02/20/2014, It was just yesterday when we talked about the very real possibility of the Xbox One Media Remote launching later this week, and we are pleased as punch to report that there is no need to wait all that long, as Microsoft has already officially announced the Xbox One Media Remote, in addition to it being released on a global scale some time early next month. Folks living in the […]
12/12/2013, If you’re an iTunes Radio listener, you might be interested to learn that Apple has recently released an update for its Remote app which will now allow iTunes Radio listeners to control playback through their smartphone/tablet when listening to the service on their Mac or PC. Previously the app was limited to just controller iTunes on the computer, as well as being used to navigate the Apple T V UI. […]
11/19/2013, All roads lead to Rome, or so the old saying goes. But what happens when you have just one route to a particular area? Why, others will either take that very same route, while the more creative and enterprising ones would create a new route. Microsoft intends to offer Xbox One owners a way to control this next generation console with the included controller as well as Kinect sensor, but […]
11/05/2013, Yesterday we reported that due to a sighting on the Colombian iTunes App Store, it was hinted that a redesigned Remote app would be released in the near future. Well the good news for those who are heavy users of the Remote app, you’ll be pleased to learn that the app has since been updated and released. If you have disabled automatic app updates, you will need to hit up […]
01/31/2013, Since just about everyone and their dog knows that it is in to be green, there has been no shortage of effort from many quarters to deliver a decent device or product that somewhat shakes hands with nature. Well, how about old, discarded electronics that nobody wants? Artist Chris Shen wants to make a statement by collecting hundreds of second-hand TV remotes, and using them to be part of an […]
09/30/2011, Remember the Logitech Harmony Link that we reported about last week? Well if you’ve been waiting to get your hands on it, we’ve got some good news for you. Logitech has announced on its official blog that the tablet/smartphone accessory for your TV room is now on sale. In case you’re unfamiliar with the Logitech Harmony Link, it’s basically a device that transforms your smartphone or tablet into a full-featured remote […]
09/23/2011, Murata of Japan has come up with a new sensor device which relies on a highly transparent organic piezoelectric film to get things going. The film itself features a trio of characteristics, where the piezoelectric output constant can go up as high as 180 x 10-3Vm/N (g31 conversion). Apart from that, it has a light transmittance that is 98% or higher (according to the internal haze measurement), while not carrying […]
07/29/2011, While most of us have yet to get our hands on Nokia’s MeeGo phone, that doesn’t mean development can’t begin. A MeeGo developer (with his trusty N950) has managed to create a remote control that operates the XBMC Media Center (a popular alternative to Microsoft’s Windows Media Center and Apple’s Front Row for HTPC (Home Theater PC) use).
07/26/2011, The Xbox 360 has undeniably become much more than a game console, and with the recent announcement of Xbox TV in addition of the existing Hulu and Netflix support, it’s clear that Xbox 360 needed… a media remote, which will arrive on the market at $19.99 on November 2011. Obviously, there is some overlap with the Xbox controller: directions and A,B,X,Y buttons are present to deal with basic user interface […]
07/20/2011, When it comes playing with remote controlled cars, instead of those huge and clunky controllers, how about a slightly more modern adaption of the RC car remote which uses your Android device to control it? If that sounds like something you could get on board with, the BlueDrone Kickstarter project might need your help in making it a reality.
06/20/2011, We all know that hotel staff do their best to clean up the rooms after every guest checks out, but there’s still quite a large number of people who are worried about its cleanliness when checking in to a hotel. The folks over at DirectTV recognize this issue and are working on solving the problem. The company has announced that its new Residential Experience service will change bring the home […]
06/09/2011, A computer repair guy, Trevor Harwell, was recently arrested for multiple charges of computer access and fraud. He was found guilty for placing a program on laptops that were sent over to the place he was working on for repair. Called Camcapture, it allowed him to remotely control the webcam of the user’s laptop, to let him capture images while they weren’t looking. To make sure that the girls were […]
05/24/2011, Ubiquitous, recently demonstrated the iRemoTap at the Embedded Systems Expo – a smart power strip that has a WiFi connection which allows users to monitor and control the power usage on their laptops or mobile devices. Working just like a regular power strip, all users have to do is plug their devices in that they need powered on. Users then have the option to monitor the power consumption of their […]
05/18/2011, We’ve seen our fair share of interesting locks and alarm systems around here, but until now we’ve yet to see an app used to unlock a door. Apigy has released an app for smartphones called Lockitron. Used in conjunction with the Lockitron self-install kits, the free app, downloadable online will turn your smartphone into a remote control key that can unlock your door. Say goodbye to having keys. If you’re […]