Google files for “Showy” trademark, allows your mobile phone or tablet to act as a remote control


  • Tom

    yay, more stuff I won’t use.

  • CBV

    nice! and this morning I woke up thinking i should buy an ipad 2. What was i thinking?!

  • tbr

    What this really means is we want to know what you are watching so we can make more money selling advertising since we have your phone number.

  • gwydionjhr

    Actually, this seems like a no brainer to me. It’s almost $500 for the top-o-the-line Logitech touch screen harmony remote. Why would you pay that kind of dough for the Harmony, when an IR port and some software on a tablet could do the job 10 times better? A cheap 7″ tablet would be perfect! All the important buttons for all of your remotes on one screen.

    Or even better, a 10″ Win8 tablet with a strip of tv remote icons docked down the side and the main part of the screen still useable for email/web etc.

    I’m really looking forward to the Win8 tablets, but an IR port is going to be the one feature I keep a keen eye out for.

  • gwydionjhr

    And for the record, I actually own a Logitech 1100, the touch screen remote I mentioned above, so I know from where I speak of.