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iRobot says one bot should command your smart home

Roombas are great, but not much fun to talk to. iRobot CEO Colin Angle feels intelligent human-interface robots must be the future of any smart household.

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iRobot's Scooba 450 looks like a Roomba, cleans like a mop

In a market flooded with lackluster light-duty mops, iRobot's high-powered Scooba 450 floor-cleaning robot shines.

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iRobot's mopping bot leaves us underwhelmed

The Braava 380t handles basic floor cleaning, but not much else -- and not without your help.

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Mopping up with the iRobot Braava 380t (pictures)

This quiet little robot mop helps get your floors spick-and-span.

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No standing ovation for this robotic floor mop

The iRobot Braava 380t is a quiet little cleaner, but the performance didn't have us cheering for an encore.

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Set up custom cleaning boundaries for your robot vacuum

If you've ever wanted more control over where your robot vacuum can clean, this how-to is for you.

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The robo-race is on for the housecleaning crown

We've had several robot vacuums battle it out on our test floor. Here's what you can expect from each of them.

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CNET Appliances' Wedding Gift Buying Guide

Looking for the perfect wedding gift? Struggling to fill out a registry of your own? We'll help you brainstorm with dozens of our favorite small appliances.

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LAS VEGAS -- Though <a href="http://ces.cnet.com/">CES</a> always lives up to its promise of delivering a huge showcase of new tech, many of the products on display never make it off the show floor and into retail stores. We call these products "vaporware," since after the masses leave Las Vegas, they tend to vaporize into the air like a puddle on a hot summer day. Fortunately, there is a selection of gadgets from the show that really will go on sale. Here's a few that we found this week.

The 17 CES gadgets you could actually buy this year

Much of what is shown at CES never actually goes on sale, but here are some products that you'll really be able to buy this year.

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LAS VEGAS -- Accompanied by a telltale buzzing noise, drones are flying above conference-goers' heads around the CES 2014 showrooms more than ever before. Here, Vanessa Hand from CNET en Español shows off a drone flying at the CES Unveiled Sunday night.

Drones and robots at CES 2014 (pictures)

The floors (and skies) of CES 2014 are teeming with robots of all types. Here are some of the bots and drones we've seen so far.

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iRobot shows off the new Scooba 450 at CES (pictures)

Take a peek at the iRobot Scooba 450 Floor Scrubbing Robot.

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iRobot unveils a redesigned Scooba at CES 2014

The Scooba 450 boasts that it is better at scrubbing floors with updated features and a new drying recharging station. CNET's Bridget Carey gets a demo of the new machine's three-cycle cleaning process.

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