Apple set to shut down Beats music service: report

Apple is set to discontinue the Beats streaming music service it acquired earlier this year to focus on iTunes, the news website TechCrunch reported Monday.

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Nexus 9 Rumor Roundup: Everything We Think We Know

It's been a long time since we've had a Nexus tablet. 2013's Nexus 7 was a wonderful if underpowered little device , and there hasn't been a bigger version since 2012's Nexus 10 . But a newcomer ...

6 hours ago from Gizmodo

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The Samsung Galaxy Alpha is coming to US as an AT&T exclusive

Samsung's metal phone comes out on September 26 for $199.99 with contract.

5 hours ago from Arstechnica

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Microsoft delays launch of Xbox in China

Microsoft, which was due to launch the Xbox One in China on Tuesday, has said it will put back the "historic" event to later this year, slowing what was billed as the first game console to enter ...

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Next-gen USB gives HDMI rival a piggyback ride

DisplayPort technology lost out to HDMI in the marketplace, but it could get some help from next-gen USB connectors coming in 2015. Don't kiss those copper cables goodbye just yet.

30 minutes ago from CNET

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Improved liquid battery: Longer-lasting materials could enable batteries that make renewables more competitive

Researchers at MIT have improved a proposed liquid battery system that could enable renewable energy sources to compete with conventional power plants.

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Oculus unveils new prototype VR headset

Oculus has unveiled a new prototype of its virtual reality headset. However, the VR company still isn't ready to release a consumer edition.

Sat 20 Sep 14 from

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China blocks 'privacy' search engine DuckDuckGo

China has begun blocking the privacy-protecting search engine DuckDuckGo, which avoids storing user data or tracking online activity, according to the company and security researchers.

2 hours ago from

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Record iPhone weekend sales top 10 million

Apple said Monday it sold more than 10 million of its new iPhone models globally in the opening weekend of record sales of the bigger-screen version of its smartphone.

9 hours ago from

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New RFID technology helps robots find household objects

Mobile robots could be much more useful in homes, if they could locate people, places and objects. Today's robots usually see the world with cameras and lasers, which have difficulty reliably ...

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