I wish I could see more of the build process for artist Koka Nikoladze’s mechanical beat machines, but the little teasers of shaping springs and wires and wood in the video will have to do. In the end, the machines become adorably weird music boxes that are totally programmable and can “produce different kinds of…
Apple just launched its second-ever Android app, and it’s to help you control the new Beats Pill+ speaker.
Beats products are a trick. The combination of slick marketing and deceptive design is effective! But it’s still a trick.
We’ve been waiting forever for Apple Music: A real streaming music product straight from the heart of Cupertino. Will it work? Or is this just the latest crap me-too service.
Beats’ Pill XL speakers are HOT HOT HOT! As in, they will literally catch on fire and you should remove them from your home or office environment immediately. Apple is recalling Beats’ largest Pill speaker model because overheating batteries may cause the oblong, overpriced speakers to be set ablaze.
Here’s a ludicrous rumor we’re going to explore because the thought of Kanye West and Apple and Dr. Dre doing something together makes me want to throw a cartoonishly large old-time cash register off a building just to watch millions float away in the wind.
BBC Radio 1 DJ Zane Lowe has announced that he's leaving his job at the station. That normally wouldn't concern us, but it's where he's headed to next that's caught our attention — Cupertino, into the open arms of Apple, where he's expected to play an integral role in the formation of Apple's Beats-powered streaming…
TechCrunch reports that Apple plans to shut down Beats Music, the streaming music service that it acquired earlier this year. The blog's Josh Constine says that he's confirmed the news with five sources at both Apple and Beats. And to be honest, it makes sense.
Beats has created a new version of its Powerbeats headphones designed for running. Powerbeats2 Wireless are sweatproof running headphones that get music from you phone via Bluetooth. They cost you $200. And we'll tell you right now, that's more than they're worth.
Buzzfeed reports that the rumored Amazon Prime streaming music service will launch this June or July, and that will only contain songs that have been out for six months or longer. That way it'll be an added service for its own customers without providing a comparable alternative to services like Beats Music and…
It's been hours—hours!—since Apple and Beats announced they would be tying the financial knot, and today, we're getting a revamped version of Beats' most popular headphone. The Solo was a winner, and so the new Solo2 doesn't mess with the recipe much.
It's official, Apple's dropping $3 billion on a headphone empire. But more than a blockbuster headphone brand and a promising streaming music service, Apple is getting two of the smartest music and entertainment minds in the world. Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine work for Apple now, and that's a potentially revolutionary…
After weeks of rumors and speculation, Apple has officially bought Beats By Dre for $3 billion. The deal includes both Beats' immensely lucrative headphone business and the recently launched streaming audio service. Beats founders Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre will join Apple. That's right, Dr. Dre works for Apple now.
At the end of its last financial quarter, Apple had $151 billion in cash just sitting there collecting dust. Is it any wonder it's going after profitable companies like Beats? What's $3.2 billion? Here's a humorous look at just how many companies Apple could buy with its stack-o-cash—and just how easily a corporate…
Apple wants to buy Beats? It's one of the stranger Apple rumors we've ever heard and it would be Apple's most expensive acquisition ever by a long shot, but you better believe it's good business. And for regular folks, the deal has enormous potential to improve one of Apple's most flawed products: The EarPod.