I’ve talked about how I don’t have TV before on here, and one of the reasons is because of overexposed celebrities, like Snooki or Kim Kardashian or Charlie Sheen. It’s annoying to hear about the same person (or event) over and over again, especially if you don’t care about it in the first place.
So I love this hacked remote control on Make that automatically mutes celebrities. It’s called Enough Already.
The way it works is, a hacked piece of computer hardware called an Arduino automatically reads the closed-captioning transcript as it airs and then mutes the TV for 30 seconds when it picks up certain words.
That way, you can tell it to avoid the word “KARDASHIAN,” and whenever that comes up on the programming, the TV automatically goes quiet.
The whole thing cost $70 to make.
If you are technically inclined, here’s more on the project from Make:
Is this the remote of the future? I hope so.