I remember the exact moment I first tried out a wizzy Dyson Airblade hand dryer. It was in Manchester Piccadilly train station and despite the funny dance one must perform to wiggle one’s hands around within the dryer, I thought it was the most exciting thing since Take That reformed.
Technological advancement often blurs the borders of reality and science fiction and we see more and more evidence of that in our homes, offices, and cars. Images of robots cleaning our homes have been around for decades , but will it ever happen? And, if it does, will it be safe? To consider this Google researchers from their deep learning unit Google Brain are looking into AI (artificial intelligence) and have considered that very question.
People are messy; and when they’re having fun they can make even more mess! The traditional house party presents an enormous opportunity for a tidy, organised home to be turned upside down and cleaning up afterwards can be a huge task for hosts. That’s why a New Zealand company became inundated with work after starting up.
Summer is finally upon us and as the days start heating up, cleaning is probably the last thing on everyone’s mind. After the exhausting but necessary spring cleaning season, for most of us it’s just a case of maintaining cleanliness throughout the summer months. The regular household chores such as scrubbing the oven and dusting the shelves still need to be done, but let’s face it, if those jobs can be made easier by swotting up on some lazy cleaning hacks, then why not give it a try?
Everyone knows the old trick: broken plates, dried-on food, terrible stacking. Hubby does a shoddy job with the dishes, night after night, until exasperated wife says “Sod it; I’ll just do them myself from now on.” Well, men, brace yourselves for a new challenge, because someone has upped the ante! A man in his 60s had to be rescued by a team of firefighters in Walney, after falling from his roof while giving the windows a good scrub. He wasn’t seriously injured, and we bet his wife won’t be asking him to clean those windows again for quite a while. We were unable to confirm the rumours that onlookers at the scene heard him mutter “I love it when a plan comes together”.