Tech Digest Daily Roundup - 17 May 2007

atarijoystick.jpgForget complex universal remotes, I'd rather control my TV with a device that looks like the joysticks I used to fwap in my youth playing Daley Thompson's Decathlon. Here's one, modelled on the Atari 2600 joystick. It's mighty purdy.

Moving onto robot vacuum cleaners (something Atari resisted the urge to when the 2600 was phased out), did you know that Procter & Gamble had plans for a home cleaning bot? They've just come to light, but only because the patent has been abandoned, sadly.

Posted by Stuart Dredge on May 17, 2007 5:34 PM in Daily Tech Roundup
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Tech Digest Daily Roundup – 15 May 2007


There's more than one way to skin a cat, but as far as I can tell, there are only two ways to package up a plasma TV. You can do a good, careful job ensuring that it won't get damaged en-route to the living room of its new owner. Or... well, you can pack it like the one above. More info and pics of the smashed telly here.

Meanwhile, if you're a budding flyboy, you'll want to start saving your pennies for the awesome-looking F-35 Lighting II Joint Strike Fighter helmet-mounted display system. It might not improve your piloting abilities, but at least you can run round the local park pretending you're in Halo.

Posted by Stuart Dredge on May 15, 2007 5:35 PM in Daily Tech Roundup
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