Beats By Dr.Dre http://www.stuff.tv/monster/beats-drdre/news en-GB Apple reportedly planning to bundle rebranded Beats Music on all iPhones http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-reportedly-planning-bundle-beats-music-all-iphones/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Streaming service will probably use iTunes banner before it becomes standard issue </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="iOS 8" alt="iOS 8" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/apple-ios8-closeup_0.jpg?1416435669" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>According to a report out today from the Financial Times, Apple intends to have Beats Music make the leap from an optional App Store download to a pre-installed, permanent part of iOS.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-reportedly-planning-bundle-beats-music-all-iphones/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-reportedly-planning-bundle-beats-music-all-iphones/news#comments Apple Beats By Dr.Dre iTunes Music Wed, 19 Nov 2014 22:18:41 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1453551 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: Microsoft’s first Lumia launching this week, wireless Beats Solo2 headphones leaked, and Tony Hawk plotting video game return http://www.stuff.tv/apple/fully-charged-microsoft-s-first-lumia-launching-week-wireless-beats-solo2-headphones-leaked-an <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Wake up, shake off the weekend, and read our morning tech news roundup </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Microsoft Lumia" alt="Microsoft Lumia" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/microsoft-lumia-first-tease.jpg?1415690501" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> First Microsoft Lumia device unveiling tomorrow </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class="p1">We&rsquo;ve been anticipating the launch of Microsoft&rsquo;s first branded Lumia smartphone, following the demise of the Nokia brand for such things, and now it appears we&rsquo;ll have our first (official) glimpse in just a day.</p> <p class="p1">The company has teased an unveiling for 11 November, with a partial look at an orange-encased device and the tagline, &ldquo;Microsoft is delivering the power of everyday mobile technology to everyone.&rdquo; In other words, a budget phone. But unfortunately for Microsoft, the specs and details already leaked via the Chinese <a href="http://shouji.tenaa.com.cn/Mobile/MobileDetail.aspx?code=5wWbcv1czkyDQKKxkFmNckLhnyZTK%2flh">telecom equipment certification process</a>.</p> <p class="p1">It appears that the Lumia will feature a 5in display with a 1.2Ghz Snapdragon processor, 1GB of RAM, a 5-megapixel back camera, and even a front-facing selfie shooter, which wasn&rsquo;t always the case with Nokia&rsquo;s own low-end Lumia models. But we&rsquo;ll have official word, along with a final name and likely price, tomorrow.</p> <p class="p1">[Sources: <a href="http://lumiaconversations.microsoft.com/2014/11/07/want-to-see-morelumia/">Lumia Conversations</a>, <a href="http://www.theverge.com/2014/11/7/7172643/microsoft-lumia-teaser">The Verge</a>]</p> <p class="p1"><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/microsoft-officially-dropping-nokia-branding-its-lumia-phones/news">Microsoft officially dropping Nokia branding for Lumia phones</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Wireless Beats Solo2 headphones coming </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class="p1">If you&rsquo;ve been waiting for the latest and greatest Beats - the Solo2 on-ear headphones (pictured) - to go wireless, you&rsquo;re in luck: a filing from the United States Federal Communication Commission (FCC) shows that such a pair is on the horizon.</p> <p class="p2">According to 9to5Mac, the only obvious difference in design is the lack of a cord and the addition of Bluetooth 4.0 (LE) tech for connectivity. Also, the filing was done in Apple&rsquo;s name, and the box design lists Apple as the maker, so perhaps a slight shift in branding is afoot, as well.</p> <p class="p1">The wired model comes in at &pound;169, so whatever the price for the wireless version, it&rsquo;ll surely be a fair bit higher. We&rsquo;ll let you know when they&rsquo;re properly revealed.</p> <p class="p1">[Source: <a href="http://9to5mac.com/2014/11/07/upcoming-bluetooth-apple-branded-beats-solo2-headphones-revealed-by-fcc/">9to5Mac</a>]</p> <p class="p1"><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/why-apple-wants-buy-beats/feature">So why does Apple want to buy Beats?</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Beats Solo2" alt="Beats Solo2" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/beats-solo2.jpg?1415690501" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> New Tony Hawk games in development </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class="p1">It&rsquo;s been a few years since the last new Tony Hawk-branded skateboarding game, but that&rsquo;ll change in 2015, as the legendary pro boarder announced that he&rsquo;s working with Activision on new console and mobile games.</p> <p class="p1">Hawk added that he thinks &ldquo;fans of [<em>Tony Hawk&rsquo;s Pro Skater</em>] series will be hyped,&rdquo; which seems to imply a return to the style of earlier entries.&nbsp;The franchise hit a wall in 2009 and 2010 when it embraced a physical board controller, and the only notable release since was 2012&rsquo;s remastered compilation, <em>Tony Hawk&rsquo;s Pro Skater HD</em> (pictured).</p> <p class="p1">A new mobile game, <em>Tony Hawk&rsquo;s Shred Session</em>, was supposed to launch this autumn, but it&rsquo;s been &ldquo;postponed indefinitely&rdquo; in the wake of these new moves, says Activision.</p> <p class="p1">[Sources: <a href="https://twitter.com/tonyhawk/status/530769949649014784">Twitter</a>, <a href="http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2014-11-07-tony-hawk-is-working-on-a-new-console-game-for-2015">Eurogamer</a>]</p> <p class="p1"><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/sunset-overdrive/review">Sunset Overdrive review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="648" title="Tony Hawk&#039;s Pro Skater HD" alt="Tony Hawk&#039;s Pro Skater HD" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/activision-tonyhawkhd_0.jpg?1415690501" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/fully-charged-microsoft-s-first-lumia-launching-week-wireless-beats-solo2-headphones-leaked-an#comments Apple Beats By Dr.Dre Console games Gaming Microsoft Smartphones Windows Phone Mon, 10 Nov 2014 07:30:00 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1452700 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: Homey’s voice-controlled home automation, new Mortal Kombat teased, and Leap Motion’s major upcoming update http://www.stuff.tv/apple/fully-charged-homey-s-voice-controlled-home-automation-new-mortal-kombat-teased-and-leap-motio <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> All the essential overnight tech news collected in one handy digest </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Homey" alt="Homey" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/homey.jpg?1401345181" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Homey offers stylish voice-controlled home automation </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Introduced via a Kickstarter campaign yesterday, Homey is an Internet-powered wireless hub that controls all manner of gadgets and appliances in your home&mdash;and it&rsquo;s controlled by your voice. The white sphere is marked by a glowing multi-colored light, and it features eight different wireless modules inside, letting it connect to devices via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, ZigBee, Z-Wave, 433.92 MHz, nrf24l01+, and even Infrared.</p> <p>What can it do? If you ask it to play a movie, it can close your blinds, dim the lights, kill the music, and find the requested media on TV. It can also tell you the weather when you leave, and then scale down the heat, power down lights and devices, and lock your doors.</p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="401" scrolling="no" src="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/athom/homey-the-living-room-talk-to-your-home/widget/video.html" width="534"></iframe></p> <p>Of course, you&rsquo;ll need a slew of devices to utilize all of this great functionality together, but it&rsquo;s possible. There&rsquo;s also a smartphone app for interacting with the Homie from afar, such as asking it to pre-heat your oven while at the market.</p> <p>The Homey is expected to ship between March and June 2015, and the crowdfunding campaign is already well on its way to being funded rather soon, with more than &euro;70,000 pledged against a goal of &euro;100,000 after just one day. Early bird pricing tiers are filling up quick, with &euro;229 currently the lowest available price for snagging one next year. The planned retail price is &euro;399.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/athom/homey-the-living-room-talk-to-your-home">Kickstarter</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/alyt-siri-your-smarthome/news">ALYT is Siri for your smart home</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> New Mortal Kombat to be revealed soon </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Mortal Kombat co-creator and NetherRealm Studios creative director Ed Boon has been teasing a mysterious countdown on <a href="https://twitter.com/noobde">Twitter</a> for weeks, but today, Game Informer received posters featuring a broken spine, the classic series dragon logo, and the words, &ldquo;Who&rsquo;s Next?&rdquo; Boon then updated his account to feature the same black-and-white logo and text.</p> <p>Likely scenario? The 10th Mortal Kombat game will probably be revealed very soon, almost certainly at the E3 gaming convention in two weeks. NetherRealm developed the excellent Mortal Kombat reboot in 2011 before moving onto last year&rsquo;s great DC Comics fighter Injustice: Gods Among Us. Expect the new Mortal Kombat to be on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 for sure, but don&rsquo;t be surprised if it ends up on last-gen platforms as well.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2014/05/28/the-mortal-kombat-x-posters-are-real.aspx">Game Informer</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/mortal-kombat/review">Mortal Kombat review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Mortal Kombat" alt="Mortal Kombat" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/mortalkombat10.jpg?1401345181" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Major Leap Motion controller update enters beta </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Leap Motion controller is an interesting bit of tech, allowing you to play games and control apps on your computer using only your fingers, but it still lacks enough killer software support to propel it to mainstream success. An impressive new functionality upgrade may turn the tide in that respect, however.</p> <p>Leap Motion (the company) just revealed a major V2 update that&rsquo;s entered beta testing, which allows the existing device to track individual joints and bones, thus better inferring your movements even when part of your hand isn&rsquo;t visible. Just check out the video above to see how impressive the interactions could be&mdash;assuming it actually works that well in practice.</p> <p>The update will also improve the device&rsquo;s resistance to ambient infrared light, letting it perform better in certain lighting conditions. Additional features will be implemented as bugs are squashed before V2 hits consumers, which could be a matter of months still. But for anyone second-guessing a Leap Motion purchase, this may prove a reassuring sign of things to come.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="https://www.leapmotion.com/blog/leap-motion-v2-tracking-now-in-public-developer-beta/">Leap Motion</a> via <a href="http://gizmodo.com/the-leap-motion-controller-is-about-to-get-a-whole-lot-1582297222">Gizmodo</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/leap-motion/leap-motion/review">Leap Motion: one year on review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/zXghYjh6Gro" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Apple bought Beats, but HP can still use the brand </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Certainly, <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-acquires-beats-us3-billion/news">the biggest news of the last 24 hours</a> was Apple&rsquo;s announcement that it had acquired Beats Electronics and Beats Music collectively for a deal eventually worth US$3 billion, but an odd wrinkle has emerged: HP still has the rights to build Beats Audio technology into its devices for some time to come.</p> <p>According to CNET, HP can still develop new products with the Beats branding and tech through the end of 2014, and sell those products through all of 2015. Surely Apple will find a way to use its new toy before next year concludes, so it&rsquo;ll be interesting to see these competitors sharing what should be a defining feature for Beats&rsquo; new buyer.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.cnet.com/news/the-beats-go-on-at-hp-at-least-until-2015/">CNET</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/beats-drdre/beats-luke-wood-we-want-raise-sound-quality-bar/feature">Luke Wood from Beats: &quot;We want to raise the sound quality bar&quot;</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="HP + Beats Audio" alt="HP + Beats Audio" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/hp-beats.jpg?1401345181" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/fully-charged-homey-s-voice-controlled-home-automation-new-mortal-kombat-teased-and-leap-motio#comments Apple Beats By Dr.Dre Connected home Console games Crowdfunding HP Leap Motion Thu, 29 May 2014 06:30:00 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1438081 at http://www.stuff.tv Apple acquires Beats for US$3 billion http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-acquires-beats-us3-billion/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Rumoured move to purchase Beats Electronics and Beats Music made official </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Apple acquires Beats" alt="Apple acquires Beats" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/beats-apple.jpg?1401327862" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Confirming <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/fully-charged-apple-might-buy-beats-electronics-new-unreal-tournament-free-and-community-desig">weeks of speculation</a>, Apple announced this evening that it has acquired headphones manufacturer and streaming music service proprietor Beats.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-acquires-beats-us3-billion/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-acquires-beats-us3-billion/news#comments Apple Beats By Dr.Dre Headphones Music Wed, 28 May 2014 21:28:30 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1438058 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: Sony ditches OLED TVs for more 4K LCDs, Dr. Dre rumored as new Apple exec, and Half-Life 2 and Portal hit Nvidia Shield http://www.stuff.tv/apple/fully-charged-sony-ditches-oled-tvs-more-4k-lcds-dr-dre-rumored-new-apple-exec-and-half-life-2 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Skip the triple shot of espresso—the morning’s hottest tech news will perk you up </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Sony OLED TVs" alt="Sony OLED TVs" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/sony-oled.jpg?1399962781" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sony shunning OLED TV production in favor of 4K LCD models </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>With its TV business seemingly on the road to profitability after a decade of losses, Sony will reportedly cease development of OLED televisions and refocus its efforts on 4K LCD sets. The Nikkei Asian Review notes that Sony commands more than 20% of the 4K TV market as of the end of 2013, and that the company doesn&rsquo;t expect significant demand for OLED models soon.</p> <p>Sony has eight 4K sets planned for release this summer, which constitutes nearly half of its flat-panel TV lineup. In addition to shifting its focus away from OLED televisions, Sony also plans to cut labor costs for its various electronics by more than 20%. If you were banking on a Sony-branded OLED anytime soon, then it may be time to start <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/samsung/samsung-ke55s9c/review">considering a Samsung</a> or LG instead.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://asia.nikkei.com/Business/Companies/Sony-benches-OLED-TVs-for-4K-sets">Nikkei Asian Review</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/4k-oled-ultimate-tv/news">LG EC9800: 4K + OLED + webOS + 4K Netflix might well equal the ultimate TV</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Apple to introduce Dre, Iovine as executives at WWDC? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/fully-charged-apple-might-buy-beats-electronics-new-unreal-tournament-free-and-community-desig">found out last week</a> that Apple is in talks to acquire Beats Electronics, maker of premium headsets and operator of the Beats Music streaming service. Now Billboard reports that Apple may make a big splash by introducing Beats co-founders Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine at the Worldwide Developers Conference as its latest executive additions.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s not yet clear what those executive roles will entail, but one source believes that Iovine would handle Apple&rsquo;s overall music strategy and manage relationships with record labels. The Worldwide Developers Conference takes place in a few short weeks, from 2-6 June in San Francisco, California.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.billboard.com/biz/articles/news/legal-and-management/6084792/apple-wwdc-jimmy-iovine-dr-dre-executive-appointments-jobs">Billboard</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/why-apple-wants-buy-beats/feature">So why does Apple want to buy Beats?</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine" alt="Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/beats-drdreiovine.jpg?1399962781" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Half-Life 2, Portal come to Android—but only for Nvidia Shield </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="300" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/kM5R5oGHINI" width="534"></iframe></p> <p>In late March, <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/lego/fully-charged-portal-coming-android-kenya-catching-poachers-drones-and-lego-unveils-simpsons-mi">Nvidia announced</a> that it was in the process of porting Valve&rsquo;s first-person puzzle classic <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nvidia.valvesoftware.portal">Portal</a> from PC to the Nvidia Shield, and yesterday it added a little extra something to the news: a port of Valve&rsquo;s <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nvidia.valvesoftware.halflife2">Half-Life 2</a> is also on the Shield, and both are available to download today from Google Play for US$9.99 apiece.</p> <p>Indeed, Portal and Half-Life 2 are running natively on Android; unfortunately, they&rsquo;re only playable on the Nvidia Shield, which features physical controls. You can catch a quick glimpse of both games in the trailer above&mdash;they look solid, albeit not as smooth as they&rsquo;d run on a decent PC. But two of the best games of the last decade on a portable? We can tolerate a little performance dip if that&rsquo;s the case.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://blogs.nvidia.com/blog/2014/05/12/half-life-2-portal-shield/">Nvidia</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/nvidia/video-review-nvidia-shield/video">Video review: Nvidia Shield is &ldquo;the most powerful handheld console ever&rdquo;</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Mute functionality added to Twitter web and apps </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It&rsquo;s been present in third-party apps for some time, but Twitter has finally added an official mute option to both Twitter.com and the Android and iOS apps. Designed to temporarily silence a user that you&rsquo;re not quite ready to unfollow, the feature lets you block that specific user&rsquo;s tweets from showing up on your home timeline.</p> <p>Account users won&rsquo;t know if they&rsquo;ve been muted, and can still read, favorite, respond to, and retweet your tweets, but you won&rsquo;t see such actions in your timeline, nor will you receive push or SMS notifications as a result. We&rsquo;ve all had the urge to shush a few of our Twitter followers from time to time, but as long as you promise never to mute @StuffTV, we&rsquo;ll be all good.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="https://blog.twitter.com/2014/another-way-to-edit-your-twitter-experience-with-mute">Twitter</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/amazon-now-lets-you-add-basket-items-twitter/news">#shopping: Amazon now lets you add basket items via Twitter</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="634" title="Follow us! @StuffTV" alt="@StuffTV on Twitter" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/twitter-stufftv.png?1399962781" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/fully-charged-sony-ditches-oled-tvs-more-4k-lcds-dr-dre-rumored-new-apple-exec-and-half-life-2#comments 4K Android games Apple Beats By Dr.Dre Nvidia Sony Twitter Tue, 13 May 2014 03:29:12 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1437015 at http://www.stuff.tv So why does Apple want to buy Beats? http://www.stuff.tv/apple/why-apple-wants-buy-beats/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sam Kieldsen asks what Cupertino thinks it can get from Dr Dre’s headphone company. Hint: it’s not about headphones </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="So why does Apple want to buy Beats?" alt="So why does Apple want to buy Beats?" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/apple-dre-beats.jpg?1400203467" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>At the time of writing, it seems increasingly likely that Apple is about to acquire Beats Electronics, the headphone and audio company started by, among others, hip hop legend Dr Dre, for US$3.2 billion &ndash; or &pound;1.9 billion. But why?</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Beats is different. It&rsquo;s been an established name since its first pair of headphones was released in 2008. It has one of rap&rsquo;s best-known producers as its figurehead. Its products are beloved of footballers and celebrities. It&rsquo;s a huge brand, and for Apple to buy it for its technology and then kill it off just doesn&rsquo;t make sense.</p> <p>For all Beats&rsquo; popularity, there&rsquo;s nothing supremely technically innovative about its headphones: they&rsquo;re simply solidly-made, bass-heavy cans; probably most people would call them overpriced. If it wanted to improve the quality of its own (much-derided) headphones, Apple could spend a far smaller sum of money buying any one of a number of audio companies with just as much technical knowhow than Beats.</p> <p>OK, so Beats makes home speakers too. Maybe Apple wants to use this tech in a new <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IPod_Hi-Fi" target="_blank">iPod Hi-Fi</a>? Or its long-rumoured (and, let&rsquo;s face it, probably non-existent) HDTV. But again, Beats offers nothing that a dozen other audio companies don&rsquo;t.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/beats-drdre/beats-luke-wood-we-want-raise-sound-quality-bar/feature" target="_blank">Beats&#39; Luke Wood: &quot;We want to raise the sound quality bar&quot;</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Beats headphones" alt="Beats headphones" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/beats-headphones.jpg?1400203467" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>So what else does Beats have going for it? Well, there&rsquo;s its streaming service, Beats Music, which launched in January of this year. Beats Music is based on the MOG service Beats purchased back in 2012 for something in the region of US$10 million, so it&rsquo;s hard to see Apple &ndash; the world&rsquo;s largest music retailer &ndash; feeling the need to snap it up now for a vastly increased sum. While it&rsquo;s promising, and it&rsquo;s already set up, it&rsquo;s a new service that has yet to prove itself (it hasn&rsquo;t even launched outside of the US).</p> <p>The more I think about this deal, the more it seems Apple is buying Beats for its image. And that&rsquo;s quite out of character for Cupertino, where understated, minimalist design, not the look-at-me bling of Beats&rsquo; red cables and bright colours, has always ruled.</p> <p>Apple has thrived on exuding its own brand of mercurial cool &ndash; one that says &ldquo;we know best&rdquo; with such crystal clarity that it convinces you that they really, really do. For it to think it needs to shell out billions on Beats in order to boost its street cred strikes us as baffling &ndash; and actually a sign that the company is, for the first time, in danger of becoming out of touch. Because there are actually a lot of people out there &ndash; and I don&rsquo;t just mean audiophiles, I mean people who value style just as much as substance &ndash; that wouldn&rsquo;t be caught dead wearing Beats headphones. As I said, they&rsquo;re the go-to headphone brand for footballers and c-list soap stars. Does anyone who&#39;s genuinely cool want a Beats Audio logo on the back of their iPhone?</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/new-rechargeable-beats-dre-studio-headphones-hit-shelves-today/news" target="_blank">New rechargeable Beats by Dre Studio headphones hit shelves today</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Beats Music" alt="Beats Music" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/beats-music.jpg?1400203467" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It&rsquo;s true that Beats as a company is a huge money-maker though. It holds about 50 percent of the US$1 billion global headphone market, and perhaps with Apple&rsquo;s help it can grab even more of a share. But even then it&rsquo;ll be a few years before Apple&rsquo;s investment pays for itself.</p> <p>More likely? Apple is acting now because of all the above factors. In Beats it has a company that makes audio hardware that consumers love, it has a ready-made streaming service and his has (what it thinks) is an image boost. But is that really worth $3 billion?</p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="604" height="453" title="Beats founders Dr Dre and Jimmy Iovine" alt="Beats founders Dr Dre and Jimmy Iovine" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/beatselectronics.jpg?1400203467" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/why-apple-wants-buy-beats/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Apple Beats By Dr.Dre Headphones Hi-Fi & Streaming Fri, 09 May 2014 16:11:58 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1436835 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: Apple might buy Beats, new Unreal Tournament is free and community-designed, and a game console for dogs http://www.stuff.tv/apple/fully-charged-apple-might-buy-beats-electronics-new-unreal-tournament-free-and-community-desig <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Fill your groggy brain with the most interesting and entertaining tech news around </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Beats&#039; Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine" alt="Beats&#039; Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/beatselectronics.jpg?1399617181" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Report: Apple in talks to buy Beats Electronics </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Apple often makes (relatively) small company acquisitions that end up helping it down the line, but its next target would be its biggest and splashiest by far. The Financial Times reports that Apple is gearing up to acquire Beats Electronics for US$3.2 billion.</p> <p>Beats, of course, produces its very popular line of headphones, and earlier this year launched the Beats Music streaming service. The company was co-founded by rapper and producer Dr. Dre along with producer and label executive Jimmy Iovine.</p> <p>Should the deal be finalized, it&rsquo;s expected to be announced as early as next week. Beats has taken flak for middling headphones in the past, but seemed to be upping its game with recent releases. If it means getting better earbuds with Apple devices, we&rsquo;re all for it.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/e330e830-d6f3-11e3-b95e-00144feabdc0.html">The Financial Times</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/beats-drdre/beats-luke-wood-we-want-raise-sound-quality-bar/feature">Luke Wood from Beats: &quot;We want to raise the sound quality bar&quot;</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> New Unreal Tournament to be free, co-created by fans </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class="p1">Before Gears of War and the mass licensing of the Unreal Engine to power everything from mobile to high-end PC and console games, Epic Games was best known for the competitive multiplayer Unreal Tournament shooter series. It&rsquo;s coming back after several years away, but with some twists.</p> <p class="p2">Epic is starting from scratch with the Unreal Engine 4, and will be working to get a deathmatch mode playable in a matter of several months&mdash;all with the help of fans and creators from the community. And then once it&rsquo;s live in an alpha form, modders will be called upon to help expand the experience.</p> <p class="p2">The new Unreal Tournament will be a fully free game without microtransactions, though an in-game store will eventually launch in which creators can sell mods and level packs, netting Epic a share of the profits. Unreal Engine licensees can get in on the action now and help shape the initial version of the game.</p> <p class="p2">[Source: <a href="https://www.unrealengine.com/blog/the-future-of-unreal-tournament-begins-today">Unreal Engine</a>]</p> <p class="p2"><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/25-best-fps-games-ever/news">25 best FPS games ever</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Unreal Tournament 3" alt="Unreal Tournament 3" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/unrealtournament.jpg?1399617181" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Skin cancer? There’s an app for that </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class="p1">Next time you need to get a suspicious mole checked out, it might be an iPhone making the diagnosis. A University of Houston professor has created an app, DermoScreen, that analyzes an up-close photo of a skin lesion and determines whether it&rsquo;s cancerous or not. Initial testing shows that it&rsquo;s 85% accurate, which is on par with trained dermatologists and better than the average general practitioner.</p> <p class="p1">Granted, the app requires a US$500 magnifying lens attachment to do its job, but it&rsquo;s not really meant for home use. Instead, it could be a helpful tool for early detection, especially in developing countries. DermoScreen is currently being tested more extensively at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, and it could be released commercially if all goes well there.</p> <p class="p1">[Source: <a href="http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2014-05/uoh-iao050614.php">EurekAlert</a> via <a href="http://recode.net/2014/05/07/this-app-may-detect-skin-cancer-better-than-your-doc/">Re/code</a>]</p> <p class="p1"><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/drop-everything-and-try-play-cure-genes-space/news">Play to Cure - Genes in Space: fly a spaceship to help cure cancer</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="DermoScreen" alt="DermoScreen" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/dermoscreen.jpg?1399617181" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> CleverPet is a nearly-crowdfunded game console for dogs </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="401" scrolling="no" src="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1453211280/cleverpet-a-console-that-teaches-and-feeds-your-do/widget/video.html" width="534"></iframe></p> <p class="p1">Is your pooch sitting around bored at home all day while you&rsquo;re at work? Thanks to CleverPet&mdash;currently racking up pledges on Kickstarter&mdash;you can keep him or her entertained and well-fed while you&rsquo;re away. It uses light-up touch pads to engage your canine with games, and rewards correct actions by revealing a treat.</p> <p class="p1">CleverPet can be updated with new activities through an app, and can even play your recorded voice via a built-in speaker. The device has already racked up more than US$85,000 on a goal of US$100,000, and has 24 days left to make up the difference. Just US$159 will get your pet some entertainment early next year. Cheaper than an Xbox One and easier to set up? Don&rsquo;t sleep on that, pups.</p> <p class="p1">[Source: <a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1453211280/cleverpet-a-console-that-teaches-and-feeds-your-do">Kickstarter</a> via <a href="http://www.engadget.com/2014/05/06/cleverpet-kickstarter-dog-food-treat-simon/">Engadget</a>]</p> <p class="p1"><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/best-kickstarter-project-weve-seen-today-and-its-fake/news">This is the best Kickstarter project we&#39;ve seen today, and it&#39;s a fake</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/fully-charged-apple-might-buy-beats-electronics-new-unreal-tournament-free-and-community-desig#comments Apple Beats By Dr.Dre Crowdfunding Health and fitness iOS apps Fri, 09 May 2014 04:37:02 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1436806 at http://www.stuff.tv Luke Wood from Beats: "We want to raise the sound quality bar" http://www.stuff.tv/beats-drdre/beats-luke-wood-we-want-raise-sound-quality-bar/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> &quot;The new Beats Studio is us learning to play,&quot; says the iconic headphone maker’s president, as he talks to Stuff about working with Dre, HTC’s One Max and why he’ll always be an audiophile at heart </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Beats&#039; president and COO Luke Wood" alt="Beats&#039; president and COO Luke Wood" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/luke-wood.jpg?1381313943" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Luke Wood knows what sounds good.</p> <p>As president and chief operating officer at Beats Electronics, he's developed the company's portfolio of headphones and speakers, working alongside co-founders Dr Dre and Jimmy Iovine. And while audiophiles may bemoan the bass-heavy sound profile that's typical of Beats, its products are a massive hit – 64 per cent of headphone sales priced US$100 and over last year were Beats,&nbsp;according to analysts NPD Group. </p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/will-findlater" title="View user profile.">Will Findlater</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> For Beats, design is core – but we’re also focused on sound </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>"When we started we were brand new in the business of making headphones. Jimmy [Iovine] and Dre: they had 70-plus years collectively of making records in the studio, producing and mixing as artists, engineers. I spent 20 years in the studio myself, so we came from that background of making records, but we’d never made headphones before. So in 2006, when the product was started, to 2008 when it first came out, we learned a lot.</p> <p>"The Studio was really the Beats icon. It was our original headphone, our model A.&nbsp;Design is at the core of what we do: if it doesn't look great, no-one's going to want to wear it.&nbsp;I always feel a certain sense of betrayal when someone completely redesigns the products that I have an emotional connection to, so when we were thinking about our new Beats Studio, it was really driven by our desire to focus on the sound.</p> <p class="p1">"With the design [from the original Studio and new Studio], you're looking at two products that are evolutionary, but the sound profile is radically different."</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The new Beats Studio is our Nevermind </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>"From a tuning perspective, [the original Beats Studio] was like our first album. You know: learning how to tune a guitar; the chords were kinda like GCD; it was very rudimentary and simple. I've been fortunate enough to work with a lot of really talented artists and it's really not until their third album as a group that they really get the voice of the band, the voice of the studio, the voice of the instruments, and if you look at really great records, very few bands start out with Sergeant Pepper.</p> <p>"People think that Nirvana started out with Nevermind. No! They had a really noisy album called Bleach that sounds nothing like Nevermind, and then they learned to play. The new Beats Studio is us learning to play."</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Beats Studio 2013" alt="Beats Studio 2013" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/new-beats-studio.jpg?1381313943" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Original Beats Studio" alt="Original Beats Studio" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Monsterbeatsdrdre.jpg?1381313943" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Fine-tuning is key </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>"We have digital sound processing (DSP) that allows us to be clinical in how we tune the headphone. This uses digital noise cancelling, and that combined with the DSP allows us to tune the headphone post-factory. Before it goes in the box, if it doesn't feel 100 percent on spec, we can retune the headphone. From a quality control standpoint it's very important to us that every headphone sounds the same.</p> <p>"From 3m away, there's a similarity to the silhouette, but when you look closely at the [old and new Beats Studios], there's no relation. Not one single component from the original headphone is in this [new] one.&nbsp;It's an incredibly durable headphone, it's 25% lighter, and its got a fuel gauge.&nbsp;I'm obsessed with everything being charged constantly so, you know, it fits me perfectly."</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> There’s no consumer demand for HD music... </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>"I think there will always be a niche demand and I really respect that. I'm somebody who likes to get 180-gram version vinyl, because it has a certain sound to it that's different from other vinyl. And we work in the studio in 24-bit/192kHz, so we're working in extremely high-res.</p> <p>"When you spend six months on a record, always listening back in 192/24-bit, and you dither down to a codec like MP3 or AAC, you really hear the difference. But I think it takes a lot of education, and I think to some degree, there's a level of convenience you have to give the consumer with music. There's only so much pain they'll put up with."</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1023" height="630" title="Nirvana HDtracks" alt="Nirvana HDtracks" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Screen%20shot%202013-10-01%20at%2011.34.38.png?1381313943" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ...and there’s no point listening to HD music on cheap headphones </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>"What's the point of listening through the 24-cent earbuds that came bundled with your smartphone? You want to reach out to the consumer with the best possible experience, but you have to make it easy, you have to make it effortless, or else it'll never catch on.</p> <p>"I think to some degree people are going to want streaming services but we're some way off from having the bandwidth to support high bit-rate streaming; you don't have the ecosystem yet to support it, you don't have the converters (<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/music/5-best-dacs-how-make-your-digital-music-sound-amazing/feature">DACs</a>). It's important to dream, but it should be a dream you can execute."</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> …but we’re trying to make quality music easier to get </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>"What I'd like to see is everybody endeavouring to make the entire ecosystem better, so absolutely let's make those files better. They could be WAV, AIFF, FLAC, as close to Red Book audio [CD quality] as possible. That would be incredible."</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Smartphone makers will abandon the bundled headphones </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>"They're going to say, well, consumers are going to upgrade anyway. I think that's a great thing because then the consumer has to make a choice about how they're committed to sound. I use my iPad every single day but it has a mono speaker. I'm not going to consume my media with that so I use a headphone, right? I have a choice to pair it via Bluetooth with a speaker or headphone, and where you do that, you have to make the choice: what's your investment in sound?"</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/NokiaHS-125OR_0.jpg?1381313943" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Beats&#039; future is not just about headphones, though </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>"The investment [by manufacturers] in video versus audio over the last 15 years is like 200:1. And it doesn't make sense to me.</p> <p>"We want to try to affect sound in every possible use case and environment. We have a deal with HP, we worked with HTC on audio, right now we work with Chrysler and Dodge… we're trying to learn as we go, to find out how many places we can really affect sound.</p> <p>"We're looking at the primary listening environments: the car, home theatre, video games, planes, travel, commuting on the train, telephony. I think we can bring a benefit&nbsp;everywhere that sound touches the consumer. What I want to do is go at a pace where we can become really good, and have real impact around the experience, as opposed to just being a brand that exists for brand's sake.&nbsp;So we're going to stay in our lane, but our lane touches everything, because any kind of sight and sound media is sight <em>and</em> sound."</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Beats Pill speaker" alt="Beats Pill speaker" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/beats-pill.jpg?1381313943" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-8"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> We’re not done with HTC yet </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>"They still have a 25 percent investment in the company, and additionally we still have a commercial deal with them, around the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/htc-one/review">HTC One</a> and several new devices coming out this fall. We have a large-format HTC device out in the fall <em>(the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/htc/htc-one-max/review">HTC One Max</a>, if we're not mistaken)</em>&nbsp;– I don't even know if they've announced it yet – so we're still on that device.</p> <p>"We learned a lot of great things with HTC. Right now I can't comment as to whether that relationship will continue or not continue, but for Beats, it's been very productive, because we've done a lot of work [on HTC phones] and I'm very proud of the way those devices sound."</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="HTC One X with Beats Audio" alt="HTC One X with Beats Audio" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/htc-one-x-beats.jpg?1381313943" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-9"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> We’re evangelical about sound </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>"Even though it makes me sound like a company guy, we want to raise the bar of sound. When you think about the history of the people in this company, particularly Jimmy Iovine, Dr Dre and myself, we've spent our entire lives committed to making music. We didn't spend our entire lives committed to making headphones.</p> <p>"If we can raise the bar, I would love that. The headphone war is great for everybody, because in the end the artist is going to win."</p> <p><em>Image credit:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/21238273@N03/7472169846/in/photolist-cohPLA-frqkyi-bBfJXy-bC1ivN-bAgGSQ-bAgGkN-bQG3za-bQG43H-bQG4gV-bQG3sp-bBMn8b-bBMmN1-bQG3nx-bBMn4j-bQG47k-bQG3PF-bQG3iZ-bBMmVj-bBMmBS-bQG3Vn-bBkahA-fwmnST-bwj1U3-bKdLja-codvoN-codvvs-bDU3yu-bTEthv-91MvTL-eaSdUS-bT2yRP-bTgqFK-bAgGnh-bAgFLQ-bAgFNf-bAgFR1-bAgGMJ-bPb9Ng-bAgGAU-bPbkZk-bAgGCm-bPbm3F-bPbm58-bAgH25-bPbm7X-8pS14h"><em>Mark Tighe</em></a></em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Dr Dre on stage" alt="Dr Dre on stage" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/dr-dre.jpg?1381313943" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> &quot;The new Beats Studio is us learning to play.&quot; </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Beats boss Luke Wood talks headphones and HTC </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-carousel-image-small"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item small image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_carousel_image_small" width="450" height="340" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/new-beats-studio_0.jpg?1381313943" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/beats-drdre/beats-luke-wood-we-want-raise-sound-quality-bar/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/beats-drdre/beats-luke-wood-we-want-raise-sound-quality-bar/feature#comments Beats By Dr.Dre Docks and Speakers Headphones HTC Interviews Tue, 01 Oct 2013 11:12:42 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1427281 at http://www.stuff.tv New rechargeable Beats by Dre Studio headphones hit shelves today http://www.stuff.tv/new-rechargeable-beats-dre-studio-headphones-hit-shelves-today/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Dr. Dre&#039;s latest aural prescription features active noise-cancelling tech with rechargeable batteries </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="New rechargeable Beats by Dre Studio headphones hit shelves today" alt="New rechargeable Beats by Dre Studio headphones hit shelves today" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/NewBeatsStudio.jpg?1385996907" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The new Beats Studio headphones are available for bass-lovers to pick up from Selfridges today, for &pound;270.</p> <p>For your cash, you&#39;ll be getting rechargeable cans which ditch the replaceable batteries of old and promise 20 hours of use from each charge.</p> <p>As before, the Beats Studio headphones won&#39;t work at all once the juice runs out, so you&#39;ll be needing a backup pair of headphones if you&#39;re planning to fly across to Australia anytime soon.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/new-rechargeable-beats-dre-studio-headphones-hit-shelves-today/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/new-rechargeable-beats-dre-studio-headphones-hit-shelves-today/news#comments Beats By Dr.Dre Headphones Wed, 14 Aug 2013 14:26:50 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1425546 at http://www.stuff.tv 5 of the best Beats alternatives http://www.stuff.tv/beats-drdre/5-best-beats-alternatives/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Still Dre? You needn&#039;t be, with a pair of these superior style cans clamped to your ears </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="348" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/best-beats-alternatives-incase-sonic_0.jpg?1364400252" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/best-beats-alternatives-TDK-ST800_0.jpg?1364400252" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/best-beats-alternatives-focal-spirit-one_0.jpg?1364400252" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="339" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/best-beats-alternatives-audio-technica-ATH-ES88_0.jpg?1364400252" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/best-beats-alternatives-phiaton-MS-300_0.jpg?1364400252" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_5153.jpg?1364400252" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Incase Sonic</strong> £120 <a href="goincase.com">goincase.com </a></p> <p>The Sonics are a little bit of NASA on your head – the ear pads are made from memory foam, the drivers from titanium. They sound fast, direct and punchy, with a proper talent for rhythms and details, but the way they deal with treble is troublesome. Some Beats beaters sound better; none look or feel so smooth.</p> <p><strong>TDK ST800</strong> £200 <a href="tdkperformance.com">tdkperformance.com</a> </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/life-etc/5-of-the-best/5-of-the-best-beats-alternatives </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/beats-drdre/5-best-beats-alternatives/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/beats-drdre/5-best-beats-alternatives/news#comments Beats By Dr.Dre Monster Fri, 11 May 2012 16:29:05 +0000 Sophie Charara 421112 at http://www.stuff.tv Fast Facts – new Beats by Dr Dre dock and headphones http://www.stuff.tv/beats-drdre/fast-facts-%E2%80%93-new-beats-dr-dre-dock-and-headphones/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Spreading it too thin? That’s not the way Dre sees it. But with a new line-up of accessories, can the Monster Beats range maintain its credibility? H </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="356" height="236" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/203200dd1mn_0.jpg?1386000872" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="440" height="404" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/2031809f7bli_0.jpg?1386000872" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="440" height="513" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/20323091fbli_0.jpg?1386000872" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="440" height="299" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/203220a20bli_0.jpg?1386000872" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="440" height="306" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/20321070ebli_0.jpg?1386000872" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="440" height="600" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/20319049fbli_0.jpg?1386000872" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="440" height="76" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/194370c3cbli_433.jpg?1386000872" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Spreading it too thin? That&rsquo;s not the way Dre sees it. But with a new line-up of accessories, can the Monster Beats range maintain its credibility? Here are the new wares, nutshell-style.</p> <p><strong>There are five new products.</strong></p> <p>And four of them are headphones, building (we hope) on the Beats by Dre reputation for quality.</p> <p><strong>The other one is an iPod dock.</strong></p> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/portable-media/fast-facts/fast-facts-new-beats-dr-dre-dock-and-headphones </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/beats-drdre/fast-facts-%E2%80%93-new-beats-dr-dre-dock-and-headphones/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/beats-drdre/fast-facts-%E2%80%93-new-beats-dr-dre-dock-and-headphones/news#comments Beats By Dr.Dre Headphones Monster Fri, 01 Oct 2010 05:00:00 +0000 admin 15108 at http://www.stuff.tv Monster Beats By Dr.Dre http://www.stuff.tv/monster/monster-beats-drdre/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Dr. Dre’s new cans aren’t just the coolest looking noise-cancellers yet – they’re serious sonics too… </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1000" height="1365" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Monsterbeatsdrdre.jpg?1364299742" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Beats – developed by US accessories giant Monster with the aid of N.W.A’s most famous graduate – are pitched firmly at the premium end of the headphone market. </p> <p>Hefty pricetag apart, it’s the quality of their packaging that really gives the game away: every aspect, from the fit and finish of the presentation box to the attention to detail that pervades every aspect of its contents, screams quality.</p> <p><strong>Headphone icons</strong></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £280.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Powerful, entertaining and very effective – not cheap, but for music addicts with deep pockets, highly recommended</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/monster-beats-by-drdre </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/monster/monster-beats-drdre/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/monster/monster-beats-drdre/review#comments Beats By Dr.Dre Headphones Monster Fri, 23 Jan 2009 06:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 11690 at http://www.stuff.tv