Technology

Why Are Beats Headphones Creators Jimmy Iovine & Dr. Dre Being Sued?

January 7th, 2015 8:39pm EST
Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre
Music moguls Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine are being sued over their Beats audio products by a former partner in the electronics business venture who claims they duped him into selling his shares in the company before selling out to Apple.

Noel Lee, the CEO and founder of Monster Inc., which manufactures audio and video cables and components, filed the suit in San Mateo, California Superior Court on Tuesday, claiming that he would have greatly profited from the sale of Beats in 2014 had he not off his shares in the fourth quarter of 2013.

Apple bought beats from Iovine and Dre, real name Andre...
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'The Voice' Recap: Taylor Swift Joins For The Knockouts

October 28th, 2014 9:04am EDT
'The Voice' Recap: Taylor Swift Joins For The Knockouts
Now that the Top 48 have been picked and cut in half (except for those eight steals), it's time to cut the field in half again (except for four more steals) on The Voice. Welcome to The Knockouts, which are back this season after having been replaced by a second cycle of Battles in season six. Apparently that change didn't go over well, because we're using the old formula: two artists each perform a song of their choice and only one moves on.

We can also say goodbye to the individual team advisors and hello to Taylor Swift, who becomes the go-to girl for all four coaches just as her new al...
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Review: The UE BOOM Delivers Durability And Great Sound

October 23rd, 2014 5:50am EDT
Review: The UE BOOM Delivers Durability And Great Sound
When I initially opened the Ultimate Speakers (UE) Boom cylindrical package, I had no idea what it was. Once my brain registered that it was a speaker, I was immediately drawn to its compact stylish design. Weighing in at 1.2 pounds, the UE BOOM by Logitech is marketed as a durable and portable water resistant Bluetooth speaker that delivers 360-degree sound performance. Does it live up to its hype? Absolutely!

Figuring out what was in my hands was the most complex task, as the speaker itself is a breeze to turn on and connect with my phone via Bluetooth. You can’t miss the on/off switch ...
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Apple Creates Special Way For U2 Haters To Delete Free U2 Album

September 16th, 2014 9:34pm EDT
Apple Creates Special Way For U2 Haters To Delete Free U2 Album
Apple has created a special removal tool for iTunes and iPhone users who don't want to keep U2's latest album, "Songs Of Innocence," which the company released for free to all of its users when they announced the release of the iPhone 6 last week.

Following the release of the latest version of the iPhone, U2 took the stage to play songs from the new album and announce that the entire LP was being given away for free to all Apple users and that the album was already in their cloud.

Unfortunately, for those who aren't fans of the band, they were stuck with the album and no way to remove it ...
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Conan O'Brien Shows How 'Minecraft' Creator Celebrated Microsoft's $2.5 Billion Buyout

September 16th, 2014 2:01pm EDT
Conan O'Brien Shows How 'Minecraft' Creator Celebrated Microsoft
Microsoft confirmed on Monday that it will be plopping down a whopping $2.5 billion to acquire the hugely popular video game Minecraft, along with its parent company Mojang AB, by the end of the year.

Developed by Markus Persson, who co-founded the Swedish video game company in 2009, the PC and tablet-based game centers on an open world environment where players can create virtually anything they want, brick by brick.

"Gaming is a top activity spanning devices, from PCs and consoles to tablets and mobile, with billions of hours spent each year," said Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella in a press...
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Dragon Con 2014: Sean Magee Gets Us Social Media Ready For This Weekend's Convention

August 28th, 2014 2:06pm EDT
Dragon Con 2014: Sean Magee Gets Us Social Media Ready For This
Dragon Con 2014 is upon us! The massive Atlanta convention gets underway tomorrow, and our coverage begins with introducing you to some of the folks who make it possible. Sean Magee is one of Dragon Con's Directors of Social Media: he and his team bring Dragon Con to Twitter, Facebook and all your social media platforms. Sean kindly connected with us this week to talk about how he keeps on top of everything at the convention, and how you can get connected during this weekend's festivities.

Hosted in Atlanta, Dragon Con is one of the country's biggest pop culture events - right up there wit...
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Levar Burton's 'Reading Rainbow' Kickstarter Makes More Than $6 Million

July 3rd, 2014 1:00pm EDT
Levar Burton's 'Reading Rainbow' Kickstarter Makes More Than $6
When LeVar Burton launched his Kickstarter project to bring "Reading Rainbow" back to the world's children, he did it with the hopes that he would raise $1 million in donations. When he received that amount within the span of 24 hours, Burton set another goal: $5 million. "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane offered to match any donations made after $4 million in the project's final five days.

In fact, the former "Star Trek: The Next Generation" actor raised a total of $5,408,916 for the campaign and with MacFarlane's million dollar promise, the total reached for the Kickstarter campaign...
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Indie Game Spotlight - Sir, You Are Being Hunted

June 17th, 2014 10:00am EDT
Indie Game Spotlight - Sir, You Are Being Hunted
Easily one of the most intense and suspenseful games coming out of any studio in the past few years, Sir (or Madam) You Are Being Hunted has a unique art style and feel that is truly all its' own.

The story is this : something bad happens and you wake up on an island, with almost nothing on your person. Nearby is what appears to be a freshly destroyed robot, sparks still fizzling from its' corpse. You find out rather quickly that the land is dotted with these roving, top hat-wearing, pipe-smoking, gun-toting androids and they are hunting you like a game animal. Why? We don't really know.

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60 Year Old Gramps Trash Talks Like a Pro In Call Of Duty

June 16th, 2014 3:07pm EDT
60 Year Old Gramps Trash Talks Like a Pro In Call Of Duty
Who says seniors are out of touch with technology? This (allegedly) 60 year old man plays Call of Duty : Modern Warfare 3 religiously, and he can hang with the best of them.

Anyone who has played competitive video games sometime in the past ten years knows that trash talking is a big part of the sport. You rub it in your opponents face when you're doing well, and swear like a sailor when you're getting your butt kicked. What we might call "bad sportsmanship" in sports, is the accepted norm when it comes to video games.

It may not be politically correct, but there is something irrefutably ...
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The Witcher 3 Gets A New Trailer, A Release Date And Opens Preorders

June 5th, 2014 2:52pm EDT
The Witcher 3 Gets A New Trailer, A Release Date And Opens Preor
The highly anticipated Opus Magnum of CDProjekt Red, the Witcher 3, has just recieved a brand new trailer titled 'The Sword of Destiny.' And boy, does it deliver.

It features characters Witcher lovers will know from both the books and the previous games; Triss Merigold, Dandelion as well as two unknowns who appear to be Yennefer of Vengerburg and Ciri.

Aside from that, it's also received a firm release date of February 24th, and preorders are now open.

Their conference also debuted their new DRM service GOG Galaxy, which boasts itself as a consumer friendly platform for game managemen...
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