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'BOTS ROOMBA REPURPOSED

Fans of the whirring, circular robot vacuum, the Roomba, love to speculate about the next automated home-helper to come out of the labs of Boston firm iRobot. Is it a machine that mows the lawn, walks the dog or watches the elderly? "Those are all further down the road," says iRobot CEO Colin Angle. The sequel to the successful Roomba--1.2 million sold, the most ever for a home robot--will stick a little closer to familiar territory: it's an automated mop called Scooba, which looks and sounds...

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DURING THE SPRING AND SUMMER OF 1913, AN editor at the Ladies' Home Journal compiled a list of the questions she had received from readers who needed help with their domestic problems. "Woman does all the work including laundry for a family of l0--is obliged to carry all the water that is used in the house," ran one notation. "Are there any efficiency methods that would help.?"Efficiency wasn't going to carry any buckets for this poor soul, but help was indeed on the way. First, of course, came...