Just when you thought the remote control had reached the pinnacle of its evolution, along comes a gimmick.
A robotic lifeguard called Emily (short for Emergency Integrated Lifesaving Lanyard) has hit the exclusive surf beaches of Malibu in California this month, much to the dismay of the more traditional human model of lifeguard.
Sony's controller for its Google TV tie-in has been shown off on US television, and could be a harbinger for the kinds of remotes that we will see arriving in the UK imminently.
The latest research into thought-controlled technology from the University of Washington suggests that mind-controlled computer input is one big step closer to reality.
Merseyside Police has made the UK's first arrest by unmanned drone, thanks to the thermal-imaging equipment onboard.
CES 2010CES Unveiled 2010 unveiled a number of great tech-related treats this year, but none come close to Parrot's ultra-cool iPhone-controlled AR.Drone.