Post Thumbnail

The ink is likely dry on the Apple/Beats deal, but it has yet to be officially stamped with regulatory approval. Bose is now going after Cupertino's big purchase though, as the audio outfit is suing over alleged patent infringement. The suit takes aim at Beats' noise-cancelling tech in its $300 St

4 months ago 0 Comments
July 25, 2014 at 2:38PM
Post Thumbnail

There may have been some big changes at Beats recently, but it's still all about the headphones. The newest addition to the (ever growing) family is the Powerbeats². As the name suggests, they are a revision of the original sport-friendly buds from Beats, but this time they're wireless -- Bea

6 months ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Ben and Terrence are back in good ol' NYC and they've got the one and only Edgar Alvarez in the studio with them! Obviously, the big news this week is that Apple snatched up Beats, which means we're probably only a few days away from watching an awkward exchange between Tim Cook and Dr. Dre live o

6 months ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Today we discussed Apple's purchase of Beats Electronics, got a taste of GoPro's growing media empire, went hands-on with Beats' new Solo² headphones and learned about an American-made TV that sits behind your bathroom mirror. Read on for Engadget's news highlights from the last 24 hours.

6 months ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

So the Apple/Beats deal is done. But, what most people really want to know is \"why?\" We got an official answer surprisingly quickly. But, let's face it: Of course the execs are going to wax lyrical about how important music is to the brand and spew other such meaningless soundbites. The only reaso

6 months ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

After the news broke yesterday of Apple officially acquiring Dr. Dre's headphone and music streaming business, Beats isn't putting the new product announcements on hold. The success of the brand is without question, and its most popular set of cans just got a refresh. This is the Beats Solo²:

6 months ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Ever since the rumors first broke that Apple wanted to buy Beats for $3 billion, the masses have uttered one universal word: Why? Apple Senior VP Eddy Cue and Beats CEO and co-founder Jimmy Iovine sat down with Recode's Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher at the Code Conference to discuss the confirmed

6 months ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Beats Audio may be moving to Cupertino, but that doesn't mean it's giving up on the PC market. Well, at least not yet -- HP says it still has rights to use the brand's audio technology for the foreseeable future. It's part of the company's pre-existing contract with Beats: HP can develop new Beats

6 months ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Apple is making things official: Dr. Dre's Beats Electronics belongs to Cupertino, and it cost them $3 billion. Rumors had circulated that CEO Tim Cook was interested in nabbing up the audio accessory and music-streaming outfit, corroborated by a beer-drenched video in which Dre himself declared t

6 months ago 0 Comments
{if http://o.aolcdn.com/hss/storage/midas/486b369d87b8c7c0d1bad66bf348ff2e/200152238/beats_thumbnail.jpg} Post Thumbnail {else} {/if}

Recommended Reading highlights the best long-form writing on technology and more in print and on the web. Some weeks, you'll also find short reviews of books that we think are worth your time. We hope you enjoy the read. Behind the Scenes, a Frontman Awaits a Payday by Daniel Roberts, Fortune P

6 months ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

\"Oh Shit, the Forbes list just changed.\" The words come from Tyrese Gibson about a minute into a video posted to (and since pulled from) Facebook just a few hours ago. Gibson is talking about Dr. Dre, who stands behind him, arm draped over his shoulder. Dre himself then addresses the camera direct

7 months ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

The days of Apple limiting itself to (relatively) small acquisitions may soon be over. The Financial Times hears from sources that the folks at 1 Infinite Loop are close to buying Beats Electronics for $3.2 billion. It's not clear exactly why the company would splurge on such a deal, although ther

7 months ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Odds are that you weren't riveted by Beats Music when it first arrived, but the streaming service has just delivered a pair of big updates that may give you a good excuse to tune in. For the iOS app, the biggest improvement is visible when you're signing up -- you can now subscribe from within th

8 months ago 0 Comments