Just Flipping This Wireless Switch Is Enough to Power It

You might think that the humble light switch is so simple that it couldn't really evolve much further—but you'd be wrong. Because this wireless switch, designed to work with the new breed of wireless bulbs, can harvest all the energy it needs to function from a button press. » 1/07/14 8:40am 1/07/14 8:40am

Gesture-Controlled Light Switch is Like a Trackpad For Your House

The hardware in Mac Funamizu's gesture-controlled light switch would be very, very simple—after all, it's just a trackpad. But it's the input methods that make this exciting: just as laptop trackpads can track gestures for scrolling, this light switch would parse them to control up a roomful of lights, either together… » 11/26/08 7:28am 11/26/08 7:28am