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.
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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 favourite new gadget, the mechanical refrigerator.
There is no internet connectivity or reception 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 world.
A group of mechanical engineers at Columbia University have produced the world's tiniest FM radio transmitter. At its heart is a micrometre-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 revolutionise smartphones and other gadgets.
It borrows its design from the Japanese company's popular wall-hanging CD player, but Muji's new mountable Bluetooth speaker is far more useful in this day and age. It's a lot cheaper too, coming in at around $US95.