The Infamous "War of the Worlds" Radio Broadcast Was a Magnificent Fluke
On the evening of October 30, 1938, radio listeners across the U.S. heard a startling report of mysterious creatures and terrifying war machines moving toward New York City. But the hair-raising broadcast was not a real news bulletin—it was Orson ...
May 6, 2015
The Man Who Broke the Music Business
It ran shifts around the clock, every day of the year. New albums were . Universal rolled out its albums with heavy promotion and expensive marketing blitzes: videos, radio spots, television campaigns, and appearances on late-night TV. The ...
April 20, 2015
Baptists declare 'spiritual warfare' over gay marriage
“The alarm clock is going off around the world. Now is not the time to hit the snooze button.” “It would add fuel, more fuel, to the already sweeping wildfire of sexual revolution and move it beyond all control,” he said. Numerous Georgia pastors ...
June 16, 2015
RadioShack Suffered as Free Time Evaporated
In 1963, the year his company bought a nine-store chain then known by the two-word name Radio Shack, Charles D. Tandy explained to the New York Times why it made perfect sense for a retailer of do-it-yourself leather handicrafts to buy an electronics ...
February 8, 2015
Holly Herndon Goes Off the Grid
While Silicon Valley's overarching philosophy is “solutionism,” or creating a new technology to solve a problem without fully understanding what happens if you solve it that way, Singleton believes in platforms as communication modes for people to ...
May 22, 2015
Trail To The Chief: Rand Paul vs. The World
Paul first became a Republican sensation in 2013, when he used a filibuster to raise alarms about the CIA's drone program. This time around, Paul is a declared presidential candidate, and his filibuster this week against the NSA's bulk data collection ...
June 8, 2015
GeekDad Review: Sound Rise Flower Freaq
You have control over the maximum alarm volume. Snoozing doesn't require hitting the It doesn't have a battery (other than the backup battery for the alarm clock) and if you listen to FM radio there's an included flexible antenna. So while compact ...
Marmara Park Avenue opens with Intelity's ICE in guestrooms
This partnership allows the hotel to offer guests modern, high-tech touches to enhance their stay using ... iPad Air tablet installed with ICE that functions as a digital alarm clock-radio and personal virtual concierge. Guests can access and request ...
August 27, 2015
Left the coffee pot on? No worries. There’s an app for that.
If I want it to cook four hours I turn it on at 2 [o’clock] wherever I am ... “Then my phone will be the remote control for everything.” Audrey Hoffer is a freelance writer. Cost of a high-tech home Price information for some of the products ...
August 26, 2015
Electrohome’s Retro Clock Radio looks old school, but hides new school tech
The Electrohome Retro Clock Radio is styled after the alarm clocks that our grandparents kept on their nightstands. Remember the actual bells on top that rang when the alarm went off? The Electrohome Retro Clock Radio may look like those clocks of ...
August 7, 2015
The High Tech Hotel Of 1921 Had An Alarm Clock In Every Room
An alarm ... other high-tech amenities that the Commodore Hotel had to offer, starting with the dishwasher, a modern wonder of hotel efficiency. The “master clock” that automatically makes sure every guest room is in sync: The radio control center ...
March 5, 2015
Arm your iPhone with A!arm and snooze longer using your voice
sleep a bit longer with a voice-controlled snooze/stop feature. The entire process begins by setting A!arm’s alarm. One can set multiple alarms, view and edit alarms in a list, days when alarms repeat, and elect a 12 or 24 hour clock. Setup is a breeze ...
February 23, 2015
Following iOS, Pandora for Android gets an alarm clock for waking up to your favorite station
Pandora today updated its Android app with a new alarm clock feature. You can download the new version ... See also – Pandora launches a tablet-optimized Android app for its Internet radio streaming service and Pandora founder fights back against RIAA ...
January 4, 2014
Marriott Marquis Washington D.C. Provides Wireless Audio and Universal Charging to 1200+ Rooms
Simply place the smartphone on the soundmat and press play. The clock radio’s “no worry” battery backup provides guests with assurance that they will never miss their alarm as time settings are saved even if power is lost. The clock radio is simple ...
December 29, 2014