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Tag: Remote Control

January 8, 2010

Rcx 4 Star Stryker Looks Nothing Like an X-Wing Fighter

Rcx 4 Star Stryker Looks Nothing Like an X-Wing Fighter
I was strolling down the aisles at the CES show today, when what did I see but a wondrous remote-controlled aircraft hovering in the sky. What was it that I spied?…
January 4, 2010

L5: Control Your Tv With Your iPhone

L5: Control Your Tv With Your iPhone
You know that you want to use your iPhone to control your life. Now, you can finally control your HDTV perfectly thanks to this little dongle and app.…
December 26, 2009

Elan Smart Remote Offers a Multitude of Multitouch Interactions

Elan Smart Remote Offers a Multitude of Multitouch Interactions
This interesting new device isn’t just any ordinary remote control. It’s actually a multifunctional RF remote that can be used as a mouse, a joystick, or a remote for your HTPC.…
November 27, 2009

Robot Hand Accurately Mimics Human Hands: One Step Closer to Daimos!

Robot Hand Accurately Mimics Human Hands: One Step Closer to Daimos!
UK-based Shadow Robot recently showed off their Shadow Dextrous Robot Hand at the International Robot Exhibition in Tokyo Japan. The hand “provides 24 movements, allowing a direct mapping from a human to a robot.”…
November 18, 2009

Car Launching: Exactly What It Sounds Like

Car Launching: Exactly What It Sounds Like
Think Gay Wilkinson’s anvil launching antics were crazy? 3 months ago, Bob Moravitz and his family and friends went beyond launching a small piece of metal – they launched cars.…
November 17, 2009

Nec Batteryless Remote Control: We Don’T Need No Stinkin’ Batteries

Nec Batteryless Remote Control: We Don’T Need No Stinkin’ Batteries
How many times have you had to get your lazy ass off of the couch to get up and change the channel because the batteries in your remote died.…
November 10, 2009

Aero Spider Laser Cars Drive on Walls, Follow Laser Beams, Confuse Cats

Aero Spider Laser Cars Drive on Walls, Follow Laser Beams, Confuse Cats
Takara Tomy’s latest remote-control car is definitely unique. Not only does the Aero Spider Laser drive on walls or ceilings, it goes where you tell it to using a light gun.…
November 8, 2009

Joker Racer: Drive R/C Cars With Your Web Browser or iPhone

Joker Racer: Drive R/C Cars With Your Web Browser or iPhone
Joker Racer is a new service which lets you race remote-control cars from across the internet. The system uses a custom wireless computer that receives digital information via a Wi-Fi connection and translates your maneuvers into servo control signals for R/C cars.…
October 30, 2009

Coke Can Spy Cams: I’D Like to Teach the World to Snoop

Coke Can Spy Cams: I’D Like to Teach the World to Snoop
As digital video cameras keep getting smaller and smaller, you never know where one might be hiding. Next time you walk into a room and there’s a Coke can sitting on the table, you might want to check that it’s not a spy cam.…
October 19, 2009

Toys for Big Boys: iPhone Remote Controls Honda Civic, Blackberry Remote Controls F1 Car

Toys for Big Boys: iPhone Remote Controls Honda Civic, Blackberry Remote Controls F1 Car
Man, these are smartphones indeed. The wise – and probably bored – folks at the University of Berlin made a one-of-a-kind iPhone app which they called iDriver, which allows them to control a Honda Civic via Wi-Fi.…
October 10, 2009

LEGO Control Concept: Why Did It Take So Long to Come Up With This?

LEGO Control Concept: Why Did It Take So Long to Come Up With This?
Of all of the universal remotes out there, this LEGO-brick-inspired concept design is my new favorite.…
October 8, 2009

Magic Wand Remote Control Changes Channels With a Flick of the Wrist

Magic Wand Remote Control Changes Channels With a Flick of the Wrist
If you’re tired of your boring old button-covered remote control, you might want to check out this fun new remote that looks (and works) like a magic wand.…
October 5, 2009

Snatch This Computer Remote Control for Your iPhone and iPod Touch

Snatch This Computer Remote Control for Your iPhone and iPod Touch
Every day that I use my iPhone, I discover yet another cool trick that I never knew I could do the day before. This time, it comes in the form of a little app called Snatch, which lets you turn your iPhone or iPod Touch into a completely programmable remote for interacting with applications on your Mac or PC.
September 27, 2009

Ric-Rolled: Mascots to Soon be Replaced With Robots

Ric-Rolled: Mascots to Soon be Replaced With Robots
If you thought that the derelicts they have walking around city streets donning smelly mascot costumes and trying to hand you flyers for hot dogs and prepaid cell phone cards weren’t creepy enough, have I got something for you!…
September 10, 2009

Runaway R/C Ramen Noodle Cart: Why? Why Not?

Runaway R/C Ramen Noodle Cart: Why? Why Not?
The latest in a long line of strange and wonderful gadgets from Japan, this remote-controlled vehicle is modeled after one of those Ramen noodle carts you might see on the streets of Yokohama (mama).…
September 3, 2009

Blu-Link Remote for PS3 Finally Solves the Bluetooth Vs. Infrared Debate

Blu-Link Remote for PS3 Finally Solves the Bluetooth Vs. Infrared Debate
PS3 owners rejoice! There’s finally a low-cost solution for operating both your PS3 and your other home theater components from a single universal remote control. For those of you out there who have put their PlayStation 3 at the center of their home entertainment system because of its stellar Blu-ray player, you know what a pain it is to control both your PS3 and your other A/V devices because of Sony’s choice of Bluetooth instead of IR as their remote communication protocol.…