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iRBeacon makes controlling home devices easier and smarter

Multiple remote controls at an average house is pretty common nowadays, and so is the pain and frustration of using them and misplacing them. A new crowd-funding product called iRBeacon wants to put an end to your agony and bring a universal remote that is smarter and more adjustable as it uses infrared, Bluetooth and your smartphone to make it easier to control your electronics at home.

LG announces Optimus Vu II with Infrared universal remote features

LG's overly sized 5-inch Optimus Vu phablet still is barely available outside of South Korea, but today they've already announced a second model coming soon. It will simply be called the Optimus Vu II and we don't have much regarding specs although they've made certain we know of its universal remote features and new infrared blaster similar to some Samsung tablets.

Sony “Dot Switch” video teases universal remote control app

Sony Japan has recently released a teaser video showing what they are calling "Dot Switch". The video is just a simple tease and shows us what appears to be some sort of home automation application or universal remote control. It is weird, and a little confusing so hopefully we'll learn more before the unveiling in February.