Storefronts Gesture Remotes MGS 5’s in Memphis Wrestling- WIRed #68

Welcome to another weekly helping of PractitioNERD WIRed, where this week I discuss the effort to make vacant storefronts look interesting and active, Philips introducing a gesture-sensitive remote control, Metal Gear Solid V shows off a long gameplay trailer, and some classic, old-school pro wrestling from Memphis.

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Are You Ready for Touch-Sensitive, Gesture-Recognizing TV Remotes?

I’ve been fascinated to the advancements in remote controls since I got my hands on my first universal remote that CONTROLLED ALL THE MEDIA STUFFS!  Now, thanks to the advent of smartphones, you can control your media set-up with a simple app via touchscreen, or shell out the cash for those fancy Logitech remotes (while they’re still available).  However, when you’re absent-mindedly channel surfing on the television, having physical buttons mean you don’t need to look down to change the channel. Plus, now that motion gesturing is becoming an handy way to control user interfaces, Philips has developed a new kind of remote technology called RevoTouch, which attempts to bring the best of physical buttons and gesture movements. Continue reading “Are You Ready for Touch-Sensitive, Gesture-Recognizing TV Remotes?”