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Meet the uWand team; Martijn de Jel, hardware engineer

Never far from his microscope and soldering iron, it’s fair to say Martijn enjoys the smaller things in life. As the hardware engineer for Philips uWand, he brings to life the designs of uWand and its customers. “It’s like micro … Continue reading

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Meet the uWand team – Eric Penning de Vries, systems engineer, pre-development

Eric spends his days finding ways to make uWand’s core technology faster, smaller, more efficient and responsive. “First you start to think ‘How does our system see the world? How does the world influence our system?’ Next, you think what … Continue reading

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Designing an intuitive user interface for smart TVs

As I mentioned in the last post, my presentation at the Touch Gesture Motion conference looked at why the link between consumer behavior and control tasks is the key to designing natural user interface. By considering how humans interact with … Continue reading

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IBC 2011 – Take your remote control device to the next level

With September now upon us, we’re gearing up for IBC which takes place from 9-13th September at the RAI in Amsterdam. We’re looking forward to catching up with our customers and meeting new people, and talking about the seemingly-forgotten problem … Continue reading

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uWand opens up new demographics for casual games

In July the uWand team travelled to Seattle to attend our first games conference, Casual Connect. The Casual Connect conference is a landmark event each year with a focus on casual games like Angry Birds, Plants vs. Zombies and Farmville. … Continue reading

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Why our viewing behaviour won’t change the TV experience in the real world

While my last blog was about the opportunity for casual gaming on ‘social TV’, this one is about how the TV experience is becoming more social as TV is spread across different screens and TV platforms. I particularly like the … Continue reading

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Why the future of casual gaming is on your Television

uWand is exhibiting at Casual Connect in Seattle on 19-21 July. We’ll be there to talk with the gaming industry about how they can create games that work for the millions of new smart TVs that are being released as … Continue reading

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Dad, bring home the remote!

With Sky confirming it is developing an app that turns an Apple iPhone or an iPad into an intelligent programme guide and remote control for its set-top boxes, talk has inevitably turned again to whether apps are the best solution … Continue reading

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