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Lenovo 500 Multimedia Controller is a handheld keyboard and touchpad

Have a PC plugged into your TV? If you’re running media center software like Kodi, then you can probably navigate your music, movies, and other content using a multimedia remote that looks a lot like a TV remote. But what if you want to surf the web to find YouTube videos, play online games, or […]

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A tale of 3 Android TV remote controls (MK704, Remote+ and a generic model)

Android may be an operating system designed for smartphones and tablets with touchscreen displays. But that hasn’t stopped people from loading it on a range of devices including laptops and TV boxes. This fall Google plans to release Android TV, which is a version of the operating system optimized for big screens. You’ll be able […]

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Now you can control Google Glass through a smartphone app

Google Glass is designed to be a wearable device that lets you snap photos, get navigation directions, search the web and perform other activities without taking your phone out of your pocket. But it can be a bit tough to control a head-mounted computer using nothing but voice controls, head-nods, and finger swipes along the […]

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Remote control an RK3188 Android stick with your phone, tablet

Chinese chip maker Rockchip has released a new tool that lets you remote control an Android 4.2 device with a Rockchip RK3188 using pretty much any Android phone or tablet. In other words, you can plug an Android TV stick like the Tronsmart MK908 into your television to run Android apps on a big screen […]

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Rikomagic announces MK802 IV quad-core mini PC with Android 4.2

Chinese device maker Rikomagic plans to launch a new Android TV stick in mid-April. Like some other models we’ve seen recently, the upcoming MK802 IV will feature a Rockchip RK3188 ARM Cortex-A9 quad-core processor and 2GB of RAM. But the MK802 IV is also expected to ship with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, offering Google’s latest […]

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You know a smartphone’s too big when it ships with a remote control

Over the past few years we’ve seen smartphone screen sizes inch upward from 3.5 inches to larger than 6 inches. As the line between phones and tablets continues to blur, you have to wonder — are phones getting too big to hold up to your face to make a call? It looks like HTC may […]

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Android-powered keyboard, remote and set-top-box turn a TV into a complicated Android media center

Android: It’s not just for phones and tablets anymore. We’re seeing Android in everything from refrigerators to washing machines these days, and sometimes even in devices where the OS makes sense. A company called Remote Solution is showing off an Android TV box at CES this week, and it’s designed to work with a nifty little touchscreen […]