radio

  • FlyTunes expands to terrestrial radio: Regular radio on your iPhone

    FlyTunes expands to terrestrial radio: Regular radio on your iPhone

    FlyTunes continues to expand its entertainment offerings, having announced a deal today with terrestrial radio corp Entercom, one of the biggest “regular” (as opposed to satellite) radio corp in the U.S. Users of the free service will be able to listen to content from all Entercom-owned radio stations, though initially limited to Seattle and San Francisco stations. FlyTunes lets iPhone… Read More

  • AOL Radio heads to iPhone: Tunes into radio stations by calculating where you are

    AOL Radio heads to iPhone: Tunes into radio stations by calculating where you are

    AOL Radio, yet another reason to consider getting an iPhone next month. AOL developed an application—it won an Apple design award—for the iPhone that lets users tune into AOL Radio either using 3G, EDGE or Wi-Fi. The app, when used in an iPhone 3G, calculates where you are using GPS and automatically tunes into the closest CBS station. So yes, almost as simple as a regular radio, but… Read More

  • Sony Japan presents a new mini radio for mountain climbers

    Sony Japan presents a new mini radio for mountain climbers

    Yesterday Sony said in a press release [JP] they will start selling a new radio, the CF-R100MT, on the Japanese market on July 10th. The portable yama rajio (mountain radio) was specifically made for use in remote areas. The company classified 117 Japanese mountains into 20 different areas. Hikers and climbers can listen to radio programs just by inputting the relevant area code. Sony is targeting… Read More

  • DIY pirate radio station

    DIY pirate radio station

    Wired offers us a detailed description of how to set up a pirate radio station in your town and/or cellblock. By using a few basic tools, you can start broadcasting right now and sharing your rocktackular DJ skills. Sadly, this isn’t a one-stop shop for gear and suggestions, so maybe you guys know what we need to buy to create the “24-hour Wayne Newton Station” in downtown… Read More

  • Personal EMF probe tracks cellphone radiation

    Personal EMF probe tracks cellphone radiation

    Each week a study comes out saying that the radio waves from telephones are going to give us all brain cancer and we’re all going to die. Then, a few days later, another study will come out saying that the shiny radio waves are completely harmless and we’ll live forever as gods. I prefer the latter, but better safe than sorry. I should get this cellphone EMF detection meter. It’s… Read More

  • FlyTunes iPhone radio service now at 160 channels

    FlyTunes iPhone radio service now at 160 channels

    FlyTunes, the service that brings Internet radio to cellphones, has increased the number of channels it offers to 160. When it debuted last January, it had about 50 channels, so more than a 200 percent increase. The new channels run the gamut from news, talk and all sorts of music channels. Provided there’s at least one similar to Sirius’ Area 33, I’m game. Well, if I had an… Read More

  • Latest Dr. Fitness and the Fat Guy Show featuring Biggs

    Latest Dr. Fitness and the Fat Guy Show featuring Biggs

    Every few weeks I pop up on Dr. Fitness and the Fat Guy, a radio program based in Atlanta. This week I talked about Bluetooth headsets and my marathon problems (26.2 miles is too far and they refuse to change the distance.) Listen here and listen to the show every week. Read More

  • For your protection: Pentagon okays development of new radio system

    [photopress:newpentrad.jpg,full,center] The Pentagon would like you to know that it has approved the development of a new type of radio system to be used in our future weapons of war. It goes by the acronym-friendly name Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS, not to be confused with JSR) and will be developed by either Boeing or Lockeheed Martin, which has “who would have guessed?” written… Read More

  • Natural Radio: Control volume, frequency with rocks

    [photopress:natrad1.jpg,full,center] Users control the station frequency and volume of the Natural Radio by placing stones on either side on the center diving line. Inside the radio is a scale that calculates the amount of weight on each side. It’s this weight that controls frequency and volume. Say, for example, 1oz gives you 92.3FM, 2oz gives you 102.7FM, etc. (Obviosuly I just invented… Read More

  • The random endorsement: XM Satellite Radio (or, why regular radio stinks)

    [photopress:endorse022008.jpg,full,right] In about two hours I will be watching either Manchester United tear apart Olympique Lyon or Barcelona and its Fantastic Four give Celtic a lesson in… losing to Barcelona. In the meantime, I just have to make with my random endorsement, which has become less and less random as the weeks have gone by. I actually have to think on the subway to myself… Read More

 
  • ClearChannel begs gov't to help it keep making money by stopping sattelite radio

    [photopress:wowcc.jpg,full,center] Wow ClearChannel has been working behind the scenes in a rather unsavory way to prevent the XM-Sirius merger from happening. I know ClearChannel is “evil” because it killed local radio years ago (I ask, who still listens to local radio, and why?), but its reliance on the government to protect its business is silly. Since when was it the… Read More

  • Is HD Radio waving or drowning? Depends on who you ask

    [photopress:hdhdhdradio.jpg,full,center] The basic problem with HD Radio is that, no matter how crystal clear you make radio sound, it’s still radio. Commercial radio, on the whole, is absolute garbage. Maybe iBiquity needs to come to terms with that before it starts accusing XM and Sirius of unfair business tactics. IBiquity, the main force behind HD Radio, says sales increased some 700… Read More

  • Slacker shipping today

    Slacker shipping today

    Was anyone really surprised that Slacker delayed shipment of their player multiple times? Come on! With a name like Slacker it was inevitable. Anyway, pre-orders began shipping today. In case you wanted to know. Read More

  • Another stint on the Dr. Fitness and the Fat Guy show

    Another stint on the Dr. Fitness and the Fat Guy show

    There are a couple of wacky, wacky guys out in Atlanta who put on a health and fitness show. I got to say a few words on fitness gadgets for an upcoming marathon. Take a listen. Podcast Read More

  • Apple readying for iTunes Tagging-HD Radio push

    Apple readying for iTunes Tagging-HD Radio push

    Announced back in September, iTunes Tagging is a way for listeners of HD Radio to take a song they’ve heard on the radio, mark it with the appropriate metadata (that’s then synced to your iPod), then download the song from the iTunes Store after connecting their iPod to their computer. I’ve completely make a mess of that sentence, but you know what I mean to say. Now we’re… Read More

  • Nokia internet radio – enhanced for your pleasure

    Nokia internet radio – enhanced for your pleasure

    I don’t listen to the radio much, but maybe that’s because I don’t have one at my fingertips at all times. Nokia is introducing a streaming radio service that will be available for their N81, N91 and N95 phones, as well as upcoming phones that will have the service embedded. There are tons of stations to choose from, and you can also browse by what’s popular country by… Read More

  • XM, Sirius shareholders vote on proposed merger today, await "OK" from gov't regulators

    XM, Sirius shareholders vote on proposed merger today, await "OK" from gov't regulators

    Yes, the painfully original XM-Sirius “logo” strikes again Judging by a number posts from earlier in the year, I can tell that a few of you are fans of, or at least followers of, of satellite radio. It may interest you to know that today is the day when shareholders of both XM and Sirius vote the proposed merger up or down. It’s expected that both groups will give the merger the… Read More

  • Digital radios equipped with 'Buy Now' buttons

    Digital radios equipped with 'Buy Now' buttons

    Currently being tested in Britain with a full-on rollout scheduled for December, digital radios that allow you to download a song you like for keeps should be landing elsewhere in the near future. Australia, for instance, is supposedly getting these new radios in about a year and a half. Aside from being able to download songs directly, the units will also be able to display track, album, and… Read More

  • Mr. Clock Radio: Why not wake up next to an absolute creep?

    Mr. Clock Radio: Why not wake up next to an absolute creep?

    Aside from looking creepy as all hell, this Mr. Clock Radio serves an important purpose: it’ll simultaneously wake you up and send you into cardiac arrest. It could be least friendly looking clock radio ever devised. Even though Clocky was a loud lumbering jerk, at least it didn’t look like the bad guy from “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.” OK, enough bashing—what does… Read More

  • My Stint on the Dr. Fitness and the Fat Guy Show

    My Stint on the Dr. Fitness and the Fat Guy Show

    There are a couple of wacky, wacky guys out in Atlanta who put on a health and fitness show every Thursday evening. After weeks of missed connections, I finally got to sit in on one of the tapings and even got to say a few words on gadgets I used on the road to finishing my marathon. Take a listen. They guys are hilarious and I even mention Yoda. It sounds like I’ll be on every other week or… Read More