Radio free world

The revolution has gone global

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The radio revolution we've been harping about has officially gone global.

The "DRM Radio" from Scottish electronics maker Morphy Richards supports the new Digital Radio Mondiale standard (a different kind of DRM, not digital rights management). That, according to Electronista, means that "short-, middle-, and long-wave radio transmissions from around the world are translated into digital broadcasts, producing FM-quality audio streams regardless of where the listener happens to be."

If you can't find anything worth listening to on those frequencies, you can always use it to get local broadcasts in digital and analog form. And if you're still not satisfied (high maintenance), you can just plug your MP3 player or flash card into the radio and use it as a set of speakers.

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    Mike Yamamoto is an executive editor for CNET News.com.

     

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