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The runaway robot: how one smart vacuum cleaner made a break for freedom

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Name: Robot vacuum cleaners. Age: 20. Appearance: A large, disc-shaped Skynet robot. I knew it. The robots are finally coming for us. Well, it seems that way. But if it’s any consolation, it won’t be for a while. Why...

German steam cleaner maker asks French politicians not to sully its brand

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One of the world’s leading makers of pressure washers and steam cleaners has formally asked French politicians not to use its name to score political points. Kärcher, a German family-owned company, issued a statement ...

Facebook office cleaner who led protests at London site fears for his job

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Facebook’s facilities management firm has demanded the removal of a union activist leading a campaign against “impossible workloads” imposed on exhausted cleaners at the US tech giant’s London offices. Emails seen by ...

The Cleaner review – Greg Davies leads a dark and curious comedy

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The Cleaner (BBC One) is a strange creation, and – while intriguing – it may turn out to be an acquired taste. Loosely inspired by the German comedy series Der Tatortreiniger (Crime Scene Cleaner), it is written by Gr...

Sucks to be him! How Henry the vacuum cleaner became an accidental design icon

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In March this year, photos of the government’s glitzy new briefing room, where Boris Johnson’s new media chief was set to host daily press conferences, leaked to the media. The centrepiece of a “presidential” approach...