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Aussie Tennis Fan Smashes TV With Tablet, Blames Channel Seven

App-based competitions are fun, aren’t they? Car company Kia for the Australian Open Tennis are challenging people to return a virtual serve on their phone, but now someone has put a tablet through a TV trying to beat the game. It’s the Wiimote catastrophe all over again. Does nobody ever learn?

Doctor Who's Sonic Screwdriver Is Now A Wiimote

The 11th Doctor gets about with a funky new Sonic Screwdriver to get him and his companion, Amy Pond, out of all sorts of pickles. Now you, too, can wave your sonic around your living room, but it will only help you use your Nintendo Wii.

Lunchtime Deal: Doctor Who Wiimote $24 -- Or $16.99!

OK, so the Doctor Who Wii game was a steaming load of slitheen dung, but the accompanying Wiimote, styled after the Doctor’s sonic screwdriver is pretty cool if you’re a Who fan. I am, so the fact that Mighty Ape’s got them today for $24 is a great deal. Update: With thanks to Jo and rekuhs for pointing it out, OzGameShop has the exact same thing for $16.99. Even cheaper! [OzGameshop or Mighty Ape]

Wiimote And iPhone Combine To Become Invisible Instrument!

I love this little Kickstarter project which has received some serious heat in the time it’s been running. The creator wants to build an app he can release on the App Store (hopefully for free), which will pair a Wiimote with iPhone or iPod touch for some serious music-making.

Symbian Lets You Control Your Phone With A Wiimote

In terms of smartphone operating systems, Symbian is far from our favourite. But it does have some pretty nifty tricks up its sleeve, including the ability to control certain Symbian Nokia phones using a Wiimote.

This Is How Last Generation Fighter Jet Helmets Work

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I always thought that last generation fighter combat helmets – like the Eurofighter Typhoon’s Head Equipment Assembly or the F-35 demon helmet – tracked the pilot’s head position using gyroscopes. It turns out that they are more Kinect than Wiimote.

Hands On With Power A Mini Wiimote: 35% Smaller, But Probably 35% Better

Power A, the people who made the Xbox 360-style controller for the PS3, just miniaturised the Wiimote and Nunchuk and are releasing it in one package. It’s 35% smaller than the standard Wiimote, but actually feels more natural.

Sony Doesn't Want Another Wiimote Situation

The Wii has a handful of great games and an even smaller handful of great games that truly exploit the Wiimote’s capabilities. The rest? Complete waggleriffic crap. Here, SCEA’s Rob Dyer gives some tough love to would-be PS Move developers.

An Accelerometer 1000 Times More Sensitive Than The iPhone's

HP has developed an inertial accelerometer that’s so sensitive, it can detect a change in the position of its centre chip of less than one-billionth the width of a human hair.

Wii Magic Stick Cover Ditches D-Pad For Analogue Stick

If you can’t wait ’til later this year, and you want to give your Wii-playing thumbs a rest with an analogue stick, slide the $US7 Magic Stick cover on your Wiimote. It ain’t pretty but it’ll do the trick.

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