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Wiimote used to launch something other than itself

What do you get when you cross a device designed to track IR light and a computer-controlled missile-launching toy? A Wiimote covered in impossible-to-remove tacky duct tape residue! And also a fairly cool auto-aiming missile launcher. It looks like a simple enough project (now that someone else...

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Control the Wii with your fingertips

We love nothing more than walking down the street and pointing at random objects, figuring we are nurturing our inherent telekinetic powers and that one day the neighbor's dog will be lifted three meters into the air. In the interim, we need help practicing our finger-pointing accuracy. Using the...

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Far Infrared HandStrap: Mysteries of the Unknown

This exotic wrist strap claims to make use of bio-ceramics, a composite of lead-free minerals, to douse your arm with far infrared rays and help with blood circulation. Though "far infrared rays" might sound sinister if you're not familiar with them and their uses, they are supposedly quite...

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Nyko introduces BluWave PS3 remote, ships PS3 Charge Base

If you're wary of spending $25 on Sony's Bluetooth remote control -- after all, it won't work with your old-fashioned infrared devices -- then you may want to consider Nyko's BluWave remote for the PlayStation 3. Instead of using pesky radio waves, it uses good old-fashioned infrared (not 'blu')...

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Ask PSP Fanboy: Volume 18

Every Saturday, PSP Fanboy will answer your burning questions. If you have a question for the team, send an e-mail to andrew @ pspfanboy.com with the subject "Ask PSP Fanboy." NOTE: We do NOT answer questions related to downloading illegal copies of games. Stop asking. Q: Is there anything that...

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Use a universal remote with PS3

Universal remote fans -- after trying a Logitech Harmony remote, we can't go back to one-remote-per-device -- will run into trouble on the PS3; its standard remote works over Bluetooth, not IR. So the PS3 remote gains the ability to work in other rooms, but it loses the universal appeal of IR...

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TV remotes demystify Wii sensor bar

It seems that the Wii's sensor bar isn't entirely necessary to use the Wii remote's pointer functionality. An intrepid Wii user has posted an online video showing intermittent pointer reception using two TV remote controls in place of the sensor bar. Apparently the Wii sensor bar is actually a...

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