In Dre We Trust: Why You Should Try Beats Music

After a year of hype, Beats Music is finally here, and if it has a definitive pitch, the company's frenetic, towheaded CEO Ian Rogers served it to me over blaring punk music in a Lower East Side bar last week. "I've got [legendary producer] Jimmy Iovine calling me on the weekend and saying, 'What the hell is this… » 1/21/14 10:30am 1/21/14 10:30am

How Daft Punk made One More Time from a sample they say they never used

One more time. Even if you wear earplugs, turn off the radio and stay away from noisy clubs, you know Daft Punk's song 'One More Time'. It's one of those songs that seems to be inserted into the memory of every human who has existed since the year 2000. Here, EDM producer Sadowick Production reveals how Daft Punk made… » 1/03/14 12:04am 1/03/14 12:04am

Family Opens Beats Headphones on Christmas, Finds Tuna Instead

It's Christmas Day. You've carefully wrapped the Beats headphones your daughter's been dreaming of, and she's just about to see that dream become reality. Looking on with glee, you watch as she tears the paper from her brand new set of cans only to find that these were cans of a markedly different sort. Tuna,… » 12/27/13 2:30pm 12/27/13 2:30pm

Apple Talked to Beats About Beats' Streaming Music Service

Reuters is reporting that Apple CEO Tim Cook had met with Beats CEO Jimmy Iovine about Beats' upcoming streaming music service 'Project Daisy'. Supposedly, Cook was interested in Project Daisy's "business model and its rollout plans" and did not get into specifics about any deal. » 3/06/13 12:11am 3/06/13 12:11am

Beats Pill Review: Can Dr. Dre Deliver the Cure for the Common…

First, Jabra brought us the Solemate, a Bluetooth speaker that looks like a shoe. Now, Beats by Dre, purveyor of fashionista friendly headphones, has introduced us to the Pill. It looks—you guessed it—like a giant gelcap. And its Bluetooth sound sure could use a spoonful of sugar. » 10/16/12 12:31pm 10/16/12 12:31pm

Beats Pill: Is This The $200 Bluetooth Speaker That Slays the Jambox?

The Jawbone Jambox was a pretty good bluetooth speaker, if not entirely perfect. But it had the benefit of being one of the first portable bluetooth speakers to combine design, affordability and ease of use along with quality. But in the Bluetooth market there's always room for improvement and though we've seen a… » 10/16/12 11:30am 10/16/12 11:30am

The Best Bluetooth Headphones for Less Than $500

The technology driving wireless headphones has not yet reached its full potential. But over the past few years, Bluetooth has advanced to a point that less than $500 can buy a pair of headphones with decent audio and respectable battery life. We rounded up four pairs and let 'em duke it out to see if any pair has the… » 9/13/12 11:00am 9/13/12 11:00am

Lil Wayne Wearing $1 Million Beats by Dre Headphones Is a Diamond…

I'm a big fan of Lil Wayne. I was with him before he became good (pre-Carter days) and totally support his placement atop the hip hop perch but Mr. Weezy F., I can't support you on this. What the hell are you doing wearing a $1 million diamond studded Beats by Dre headphones at a basketball game? » 2/27/12 12:40pm 2/27/12 12:40pm