radio

  • Internet radio on a stick from Aluratek

    Most of you who read this site are savvy enough to figure out internet radio for yourselves but for the other 90% of the world, here’s Aluratek’s USB Internet Radio Jukebox. It’s pretty much how it sounds. You plug the USB stick into your computer and, boom, instant internet radio with over 13,000 stations to choose from. Read More

  • Kevin Mitnick explains his travel ordeal on Off the Hook radio show

    Future NFL Hall of Famer Kevin Mitnick was on WBAI’s Off the Hook radio show last night, and he explained his travel horror when going from Bogotá to Atlanta. An MP3 version of the show was just posted to 2600’s Web site, which you can find here. Mr. Mitnick explains (in excruciating detail) what happened to him while he was detained. Pretty interesting, especially if… Read More

  • Garmin drops new VHF marine radios

    You might want to consider adding these VHF radios to your economic apocalypse gear and as your going to need to communicate with your fishing buddies as you’re fleeing the Wall Street zombies. The two new models, the VHF 100 and VHF 200, both sport the classic Smokey the Bandit radio look, but are equipped with the latest radio tech. The entry level 100 model transmits via 25 watts… Read More

  • New device should provide far more accurate radio ratings

    Old habits die not very easily, which is what makes the introduction of Arbitron’s new Portable People Meter so fascinating. The device is what Arbitron will use to measure radio ratings in the future, being used in the top 50 markets by 2010. The PPMs, which people keep on their person throughout the day, can actually identify what radio station you’re listening to by recognizing… Read More

  • Sirius XM's Mel Karmazin says interoperable radios here in less than 9 months

    Sirius XM CEO Mel Karmazin said yesterday that he expects interoperable radios (that is, radio that can receive both Sirius and XM, full-on) in less than nine months. (The FCC gave the combined company nine months to come out with such radios.) Whether or not that’s in time for the Holiday shopping season… Now, radios that work with the a la carte service—you have XM but want… Read More

  • FCC to approve XM-Sirius merger

    The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the XM-Sirius merger has been given the tentative OK by the FCC. Deborah Taylor Tate, the final FCC commissioner to cast a vote, is expected to vote in favor of the merger, thus clearing the way for the merger. There are, of course, a few restrictions to be placed on the newly combined company. • Price freeze. They have agreed not to raise prices… Read More

  • Listen to XM radio on your iPhone with uXM


    Ron and Fez, noon to 3pm This is pretty cool, and I hate damn near everything. It’s an application for jailbroken iPhones (and iPod touches) called uXM that lets you listen to XM Satellite Radio. Yes, XM is reportedly working on a proper application to launch with the App Store, but that’ll cost you money. This uXM is free, provided you already subscribe to XM. You can find it in… Read More

  • 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… Read More

  • 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… Read More

  • 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… Read More

  • 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… Read More

  • 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. Read More

  • 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… Read More

  • 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?”… 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… 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… Read More

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

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    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… Read More

  • 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

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