11/09/2010, YouTube Remote is an Android app that’s available in Android Market that helps to control your YouTube Leanback experience (on your television or your PC). Essentially, how the YouTube remote controller app works after you download it from Android Market is that you need to “pair” the remote with your PC. This pairing is done virtually–no need for Bluetooth nor be on the same WiFi network. All you have to […]
09/28/2010, Rather than forcing customers into an expensive home automation set-up, Sony is delivering a touchscreen remote control system for home lighting, music, and audio that is connected to the company’s receivers. The remote control would make use of Apple’s iPad hardware, and would allow users to control various electronics equipment in their home. The concept of home remotes are starting to emerge with more Internet connected devices and faster broadband […]
09/22/2010, Savant, known for its remote app and surface touch technology, is back again with a touchscreen remote control with physical buttons. The touchscreen display portion is actually the latest Apple iPod Touch, encased into the remote’s hardware that gives it push button controls. Savant’s remote can be used to control home lighting, home theatre equipment, networked cameras, home security, and can also be used as a VoIP phone.
09/10/2010, The TiVo Slide won’t be the only QWERTY-enabled living room remote control in time as Motorola, which dominates the cable television set-top boxes, has just announced its NYXboard remote, which packs in a compact QWERTY keyboard on the rear side and a standard cable box remote on the front side. The remote’s expected to be available by year’s end, though it will most likely be up to cable companies to […]
09/06/2010, Having voice control handle your Windows Media Center machine is nothing new, but the second generation Amulet Remote intends to bring a refreshing experience – if you’re willing to fork out 249 clams in the first place, of course. While it resembles plenty of the other Windows Media Center remotes that are available at the moment, this one sports a built-in microphone which can light whenever you hold it up […]
08/26/2010, iPhone users who are on the prowl for a new universal remote for their home theater system might want to take note that Gear4′s UnityRemote universal remote control has paid a visit to the FCC, and should be on track for its planned October release date. The UnityRemote app can be installed on your iOS device, which will then communicate with the UnityRemote IR blaster via Bluetooth. The device will […]
07/12/2010, While we’re all for freedom in multiple forms, there are still places where even angels fear to tread, and we’re talking about sensitive material that isn’t suitable for little ones. Intel hopes to usher in a new era of smart remote controls by working on a new user-identifying system which can be embedded into such remote controls. Once it familiarizes itself with particular users, this spanking new motion sensor-equipped channel […]
06/04/2010, Did you ever buy any of those Logitech Harmony remote controls in the past? They sure cost a pretty penny, didn’t they? The good news is that you might not have to sell you car to get such functionalities in the future thanks to the Harmony Link technology, which Logitech will be offering for free to smartphone users, allowing the devices to be connected to Google TV boxes. Since we […]
05/11/2010, L5 Technology has started to ship its L5 Remote for the iPhone and iPod touch, where this dock-connecting universal remote control will function in conjunction with the company’s free L5 Remote app, giving you the ability to control a host of home consumer electronics including HDTVs, DVD players, DVRs, cable boxes, audio equipment and other IR-based products. The application itself allows you to set up your own custom remotes by […]
05/04/2010, We’re not entirely sure that this is the way we want to be treated if anything happens in the future, but it’s good to hear that a cardiologist has completed the world’s first remote heart operation at Glenfield Hospital in Leicester, UK. The procedure was done using the Remote Catheter Manipulation System built by New Jersey’s Catheter Robotics. One of the challenges faced by surgeons with these tricky procedures is […]
04/06/2010, Want into inject a little bit of style into your camera gear? While this certainly won’t win you any fashion awards, it’s still worth checking out. What this user did was to cram his compact IR remote for his sister’s Nikon into a pretty yellow Lego brick. You can be sure that you’ll garner a few looks from your friends when you whip this out at your next photography outing.
04/06/2010, Considering that most parents today are so busy with work, it really shouldn’t surprise anybody to see such a device appear. We’re talking about the Huggy Pajama, which is a pajama that your child can wear to sleep. The Pajama will connect to the Internet, and you can send hugs to the pajama, which will reproduce the hug to your child. You on the other hand, will be tasked with […]
03/21/2010, [DEMO 2010] We have selected the GlideTV Navigator in our Uber10 2009 list, and today, the company has launched the on screen user interface to go with it. From the screen shots that I received, the application looks pretty promising, offering a visual gallery of all the shows available across multiple sites categorized by genre, an on screen keyboard to search by name, and a one-stop screen to access the […]
03/21/2010, [DEMO Spring 2010] Today at DEMO, Hillcrest Labs launched Kylo, its web browser that will leverage the Loop pointer, Hillcrest Labs in-air mouse, named a CES 2010 Innovation Award Honoree. The Hillcrest’s Freespace in-air pointing and motion-control technology is also used in the super stylish Logitech MX Air Rechargeable Cordless Mouse that I personally use to browse the web on my TV. Launching TV browser after having released a remote or […]