It's like they say: "If you want something done, do it yourself," and these guys wanted a remote control car.
Until self-driving cars get mass produced, we're not going to stop inventing excuses to cover up our lousy parking skills. Chinese car maker BYD Auto has a good interim solution: remote control. Its So Rui car can be driven from the outside, but with a catch.
Dr. Who fans, a Sonic Screwdriver might never become a reality, but there's hope for you Tardis-loving geeks yet. Behold, the Sonic Screwdriver universal TV remote with programmable gestures. This is about as close to a real Sonic Screwdriver as you're going to get.
Back in the mid 1950s we approached technology like everything else. We liked it big and space age. So it's no surprise that the first wireless TV remote control looked like a ray gun, and in a way it was a ray gun.
Be on the lookout for the latest speed demon on the block — Hot Wheel's iNitro Speeders. These Hot Wheels are controlled via an app for your iPhone. The mini cars are remote controlled via an infrared signal from your iPhone, which gives you five different options for controlling the cars.
When I drive, I barely even hit 60 MPH, but that's alright, I live my fast and furious life through racing viddy games. Now I can start burning rubber at 100 MPH with this 27-inch R/C sports car without worrying about needing expensive car insurance. Yeah, baby!
If this didn't come straight from the White House, I wouldn't have believed it: the Air Force Research Lab just paid $25,000 for the rights to start building R/C cars that can chase down and immobilize fleeing vehicles with giant explosive airbags. Sweet!
The Voomote One is a lil device that you plug your iPhone into, turning into a highly functional universal remote. You'll either never lose the remote again or will freak out a lot more when you do lose it.
Normally, a remote-controlled car wouldn't have a chance to beat a real car in a race. But this ain't your normal remote-controlled car. No, this is the Schumacher Mi3, the fastest R/C car in the world. Its top speed? A whopping 161.76MPH.
It can be tough to discern the difference between an innovation or a gimmick in the computer world. One handy test: is the feature continually useful? In the case of this detachable touchpad on Acer's upcoming Aspire Ethos, we're going to venture a guess that it will be.