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The Xbox One is Turning Your Phone Into the Only Remote You Need

The Xbox One's TV-controlling powers are a great feature; having a list of just the channels you watch is how all TV surfing should be. But if you use a set-top box, you probably also have a DVR, and the Xbox One has been useless at controlling it. Until now. Read More >>

science
Touch Sensitive Buttons Will Let New TV Remotes Recognise Gestures

There's all kinds of fancy touchscreen remotes available today, but when you're absent mindedly watching TV, physical buttons mean you don't have to constantly look down to change the channel. That's not to say that touchscreen capabilities like gestures aren't handy, which is why Philips has developed a new kind of remote technology called RevoTouch that brings the best of both worlds. Read More >>

animals
There's Such a Thing as Remote-Controlled Dogs Now (Yes, Real Dogs)

So here's a weird scenario: You're sitting outside stuffing your face with crisps, and you can't find your dog. You can't yell at her because your mouth is full of crisps, and you can't get up because your chair is just too damn relaxing. What you need is a remote control. For your dog. Read More >>

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5 Apps to Turn Your Phone into a Universal Remote

Controlling your home theatre system used to be easy—you simply told your kid to turn the knob and presto, Honeymooners. But today's home theatre packed with feature-rich TVs, cable boxes, AV receivers, and streaming boxes—and all demanding their own remote there's no way the little guy can keep up. Instead, replace your pile of remotes with an app that does everything they can do and more. Read More >>

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LG Adds Google TV to Seven Sets for Smarter Channel Surfing

Keypads are quickly becoming a legacy techonology thanks to a collaboration between LG and Google TV. The company announced today that it is expanding Google TV functionality to seven of its 2013 models. Read More >>

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Point and Laugh With/At LG's Updated Magic Remote

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. Read More >>

gadgets
The New Logitech Harmony Touch: Say Goodbye to Buttons

It's taken forever and a half for Logitech to introduce a new universal remote but they finally have. Meet the Logitech Harmony Touch, a new universal remote that changes the Harmony button layout and replaces most of its actions with a touchscreen. Read More >>

robots
Roomba Just Got Even Lazier

iRobot's line of autonomous vacuums already cater to those who'd rather be doing anything other than pushing a vacuum around. But the company's newest model, the 790, includes a wireless command centre so you don't even need to get up to control or schedule Roomba's routine. Read More >>

retromodo
The First Wireless TV Remote Looked and Worked Like a Sci-Fi Ray Gun

As we mourn the passing of Eugene J. Polley, it's worth taking a look back at his seminal invention that changed how we all lounge about watching TV. But when the first commercial wireless remote control appeared way back in 1955, it bears little resemblance to the remotes we use today. Read More >>

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Philco Mystery Control: The World's First Wireless Remote

We take remote controls for granted. For most of us, they've existed from the day they were born. We knew how to use them before we could even begin to fathom how they work. But really, they're magnificent devices. Read More >>

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Griffin's Beacon Universal Remote Now Takes Orders From Android Devices

When we reviewed Griffin's Beacon back in July, we found it to be one of the easiest to use smartphone universal remote solutions on the market. As long as your smartphone was an iPhone. Android users have had a bit of a wait on their hands, but the Beacon is now available for use with phones and tablets running Android OS 2.3.3 or greater. Read More >>

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Motorola Corvair -- 6" TV Remote With Android

As well as two updated Xoom tablets, Motorola has another Android-powered thing on the horizon -- the Corvair media controller. Read More >>

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