This dog poop is actually a secret US Air Force rescue beacon

Weird historical artifact of the day: This is not a dog excrement, it's a T-1151 Dog Doo Transmitter from the collection of the National Museum of the US Air Force. It looks gross, but it was incredibly useful during the Vietnam War. » 1/20/14 11:53pm 1/20/14 11:53pm

A Cellphone Base Station in the Palm of Your Hand

How will the billion people who still use older 2G cellphones use them to pay for goods, just like people with smartphones equipped with near-field communications (NFC) wireless links? One answer is to place a tiny 2G base station at the point of sale so that those older non-NFC phones can also make a short-range… » 11/13/12 7:21am 11/13/12 7:21am

DLO's OpenFM Helps Pick Clear FM Frequencies

One of the big pains in the ass with having an FM transmitter to get music from your iPod/Zune to your car radio is finding a clear radio station. A frequency may be fine where you live, but drive 20 miles in any direction and it could be totally packed. DLO's OpenFM tool lets you search by city or zip code and gives… » 8/29/07 7:00pm 8/29/07 7:00pm

Find The Best Unused FM Radio Frequency

If you're DJing up your own tunes with one of those old iPod FM transmitters that doesn't auto-seek the best frequency, you're probably always fiddling with it to try to get the optimum sound while driving. Say goodbye to potential vehicular manslaughter charges by using this FM radio locator before you even leave the… » 1/28/07 11:35am 1/28/07 11:35am

New Sony Walkmen get own FM transmitter and car charger at last

Now that Sony's range of Walkman-branded players are finally starting to look like the real deal (maybe not this one, eh?) it's about time that the Tokyo giant pulled its finger out and started supporting it with a few more decent add-ons like the car FM transmitter and charger that went on sale in Japan yesterday. » 10/11/06 6:48am 10/11/06 6:48am

Sony Ericsson FM Transmitter For Phones

This transmitter works with most K (Cyber-shot) and W (Walkman) lines of Sony Ericsson phones, including the W800i, W810i, K800i and K750i. The transmitter has a key lock, microphone, belt-clip, headphone jack, and phone button, and also works as a hands-free for calls. It automatically mutes the music when you get a… » 9/29/06 7:30pm 9/29/06 7:30pm

Nikon WT-3 Wireless Transmitter Gets FCC Approval

If you own a $1700 Nikon D200 digital SLR, you'll be happy to hear that the FCC just approved the Nikon WT-3 wireless transmitter, giving you the ability to control that posh camera either wirelessly via WiFi or via an Ethernet network. You can also upload your photos to a PC or an FTP server, and like many other… » 8/07/06 12:51pm 8/07/06 12:51pm

Spy Mouse: Youve Been Warned

If you don't actually want this product, you should at least know about it: a mouse with a microphone and transmitter hidden inside. The CP-1 from surveillance productmonger Endoacustica starts feeding audio back to the mother ship as soon as it's connected to USB port. » 3/24/06 11:59am 3/24/06 11:59am