Switch Bot pushes all the right buttons to control your switches

While running around from place to place each day, it’s common to forget to shut the lights or other electronic devices off at home. It would also be nice to shut those same devices off while one is just too tired ...

Bixi relies on gestures, lets you nix standard remote control

The main problem with controlling music and GPS navigation in one’s car through traditional remote control devices is that it can be a dangerous distraction. Bixi is a smart home and mobile device that allows ...

Knocki lets you turn surfaces into a remote for anything

It’s 3 a.m. and it would be nice to turn the TV and lights off without getting out of bed. Knocki is a short, cylindrical device that attaches to any surface and transforms that surface into a touch interface that ...

Nuimo dials up a gesture-sensing disc that can control anything in the smart home

With the number of apps for it slowly increasing, the smartwatch has a shot at supplanting — or at least complementing — the smartphone as the control point for the connected world. But ...

Bliss-Box 4-Play could create bliss for gamers

The ability to use a controller from any old videogame console to play a game on a computer is something quite a few gamers would undoubtedly enjoy. Being able to achieve that with multiple controllers without ...

FishBit monitors the aquarium while you’re away, makes sure water is safe

Aquariums can be difficult enough to maintain while home. They become even more difficult to take care of when the owner is traveling. That’s why San Francisco company Current Labs developed FishBit, an aquarium ...

3DRudder sets new course for game control from head to toe

Controlling interactive games by hand has long been the industry standard. Kinect and other motion-sensing systems have come along in recent years to enable players to control games by using their entire bodies. The ...