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MyndPlay Helps Cool Fiery Tempers Everywhere

MyndPlay Helps Cool Fiery Tempers Everywhere
The saying goes that cooler heads will prevail, and that is especially true when it comes down to any kind of gaming. No matter how angry or frustrated you get, you always play better calm. The MyndPlay headset will force you to cool down, and has been use as such…

Bang & Olufsen Beo6 Remote is One Expensive, Weird Looking Remote

Bang & Olufsen Beo6 Remote is One Expensive, Weird Looking Remote
Yes, it’s true, Bang & Olufsen gear is quite expensive. This includes this new Beo6 remote, which is one really strange looking remote control. It’s basically a ball that has a touchscreen LCD sitting on top of it. Seems odd, but I guess that B&O have made stranger looking gear…
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Gesture-Driven Robot Arm: Perfect for Remote-Controlled Stranglings

Gesture-Driven Robot Arm: Perfect for Remote-Controlled Stranglings
There are already remote-controlled robots out there that allow an operator to control robotic arms using their own hands. Doctors are even using such technologies to perform remote surgery. But this is the first time I’ve seen a robotic arm that can be controlled simply through gestures.…

Wired Ralph Lauren Aero Type Ski Jacket has iPod and Bluetooth Controls

Wired Ralph Lauren Aero Type Ski Jacket has iPod and Bluetooth Controls
When you want to carve up the slopes in style, look no further than Polo Ralph Lauren’s RLX line of products. The RLX Aero Type is filled with technology to make your skiing even more enjoyable. This black Ralph Lauren RLX Aero Type Jacket features super-resistant double layered fabric and…

Sky Tv Makes Upside Down Remote Control “for Australians” in a Fit of Nationalism

Sky Tv Makes Upside Down Remote Control “for Australians” in a Fit of Nationalism
I don’t know about you but this is new to me: apparently the English and the Australians are bitter cricket rivals, so much so that they have a tournament, popularly known as The Ashes series, which only features the two teams. Imagine how ridiculous it would be if the EPL…

Taiyo Voice-Heli: Voice Control Helicopter From Japan [Appu, Appu and Away]

Taiyo Voice-Heli: Voice Control Helicopter From Japan [Appu, Appu and Away]
This remote-controlled helicopter has the unique ability to be flown by voice command. Japan’s Taiyo Toy makes these unusual toy helicopters that come with a voice control mode. Just speak into the included microphone, and you can direct the helicopter up and down, and turn the engines off and on.…

Rubber Duckie Gets Remote Control

Rubber Duckie Gets Remote Control
Who says you can’t take your electronic gadgets in the bathtub with you? The latest in rubber duckie technology lets you steer your fine feathered friend around the tub from afar. Using a wireless RF transmitter, you can make the yellow aquatic bird tool around as you splish-splash in your…

Robots Controlled by Gestures

Robots Controlled by Gestures
Most robots are controlled using a joystick or other traditional input device, but this new system allows operators to issue commands to robots using simple hand and body gestures. Developed by engineer Tsuyoshi Horo at Tokyo University, the system uses a circular array of cameras to detect human movements in…

Wireless Wii Nunchuk Controller Coming From Nyko

Wireless Wii Nunchuk Controller Coming From Nyko
In between all the reports of who’s got the thinnest flat screen at this week’s CES show, it’s easy to overlook some of the hidden treasures to be uncovered at the trade show. Take, for instance, this great new wireless controller for the Nintendo Wii. Nyko’s new Wireless Nunchuk (or…

Lazy Man’s Holiday Lights Stay Up All Year Long

Lazy Man’s Holiday Lights Stay Up All Year Long
Christmas is behind us, but if you’re like me, your lights probably stay up until some time in April (or until all the ice has melted). I actually pray each year that everything but the purple, green and gold bulbs will burn out so I could say we had decorated…

Mini R/C Helicopters Take to the Skies

Mini R/C Helicopters Take to the Skies
These radio-controlled helicopters are small enough to fit in the palm of your hand. The choppers come in a matched pair that can run on different frequencies, so you can have mini-dogfights with your friends. Pressing a button on the remote can fire an invisible IR beam at your opponent’s…

Zcam Tracks Gamer Movements and Images in 3d

Zcam Tracks Gamer Movements and Images in 3d
Taking a page from systems like the Sony EyeToy and the Nintendo Wii control scheme, this new camera from Israel’s 3DV Systems could bring gaming interaction to a whole new level. The company’s recently revealed ZCam is capable of not only capturing gamers’ most intricate gestures, but detecting full-body movements…

Brain Controlled Synthesizer Plays What You’re Thinking

Brain Controlled Synthesizer Plays What You’re Thinking
I found this photo over on Flickr today, and I was so captivated, I had to mention it. Apparently, this guy decided to see what would happen if he hooked an old analog synthesizer up to his brain. By connecting a biofeedback helmet to a 1970s E-mu matrix synth, the…

Philips Prestigo Tablet Remote: Too Big, or Just Right?

Philips Prestigo Tablet Remote: Too Big, or Just Right?
This upcoming remote control from Philips’ embraces the whole “bigger is better” concept with a vengeance. To me, it looks like the Prestigo SR-M8015 is about the size of three small remote controls smashed together into one larger device. The remote will control up to 15 discrete components, and offers…

Wii-Mote Controls Sony Psp

Wii-Mote Controls Sony Psp
I’m not sure why anyone would want to do this, but some guy has managed to interface his PSP with the Nintendo Wii motion-sensing controller. PSP hacker joesnose MacGyvered together a combination of the GlovePIE, iRShell and Nethostfs libraries to make it all play nicely. The idea that it took…

R2-D2 Webcam to Drive Star Wars Fanboys Crazy

R2-D2 Webcam to Drive Star Wars Fanboys Crazy
Everyone’s favorite little trash-can droid can now be a regular occupant of your home or office, thanks to the new R2-D2 webcam. The little guy is a pretty accurate replica of the famous droid, complete with authentic movie sound effects. But what’s really cool about it is that it’s actually…
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