Drones for Reporting

As floods and wildfires ravage the country this summer, it's quickly apparent that a new tool at the disposal of newsrooms across the country can help illustrate the scope of a story such as floods, wildfires and more.

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FCC Preliminary Report on the Hawaii False Alert

02-08-18

The FCC has released its preliminary report on the Hawaii false alert. The story now seems to be the employee thought there was a missile coming.

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The long wait to get your smartphones to tune into FM may be ending

01-29-18

Hiawatha Bray, Boston Globe

Samsung Corp. is reaching all the way back to 1933 to present the latest in smartphone technology: FM radio.

I only wish Apple Inc. would be so modern.

Using a free app called NextRadio, owners of the next-gen Samsung phones sold in the United States and Canada will be able to tune into any FM station in range. It’s a superb idea — possibly a lifesaver.

Who needs FM, in a world of Wi-Fi and 4G broadband networks? I did, just a few weeks ago during a tense trip to Africa, when an FM-compatible phone kept me connected to the rest of the world. And you might need it too, when a severe nor’easter or a brutal hurricane rips up the cellular network.

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