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Google Chrome Remote Desktop lets you control your Computer from Google Chrome for Android App
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Google Chrome Remote Desktop lets you control your Computer from Google Chrome for Android App

Android lovers, especially those of you who use Google Chrome for Android, this one’s for you! Then rejoice, as I’ve found an App that’s for you first with the Apple iSheep having to wait! Remember Google Chrome Remote Desktop that launched back in 2011 that allows you to remotely access and control any computer running Google Chrome, be it Mac or PC? Well, at long last, Google, a bit late to the Remote Desktop scene, has launched an Android App that works with the Browser Extension in your Computer, Laptop or Mac OS Computer. This is an extension of the Google Chrome Remote Desktop that gives the Remote access functionality to a Google Android device via the Chrome Remote Desktop for Android. This Chrome App also gives Apple Mac users of Google Chrome similar control over their Mac ...
The Apple iPhone as a Remote – The R2-D2 Effect of Orbotic’s Sphero Robotic Ball
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The Apple iPhone as a Remote – The R2-D2 Effect of Orbotic’s Sphero Robotic Ball

As the title says, the Apple iPhone can be a remote control for a host of some really cool electronic toys or gaming add-ons. Some of which may seem pointless and other are just really nice party favours, conversation icebreakers, scaring the neighbours or friends witless or just something to keep the kids busy while erstwhile occupied. CES (Computer Electronics Show 2012) revealed a couple of them, so my article is dedicated to one in particular that caught my eye, the Sphero Robotic Ball. The basic requirements are as follows: An Apple iPhone or and Android smartphone An app for the device that is to be controlled Bluetooth The Sphero Robotic Ball Developed by start-up Orbotics with Developers in mind, it’s the cutest robot you’ve ever laid eyes on. The original groundw...
Siri and Kinect: Heralds of a coming world free of Remote Controls
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Siri and Kinect: Heralds of a coming world free of Remote Controls

The recent debut of the Apple iPhone 4S with its sexy voiced talking Assistant named Siri hearkens to a future straight out of star trek, where people can talk to computers. My article entitled Apple iPhone 4S PostMortem – Siri Voice Assistant and iMessage Rock defended the Apple iPhone 4S, pointing out it was something for those who had not yet heard the good news of the apple iPhone and experienced its smarmy goodness. So why am i waxing melodic about the Voice assistant, albeit Voice commands have been a part of the Google Android OS experience? This development,  along with the Microsoft Kinect, it heralds to a future well worth noting. a future bereft of remote controls. This is the much expressed vision of future by Inon Beracha, one of the founders of PrimeSense, t...