When HTC ponied up $300 million for a majority stake in Beats, it's fair to say it signaled its interest in audio. Now, rumors suggest the handset manufacturer is setting its sights on music streaming. More »
Today is the anniversary of brave Felix Baumgartner's space jump. His heart was racing at 185 beats per minute when he jumped from an altitude of 127,852 feet, then started to spin at 60 revolutions per minute and kept spinning for 13 seconds after jumping, reaching a maximum vertical speed of Mach 1.25. An incredible feat.Read more...
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Organovo's 3D-printed mini-liver just shattered its own record, carrying out the same cellular functions as a natural human liver for 40 days in the lab. That may not seem like a lot — human liver cells are replaced about every 300 to 500 days — but the company's previous millimeter-sized liver slivers only managed five days.
The HAV304 took the crown of “world's longest aircraft” with its inaugural flight today. The gargantuan spans a football field and towers just over two stories in height, owing its construction to pure metal. It sacrifices little in being the world's longest, as it still reaches 100 mph, which is triple that of the dwarfish Goodyear blimp.
There had been some talk back in August about how Beats Electronics was looking to get the remaining 25 percent stake still held by HTC. That discussion popped up in mid-August and while the details seemed solid at the time, the talk went quiet.
Back in 2012,Beatsunveiled its diminutivePill wireless speakerin a bid to steal theJambox'sthunder. Since then, its main rival hasn't exactly been standing still: Jawbone has released two more Bluetooth speakers, including the well-receivedBig Jambox. Not to be outdone, Dr. Dre & co. recently began selling a super-sized version of their own: the $300Beats Pill XL.
This close to the expected reveal date, we're getting a another unofficial look at the All New One, HTC 's successor to the One . This video highlights, among other things, a microSD slot and an all new Blinkfeed. The hardware design pretty much follows that of previous leaked photos, with a second camera near the top edge, dual LED flash, and two front-facing speakers.
It's less than a month before HTC is expected to announce the One successor and we're still getting leaks of what the manufacturer might have in store for its flagship refresh. Now it seems that a silver variant of what HTC is teasing as "The All New One" will also be available based on this leaked image.
If all goes well, we might see HTC finally pull off the veil from the HTC One Max this week, which should finally put to rest all rumors of what the phablet will or will not have. But in the meantime, there’s still plenty of room for some leaks like these bunch of photos showing off HTC’s giant of a smartphone.
Looks like the rumors were true. HTC announced today that Beats Electronics will buy back the remaining 25 percent stake it had in the headphone maker for $265 million, all but bringing to an end a two-year partnership that has never really worked out. It's quite a bit of cash for HTC, after it took a 50.
With just how popularBeats headphonesare, we can't say we're surprised that Dr. Dre'ssimilarly named music servicehas had a hard time coping with a flood of users during launch. As such, Beats Music isn't accepting any new subscribers until the kinks are worked out, but thereisa silver lining.
The debate around giant smartphones is over. Manufacturers like Samsung, Sony and LG have amply demonstrated that it's possible to build a pocketable, phone-like device with a screen bigger than five inches. Now it's HTC's turn.
Will another music streaming service succeed in an overcrowded market?Beats, off their recent buyback from HTC has ventured beyond headphones and audio voodoo. The company is starting a new music streaming service in January that you can now register a username HERE. It’s built on the MOG music service, which Beats bought in 2012 for $14 million.
Rumors continue to suggest that the HTC One Max smartphone will be unveiled on October 17. Ahead of that rumored launch, new details have surfaced about the smartphone. This isn’t the first time details and specifications for the smartphone have been leaked, another rumor suggested the One Max will launch in China first. Some new leaked photos and details have turned up in China.