Tagged: remote control
reported on HTC's launch of the HTC Mini, a small candy-bar phone whose sole purpose is to connect to the HTC Butterfly, known as the Droid DNA in the US. Since then, there has been little word about it due to it being available only for the Chinese HTC Butterfly model. But it seems that the strange Mini is about to make a reappearance, this time in the UK market.
HTC is set to offer a new device called the HTC Mini with purchases of their impressive 5-inch HTC Butterfly smartphone. This isn't a smartwatch that will sync to your smartphone, instead it's basically a mini phone -- for your phone. The HTC Mini is an NFC-equipped remote control and handset that can do all sorts of things, and even make calls.
Google has been working hard to improve YouTube and today they've announced an awesome new feature to make viewing videos on the big screen even better. They've already pushed features to allow sharing videos to Google TVs, but today they've announced the same feature will soon be arriving with support for multiple smart TVs and accessories from a variety of manufacturers. Their remote control feature will soon be available on a mass scale, not just Google TV.
Onlive is for mobile gamers, its utility for more complex games is diminished somewhat by the limitation of translating a control scheme designed for a device with dozens of buttons and dual joysticks into a touchscreen experience. At least one of Onlive's offerings is working around that: Rockstar's 2011 hit LA Noir is getting touch-native controls on Android, granting a more friendly touch-based user interface that dynamically adjusts depending upon the game's situation. This makes the Onlive version of LA Noir play more like a tablet game and less like a remote-controlled experience.
Google Play Store) is designed to allow HTC's technical support team to connect to and control a smartphone across a wireless network, in pretty much the exact same way that the LogMeIn software for desktops works.
check their website tomorrow if you're interested.