TECHNOLOGY

It’s on: Apple cranks up the Beats for $3 billion

It’s on: Apple cranks up the Beats for $3 billion

CUPERTINO, Calif. — In an unprecedented teaming of tech brains and musical ears, Apple confirmed Wednesday that it was doubling down on the digital music space it pioneered with iTunes by purchasing Beats Electronics for $3 billion, of which $400 million will vest over time. “We’re gaining rare talent, a fast-growing subscription service and premium […]

Why Apple needs Samsung

Why Apple needs Samsung

Every snob needs an inferior. And thanks to the late Steve Jobs, no company has more deeply integrated snobbery into its brand than Apple. But it’s been years since Apple has had the one competitor it could focus on feeling superior to — which is why the news that Apple and Samsung aren’t engaged in […]

Google driver-less car

Google has reportedly made a driverless car, without steering wheel or brake pedals, which is driven entirely by variety of on-board computers and sensors. Google said that the program is currently in a prototype phase and they will make nearly 100 cars like this for testing purpose.

Samsung to launch Google Glass-like device

Samsung to launch Google Glass-like device

Samsung may release its own Google Glass-like device called Gear Glass as early as September, according to a new report from Korea. It sounds like Gear Glass will be nearly identical in form to Google Glass, if a new report from Business Korea first spotted by Sam Mobile turns out to be true. There will […]

New smart glasses warn when you’re tired

New smart glasses warn when you’re tired

Many people know that they should take breaks when they’re fatigued, but actually recognizing that worn-down state is tricky; it’s all too easy to push past the breaking point. If JINS’ upcoming Meme smart glasses live up to their billing, though, you’ll always know when it’s time to relax. The Bluetooth wearable includes both eye […]

Google hit by search results ruling

Google hit by search results ruling

People should have some say over the results that pop up when they conduct a vanity search online. That is the thrust of a landmark European court decision that Google must listen and sometimes comply when individuals ask the internet search giant to remove links to newspaper articles or websites containing personal information. Campaigners say […]

With Beats, Apple becomes bigger streaming music player

With Beats, Apple becomes bigger streaming music player

Beats headphones helped create a new premium category of product, but haven’t always been considered best-in-class. Still, over the years, the headphones have gotten a better rap. Headphones, however, may not be the driver behind Apple’s reported purchase of the company for $3.2 billion. It could be the music service. When it launched in January, […]

New smartphone cases amplify sound, improve selfies

New smartphone cases amplify sound, improve selfies

Think of the reasons you dress up your smartphone in a case: Fashion. Protection. Utility of another sort — extra battery, perhaps, or wallet-like features. Two accessory makers have just introduced cases with a fresh purpose: iLuv Creative Technology claims its $49.99 Selfy case for Samsung Galaxy devices and iPhone 5 and 5s is the […]