My Motorola Flipside has an FM tuner. There is no built in antenna so you need to plug in a headset even if you want to use the internal speaker. I use it when traveling. No internet connection required and no subscription fee.
the ultimate in portability and access, yet the service providers do not make a buck from terrestrial broadcasts....this is the crux of the problem. Good luck locating a smart phone or a flip phone w/an FM receiver, you have about the same luck of locating a Detroit Lion with a Super bowl ring!!
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.