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Pretty much everyone has caved and bought a universal remote at some point or another. Somehow, it never seems to be truly universal and ends up in a pile with the other remotes and you have to paw through the pile every time you want to turn on the boob tube. Logitech today swears the Harmony 900 is the last one you'll ever need. And not only does the company promise it will control everything - TV, movies, games and music - Logitech claims the Harmony 900 will do it even when the components are behind closed cabinet doors. The remote has a full-color touch screen and can replace up to 15 controls. It controls the devices behind closed doors through the use of "IR blasters" that you place on... Read more...
The Nintendo Wii's Wiimote has brought innovation to gaming, by allowing players to swing a tennis racket, a baseball bat, and perform other gaming motions while holding the Wiimote. But what if you didn't need to hold a controller at all? Enter Project Natal. On Monday, at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), Microsoft unveiled a number of things, but the most interesting, to me, was Project Natal. Rumored for several months, as opposed to a controller, it's a sensor, that allows you to make gaming moves simply by moving in front of the sensor. As described in a Microsoft press release: Unveiled for the first time to the public was “Project Natal,” pronounced “nuh-tall” and a code name for... Read more...
Logitech has certainly dabbled in the gaming realm before, but this is arguably its most impressive venture yet. For years now, home cinema enthusiasts have wondered why Sony added in Bluetooth remote control capabilities over the far more widely accepted RF radio. At long last, a company with a trusted record in the remote industry is stepping forward with a bridge, enabling Sony's PlayStation 3 to become the media center it was always meant to be when not playing games.The suitably named Logitech Harmony Adapter for PlayStation 3 is a relatively small box (99.4 x 65.6 x 18.5 millimeters in size) that is designed to sit alongside your PS3 and allow your existing Harmony universal remote to finally... Read more...
Heads-up: Apple isn’t the only one implementing remote kill switches for applications in their phones. According to recent reports, the Android platform has one, too. The thing is: At least Google owns up to it up front (instead of allowing a developer to discover it like Apple did) by including a mention in the Android Market terms of service, saying:  Google may discover a product that violates the developer distribution agreement ... in such an instance, Google retains the right to remotely remove those applications from your device at its sole discretion.   Given that nearly anything goes in Google's Android Market, there’s a definite chance of malicious or otherwise unwanted applications... Read more...
If you've been on the hunt for a Nintendo Wii system this holiday season, along with what seems to be the entire free world, but have given up your quest due to lack of availability, perhaps this will give you some additional motivation.  Without any hands-on experience with the system, you may have more easily dismissed the Wii as just another game console with an innovative controller twist that has merely become a fad of sorts.  Johnny Chung Lee, on the other hand, will show you just how innovative Wiimote technology really is and why millions have flocked to the hot new Nintendo game console.  In reality, you'll see why the Wii console and more importantly,... Read more...
Nintendo has had to face the unusual problem of thrown (accidentally, for the most part) remotes with its Wii system. Straps have been previously redesigned, but now Nintendo is adding a layer of cushion to the remote with the Nintendo Wii Jacket.  It will begin shipping with hardware immediately, and will likely be on shelves in two weeks.The Wii Remote Jacket provides cushioning for the Wii Remote for people who might accidentally throw or drop their Wii Remotes while playing games. Use of the Wii Remote Jacket is meant to supplement, not replace, the basic game-play instructions: keep a firm grip, don’t let go of the controller, use the wrist strap and make sure your play area is free... Read more...
Intel Chairman Unveils The World's Most Remote Digital City Amazon Effort Marks Global Movement to Bring Technology to the Next Billion People PARINTINS, Brazil, Sept. 20, 2006 - In one of the most remote inhabited places on Earth, the Amazon, Intel Corporation has created a wireless, high-speed Internet network for residents to access vast resources of medical, educational and commercial knowledge through computers. The project is part of the Intel World Ahead Program, an initiative in which Intel plans to invest more than $US 1 billion globally over the next 5 years to accelerate access to computers, the Internet and technology for people in developing communities. The digital transformation... Read more...
With the advent of Windows XP Media Center Edition, a whole new playing field was created to help advance the relationship between multimedia and the PC.  Designed solely for use in OEM systems at first, Windows XP Media Center Edition helped open the door for OEMs to create PCs with an increased emphasis on all things multimedia.  Integrating a slick, easy to follow interface along with PVR like functionality, user's could build their entire entertainment system with a Windows XP MCE based PC tying it all together.  From a single system, users could upload images, pause, rewind and record live TV, author custom videos and DVDs and more, all from one location.... Read more...
Apple Computer Inc. unveils the third generation of its desktop management software, Apple Remote Desktop 3. The company's latest software, immediately available for sale, was designed to work with the new Intel-based Macs and carries more than 50 new features that it said would improve software distribution, asset management and remote assistance. Its suggested retail price would run at $299 for managing up to 10 systems and $499 for managing an unlimited number of systems.  ... Read more...
Additional accessories for the XBox 360 are starting to appear, and today Krunker has a review of Logitech's Harmony Advanced Universal Remote. It's is stylish, comfortable, and packed with just about every feature you could want in a remote."Once you have the configuration down pat, this will be the only remote control that you'll ever need - especially for Xbox 360 console owners." ... Read more...
ThermalRock Mystic HTPC Case @ ThinkComputers.org: "HTPC cases, we are seeing more of them as HTPC's are becoming more popular, and easy to setup. My current HTPC is sitting in a Raidmax Scorpio Case. Which as you can see is not the best case for an HTPC. Today we will be taking a look at ThermalRock's Mystic HTPC case. ThermalRock is a subsidiary of Thermaltake, who we all know are known for making good products. This is my first HTPC case so I'm excited to take a look at it! We will see if it will replace the Raidmax case, and become part of my home theater system." Logitech Harmony 800 Home Theater Remote Control Review @ The TechZone: "Taking the 880 out of its packaging, I could immediately... Read more...
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