Tag Archives: radio

Old-Timey Microphone PC Case Mod

I always wondered why old-timey radio DJs all talked with the same inflection and same accent, yet no one these days talks the way they did. It was a very specific vocal inflection that was the signature of old-time radio and for the life of me, I could never figure out why they talked like they did. While these days ...

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Radio Radio and Woof Woofer, All Controlled By the Remote Remote

The alphabet is so much fun. People love playing around with typography and lettering almost as I love “playing with my dinghy.” And by “playing with my dinghy,” I mean “flogging the walrus.” And by “flogging the walrus” I mean “spanking the monkey.” And by “spanking the monkey” I mean masturabation. And how do I pleasure myself, you are almost ...

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Livio Radio Brings Pandora Into The Living Room

Pandora is a fantastic online radio service. While I prefer Last.fm at times because they know me better, Pandora is great whenever you want to listen to similar tunes for awhile. Unfortunately, it’s web-based so if you don’t have a laptop or PC in your living room, you’re kind of out of luck. That was, until the Livio Radio came ...

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Take Drugs, Listen To MP3s, Sleep

Have parents begging to relive the ’60s with a dash of 21st century technology? Then get them this funky pillow. It has a built-in MP3 player with speakers and comes in the shape of a boombox, cellphone or guitar. They come in tye dye coloring, so if you’re trying to keep it classy, don’t go looking here. It even has ...

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Breaking: Sirius-XM Saved By Liberty Media

The AP is reporting that Liberty Media, who had previously expressed interest in Sirius-XM, has signed a deal where it’ll invest $350 million in the failing satellite radio company. This comes right in the nick of time; Sirius had $175 million in bond payments due today, which would have no doubt sent the company into Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Instead, Liberty ...

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EchoStar Trying To Take Over Sirius-XM Radio

So you’ve got the debt-riddled satellite radio monopoly known as Sirius-XM and you’ve got veteran satellite pioneer EchoStar. EchoStar is trying to buy Sirius-XM but the company keeps rebuffing its offer. As a shareholder, I believe this is not in our best interests. Sirius-XM has yet to turn a profit and while its subscriber base is increasing, short-term money solutions ...

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LEGO Electronics

Your kids will be going crazy later this year, as LEGO will be coming out with its own line of consumer electronics such as digital cameras, walkie talkies and a whole lot more. Electronics company Digital Blue will partner with LEGO to create the devices, which will feature design that draws from LEGO bricks. You won’t be able to break ...

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Crank It Up: Solar-Energy FM Radio

So this isn’t really anything extravagant, but sometimes the best gadgets are the ones that operate in a simple fashion. This AM/FM radio has a bit of a DIY look with the old-school silver button on the top and the solar panel feeding it energy. There’s also a hand crank in case you live in Seattle or Alaska. It can’t ...

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