I just stepped into the future of gaming. Well, that's not quite correct. I sampled one possible future: the one where you can take the power of your entire gaming PC absolutely anywhere.
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.
Eugene J. Polley, a man best known for inventing the first wireless television remote control, died of natural causes on Sunday at Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, Illinois. He was 96.
Getting the most out of your high-end DSLR—like taking pro-quality time-lapse shots or long exposures—is a lot easier when you're using a remote. But why blow a bunch of cash for some standalone remote when you've already got smartphone that'll do the same with a TriggerHappy adapter?
As TV's have packed on more and features, including multiple inputs and Internet connectivity, the complexity of the remote has grown to match. Now you're lucky to get a remote shorter than your forearm. This new remote from Samsung, however, will replace the bevy of buttons for a touchpad and Siri-like voice control.
Apple has filed a new patent application, an Apparatus and Method to Facilitate Universal Remote Control. In the application, Apple claims that current remotes are cluttered, so they propose using a touchscreen and loads of insanely great magic to fix this dreadful situation.
Like an older sibling who spoils the surprise ending of a movie, the FCC has revealed photos and details of Belkin's upcoming wireless camera remote for the iPhone. Except that in this case, the surprise is no Keyser Söze.
I sat down with Microsoft the other day to talk about the upcoming Xbox Live refresh that includes fancy new Bing integration, Kinect controlling nearly everything, deeper Facebook integration, and watching live cable TV on your Xbox.
Computer security researchers Mathew Solnik and Don Bailey from iSec Partners have discovered a way to unlock your car doors and start your car remotely using SMS sent from a laptop.
The old Xbox 360 headset is gigantic and expensive, considering it only worked with the Xbox 360. The new Xbox 360 headset? Not only is it much, much better promises Senior Director of Xbox Accessories, Zulfi Alam, it's a Bluetooth headset.
Universal remotes for your iPhone are old news, but the thing about them is that they're so, well, universal: You use the same layout for all your devices. The Voomote One lets you have a different remote for your TV than your stereo.
A Taiwanese man was inspired to build a green Android robot. So he grabbed a trash can, some DIY electronics experience and went to work.
Say hello to the Mermaid, a self-propelled endoscopy device used to photograph your digestive tract.
Secretly at night the group of robots at Seattle Children's Hospital threw a party for Blinky the Surgeonator, who turned five-years-old this week.
Blinky opened his own gift which was lovely bottle of WD40 and enjoyed some some silver robot cake.
This Lego replica of a Star Wars Sandwalker ranks right up there with some of the best Lego creations we have seen.
There's nothing that can better reduce you to a senseless ball of anxiety and clumsy flailing than trying to figure out someone else's home entertainment system. System! If you can even call it that.
You can't go wrong when you mix long exposure photography with a moving object. It's even better when you have control over that moving object and use it to do some light painting.
In the old days, even the remotes had character. Names like Space Commander and Flash-Matic lent a feeling of speed and sense of authority that something like a modern RM-VL700 never could. Our friends at Oobject.com have assembled a great collection.
Could anything be better than lazing around on your couch with your universal remote? How about playing Fruit Ninja on it during commercials? Conspin's Andi-One is the first universal remote to run Android 2.1—and any of its 100,000 apps—right on your controller.
Logitech says that the average living room is home to 4 remotes which really means you're 4 times as likely to misplace those pesky do everything controllers. But where oh where do they go? According to a poll conducted by Logitech, these are the most popular places people found their lost remote: