You Can Control Your iPhone with Your Head in iOS 7

Hidden inside the Accessibility settings of iOS 7 is a sneaky new way to control your iPhone (or iPad): with your head. Yep, with simple left or right head movements you can navigate your iPhone. You'll look a little bit crazy but ooh wow look at you control your iPhone invisibly. » 6/26/13 8:01pm 6/26/13 8:01pm

Point and Laugh With—or at—LG’s Magic Remote

This isn't Christmas 2012′s hottest sex toy. It's LG's revised Magic Remote, the new way to turn the act of changing channels into a never-ending loop of frustration. » 12/19/12 6:53am 12/19/12 6:53am

We Could Control Future Computers and Video Games Using a 3D Motion…

The Wii Introduced the masses to motion-based gaming. The Kinect took things one step further and all but eliminated controllers. Microsoft's latest innovation, an infrared tracker which is worn on the wrist, could make gaming and UI controls even more immersive than before. » 10/08/12 4:00pm 10/08/12 4:00pm

Siri vs. Android: Which Is Better at Understanding Voice Commands?

Motorola created a bit of a stir yesterday when it released a video compared Android's Voice Actions on the Atrix 2 with iOS's Siri on an iPhone 4S. Fanboys screamed foul in the comments, so we decided to test it out for ourselves. And yes, there's a very clear winner. » 2/28/12 5:30pm 2/28/12 5:30pm

Logitech's Harmony Link: Tablets and Smartphones Get Full Control Over…

Logitech understands that in the age of the of wi-fi and touchscreens, remote controls are heading the way of the Dodo. The Harmony Link is their attempt to bridge the gap between traditional IR components and the smart devices in our hands. » 9/20/11 11:28am 9/20/11 11:28am

Please Don't Stick My Solar-Powered Remote Under the Couch Cushions

My plain, ol' remotes live underneath the cushions of my couch, but unlike those devices—which seem to like dark, cozy environments—the $15 Powerplus Leopard remote is solar-powered and demands to be in light. [BigGreenSmile via Envirogadget via CrunchGear] » 3/31/10 11:00pm 3/31/10 11:00pm

Is This Video of Microsoft's Xbox 360 Motion Controls?

The first meaty rumors of the Xbox 360 using full-body motion controls—without a controller—are pretty interesting, since Microsoft showed us their "write in the air" tech a couple months ago, complete with Xbox logo: » 5/01/09 2:26pm 5/01/09 2:26pm

Logitech Adapter Lets You Use Any Harmony Remote with PS3

Logitech just spilled an upcoming adapter that'll let you use any Harmony remote with the PS3. Not many details (price/date), but it'll do the usual Harmony magic and won't swallow a USB port. [Blogitech] » 3/20/09 4:43pm 3/20/09 4:43pm

Insane UI: High Res Space Shuttle Cockpit Control Photo

Next time you're about to complain about a gadget UI, think about trying to handle an in flight situation at the controls of the space shuttle. [NASA via BoingBoing Gadgets] » 1/27/09 11:28pm 1/27/09 11:28pm

Mgestyk Gesture Control System Will Make Your Mouse and Keyboard…

We've seen gesture controls » 11/06/08 7:00pm 11/06/08 7:00pm , but Mgestyk Technologies wants to bring them to your home PC. Using only a 3D camera and proprietary software, the Mgestyk gesture control system is able to capture small hand movements and translate them into commands. These commands can be applied to almost any windows application,…

Snowboard Glove Concept Controls Your iPod via Non-Romantic Gestures

This is a demonstration of the previously seen iPod glove control concept, allowing snowboarders to control their music without reaching into a pocket and fiddling with the not-made-for-gloves Click Wheel. As you can see, different combinations of finger presses bring up tracks in Postal Service's serviceable studio… » 11/02/07 2:17pm 11/02/07 2:17pm

Hands On: The Kameleon Remote


The Kameleon remote lights up when you touch it. Big whoop. That is, until you REALLY touch it. The Kameleon remote looks like a regular television remote with a big empty blue screen on the front. But when you touch the screen, your controls come up. The remote features multiple modes such as CD Player, VCR, TV,… » 10/14/05 2:16pm 10/14/05 2:16pm