. After 30 minutes or so, it’s buried in the news feed. On Gogobot, the information is captured in your profile.

“A lot of people have described it as a Pinterest for travel,” he says.

The Gogobot mobile app for iOS launched in October. With the current app, you can take trip plans on-the-go and create digital postcards. It makes it easy to access phone numbers of the hotels where you’re staying, addresses and other information from travelers on the app. A new version of the app will be available early next week. The new version will also let you explore more than 60,000 destinations worldwide and find popular places.

“Everything on the list is personalized for you,” he says. “Results are different for everyone…friends’ recommendations will show up first in cities you’re visiting.”

Gogobot attracted significant major funding. The company raised $19 million in venture capital money from Battery Ventures (involved in Angie’s List and Groupon), Google’s Eric Schmidt’s Endeavor fund and the GM of Squares.

What do you think about Gogobot? Will you use it? Tell us in the comments.

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When Parents Text: 15 Funniest Picks

Posted: 25 Feb 2012 09:22 AM PST

1. Flip Phone

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When Parents Text was launched on Tumblr in the fall of 2010 by Lauren Kaelin and Sophia Fraioli, then recent college grads.

Less than two years later, the website has received a ton of media interest — Kaelin and Fraioli have published When Parents Text: So Much Said… So Little Understood and are in talks for a TV show.

The blog obviously resonates with its audience — and for good reason. “Parental texting is almost always funny,” says Fraioli. “We usually laugh the hardest at the complete misunderstandings that tend to take place on our site. Sometimes these misunderstandings are caused by technological fumbles, but more often then not, they highlight a generational and technological divide that exists between parents and their kids. Most of us can relate to our parents just, ‘not getting it,’ and that tends to be where hilarity ensues.”

SEE ALSO: Damn You Auto Correct Founder Picks 12 Funniest Texts Ever

We asked the blog’s founders to pick their favorite WPT submissions. Take a look through the gallery for Lauren and Sophia’s choices. Let us know in the comments if your parents have got the hang of SMS — or whether you wish they hadn’t!

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QR Codes Connect Art on the Wall With Music on Your iPhone

Posted: 25 Feb 2012 08:20 AM PST

QR Code Art

Portuguese artist Nuno Serrão wants to make art viewing more stimulating by incorporating music through an iPhone app and QR codes.

The artist’s photography exhibit called Project Paperclip is currently housed at the Centro das Artes in Madeira Island, Portugal. People can walk in and do something usually discouraged at galleries — wear headphones and listen to music while taking in the images.

“It can carry you to a different interpretation of that moment in the frame,” Serrão, who has a background in programming, design and music, told Mashable. “All the pictures are inspired by science, curiosity and imagination.”

People can experience it by downloading the free Project Paperclip app. The app developed especially for this exhibit scans the QR scans very easily, connecting to musical airwaves. Try it online, where a few images from the Project Paperclip are viewable.

“The QR codes are used to unlock the soundscapes so that the viewer has access to the reactive soundscapes designed for that photo,” he said as he explained how the idea evolved.

The experience at the gallery or using the app outside the exhibit will be different for everyone. The soundtracks will change depending on when and where you open the application. Your voice, level of noise in the room, movement, and location will set off different sounds, according to the artist.

This gallery is the first augmented reality art exhibit, revolving around a Cold War theme — chosen because it is interesting from a cultural, scientific and political standpoint.

SEE ALSO: Rooftop QR Codes Aim to Infiltrate Google Maps

“There has been an incredible wave of great feedback, I’ve been following mostly on Twitter,” said Serrão, who hopes to bring the augmented reality art experience to international audiences.

The photos are surreal, especially with the pairing of soundtracks. The artist captured natural sound where photos were taken, plus sounds captured later and mixed in.

“I think I feel in love with the concept of joining art forms when I read a book [by] Arthur C. Clark called The Songs of Distant Earth,” he said, mentioning the 1986 science fiction novel that eventually was sold with a CD based on the book after 1994.

The 16-photograph exhibit opened Feb. 11 and will be available until April 29. The app is currently only available for iPhone 3 and later.

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How Dyson Created a Vacuum That Doesn’t Topple [VIDEO]

Posted: 25 Feb 2012 07:24 AM PST

Dyson, the company that makes all those expensive and attractive vacuums and fans, has done it again. That is, it’s rolled out another vacuum cleaner you might not buy but sucks up dirt in novel ways.

The Dyson DC39, unveiled today, looks similar to the company’s previous compact cylinder vacuums, but it’s actually quite different. The DC39 reinvents the Dyson Ball design that’s in some of Dyson’s stand-up models and modifies it for the small form factor of a canister vacuum. Dyson says its engineers spent three years creating the design, a good chunk of which was spent modifying and miniaturizing components of the Ball.

The result of those labors is a cylinder vacuum that Dyson says is its most maneuverable yet. If you’ve ever had the experience of getting your vacuum cleaner caught — or worse, toppled over — because you’ve rounded a corner, the DC39 is designed to stay upright even when you get rambunctious with it.

SEE ALSO: Dyson's New Space Heater Is Stylish, but Expensive [VIDEO]

The whole vacuum mechanism is contained in a sphere-shaped canister that measures about a foot in diameter. Inside is everything from the motor to the storage cavity for the power cable. Of course, it features Dyson’s patented suction tech that you always hear about in the commercials, which is said to move air a centrifugal force that’s 100,000 times the force of gravity.

How does Dyson build such a powerful vacuum in such a small space? Check out our in-depth look at a cutaway sample of the brand-new Dyson Ball in the gallery below.

They Dyson DC39 will go on sale in mid-March for the tidy sum of $450. There’s also a variant called the DC39 Animal that’s purple-colored, comes with an attachment for picking up cat hair and costs $500.

How do you like Dyson’s new vacuum? Is it something you’re interested in, or are you holding out for the Dyson version of the Roomba? Sound off in the comments.

Dyson DC39

The DC39 ($450) is Dyson's latest vacuum. Dyson says its engineers spent three years figuring out how to miniaturize all the components of a vacuum cleaner so they would fit in the floor vacuum version of the Dyson Ball.

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