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Sharp debuts mosquito-catching air purifier

The Japanese appliance maker hopes to help tackle two major problems Southeast Asians are struggling against -- polluted air and mosquitoes.

By October 1, 2015


Xiaomi branches out from phones with a new TV and a water purifier

The Chinese company's smartphone business is thriving, but it has wider ambitions for the electronics market in its home country, including a range of Android TVs.

By July 16, 2015


A home air purifier with a cool twist -- cold plasma

The Squair portable air cleaner promises to use cold plasma to fill your space with pollution-gobbling, bacteria-zapping oxygen atoms.

By November 11, 2014


Xiaomi is officially working on its first laptop

China's biggest smartphone maker is officially moving into the laptop market, with a new line of PCs set to debut early next year.

By September 23, 2015


Smartphone upstart Xiaomi could get into laptop game, with Samsung's help

The China-based smartphone powerhouse reportedly has plans to serve up a competitor to the likes of Apple's Macbook Air.

By September 2, 2015


How China's largest smartphone maker plans to conquer southeast Asia

Steve Vickers, Xiaomi's general manager in southeast Asia, is confident the company's e-commerce strategy can work in one of the most hotly contested mobile markets in the world.

By August 11, 2015


Kids' faces projected on air pollution send creepy, powerful message

The ghostlike faces of young children hanging on smokestack streams in China brings home the threats of air pollution in a striking way.

By June 22, 2015


China's Xiaomi lands in the US and Europe, but leaves some things behind

Ambitious but cautious, too, the smartphone maker puts the focus of its new online store on accessories like headphones and the Mi Band activity tracker.

By May 18, 2015


Project puts gardens on bus roofs to purify city air

Green project Phyto Kinetic aims to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide emissions in the air -- while adding a little color to concrete jungles.

By September 6, 2013


Philips brings Net smarts to coffeemaker, cooker, air purifier

At the IFA show, the electronics maker shows two products and two prototypes with wireless communications abilities. Expect more as the Internet-of-things idea spreads.

By September 6, 2013