Why Amazon Wants To Sell Vacuum Cleaners

It was recently announced that Amazon.com would be acquiring iRobot, the maker of the Roomba vacuum cleaner. There are still some “hoops” to jump through, such as shareholder and regulatory approval, but the deal looks promising. So, why does Amazon want to get into the vacuum cleaner business?

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First Laguna Robot LEGOlympics held in Searca

Seventy students competed in the first Laguna Robot LEGOlympics 2022 that engaged them in problem-solving, including in farming,…
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iRobot’s poop-avoiding Roomba j7 vacuum is on sale for $200 off today

Verge readers can save up to $200 on iRobot’s Roomba j7 and Roomba i3 Plus EVO for a limited time. | Photo by Jennifer Pattison Tuohy / The Verge

Great news, folks! Wellbots is currently taking up to $200 off cat Ubers — err, robot vacuums. OK, it may not be the most exciting news of

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Amazon sues six alleged fake review sites — we chatted with that didn’t believe suit was real

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Amazon has been targeting alleged sellers of fake product reviews for the past seven years, starting with the first suit of its kind in 2015. A new wave of suits this week shows the company isn’t giving up, and the issue isn’t going away.

The company filed separate lawsuits against six websites

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The Download: AI to predict ice, and healthcare censorship in China

This is today’s edition of The Download, our weekday newsletter that provides a daily dose of what’s going on in the world of technology.

Deep learning can almost perfectly predict how ice forms

The news: Researchers have used deep learning to model more precisely than ever before how ice crystals form in the atmosphere. Their paper,

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You can turn Meta’s chatbot against Mark Zuckerberg

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Meta’s AI thinks CEO Mark Zuckerberg is as sketchy as you might — at least, if you ask the right questions at the right time. The BBC and other outlets like Insider have reported on their adventures stress-testing BlenderBot 3, the artificial intelligence chat tool Meta released last week.

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Opinion: Exploring Automated Single-Wafer Ashing of Compound Semiconductors

Ashing, in which the light–sensitive coating known as photoresist is removed and cleaned from an etched wafer, is one of the most important and frequently performed steps in chip fabrication. In this step, photoresist organics are “burned off” using a processing tool in which monatomic plasma is created by exposing oxygen or fluorine gas at low pressure to high–power radio

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Transportation software company Inrix, which is profitable and nearly went public, raises $10M

Inrix sells location analytics software products to retailers such as Starbucks and Chick-fil-A. (Inrix Image)

Inrix, the Kirkland, Wash.-based transportation software and data provider founded in 2004, has raised $10 million from investors, less than a eyar after the company nearly went public.

A spokesperson confirmed the funding after GeekWire spotted a SEC filing

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