Archive for the 'Peripherals' Category

Using the Amazon Echo to Control Your Environment

Posted on January 13th, 2017 · Posted in Interactive, Peripherals

Here are a couple of very short videos demonstrating how the Amazon Echo can be used to control various appliances or answer questions purely via voice control.  As with the.. read more

Image of a toy robot holding an infrared transceiver.

Hands-free Control of Infrared Appliances

Posted on January 13th, 2017 · Posted in Interactive, Peripherals

For individuals with motor skills difficulties, using handsets such as TV remote controls or, in the case of the video accompanying this article, a child’s infrared-controlled robot, can be difficult.. read more

You may have heard of Google Glass

Posted on July 14th, 2014 · Posted in Interactive, Peripherals

You may have heard of Google Glass, the wearable, voice-activated, computer disguised as a pair of specs. Well, you can now buy a pair (that’s one computer in a pair.. read more

Use your mobile whilst upwardly (or downwardly) mobile…

Posted on November 14th, 2013 · Posted in Interactive, Peripherals, Productivity

So, after much debate and scientific investigation, it seems that we will be allowed to read our Kindles while our plane is landing, or text to say we’ve arrived. There.. read more

Code named ‘Manta Ray’

Posted on August 15th, 2013 · Posted in Peripherals

Microsoft has released a new ergonomic split keyboard and mouse combo, and it looks downright weird. The Sculpt Ergonomic Desktop kit pairs a new keyboard, the Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard, and a new.. read more