Posts Tagged ‘remote’
  • US Military using unencrypted video feeds on unmanned aircraft?
    by Mike
    Posted December 17th, 2009 at 8:10 am
    Unmanned aircraft are one of the greatest tools the US Military currently has in their arsenal. The humanless aircraft are able to go into remote regions and zones that would otherwise be too dangerous or inhospitable for human engagement. The only human interaction with the aircraft comes by way of a guy sitting behind a little TV screen controlling a few buttons and joystiqs. Easy. Safe. Simple. The data captured by these drones is as one would expect, highly classified as the usual mi...
  • iCloud launches iCloud Premium complete with 100GB online storage.
    by Mike
    Posted December 16th, 2009 at 2:57 pm
    Online storage and "cloud" services are all the rage these days. With business looking to cut costs and move data storage offsite as well as consumers looking for easier and more convenient ways to share/store their information for easy accessibility may have found iCloud's basic package at 3GB total storage a bit anemic. But the great thing about iCloud was that it wasn't just about storage. Web apps covering multiple spheres including work and play allow consumers to get their work done and...
  • Chevy Volt app coming to iPhone and BlackBerry
    by Mike
    Posted December 10th, 2009 at 3:06 pm
    My #1 passion is by far gadgets. Hands down. But one of my more minor hobbies involves following the automotive sphere. I love reading the various car magazines containing the up and coming latest and greatest in the mechanical world of cars. But because this is a gadget/technology blog, cars rarely make it on these pages. Every once in a while however something comes along that just so happens to appease the car side of my interest while pinging the gadget side long and hard. Regardless o...
  • Scare the children and look like John Wayne flipping through the channels: The Cowboy Sharpshooter Remote
    by Mike
    Posted December 3rd, 2009 at 6:34 am
    Geeks such as myself love options and all kinds of nifty ways to personalize our gadgets and the accompanying experience. Logitech (among many others) make some truly impressive remotes that let you control pretty much anything and everything. Sure, changing the speed at which my pacemaker fires would make for a fun albeit nerve wracking experience. But maybe, just maybe you'd like something a little more basic yet visually appealing. For that, the Cowboy Sharpshooter Remote is the perfect s...
  • Car Key Remote comes complete with hidden camera — James Bond Edition
    by Mike
    Posted October 23rd, 2009 at 5:01 am
    We've seen many hidden camera type gadgets wonder around here at GS. While a novel idea at first, the camera often ends up being pretty substandard, suffering from abysmal image quality. Not to mention, pens or other writing instruments seem to be the gadget of choice. Not every carries pens around. That's where this car key remote camera comes in handy. Everyone has keys. The remote won't actually get you in to any car, but the hidden camera stuffed inside will certainly get you the dirt ...
  • iTwin is to digital bits what charms are to little girls
    by Mike
    Posted September 15th, 2009 at 6:41 am
    Remote desktop while a very handy and useful technology is so old. Something new, exciting, and fresh needs to come along however. But what could take the place of something so ubiquitous? iTwin would like you to consider them as a potential candidate. iTwin is a USB stick that one person shares with his bestest friend or colleague as to allow them to securely share information (much like remote connection) between two computers over the web. The possibilities of such a device of course a...
  • The Keyless remote for the James Bond in all of us
    by Mike
    Posted June 22nd, 2009 at 7:07 am
    So you want to be a real secret agent like James Bond? Besides the dashing good looks, fine taste for alcoholic beverages, and a know-how with the ladies, one piece of gadgetry that any Bond in training shouldn't leave his secret layer without is the Keychain Car Remote Spy Camera. Instead of just a boring 'ol keyless remote for you trust grocery getter, this particular remote packs in several extra goodies. To start off, it has a video camera stuffed inside that will record video at up to ...
  • Sharp releases remote controlled LED light bulbs - Dear mother nature smiles.
    by Mike
    Posted June 11th, 2009 at 7:11 am
    The next time you're sitting in your house, thinking of ways to may it more futuristic, you may want to take a look at one of the most commonly used though forgotten features of your home: lightbulbs.  The still commonly used incandescent light bulb is nearing the end of it's life as CFL's and LED's encroach upon the land that incandescent bulbs once reigned supreme.  Sharp is putting their own twist on lightbulbs with the DL-L60AV.  This alphabet soup of earth saving goodness not only of...
  • Cool.*con* remote flips channels, eats money
    by Mike
    Posted May 28th, 2009 at 6:18 am
    Couch potatoes and people with less than happy feeling bodies can now live in peace, happiness and harmony. The Cool."con" remote pulls double duty - it easily navigates the world of TV entertainment as well as providing special attention to various pressure points in your hand corresponding to several different parts of your body. By using reflexology, the Cool.con remote ensures that your entire being feels nice, relaxed, and comfy. Thankfully, getting "con'd" won't set you back too far o...
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