Intelligent Remote

I’m those kind of guys that got an idea with every new thing they get to know, most of it are just crazy things that no one will never want, but often I got with an idea that I think people will find useful. Well yesterday I got one of these and thought that this could be a good place to post it. As a sports fan you usually find yourself trying to get your favorite team on TV (if you don’t have the tickets) and maybe you’re too busy to keep track of that and don’t even know which channel is broadcasting the match (if any). That happens a lot if you are on a trip and out of home. Well then I thought what about having a remote control at which I can say “Colt’s Game” and it will show me which channels are broadcasting the game right now in my TV (or the hotel one). I know it may sound futuristic, I thought the same, but then I start thinking if it really was futuristic and came to the conclusion that it could be possible with the technology we have right now, let me explain it.

I remember having a remote application on my old Palm where I can control my TV from, I’m sure you can have one of those on the new iPhone and Google’s Andoid SO, those devices are connected to the Internet so is pretty easy for them to get the right info on the channels, and voice command? well that’s working already too. So where’s the limitation then? Why we don’t have that working already? Well I don’t know, maybe there is something already working like this out there, but if someone of you want to give a try at something like this I will be awesomely glad of helping to get it done.
Imagine sitting in front of your TV and say “Astro’s Game”, then one click and that’s it, forget zapping. And think about the possibilities if you add pay-per-view to the combo.

Hope this could be one of those ideas, really.

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