ZigBee would allow remote use of home electronics
You probably have a mobile phone with a Bluetooth radio in it, and you may have a Wi-Fi network as well. Soon, you could be using a third wireless networking technology in your house.
Monuments monitored from a distance
A team of engineers from the University of Seville (US) has created a system for monitoring historical monuments by remote control and detecting possible damage. Five years ago the researchers placed various ...
Fridges talk to washing machines at high-tech fair
A fridge that talks to your washing machine and a television that instructs your dishwasher. It's all possible at CeBIT, the world's top high-tech fair.
Useful, useless and unusual at US gadget show
Cutting-edge technology grabbed the headlines at the premier US gadget show here but the showrooms also featured products better described as useful, useless and downright unusual.
New Samsung remote control features TV screen
You're watching a movie on television but really want to step away to fix a sandwich. Or nature calls when the game is tied and there are just a few seconds left.
Hovering drone draws rave reviews at CES
Hovering silently a few feet off the ground it looks like a flying saucer out of a Steven Spielberg film.
The goal of robot hockey: to become better engineers (w/ Video)
(PhysOrg.com) -- It may be a long time before we see robots shooting pucks and making saves in professional hockey, but second-year mechanical engineering students at the University of Alberta put some pretty ...
Many Britons too lazy to change TV channel: poll
Britons are so lazy that one in six cannot be bothered to change television channel if the remote control is not working, according to a study Monday.
TV remotes to undergo big change
In 1955, Zenith introduced the first wireless TV remote control, the Flash-Matic, followed a year later by the Space Command.
Videogames delivering workouts along with fun
Videogame lovers are being coaxed off couches as the industry sprints ahead with a trend toward fitness titles and motion-sensing controllers.
A (virtual) smart home controlled by your thoughts
Light switches, TV remote controls and even house keys could become a thing of the past thanks to brain-computer interface (BCI) technology being developed in Europe that lets users perform everyday tasks ...
So many passwords, so little memory
How many keys are on your keychain? I just looked at mine and counted nine keys. And that's not counting the bulky little remote control key fob that locks and unlocks my car. I've tried to consolidate my keys by making one ...
RF remote control is a superior alternative to infrared control
The ZigBee Alliance and the RF4CE Consortium, founded by Panasonic, Philips Electronics, Samsung Electronics and Sony have reached an agreement to deliver a standardized specification for radio frequency-based (RF) remote ...
Control all your computers from one iPhone
I've gone on record defining the iPhone to really be a mobile computer that can also make cell phone calls. It uses OS X, the Macintosh operating system to run software such as productivity, game, Internet applications and ...