Elizabeth FishContributor, TechHive

Elizabeth Fish is a freelance writer who happens to run a hyperlocal news website in Lincoln, UK. She also covers all things geeky for TechHive.

Move over, Roomba: Hom-Bot Square vac-bot sees in the dark and clears corners

This wireless vacuum cleaner comes armed with a variety of sensors and cameras to cruise your home for dirt.

Autom robot keeps you motivated to lose those last few pounds

Get yourself a personal trainer and chef in a little kitchen robot that learns the more you interact with it.

Robotic wheelchair climbs stairs, gives legs to the disabled

This robotic wheelchair can climb stairs. Yep.

This repurposed washing machine makes a great coffee roaster

One engineer figures out a way of reviving broken household objects and turning them into something else useful in the home.

Ding dong! Wireless doorbell informs you of visitors with a text message

One of the worst things that can happen while expecting a package is not hearing the doorbell ring. Not only do you miss out on getting your cool swag, but now you have to make a trip to the post office—the most depressing place on Earth. Someone must felt our collective pain and thought up this sweet doorbell hack.

Toyota's helpful robot (and other things we didn't cover)

From spinning plants to robotic arms for the elderly, GeekBytes delivers you a quick fix of the Monday news we didn’t cover.

Sound Taxi turns bustling city sounds into sweet music

Do you get stressed out by the sounds of a noisy city center? Sound artist Yuri Suzuki thinks there is melody amongst the madness, so sent a decked-out “Sound Taxi” around London to transform ambient city sounds into music.

Wi-Fi-Extending Robot Sniffs Out Wireless Networks, Is Built Like a Tank

Frustrated about poor Wi-Fi signal? Perhaps you need a robot that not only finds better connections, but can also (literally) run stuff over.

Kinects Used to Film Music Video to the Delight of Geeks, Hipsters Everywhere

Indie band The Maccabes earns major geek cred by filming its latest music video with Microsoft's Kinect.

App Player Lets You Run Android Apps on a Mac, Weirdest Pairing Ever?

BlueStacks is teaming up with a number of developers to bring Android Apps to the Mac, so you can have the best of both worlds.

Success! iOS 6 Beta Jailbreak Here, But Only for A4 iPhone and iPod Touch

An official jailbreak for iOS 6 is finally here! However, it does have a few flaws, and still lacks Cydia.

Blast From The Past: Nook Touch Hacked to Run Mac OS 7

Missing the old Macintosh software you grew up with? Now you can use it again--on your touchscreen tablet.

3D Maps in iOS 6 Hacked to Run on iPhone 4, Doesn't Need Cydia

Now an iOS 6 jailbreak is established, other developers are enabling all kinds of features, like 3D mapping on an iPhone 4.

iOS 6 Already Gets Jailbreak Treatment, Not Ready For Public Beta Just Yet

It's only been available for developers for a day, but the latest iOS software instalment is already jailbroken.

iPhone Whale Emoticon Pillow Is Cuter Than the Fail Whale

Looking for a household accessory which will demonstrate your geek cred? Check out the iPhone "message whale" pillow.