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Netflix Cheating Is Common and On The Rise

Posted on 15 February 2017 (0)


Written By: Kirstin Fawcett
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Affairs aren’t always physical; sometimes, they involve a remote control. As Vocativ reports, a new, Netflix-commissioned survey found that nearly half of respondents who stream with significant others “Netfix cheat,” meaning they sneakily watch episodes of TV shows ahead of their partner. Netflix Cheating Is Common and On The Rise.

SurveyMonkey conducted the study, which looked at data from 30,267 respondents. They crunched the numbers, and found that 46 percent of couples were guilty of Netflix infidelity. These individuals expressed little remorse: 45 percent didn’t confess the act to their partners, while 61 percent said they “would cheat more if they could get away with it.” Meanwhile, 81 percent of cheaters were repeat offenders, and had committed the 21st century crime more than once.

That being said, these betrayals weren’t always intentional. Eighty percent of the time, the “cheating” wasn’t planned, respondents said. As for the impetus behind their actions, 66 percent said a lack of self-control was to blame. (The “top cheating temptations” were addictive shows like The Walking Dead, Breaking Bad, American Horror Story, House of Cards, Orange is The New Black, Narcos, and Stranger Things.)

“In a binge-watching world where it’s easy to say ‘just one more,’ Netflix cheating has quickly become the new normal,” Netflix concluded in a statement.

Netflix conducted a similar survey in 2013; back then, only 12 percent admitted to having an affair with a TV show. In only four years, that number increased more than threefold. But even though this dishonest habit is on the rise, it’s still somewhat socially acceptable: 46 percent of respondents concluded that Netflix cheating is “not bad at all” (yes, that happens to be the exact same percent as those who said they’d cheated), in contrast to 18 percent of couples who said they’d gotten into a verbal fight about it.

Is your Remote Ready for the game?

Posted on 01 February 2017 (0)


I know that the ultimate way to watch a Super Bowl game would be to actually attend one. We all know that is a bit unrealistic for most people though. After all there is limited seating and you may have to travel across the country to attend depending on where you live. Then there are hotel accommodations which will certainly be sold at a prime price, food, booze if you happen to indulge and of course you’ll probably want a few souvenirs that will only end up in the junk drawer. Lastly but most important is the price of the ticket which will be around $5000. We hope you have a small family or a small fortune.

Look at the bright side though. You can stay home and watch the game for free! Buy yourself some of the best steaks available with all the fixins’ and still have enough money left to buy a car.
You’ll be able to watch all those award winning TV commercials which you’ll miss at the game. No fighting crowds or loud obnoxious people. No overpriced restaurants, hotels, taxis. In fact the only thing you need to make sure it’s a great time is your TV Remote.

Is your Remote Ready?


Posted on 16 January 2017 (0)


There is a germ infested, dirty, beyond imagination, disease ridden device in your home that is actually threatening you and your family. Even though you and your family use this device on a regular basis you’re probably unaware of it. Yesterday your dog sat on it, your kids ate chicken fingers with their bare hands and handled it and your significant other sneezed on it. Yet it rarely gets cleaned or even wiped off. This device has hundreds of cracks, crevices and holes which harbor some of the most deadly bacteria on earth. It’s not known how many people get sick and die from it’s regular use. Getting rid of these devices would be like getting rid of your car or stove. We simply use it too much. By now you’ve probably realized what device we are talking about. We are almost embarrassed to admit that we sell these little bacteria bombs for a living.

Now that we’ve scared you to death, there is a simple solution. You wash your dishes after you eat. Now don’t, I repeat, DON’T WASH YOUR REMOTE like a dish. You clean your floors, you vacuum your carpet. TV Warning! You need to clean your remote on a regular basis too. Just like anything else in your house you need to clean it on a regular basis.

Cleaning your remote is extremely easy. You’ll wounder why you didn’t think of this yourself.
Here are some instructions for a clean up you can do once a week or more often when someone is sick or you see some obvious contamination.

Step 1- Remove the Batteries

Step 2 – Mix a small amount of dish liquid with a little water, enough to make some suds. Use a small piece of cotton or a q-tip and dip it into the mixture. Roll it around on a paper towel so it’s not too wet, you’ll only want it to be a little damp. Remove any excess fluid with a dry paper towel. Make sure you only use a dab on your swab so you don’t have any excess fluid drip into the remote electronics. Using your swab, gently clean the crevices around the buttons. Keep your swab relatively clean and remember you don’t want it too wet. It may take a few swabs to get this totally clean. Use a tooth pick to remove any dirt from the seam between the two halves of the remote. You can dip the tooth pick in the soapy water as well.

Step 3 – With a lint free cloth dampen it in some of the soapy water mixture and clean off the rest of the remote. Make sure that the cloth is just damp, you don’t want it to be dripping wet. Now for an extra clean remote use a clean fresh lint free cloth and moisten with a solution that’s one part vinegar mixed with two parts water. The soapy liquid is best to clean the oil and dirt while the vinegar is best for the germs and bacteria. Both will help ensure the cleanest remote. Make sure you get all the sides of the remote and the inner cover and battery compartment. Let it sit for a few moments and before you return the batteries make sure the remote is totally dry. There you have it.


Don’t preform any of these cleaning steps with the batteries in, always take them out first and make sure your remote is dry before reinstalling.

Don’t ever clean your remote in a dish washer.

Avoid Clorox wipes. They will definitely clean your remote but over time will damage the rubber buttons on your unit.

A couple of quick tricks to keep your remote clean. You can wrap your remote in cellophane plastic remote and re-wrap it from time to time. Keeping your remote in a sandwich bag is a great short cut too.The sandwich bag method works great for spilled liquids too!

The Organic light-emitting diode (Oled). The Future is here!

Posted on 10 January 2017 (0)


A brand new technology will be hitting the market this year. Just when the price of a flat screen dropped to an affordable price scientists invented something new that everyone is going to want. Except for the affordable part. If you have the bucks though. Here is why you should be excited. The Organic light-emitting diode (Oled). The Future is here! Oled is the most advanced addition to the television set in over ten years. The newest thing since the introduction of both LED and Plasma.

…And boy it’s really something to be excited about.

Technically unless you’re into TV technology you probably won’t understand this but here it is. Oleds secret is that they pour electricity through certain materials that make the red, green and blue light actually glow. It’s something that no other TV technology utilizes in the same way. Might sound a little confusing but the companies don’t really go into great detail explaining it. You have to really see it to understand it. It is really quite beautiful. I could give you more tech that you probably won’t really understand, trust me though when I tell you that no other TV technology creates an image like this one.

The new technology also allows OLED TVs to be thinner, lighter, and more efficient than any other TV technology. LG’s 55-inch weighs only 16.5 pounds and is only 3/16 of an inch thick. Each and every pixel can be completely shut off giving you much richer blacks. This little feature gives you an almost unlimited contrast ratio which is a really big deal. OLED is really a dream come true. Incredible contrast ratio, incredibly thin, and incredibly energy efficient.

So what’s wrong with them? A new technology always seems to have some flaws. How long will your new OLED TV last? Well here’s more good news. Although the blue is the first color to die on most TV’s an OLED TV has the color paired with the yellow which ensures much more longevity to the picture. LG is claiming a life span of over 50,000 hours. In most cases this is longer than any conventional TV and will probably outlast the other components. Figure if you watch six hours of TV a day and you’re forty years old, you won’t see any deterioration in your picture until you sixty two years old. I’m sixty two and already have a set of reading glasses and a set of regular glasses. In fact this may be the last TV you have to buy. Who knows in 22 years they may be directly implanting a TV right in your brain.


Posted on 05 September 2016 (0)


Penny Dreadful, a show originally released May 1st on showtime hit me as being just that, Dreadful. The show has recently come to Netflix. Not being a great horror movie fan in the first place I wasn’t too excited about watching this. I turned out to be wrong as usual. You really can’t judge a book by it’s cover. Horror movies always have scary covers, good or bad.

This show’s cover is under stated. The acting and set’s are far from typical. Sure there are the usual Vampires, a couple of Frankenstein’s including Dr. Frankenstein. A few mysterious people who haven’t revealed themselves yet but I’ve only watched the first show so far. I have found the acting, camera work, direction and plot to be superb. I’m assuming it will only get better as the show progresses. I’ve already heard some great reviews on the second show.

If you’re the type of person who would enjoy a riveting, gristle, extremely grotesque and sinister, evening of entertainment this show’s for you. Just make sure the kids are put to bed and the doors are locked before you watch. And please don’t blame me if you have a hard time sleeping at night.

One Punch and I fell to the ground.

Posted on 28 August 2016 (0)

One punch and I fell to the ground, it was lights out for me. I was only 14 and my best friend got a pair of boxing gloves for his birthday. Well what would you do if your friend got boxing gloves? You’d box of course. It was the first time I ever boxed, professionally. We’ll there was no one to pay us but we did have boxing gloves, it was just like a real fight.

I found out that my friend had a weak spot. He was left handed and I was right. Whenever I came in from the top right I would connect. When your 14 and you find an advantage, friend or no friend you tend to capitalize on it. He stayed open for several rounds and I kept connecting. I wasn’t winning though because it just served to make him madder. Then he came at me with an upper cut to the jaw. I literally saw stars and hit the ground, it totally knocked me out for five or six seconds. That was the first and last time I got knocked out in a fight. Not because I’m good but because I don’t get into fights.

The entertainment and movie world is totally different though. We see so much we don’t even notice it. I really don’t think there’s an action movie out there where someone doesn’t get into a fight and their opponent doesn’t get knocked out, stabbed, blown up or shot. Did I forget to mention drowned or dropped out of an airplane? Wait there’s more, pistol wiped and knocked over the head with a bottle, bat, candlestick holder, chair, small table, lamp…go ahead you can name a few too I’m sure. They all sound familiar though, don’t they? The funny thing is that I didn’t even mention explosions or crashes.

The truth is that violence is simply over exaggerated because we love to watch it. If it weren’t, there wouldn’t be any action heroes or action movies. How boring would that be? When you think about it there are probably only a few movies without some type of violence but I really can’t think of any, can you?


Posted on 21 August 2016 (0)


This is one of those shows that you just stumble into. Being a true to life sinner, this isn’t a show I would normally watch. I think it was just the style of the “Preacher” that caught my eye. The silver collar tips that adorned his collar, his western boots or his short side high top hair style. Maybe it was just his beard. In any case he certainly looked like a stylin’ bad boy Preacher.

The series was produced from a Marvell comic book series released much earlier. If I would tell you that this is a bizarre story line I may just be understating it. The story starts with a small asteroid or comet blasting around the moon and into the earth but before it hits the scene cuts into a church service in Africa. A ghost type image delivered by the falling object fly’s in thru the front door and seems to possess the preacher. At first it looks like he’s received some unknown power until he spontaneously combusts.

What happens in Africa remains a mystery. The scene cuts back to our Preacher and his close friends. One was an old lover who used to live with him as a child until his preacher father had her sent to a foster home. The other is an Irish Vampire who loves to drink alcohol or gasoline if they’re out of the later. He’s a vampire, nothing will kill him but the usual vampire killing things like daylight and I’m not sure about a steak in the heart since no one seemed to mention it. A beautiful church girl with a couple of kids who the town Mayor is in love with and the Sheriff’s kid who tried to blow his head off with a shot gun but instead left him looking like his anus was in the middle of his face. I hope I wasn’t too graphic but you really have to just watch this because trying to describe it will just make me seem deranged.

Now the Preacher is bestowed a power giving him the ability to command anyone to do anything and they WILL do it without question. Of course he doesn’t know he has this power at first so he doesn’t tend to abuse it. The power only seems to become noticeable when the priest looses his temper and tells the sheriff’s kid to go to hell. Then he realizes his friend is a Vampire, his girl friend is off to kill an old partner in crime. Oh and did I mention the rich owner of a nasty slaughter house next door who wants to expand his business by taking over the church and the surrounding property.

I didn’t want to mention the angels dressed like cowboys and God, yes God himself who turns out to be…OH just watch it yourself, you probably already think I’m making this all up. Just trust me, this one is worth watching. Five Stars!

The TV Remote Future is here

Posted on 16 August 2016 (0)


If you’re not too, too young you must remember the futuristic movie with Tom Cruise,”Minority Report”. The futuristic cop played by Cruise stood in front of a huge transparent screen and waved his hands around to somehow control the images, sliding them on and off the screen while he looked intently for the evidence he was after.

That future is basically not too far away now, in fact the TV Remote Future is here. The screens can be that huge and they can be transparent but are not readily available yet, unless you have as much money as Tom Cruise. There are a whole gaggle of companies coming out with gesture recognition technology that will be close however. The screens aren’t transparent but they are pretty darn thin. The screen isn’t the fun though. The fun is making these Godlike gestures to watch what you want. You’re like Merlin the magician. It will not only be a whole lot of fun but just imagine the looks on your friends face when they come over to watch your God like gestures..

The leader in this new technology so far seems to be Samsung’s Smart Interaction. It’s currently available in the ES7500 and the ES8000 LCD TV’s and E8999 Series Plasmas. Samsung used a built in microphone and video camera which recognizes both hand and voice commands. It comes with a conventional remote but you can basically slip it in the drawer to use when your grandparents come over so as not to scare them to death. But wait there’s more, the TV’s also have face recognition so you can create individual user profiles. That’s right your TV will recognize you and only you if your register. It will certainly give you a kind of God like feeling.

LG has come out with a wand type gesture based TV remote with it’s new Magic Motion remote control line. They work similarly to a Nintendo Wii game controller where you wave it a certain way for certain controls. All you have to do is point the wand at the TV to move a cursor through the on screen menus. You then just click and scroll the wheel to make your favorite selection. You can even use the wheel to scroll through the channels and browse, just like the mouse on a computer.

Panasonic threw itself into the ring packing a small, egg shaped second remote with a huge circular touch pad in the center to control all of their new VT50 plasma TV’s. You can use your thumb to control a mouse-like cursor and navigate through the menus. You can even enter text using an onscreen virtual keyboard. All you have to do to make a selection is tap the screen or click the left arrow key at the top of the remote.

Now that we have you dreaming about the future all day and how wonderful that future must be we are going to step back a bit to burst your bubble. Most of this stuff is cutting edge technology and like all new technology it will take some real time to iron out the bugs. Just ask Henry Ford, oh yea he’s dead but we’re always coming out with new ideas for the car. Well I hope you get what I mean. Most of you will be frustrated trying out these new controls at home. At least the guys in the test labs were. It will take a while to acclimate yourself to talking to a TV. Even programming the thing and getting it used to your voice is best to be done when no one is watching, because you will look and sound like an idiot. Once you start waving your hands around at the screen you will definitely look like one. Especially when things don’t work exactly right every time. Frankly it’s more fun just telling people about your remote then actually demonstrating it. Save them for a time when you’re just all alone and nobody’s around to make fun of you.

Best Shows to watch in August.

Posted on 09 August 2016 (0)


Stranger Things (Netflix)

An appropriate title. This one you’re going to want to watch all the way thru. It like one of those books you can’t put down. A flash back to the 80’s a group of kids go monster hunting, with a monster? You’ll just have to watch this for yourself .


Mr Robot (Amazon)

This one grabbed everyone’s attention last year making the Best of 2015 lists everywhere. It seems to continue to get darker and more mysterious making you actually wonder if the show itself is real or a figment of your imagination. It’s a thriller about a cyber paranoid hacker who is not sure what is reality and what is not. Watch it yourself and it will draw you in. One of the Best Shows to watch in August


BrainDead (Amazon)

If you’re not brain dead yet you can be after watching this. Isn’t that what entertainment is about, to relax your Brain? BrainDead is a new series from Robert and Michelle King, creators of the Good Wife. BrainDead a science fiction show that takes place in Washington when a swarm of Space ants crawl inside people’s ears and make their brain explode. Well at least that’s what I’ve seen for now. It looks like a show will be added weekly, chances are that if you’re not Brain Dead you will be soon after watching this series, isn’t that what TV is all about anyway?


The Girlfriend Experience (Amazon)

Although this series starts unbearably slow I guarantee it will grow on you. The main character embarks on an exploration of the sex industry . The plot will continue to thicken and the suspense will keep building with surprises in every turn. The ending to this will totally surprise you.


iZombie (Netflix)

Although this series has a really strange name, it’s only because it has a really strange premise. A woman becomes a Zombie by accident at a boat party. She then takes a job at the local morgue to quench her appetite for brains. Yes I said it, brains. Where else can you find dead bodies? Unfortunately these brains give her an insight of the owner’s life. Doing the decent thing she help the police solve their murders. Oh forget it you’ll just have to watch it to believe it.

Big Winners at Comic – Con 2016

Posted on 02 August 2016 (0)

The first Wonder Woman Trailer, the rage of this years Comic-con.

There have been a lot of good tries to introduce Wonder Woman to the viewing public with no successes. You’re still going to have to wait about a year to see it but a real winner is expected next summer. Warner Brothers just presented the first trailer at the San Diego Comic-Con this year. Directed by Patty Jenkins and staring Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen and Robin Wright it is already touted to make it a home run. You’ll just need to remain patient because it’s not going to open until June 2, 2017. Sure it’s a long wait but it’s first trailer made it look like it would be DC’s best live action movie ever, we’ll just have to wait and see.

Suicide Squad

Coming sooner then you think, Suicide Squad with the baddest bad guys, will be DC’s next film and will be opening in only a few weeks. The cast appeared in Hall H at Comic-Con and revealed it’s super villain team. Evidently it turned out to be a more in-depth introduction to the squad then ever shown before. Directed by David Ayer, Suicide Squad opens August 5th starring Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Will Smith, Biola Davis and Joel Kinnaman.


Finally there’s a movie that isn’t a sequel and has no super hero but still made a splash at Comic-Con. Introducing Luc Besson’s Valerian. People who saw the film simply raved about the movie all weekend. A fun very creative science fiction film everyone is expecting it to be a major home run when it arrives in 2017.

Marvel at a handful of new movies.

Visitors were treated to a number of delights. Starting with a much, much better Doctor Strange trailer and a simply fantastic first introduction to “The Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2″. Closely following was the introduction of the Black Panther cast and the much awaited Spider-man ” Homecoming” and the much, much more anticipated casting of Captain Marvel. The real treat in the event was Thor: Ragnarok director Taiki Waititi’s mockumentary about what Thor did while the rest of the Marvel heroes were in a Civil War.

Luke Cage

Just arrived is the first trailer for the newest Marvel/Netflix series and is a breath of fresh air. Unlike all the other conflicted super hero shows Luke Cage is happy to be a super hero, and simply loves his job.

Christopher James Priest

Returning this year to the screen where he exploded as one of the highlights of Comic-Con 2016. Thirty years after becoming the first black writer and editor at Marvel and DC. Priest won an Inkpot Award at this year’s convention and much of the hoopla around the soon to be released Black Panther movie comes from his efforts. His next project will be DC’s new title Deathstroke. I think we can expect something great after experiencing his last few projects.

And there you have it, the Big Winners at Comic – Con 2016. as far as the losers go well you’ll have to decide on your own.