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  • Apple Close to Buying Beats Electronics for $3.2 Billion

    Apple could be close to making its biggest acquisition in the company's history, offering $3.2 billion to purchase headphone maker Beats Electronics, which recently launched a streaming music service. Should the deal close, it would mark a major payout...
  • Kevin Hunt: Make Free Calls With These Apps And Wi-Fi

    Kevin Hunt: Make Free Calls With These Apps And Wi-Fi
    Today, let's switch on airplane mode and tune out our wireless carriers, their out-there monthly charges and long-term contractual obligations. The next call you make is free, with a Wi-Fi connection, maybe even to the other side of the globe. It's...
  • Apple near deal to buy Beats Electronics for $3.2 billion

    Apple Inc. is nearing a deal to buy Beats Electronics LLC, the premium headphone maker that recently launched a subscription streaming music service.  The Cupertino tech giant would pay $3.2 billion for Beats, according to a person with knowledge of the...
  • Facebook and Square pull failed apps from digital stores

    Facebook Camera, Poke and Square Wallet have been removed from app stores, bringing an end to three  apps from notable tech companies that were never able to catch on. The social network giant pulled Camera and Poke from the Apple App Store on Friday....
  • March Madness Dunks Record Digital Views in Early Play -- with Apparently No Glitches

    Turns out somebody can deliver a high-volume digital video event without any noticeable snafus. The web and mobile NCAA March Madness Live service, managed by Turner Sports, registered record video streams and engagement for the first three days...
  • Low-budget films rely on shortcuts

    Low-budget films rely on shortcuts
    In a quiet hillside home in Topanga Canyon, filmmaker Brian McGuire instructed his cast members to take their shirts off, put their sunglasses on, snort fake cocaine and "party hard." The 20-person cast and crew were filming a party scene for McGuire'...
  • Unboxing the Rocki music streaming device [Video]

    Unboxing the Rocki music streaming device [Video]
    The Rocki is a music streaming device that lets users listen to music from their smartphones on their big speakers without having to put their phone down. The gadget works by hooking up directly to users' speakers through an auxiliary or RCA cable....
  • Google Chromecast Gets 100-Plus Web-Video Channels, with On-Screen Guide

    Users of Google's $35 Chromecast TV adapter now have access to more than 100 channels of free web video -- including shows from ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, Comedy Central and Hulu -- on their HDTVs, along with a guide-like interface to navigate them through...
  • Dish Launches ESPN, ABC and Disney Internet-Video Services

    Dish Network is now officially on the Mouse House's TV Everywhere list. The development could help encourage the satcaster's subscribers to stick with the pay-TV service, instead of switching an over-the-top option -- including the OTT package Dish...
  • How Amazon Fire TV stacks up against competitors

    How Amazon Fire TV stacks up against competitors
    Amazon.com on Wednesday jumped into the crowded world of video-streaming devices by announcing the Fire TV, a $99 set-top box. The Amazon Fire TV will now go head to head against the Apple TV, the Google Chromecast and four Roku devices. These devices...
  • Aereo Coming to Google Chromecast

    Aereo, facing a showdown with broadcasters at the U.S. Supreme Court over its TV-streaming service, will be adding support for Google's Chromecast adapter as another option for users to watch programming on HDTVs -- unless the court rules the startup...
  • 2015 Kia Sedona: First Look

     
    Competes with: Dodge Grand Caravan, Honda Odyssey, Toyota Sienna Looks like: A minivan doing its hardest to look like a crossover Drivetrain: 276-hp, 3.3-liter V-6 with a six-speed automatic transmission; front-wheel drive Hits dealerships: Fall 2014 More...