crime
Thieves Are Using Signal Jammers to Stop Car Doors From Locking

A new sort of modern thievery is being carried out at motorway service stations, and we're not talking about the price asked for a cup of tea and a stale danish pastry in the cafe. Car thieves are using signal jammers to interfere with remote-locking door systems, then making off with the contents of the cars all easy-peasy like. Read More >>

wtf
The World’s Biggest Functioning TV Remote is the Size of a Great White Shark

A couple of chaps have just created the world’s largest functioning TV remote. Why? To get into the Guinness World Records, of course! Suraj Kumar Meher and Rajesh Kumar Meher, a pair of brothers from Sambalpur, India, took 68 days to create their monster, going as far as selling their motorbike to raise the necessary funds. Read More >>

microsoft
Microsoft Grants Windows 10 the Power to Remotely Disable Pirated Games

Microsoft has fiddled with the wording of the wall of impenetrable text that literally no one reads and is known as the End User Licence Agreement for Windows 10, adding a few paragraphs that deal with the issue of counterfeit software detection. Read More >>

cameras
Sony App Lets You Take Photos by Poking Your Camera in the Eye

Sony's having a shot at making camera remotes obsolete, by releasing an app that lets users trigger a shot by holding a hand over the eye sensor. Read More >>

uncategorized
Man Builds One-Buttoned Chromecast Remote

This glamorous piece of post-millennial tech is a remote control for a Chromecast. If it looks like it was made by a man on his living room carpet, that's because it was. Read More >>

gaming
Nvidia Shield Tablet LTE: Stream Games Anywhere (if You’ve Got the Cash)

I just stepped into the future of gaming. Well, that's not quite correct. I sampled one possible future: the one where you can take the power of your entire gaming PC absolutely anywhere. Read More >>

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Brain-Computer Interface Sends Thoughts Across Internet via EEG Scanners

You may soon be able to send your anonymous internet hate messages directly to the brain of your intended victim (if you can trick her into putting the required headset on first), thanks to scientists successfully testing the brain-to-brain transmission of words. Read More >>

stunts
Booze Drones Approved by Alcoholic Aviation Authority

As well as sandwiches and whatever you buy off Amazon, one beer maker has outlined a future in which drones deliver beer via the sky. Brewer Lakemaid produced a YouTube clip apparently showing a drone with enough grunt to lift a box of beers, a concept that could see our daily litre of vodka flown in while letting us avoid the intimidating and judgemental off licence youths. [YouTube via The Register] Read More >>

rumours
Android Coders Claim “Back Door” Enables Remote Access to Samsung Galaxy Phones

The developer of the Replicant custom Android ROM claims to have uncovered what amounts to a classic "back door" computer hack within Samsung's Galaxy series of smartphones, suggesting that Samsung's modem tools have certain communication protocols in them that could allow outsiders to "access the phone's file system." Read More >>

war
BAE’s Taranis Combat Drone Now Flying Above the UK

The MoD and BAE Systems have revealed that the Taranis unmanned combat vehicle was undergoing secret test flights in the UK last year, with the drone carrying out several flights in our airspace -- some lasting for as long as one hour. Read More >>

tv
Sky Adds Remote On-Demand Queuing to Sky+ App

The Sky+ app has seen a little upgrade, now letting users tell their Sky+HD boxes to begin downloading on-demand content while away from home in addition to its live recording abilities. Sky says two million people use the Sky+ app every month, with 3.4m homes using the on-demand tools. [Sky Apps] Read More >>

toys
Timelord Your TV Into Submission With Dr Who’s Sonic Screwdriver Remote

TVs can occasionally be troublesome beasties, leaving you stabbing in frustration at your remote. If it's anything like the Sonic Screwdriver it's modelled on though, this remote should be able to zap it into submission, while at the same time well and truly establishing you as a gold-plated nerd. Read More >>

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A 10m Ethernet Cable For Just £1.23 Is Your Emergency-Wi-Fi-Outage-Internet-Connection-Backup Deal of the Day

Are you looking for a new washing line or something to tether an animal carcass to the roof of your car? Don't bother with traditional ropes or washing lines – let Ethernet cable be your more affordable friend instead! Read More >>

android
HTC Can Turn Your Phone Off and On Again From Afar, With LogMeIn Rescue

HTC has signed a deal with the maker of remote phone access tools LogMeIn, which will see future HTC Android models loaded with a version of its LogMeIn Rescue app. Read More >>

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The Official Remote For Your Xbox 360 Is Your Perfect-Tool-For-Sofa-Locked-Netflix-Sessions Deal of the Day

Today’s top bargain is an essential for those of you who have forked out for an Xbox 360 only to realise that the modern games are far too fast and complicated and make your eyes sting. What to do with the confusing console? Read More >>