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Soundhawk is a wearable for your ear that fine-tunes all the world's noises

When's the last time you actually heard a conversation in a noisy restaurant? SoundHawk wants to help you cut through the din to hear what matters.

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Hit the road, jack: Why Apple may say goodbye to the headphone plug

As Apple creates a standard for Lightning-powered headphones, is the company getting ready to ditch the venerable headphone jack from its devices?

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T-Mobile looks to keep customers satisfied with test drives, free music streaming

The latest moves in T-Mobile's Uncarrier campaign include letting would-be customers test drive an iPhone 5s for a week and allowing subscribers to stream music from more than half-a-dozen services without it counting against their data plan.

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Toshiba Canvio AeroMobile review: An SSD makes this the portable media server to beat

Thin, light, and long lasting, Toshiba does portable media storage and streaming right.

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Get to know Amazon Prime Music: Limited listening

Amazon Prime Music has much in common with its video cousin -- a thin catalog but just attractive enough to keep the $99 Amazon Prime subscriptions rolling in.

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How to stream the 2014 World Cup

Thirty-two countries are headed to Brazil to find out who is soccer's world champion. We'll show you how to not miss a minute of the action this summer.

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Survey: iOS apps now top browsers as the way to watch TV online

Online TV consumption is at an all-time high, Adobe says in a study of online video trends, with more people turning to iOS apps to get their TV fix.

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LG Heart Rate Earphones review: Good sound, accurate data

In a wearables world that pays more attention to prototypes, beta products and fleeting rumors, LG's marriage of fitness data and audio playback shows retail gear can actually deliver the goods.

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How Apple and Beats could shake up the streaming music scene

Spending $3 billion to add Beats Music to its portfolio is a big deal for Apple. But will it also have big implications for the other top streaming music providers?

Apple's Jimmy Iovine, Eddy Cue liveblog at 2014 Code Conference

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On the heels of the Beats acquisition, Apple's Eddy Cue and Beats's Jimmy Iovine sit down onstage with Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher to detail the deal, talk Apple's product pipeline, and more.

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Apple officially acquires Beats for $3 billion

After much discussion and many theories, Apple has officially plunked down $3 billion to buy Beats Music and Beats Electronics.

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All-you-can-read kids service Epic adds a thousand new books from HarperCollins

With 4000 titles, lots of great series, and a new mega publisher on board, the free trial is worth checking out.

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New Sonos Controller apps exits beta with surprise feature

The Android and iOS app will let home theater users with 5.0- or 5.1-channel systems direct their surround speakers to play stereo sound -- a feature Sonos added during the beta process for its mobile app.

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Apple's secretive acquisition past

The rumors of a deal between Apple and Beats Music provides a rare peek into Apple's thinking when it comes to acquiring companies.

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Get to know Beats Music, the streaming service that could make Apple spend billions

Curious as to why Apple is reportedly going to part with $3.2 billion for Beats Electronics? Look no further than the Beats Music streaming service and how it can beef up what Apple offers.

Why the Beats deal shows Apple is actually listening

Despite the scoffing of the crowd, the Beats deal is a smart move for Apple, argues Michael Simon. It brings technology, star power, and street cred all in one convenient package.