Waking Up Will Suck Less With This Ambient Light Alarm Clock

Waking up to a blaring horn sucks, which is why many people use ambient light alarm clocks that gradually get brighter to ease themselves into consciousness. Want to wake up to a calming light and the soothing voices of Morning Edition anchors? JBL's Horizon Bluetooth Clock has you covered. » 11/12/14 11:50am 11/12/14 11:50am

The 1930s Refrigerator-Radio Combo That Never Quite Took Off

By the late 1930s the vast majority of American households had a radio. So how were radio manufacturers supposed to expand their market? By insisting that the ideal American home has a radio in every room . Sometimes that meant putting radios in the latest appliances — like right inside every American's favorite… » 9/22/14 3:14pm 9/22/14 3:14pm

These New Black Ops Radios Are Better Than Some Cell Phones

There is no internet connectivity or cell 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, our secret forces can call, text, or video conference from anywhere in the… » 1/23/14 1:50pm 1/23/14 1:50pm

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 revolutionize… » 11/20/13 5:20pm 11/20/13 5:20pm

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. » 2/13/13 2:20pm 2/13/13 2:20pm

This Adorable Radio Will Brighten Up Any Room

Often times, design is all about simplicity—and this little radio has that in spades. The brainchild of designer Ionna Vautrin, it blends old and new to create an adorable little gadget that would brighten up any room. » 1/28/13 6:56am 1/28/13 6:56am

This Beautiful 1980s Radio Looked Vintage Before "Vintage" Was a Thing

Take one look at this old teak and leather-clad Roberts radio, and you'll swear it dates to the 1950s. But this UK-made Rolls Royce of radios comes straight from the polyester 1980s. The Roberts R900 is quite possibly the last great radio made before video killed the radio star. » 9/13/12 10:00am 9/13/12 10:00am

Retro Dock Is How Grandpa Would Have Enjoyed His iPhone

Digging deep into its design archives, Philips has introduced a small collection of retro-looking radios packing decidedly modern features like DAB+ digital radio, and on the ORD 7100R, a pop-out iOS device dock. » 8/30/12 8:52am 8/30/12 8:52am

Even Shock Jocks Sound Sweet on this Vintage Shortwave Radio

Classic turntables may get all the glamour, but the shortwave radio deserves a place of prominence in the home of any audiophile. For a stylish way to surf the airwaves, try this stunning late 1950s Trans-World T-9, produced by Philco (that's the Philadelphia Storage Battery Company, for those who don't like to… » 8/22/12 10:20am 8/22/12 10:20am

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

Known more for crafting well-designed, well-engineered products more than being on the cutting edge of technology, it's no surprise that 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… » 5/23/12 2:31pm 5/23/12 2:31pm

You Can't Run From the Cop Car of the Future

Police cars of the very near future will be smart to the point of being scary. Equipped with eight cameras, voice commands, incredibly intelligent software, and LTE radios, you're not going to get away with a damn thing. » 12/01/11 11:00am 12/01/11 11:00am

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Spotify Box Radio Uses RFID Tagged-Discs to Get the Party Started

Give me Jordi Parra's Spotify Box working prototype over a Sonos or Onkyo receiver any day of the week. In fact, I might just try making one myself, by adding RFID tags to little wooden discs that can be slid inside the Spotify radio. » 4/05/11 5:00am 4/05/11 5:00am

Sony's Bare Bones XDR-S16DBP Radio a Nod to Simpler Times

The speaker on Sony's XDR-S16DBP won't blow your hair back or anything, but its retro styling might look at home on a bookshelf or in the garage next to that perpetual work-in-progress you and your kid tinker with every weekend. » 4/02/11 5:00pm 4/02/11 5:00pm

Solar Radio Doubles As USB Charging Multitool for Adventurers

Eton's Raptor doesn't know if it's a radio, a weather-gauge or a bottle opener. An inbuilt solar-panel charges the li-Ion battery, powers the AM/FM/digital tuner, and also juices-up your phone through the miniUSB port. » 12/23/10 8:00am 12/23/10 8:00am

Pure Combines SAD Light With a Digital Radio for Edward Cullen-Free…

As the winter months pull us in, it's that time of the year again when people ponder purchasing a seasonal affective disorder (SAD) lamp. I sprung for a Philips one a few years ago, and never looked back. » 11/25/10 5:00am 11/25/10 5:00am

700 Used Coffee Capsules Turned into Batteries Keep Clocks Ticking

Coffee makes the world go 'round for millions every day, but in Vienna over 700 dirty, used Nespresso capsules were combined with copper and salt water to make battery-powered clocks, that linked together to keep a radio playing away happily. » 10/15/10 5:00am 10/15/10 5:00am

PURE Brings Back Marshall Amp For Digital Radio RAWK Times

A few years ago, PURE had a real hit on their hands with the limited edition Marshall radio. Made in partnership with Marshall, this new EVOKE-1S goes all the way up to 11—digitally. » 7/29/10 6:20am 7/29/10 6:20am

Lexon's New Gadgets Brought To You By Corn, Bamboo, and the Sun

Lexon recently announced a new line of sustainably powered gadgets that are decidedly down to Earth. That is, they're made from bamboo and maize bio-plastics. And let me tell you, corn has never looked better. » 1/27/10 12:00am 1/27/10 12:00am

RF Cochlea Is a Super-Powered Signal Processor Modeled After the Inner…

RF signal processors are pretty commonplace in consumer electronics. Which is exactly why it's exciting that two MIT researchers have created a super-radio based around the function of the human ear that's substantially faster and 100x more power efficient than today's signal processors. » 6/17/09 1:00am 6/17/09 1:00am