The Beautiful Radio Station Broadcasting From Nepal's "Hidden Kingdom"

Mustang is one of the most remote parts of Nepal: Nestled on the border of Tibet, it was one of the last parts of the country to encounter Westerners. It's been described as a "hidden kingdom" that's been "virtually unchanged since the 15th century," but modern technology—like radio—is coming. » 4/17/14 3:00pm Thursday 3:00pm

America's First 'Wireless Newspaper' Killed Catalina's Carrier Pigeons

If you lived on the small Southern California island of Catalina at the turn of the century, news was hard to come by. The island had a rather unreliable carrier pigeon system and copies of the L.A. Times wouldn't arrive by boat until around 1:30 in the afternoon. News was slow moving. But all that changed on March 25, … » 3/03/14 6:00pm 3/03/14 6:00pm

The NSA Uses Radio Waves to Monitor 100,000 Computers Without Internet

We already know that the NSA intercepts computer deliveries to introduce backdoors into hardware, but now a story in the New York Times suggests that the Agency uses radio technology to spy on 100,000 computers that aren't connected to the internet. » 1/15/14 3:40am 1/15/14 3:40am

This Was the TV of the Future in 1933

Television was hardly a reliable broadcast medium in the early 1930s. But that didn't stop companies from speculating about TV designs of the future. Like this Marconi-brand "radio set of 1960." » 12/13/13 4:36pm 12/13/13 4:36pm

The First In-Flight Movies Had a Live Orchestra

Soaring through the clouds in 1925, passengers on an Imperial Airways flight traveling over Germany were treated to a brand new novelty—one of the first in-flight movies. Even more astounding? The film had live orchestral accompaniment. But not in the way you're probably thinking. » 9/19/13 1:55pm 9/19/13 1:55pm

iTunes Radio Isn't For You. It's For Apple.

iTunes Radio is years in the making, and today, it finally lands on millions of devices via iOS 7 and the newly updated iTunes 11.1. Like anything that has been predicted and anticipated for ages, intrigued users will dive in, and in all likelihood, millions upon millions of them will become regular users. They… » 9/18/13 4:10pm 9/18/13 4:10pm