At the HackFest Tellyhack challenge I was judging in London this weekend one of the more remarkable projects involved remote control of a television using the power of thought – and a rather sci-fi headset. It may not be quite ready for prime time but in the meantime, the smartphone and the tablet look like they may be changing television channels in other ways. The second screen may be the first screen to change the way we view television. Meanwhile, I’m supposed to be in New York this week but am waiting on Hurricane Sandy. Best wishes to anyone that may be affected by the impending storm.