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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


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


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


Appliance Science: HEPA filters and the physics of fresh air

HEPA air filters promise to take nasty things out of the air, removing cigarette smoke, pollen and other irritants. How do they do this? Appliance Science looks at how HEPA air filters work, and how to tell the real from the fake.

By April 21, 2015


Xiaomi's key to smartphone success: 'Be friends with our fans'

The up-and-coming Chinese smartphone manufacturer has gone from obscurity to China's number-one vendor in just four years. Xiaomi owes a large part of that to its attitude toward customers.

By February 13, 2015


Solar Bag concept purifies water as you walk

Relying on UV in sunlight as a purifier, the Solar Bag could help people without clean drinking water.

By August 5, 2012