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Beats unveils new Beats X, Solo 3 and Powerbeats 3 wireless headphones

Beats unveils new Beats X, Solo 3 and Powerbeats 3 wireless headphones

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As part of the Apple iPhone 7 press conference, Apple also introduced a new range of Beats by Dre headphones, all of which include the same W1 chip found inside the new Apple AirPods. Beats not having updated its range of earphones in some time now makes... >>

New Beats headphones promised for iPhone 7 launch

New Beats headphones promised for iPhone 7 launch

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Apple is expected to debut new Beats headphones alongside the launch of the iPhone 7, a leaked email has revealed.The headphones company, bought up Apple in 2014, has been quiet of late on the new product front, and the latest news could suggest why.According... >>

Beats Pill+ review: A pricey pill to swallow
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Beats Pill+ review: A pricey pill to swallow

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Portable Bluetooth speakers are available in abundance right now. Whether ones made by companies you've heard of, or ones that you haven't, the price and ability of such speakers hugely varies. With Beats now owned by Apple adding a sense of extra kudos... >>

Beats Solo headphones: $16.90 in parts, 30% weight is metal added solely to feel heavier

Beats Solo headphones: $16.90 in parts, 30% weight is metal added solely to feel heavier

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Beats headphones are extremely well marketed, which is why you see them everywhere. But you don't hear everything there is to know about them. A recent teardown by Medium has found that 30 per cent of the weight in Solo headphones is actually from four... >>

Apple recalls Beats Pill XL speakers due to fire risk: Here's how to get your refund

Apple recalls Beats Pill XL speakers due to fire risk: Here's how to get your refund

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Apple confirmed almost exactly a year ago that it acquired Beats Music and Beats Electronics. Now, the Cupertino-based company is announcing something else Beats-related: a "voluntary recall" of Beats Pill XL speakers. It appears as though the battery... >>

Apple Beats Music-like streaming service: Is it actually happening and will it be different?

Apple Beats Music-like streaming service: Is it actually happening and will it be different?

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Apple is always working on something new - whether it's a car, watch, or music streaming service. That last bit might confuse you, as the company already has the iTunes Store, iTunes Radio, and iTunes Match, so why would it need to launch another streaming... >>

Apple's Beats-like music streaming service might not show up at March event

Apple's Beats-like music streaming service might not show up at March event

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It looks like you won't be able to stream tunes from Apple's new music service for at least another few months. Apple bought Beats for $3 billion in 2014, but before the purchase was final, analysts began speculating that Apple was more interested in... >>

Zane Lowe leaves BBC for Apple, here are 6 jobs he could be doing

Zane Lowe leaves BBC for Apple, here are 6 jobs he could be doing

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Zane Lowe, the BBC Radio 1 DJ has announced that he will leave the BBC in March to join Apple. Lowe, who has been with the BBC for 12 years, currently hosts a number of shows at the station, but is giving all that up to relocate to Cupertino with his... >>

Apple is making a new Beats Music-like service for OS X, iOS, Apple TV, and even Android

Apple is making a new Beats Music-like service for OS X, iOS, Apple TV, and even Android

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It looks like Apple will do something with the Beats Music streaming service is bought last year. The company decided to build a new streaming service, with features, functionality, and technology pulled from Beats Music, it's claimed. 9to5Mac has reported... >>

Beats Solo2 with Apple brand and Beats connectivity spotted in FCC leak

Beats Solo2 with Apple brand and Beats connectivity spotted in FCC leak

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Apple-owned Beats has a set of wireless Solo2 headphones in the works, according to new documents that recently passed through the US Federal Communications Commission. The FCC documents don't reveal too much apart from the fact that the headphones are... >>

Monster debuts SoundStage wireless speaker system and app, with audio-streaming support

Monster debuts SoundStage wireless speaker system and app, with audio-streaming support

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Monster has announced a new wireless music system called Monster SoundStage. It offers multiple speakers and audio-streaming capabalities. Apple may have bought Beats Audio, but that hasn't stopped the company that created Beats' original headphones... >>

Apple’s Beats acquisition in the can, Tim Cook welcomes Dr Dre and the gang

Apple’s Beats acquisition in the can, Tim Cook welcomes Dr Dre and the gang

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Apple has officially acquired Beats Electronics for $3 billion. The company announced the news through a message posted on its website. Although Apple still didn't indicate what it had in store for Beats now that it owns the headphone maker, it did welcome... >>

New Beats earphones bring wireless connections to your lugs: Powerbeats2 Wireless

New Beats earphones bring wireless connections to your lugs: Powerbeats2 Wireless

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Wireless earphones were once large and power consuming, but now with Bluetooth 4.0 LE, and some clever design they're finally worth owning.  Beats has thrown its set out there with the Powerbeats2 Wireless. The Powerbeats2 Wireless earphones offer the... >>

Beats puts Apple deal aside for a minute, launches Solo2 headphones range

Beats puts Apple deal aside for a minute, launches Solo2 headphones range

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The Apple Beats acquisition may now be confirmed, but the deal still has a few hoops to jump through before it is ratified and the company is a bone fide Apple concern. Until then, it is business as usual for Beats Electronics and it has followed up the... >>

Tim Cook, Jimmy Iovine, and Dr Dre talk next steps in Apple Beats buyout

Tim Cook, Jimmy Iovine, and Dr Dre talk next steps in Apple Beats buyout

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Beats Music and Beats Electronics has been bought by Apple, but what happens now? Some details have already started to surface following a series of interviews with Dr. Dre, Jimmy Iovine, and Tim Cook on the news, but while the dust settles, here's what... >>

Apple acquires Beats Music and Beats Electronics for $3 billion

Apple acquires Beats Music and Beats Electronics for $3 billion

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Apple has today confirmed the acquisition of Beats Music and Beats Electronics, taking both the music streaming service and the headphone and speaker hardware business. The acquisition will cost Apple $3 billion, of which $2.6 billion is the purchase... >>

Why is the Apple Beats deal taking so long?

Why is the Apple Beats deal taking so long?

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It's been weeks since several reports and even a significant hint from Dr. Dre suggested Apple wants to buy Beats Electronics for $3.2 billion. It's not very clear why Apple wants to acquire Beats, but a deal announcement is still expected. So, when will... >>

Apple not happy about Beats leak and Dr Dre boasts, deal off?

Apple not happy about Beats leak and Dr Dre boasts, deal off?

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Apple is allegedly spitting feathers over the original leak that it is considering buying music hardware and streaming brand Beats Electronics, Dr Dre's subsequent foul-mouthed boasts about the deal too. According to US music charts company Billboard,... >>

Why Apple bought Beats - to keep iTunes safe

Why Apple bought Beats - to keep iTunes safe

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Apple has bought Beats Electronics for a hefty $3.2 billion and now it's clear why. The fruit giant wants to join the streaming music revolution but doesn't want to risk damaging iTunes sales, say sources of Tech Crunch. At the moment record labels and... >>

Monster speaks out about Apple's $3.2B Beats acquisition: We're not bitter

Monster speaks out about Apple's $3.2B Beats acquisition: We're not bitter

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Monster has broken silence about the alleged talks between Apple and Beats Electronics over the potential acquisition of the audio brand. And it's no fairy tale ending for CEO Noel Lee and the company. Monster lost the intellectual property and manufacturing... >>

Apple iPhone 6 could feature NFC for payments and Beats pairing

Apple iPhone 6 could feature NFC for payments and Beats pairing

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Apple looks set to introduce NFC for the first time in its mobile devices starting with the iPhone 6. This will mean mobile payments from the iPhone as well as NFC pairing to speakers like those made by its allegedly newly bought Beats. The rumour of... >>

Dr Dre confirms Apple's Beats acquisition in foul-mouthed outburst

Dr Dre confirms Apple's Beats acquisition in foul-mouthed outburst

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Speculation on a possible $3.2 billion acquisition of Beats Electronics by Apple has been rife since reports emerged last night. However, official confirmation is not expected until the deal goes through, most likely next week. That hasn't stopped Dr... >>

Beats Music hands-on: Will design and personal touch make it music streaming king?

Beats Music hands-on: Will design and personal touch make it music streaming king?

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The music streaming space is already crowded, with Spotify, Rdio, Pandora, iTunes Radio, Google Play Music, Last.FM and others having already edged out their place on customers' credit card statements and home screens. Now there's a new player in town,... >>

Beats Music is now streaming in the US, watch out Spotify this one understands sentences

Beats Music is now streaming in the US, watch out Spotify this one understands sentences

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Music streaming services are cropping up quite often now but it's a tough market out there. Beats Music is the latest from the headphone-maker looking to offer a helpful tool for selection: emotion. Beats Music, an app-first platform, is based around... >>

Beats Music set to launch next month in US - but grab your username now

Beats Music set to launch next month in US - but grab your username now

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Beats Music is real...and it's ready to kick off in the US starting next month, according to CEO Ian Rogers. The executive revealed on his personal blog that Beats Music is currently in an internal private beta, gathering feedback from artists and "personal... >>