iRobot Founder Says She Learned to Program at Radio Shack

Helen Greiner, founder of iRobot, almost single-handedly started the home robotics revolution. Her company produced the sweeping robot, Roomba, and now makes the PackBot, a military robot that can defuse bombs and aid in rescue missions. But she never would have learned to program without Radio Shack. » 6/17/15 8:00pm 6/17/15 8:00pm

The RadioShack Name Just Got Sold to the Highest Bidder

RadioShack, whose carrion corpse has been slowly picked apart by various consumer retail chains, is only a shambling zombie of its former DiY electronics self. But Standard General just pulled a Frankenstein, adding a jolt of electricity to the bankrupt brand and snatching up the rights to the iconic chain’s name. » 5/13/15 11:45am 5/13/15 11:45am

RadioShack Selling Customer Data In Bankruptcy Auction

RadioShack's recent bankruptcy filing means that it has to close nearly 2,000 stores and sell off many of its assets. Some of those assets are to be expected, like trademarks and store leases. But other assets might come as a shock to consumers — assets like personal customer information and email addresses. » 3/24/15 7:00pm 3/24/15 7:00pm

Farewell, Radio Shack, and Farewell to the Twentieth Century

Last year, the Radio Shack in my neighborhood burned to the ground. We waited months for it to be rebuilt, and at last (joy!) it was — now I can walk up the street and buy weird connector cables and Arduino kits again. Unfortunately, Radio Shack the company isn't doing quite as well. In fact, it's about to go bankrupt. » 2/03/15 2:00pm 2/03/15 2:00pm

The Decline and Fall of the RadioShack Retail Empire

Welcome to Reading List, highlighting all the news stories you missed when you were arguing with your parents about Net Neutrality and/or slipping into a food coma. We've got great write ups from SB Nation, Nature, Businessweek, and Motherboard covering topics like religion, a failing retail empire, and gaming's… » 11/30/14 2:00pm 11/30/14 2:00pm

Will the iPhone 5 Be As Ridiculous As This 1989 Transportable Phone in 20 years?

I was only a wee pup in 1989 so I totally don't remember this ridiculously awesome Radio Shack "transportable" cellular phone. My first memory of cell phones were brick-sized, not car battery-sized like this one. But still! It was portable! You could use it in your car! I wonder if we'll look back on the iPhone 5 in… » 9/20/12 11:30pm 9/20/12 11:30pm

All the Black Friday Deals

It's the biggest shopping day of the year. There are tons of deals—and not-really-deals—out there. So we combed through every one we could find, and ranked them all. Here's your Ultimate Black Friday guide: happy hunting. » 11/23/11 9:45am 11/23/11 9:45am

Deals are grouped by category, just like our daily Dealzmodo lists. So you'll find ebook… » 11/23/11 9:45am 11/23/11 9:45am