A Flying Star Destroyer Drone Looks Terrifying As It Descends From Above

If the opening shot of Star Wars emphasized one thing, it's that the Empire's Star Destroyers are gigantic imposing spaceships that everyone in the galaxy should fear. The same goes for Oliver C's lastest quadcopter creation: a flying Star Destroyer that looks just as intimidating as it descends on you from above. And… » 3/26/15 1:23pm 3/26/15 1:23pm

Fishing Is Even Lazier When You Use an RC Boat

Using a remote control mower to cut your lawn? That's working smarter, not harder. Using a remote control boat to troll your favorite fishing spot? That's just making a lazy sport even lazier—which, of course, is awesome. Why struggle with wrangling a long fishing pole at the crack of dawn when you can simply troll… » 3/09/15 2:46pm 3/09/15 2:46pm

RC Hulk Does Exactly What Kids Want Him To: Smash Stuff

As Marvel's most wantonly destructive character, there's only one feature kids are really looking for when they ask their parents for a Hulk toy. It has to smash stuff, and it has to smash stuff repeatedly until they get tired of smashing stuff. It's a simple list of demands, and JAKKS Pacific has met every one of… » 2/25/15 1:55pm 2/25/15 1:55pm

Terrorize the Skies With a Prehistoric Flying RC Pterodactyl

With Jurassic World just around the corner it's a great time to be a lover of both dinosaurs and toys. And while this flapping, flying RC Pterodactyl isn't officially associated with the movie, that's just fine because it's a flapping, flying RC Pterodactyl you can use to terrify your neighborhood. » 2/16/15 5:08pm 2/16/15 5:08pm

Remote Control Fish Suddenly Make an Aquarium Sound Like Fun

An aquarium full of fish is basically just a nature-powered screensaver that you need to feed once a day. Wouldn't it be more exciting if there was more interaction than just tapping on the glass? With Hexbug's new Angelfish Aquabot, you can finally take control of your robotic underwater pet, and make it do more than… » 2/10/15 3:10pm 2/10/15 3:10pm

A 16-Foot Elastic Band Powers This Sleek 3D-Printed RC Car

Elastic-powered toys don't sound particularly exciting these days when you can get a buy a flying toy helicopter that fits in the palm of your hand. But three students at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena created this stunning RC car, made from 3D-printed plastic and carbon fiber, that's propelled using a… » 1/26/15 12:43pm 1/26/15 12:43pm

Tim Burton-era Batmobile Model Features Pop-up RC Machine Guns

At first you'll probably be a little disappointed to learn that this incredibly-detailed 29-inch long model of the Batmobile used in the Tim Burton-era Batman films isn't fully remote control—you can't drive or steer it. But while it sits there looking beautiful, you can remotely deploy its pop-up machine guns, blast… » 12/29/14 9:02am 12/29/14 9:02am

This RC Carbon Fiber Glider Looks Like a Stealthy Paper Airplane

The Power Up 3.0 was the first paper airplane that actually let you steer and fly your folded creation like an RC toy, but in terms of durability it was still just made of paper. With the Carbon Flyer you lose the ability to fold your own craft, but since it's made from incredibly strong and lightweight carbon fiber,… » 11/27/14 1:28pm 11/27/14 1:28pm

Somehow This Tiny RC Tractor Looks Incredibly Fun To Play With

When you're an adult who drives on a regular basis, you fantasize about fast cars and other high-performance vehicles. But when you're a kid, who doesn't get to drive at all, even mundane vehicles like garbage trucks and buses are exciting. So while the thought of a tiny RC tractor might be hard for you to get excited… » 11/21/14 10:21am 11/21/14 10:21am

There's Now a Murdered Out All-Black Version of Sphero's Ollie

If the Ollie's white and blue color scheme seems a little too cutesy for you to take it seriously as an RC toy, Sphero has finally released the Darkside version with everything—including the body, the wheels, and even the charging cable—completely murdered out in an all-black finish. » 11/18/14 8:36am 11/18/14 8:36am

A Flying RC Car That's as Easy To Pilot as It Is To Drive

There was once a time when flying an RC plane cost thousands of dollars and required months of practice to avoid accidentally destroying your investment. That's no longer the case, because for just $60 Hot Wheels' new Street Hawk puts you at the controls of a bona-fide remote control plane that's surprisingly easy to… » 11/13/14 12:35pm 11/13/14 12:35pm

Remote Control Spotify From Your Phone or Tablet

Spotify just unlocked a new feature in its mobile apps for Android and iOS—the ability to control the music playing in the desktop application from a mobile phone or tablet, assuming you're a premium user and your devices are all on the same network. As we'll show you, you can get it set up and start listening in just… » 11/07/14 2:32pm 11/07/14 2:32pm

You Can Fly This Impossibly Tiny Drone Even If You Live In a Closet

Can an RC toy still be considered fun when you can no longer see it? That's the question Swann's new Xtreem Atom Mini Drone brings to mind because with rotors just 1.25-inches long, you have to wonder if eventually these tiny flying toys will be as small as mosquitoes, and as equally difficult to spot. » 10/28/14 11:54am 10/28/14 11:54am

A Tiny RC Skateboard That Can Halfpipe Better Than You

Unless your name is Tony Hawk or your likeness has been featured in his endless series of skateboarding games, you probably can't pull a trick on a half-pipe as well as these tiny remote-controlled skateboards can. But that's ok, because if you stick to playing with these toys instead of the real thing, you're… » 10/14/14 5:52pm 10/14/14 5:52pm

A Remote Control Cooler Lets You Throw a Party From Your Hammock

It might already be September but there are still a few more weeks of summer to enjoy, especially with the kids back in school. So take a Friday off, throw a huge pool party for the office, and put a couple of Pepsi's remote control coolers to work delivering drinks and tunes to all of your guests. » 9/04/14 1:00pm 9/04/14 1:00pm

You Might Accidentally Swallow the World's Smallest RC Helicopter

At what point does a flying remote control toy become too small? Bandai's new Pico-Falcon is just 1.8 inches in length and looks like it can be flown and maneuvered inside a cupboard with enough skill. But it also looks like the slightest breeze could send it careening out of control—"Nobody cough or sneeze, I'm… » 9/03/14 9:14am 9/03/14 9:14am

Watch the remote-controlled flight of a cyborg moth

Researchers at North Carolina State University implanted electrodes in the muscles of moths—Manduca sexta—so they can remote-control their flight. This technique could lead to a new generation of small-sized biobots that can be used for both military and civil purposes. » 8/22/14 8:32pm 8/22/14 8:32pm

You Can Literally Control Another Human Being With this Wild VR Setup

With the magic of virtual reality, it's easier than ever to find out what it would be like to see out of someone else's eyes, but for the full effect you have to mirror your movements. What if you could actually control the other person though? It's actually already possible. Hello, Avatar. » 7/09/14 10:40am 7/09/14 10:40am

Should We Really Just Call Everything a "Drone" By Default?

There's a revolution in the skies. Things are flying around up there. Some of them are remote controlled, some of them are autonomous. Some of them shoot at people, some of them don't. Some of them are in stores, some are military. But should we just call them all "drones"? » 6/06/14 11:23am 6/06/14 11:23am