TV2ME is certainly a device that will give the term ‘TV remote’ a whole new meaning. According to PBS, it is designed to allow you to watch your TV, but do so from another town, state, etc.
What makes this so cool is the fact that you can be in another country where the TV shows are totally different. Turn on your TV2ME unit, and enjoy your good ‘ol American TV that you might have missed otherwise.
Ken Schaffer is an inventor and a lot more. In the late 1960s, he was a publicist for rock stars, managing the public image of Jimi Hendrix, Jerry Garcia, and even choosing Alice Cooper’s name. A lifelong amateur radio enthusiast, in the 1970s he invented the wireless microphone and then the wireless guitar, making more than a thousand mikes at $4,400 a pop for the Rolling Stones and nearly every other big rock group. When Mick Jagger dances around the stage, he is carrying a Schaffer mike. What made a Schaffer mike or guitar worth so much wasn’t just that it kept rock stars from being electrocuted (KISS switched to Schaffer after a band member was seriously injured), but that they sounded so good. NASA eventually became a customer to use Schaffer’s innovative preprocessing circuits to improve astronaut voice communication. In the 1980s, Schaffer fell in love with Russia and started a company to bring modern voice communication to western companies operating there, later selling that company to Comsat, the biggest player in satellite communication. Schaffer built a system for Columbia University to allow Soviet Studies students to watch live Russian TV by tapping non-geosynchronous satellite broadcasts with an 11-foot dish on a rooftop in Manhattan. Oh, and Schaffer’s wife, a famous Russian TV actress, played Uncle Junior’s one-legged Russian nurse, who ended up having sex with Tony Soprano.