Peter Svensson
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/ 26 August 2007

Teen ‘unlocks’ iPhone with soldering iron

Armed with a soldering iron and a large supply of energy drinks, a teenager has developed a way to make the iPhone, arguably the gadget of the year, available to a much wider audience. The phone, which combines an innovative touch-screen interface with the media-playing abilities of the iPod, is currently sold only in the United States.

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/ 28 October 2005

Radio for the world, if they’ll listen

It’s one of the stranger consequences of globalisation: in India, salesmen are going door to door selling satellite radios that receive, among other things, National Public Radio’s All Things Considered. The company behind this combination of 1930s-style marketing and space-age technology is WorldSpace, a Washington, DC-based outfit that is trying to make satellite radio a global phenomenon.