iRobot says the i3+ can capture 99 percent of pollen, mold, dust mites and cat and dog allergens. It apparently has 10 times the suction power of the Roomba 600 series and has the capability to figure out where dirt builds up, so it can focus on those areas.
Like its predecessors, the Roomba i7+ and s9+, the i3+ comes with a cleaning dock called the Clean Base Automatic Dirt Disposal where the machine automatically empties the debris it collects and which doubles as a charging station. The Clean Base encloses debris in a bag with four layers of allergen-blocking materials and is big enough to keep months’ worth of dirt and dust. It’s much cheaper than the $1,000 i7+ and the $1,400 s9+, though — that said, you can get the new Roomba without the Clean Base at an even cheaper price.
The Roomba i3+ with a Clean Base will set you back US$599, while the i3 without a Base is priced at US$399. Both models are now available in the US and Canada on iRobot’s website and will be out for sale at various retailers later this month. The Roomba i3+ will also be available in other countries sometime in the first quarter of 2021.
Justice Department opposes TikTok’s request for injunction in new filing
The Justice Department filed its opposition Friday to TikTok’s request for an injunction against the Trump administration’s looming ban of the app, and the agency pulled no punches. The DOJ says blocking the the ban would “infringe on the President’s authority to block business-to-business economic transactions with a foreign entity in the midst of a declared national-security emergency.”
The DOJ also alleges that the CEO of TikTok’s parent company ByteDance, Zhang Yiming, is a “mouthpiece” for the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), and is “committed to promoting the CCP’s agenda and messaging.”
Large chunks of the DOJ filing are redacted, including a section detailing where the DOJ claims TikTok stores US users’ data. The part that’s visible claims “US user data being stored outside of the United States presents significant risks in this case.”
TikTok requested the injunction against the ban on its app in the US, which is due to take effect Sunday. The company claims a Trump administration order violates its right to due process and freedom of speech, and asked a District of Columbia judge to block a rule that would require Apple and Google to remove the app from their stores as of midnight Sunday.
President Trump originally gave ByteDance a September 15th deadline to sell the video-sharing app, then ordered app stores to ban it effective September 20th. TikTok got a last-minute reprieve after the president approved a tentative deal with Oracle last Sunday.
TikTok sued the administration last month, saying that the decision to ban it exceeded the limits of the president’s power to ban an app on national emergency grounds. The company says it has “made extraordinary efforts to try to satisfy the government’s ever-shifting demands and purported national security concerns,” including changing the company’s ownership and structure.
TikTok did not reply to a request for comment late Friday.
A hearing on the motion for a preliminary injunction is scheduled for Sunday at 9:30AM ET.
Watch Amazon’s entire new hardware event right here
If you have to see the Ring Always Home Cam in action to believe that Amazon made a flying security drone for your house, then check out the video of its hardware event. The live stream wasn’t available publicly yesterday, but now you can click through the highlights on a YouTube stream (or just check out a 30-second ad for the Ring drone that’s also embedded below).
If you prefer text, we have a full rundown right here that covers all of the Echo, eero, Fire TV and Ring hardware unveiled.
Amazon is also warning Xbox Series X preorder customers that their consoles might show up late
Last week, Amazon informed customers who had pre-ordered the PS5 that they might not actually get their consoles on launch day, and now, Amazon has started to tell people that pre-ordered the Xbox Series X that they might not get that console right when it’s out, either, according to reports shared on Twitter Friday evening.
“We’re contacting you about your order of Xbox Series X to let you know in advance that you may not receive this item on the day it is released due to high demand,” Amazon’s notice reportedly reads.
Amazon has sent an email giving advance warning that Xbox Series X preorders may not arrive on launch day due to high demand
The email is similar to PS5’s (and similar high demand items in the past). Can only assume Amazon is covering themselves in case shipping is delayed pic.twitter.com/XbFHkAvKqW
— Wario64 (@Wario64) September 25, 2020
Amazon’s notices are yet another annoyance in what has been a messy pre-order season for the next generation of consoles (and Nvidia’s RTX 3080 graphics card). If you missed getting an Xbox Series X or an Xbox Series S, it appears that preorders are basically sold out, though the Xbox Twitter account said that you can “expect more consoles to be available on November 10.”
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