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Smart TVs Just Got Even Smarter

The Huffington Post | Chloe Fox | Posted 01.06.2016 | Technology

It's refreshing when technological advances address the mundane, everyday struggles of life. Like when your mom calls to ask which of her five remotes...

Confessions of a Serial Songwriter: For Father's Day--Give Him the Control

Shelly Peiken | Posted 06.16.2016 | Arts
Shelly Peiken

Man's best friend is not his dog. It's the remote control. When my hubby and I are in bed watching TV he has to hold the remote. If I have it, he flaps the back of his hand on the mattress between us.

A Deranged Stalker Tried To Kill Colin Quinn At MTV's Spring Break

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 06.12.2015 | Entertainment

For a certain generation, MTV and spring break will always go hand in hand. But the network's beachside bashes could have potentially cost Colin Quinn...

Taking Control: Top R/C Toys Families Will Love

Laurie Schacht | Posted 02.18.2015 | Parents
Laurie Schacht

You know how the saying goes: If you love something, set it free, and if it comes back to you -- it's yours. If it doesn't come back, then you need to practice your flying skills -- at least if you're dealing with a remote control (R/C) toy.

Watch This Tenacious Tortoise Desperately Attempt To Catch Up To A Toy Pickup

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 08.19.2014 | Good News

We've all heard the fable of "The Tortoise and the Hare." Well, this tortoise ditched his furry opponent for a more fast and furious rival -- a toy tr...

Top 10 Unknown Gadget Pionerds

Stewart Wolpin | Posted 10.05.2014 | Technology
Stewart Wolpin

Unlike famous and successful independent inventors such as Thomas Edison and Alexander Graham Bell, most the folks who invented the gadgets and technologies that enable our 21st-century lives perform in relative obscurity.

June 15th Is Reserved for Dads

Michael L. Berman | Posted 08.10.2014 | Technology
Michael L. Berman

Father's Day is on Sunday and we know you've probably already bought the annual T-shirt, cap or tie saying "World's Greatest Dad," but are you reaching the inner tech dad?

The Kitchen Of The Future Allows Us All To Be Even Lazier

Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste

As if we needed one more reason.

WATCH: Up Close And Personal With A Pride Of Lions

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 02.24.2014 | Green

While almost everyone would love to hug and play with lions, issues arise for most of us like the possibility of winding up as lunch. Thankfully, the ...

My Slightly Embarrassing New Year's Resolution

Ronna Benjamin | Posted 03.11.2013 | Fifty
Ronna Benjamin

I'm not stupid. I graduated college, went to law school and passed the bar (the first time). I'm not 'out of it' as far as technology goes. I read on my iPad, I post to Facebook and I tweet. So why is it that I cannot operate our TV? 

Ensequence Drives TV Ratings up to 20 Percent with Interactivity for "First Screen"

Andy Plesser | Posted 05.30.2013 | TV
Andy Plesser

While much has been said about a "second screen" powering television viewership, Ensequence is harnessing the power of the TV set, or "first screen," ...

Sophisticated Robotic Hand Doubles as a Human Exoskeleton

XPRIZE | Posted 09.25.2012 | Technology

The German robotics company Festo recently unveiled the ExoHand, a sophisticated robotic hand that is capable of the fine motor skills that allows the human hand to have a delicate touch or perform complex manipulations.

Our TV Overlords Command: Watch Our Commercials or Else!

Art Brodsky | Posted 06.03.2012 | Entertainment
Art Brodsky

Does this sound familiar? Of course it does. It's the identical argument, even to the word, that the networks have been making for years. Watch what we want you to watch or we'll be destroyed.

Apple Wins Patent For Remote Control -- On Your Car's Steering Wheel

The Huffington Post | Jason Gilbert | Posted 05.16.2012 | Technology

You didn't think Apple would let Google have all the fun in the car, did you? The Patently Apple blog discovered that Apple has won a patent for a ...

My Hike Across America: Why I'm Taking Gadgets Into The Wilderness

Martin J. Bernstein | Posted 03.20.2012 | Travel
Martin J. Bernstein

When I tell people I'm about to spend a year hiking trails from New York to San Francisco with my two dogs they shake my hand, wish me luck and congratulate me for living out my dream. But brows furrow and jaws clench when they realize I'm bringing a smart phone.

Using a Mac or PC to Bring Internet Video to a TV

Larry Magid | Posted 09.29.2011 | Technology
Larry Magid

There are plenty of ways to bring Internet content to a TV set, but with the exception of PCs and Macs they all have their limitations.

A Tribute to Ken Ober

Jeff Kahn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jeff Kahn

I got my first professional writing job on none other than MTV's Remote Control. It was a blast to work on that show and to get to hang out with Ober every day.

Remote Controlled

Lisa Napoli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Lisa Napoli

So perhaps it wasn't as revolutionary as the birth control pill or the automobile or hot lead type, but the first wireless remote control, when it debuted in 1956, created a culture of instant gratification.

The Writers Workbench: Universal Remote R50

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Robert J. Elisberg

The remote control: once, the greatest invention known to couch potatoes, it has now become among their greatest banes. Enter the universal remote.

"Remote Control Marketing": Don't Interrupt. Interact.

Robert Rosenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Robert Rosenthal

The arrival of digital TV technology is the wake-up call for TV advertisers because it enables a new way to communicate with their constituents.

In Tough Economic Times, Marketers Reconnect to Core Purpose: Classic Jack

Jack Myers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jack Myers

Marketers' objectives are shifting away from traditional cost efficiency-based criteria and towards increased emphasis on value, results, and relationship-based decision making.