monster machines
These New US Black Ops Radios Are Better Than Some Mobile Phones

There is no internet connectivity or mobile service in the remote locations frequented by American Special Forces, so they bring their own. Using a new generation of squad-based radio technology known as wideband tactical communications networks, US secret forces can call, text, or video conference from anywhere in the world. Read More >>

science
What Is This? A Radio for Ants?

A group of mechanical engineers at Columbia University have produced the world's tiniest FM radio transmitter. At its heart is a micrometer-sized oscillator powered by one-atom-thick graphene. But more than serving as a lilliputian proof of concept for tiny broadcasting equipment, this could help revolutionise smartphones and other gadgets. Read More >>

design
This Awesome Retro Radio Looks More Like a Martian Than a Tune Box

Radios are normally boring, bland boxes with an aerial sticking out somewhere, but not so for the French design legends over at Lexon. This sweet-looking Mezzo Radio brings your Martian-loving future crashing right into your retro-grilled past, and it won't even break the bank, either. Read More >>

speakers
Fit This Radio Into Your Classic Caddy, Play It With Your Smartphone

You have a vintage car, but you have normal ears and want a sound system that's up with the times. RetroSound's new classically styled Model Two in-dash radio runs like a new-fangled modern setup because it is a new-fangled modern setup, with Bluetooth and all. Read More >>

audio
Tivoli's Gorgeous Tabletop Radios Now Stream All Your Digital Music via Bluetooth

Known for crafting well-designed, well-engineered products more than being on the cutting edge of technology, it's no surprise Tivoli has been hesitant to join the streaming audio party. But the company just announced the availability of the Pal BT and Model One BT radios, which both come equipped with Bluetooth streaming capabilities. Read More >>

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Want Faster Data, Less Dropped Calls and No Death Grip? Get Yourself a RF MEMS-Packing Phone

A tiny mechanical chip might be the answer to your crappy signal, dropped calls and death-grip woes, and it’s already making its way into phones right now. Read More >>

police
Failure of Police to Deal With London Riots Blamed on Shoddy Radios

The London and UK riots are still somewhat of a sore point -- especially for the Police. A review by the Police Federation into the public unrest has thrown up a question as to why Police were always two-steps behind. The answer, it seems, maybe to do with the crappy radio service our emergency services have got saddled with. Read More >>

Radio
Minister: DAB Radio Complaints Are Fair, But We're Still Going Digital

The UK's culture minister Ed Vaizey has confirmed what most of us already know -- DAB radio isn't great and many radio fans are happy with the old analogue system, thanks. Read More >>

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