Apple Is Considering Renaming Beats Music, Not Shutting It Down

Apple is considering making changes at Beats Music, not shutting down the service.Image: Lester Cohen/WireImage Apple is considering making a bunch of changes at Beats Music, but shutting down the subscription streaming service isn’t one of them. ‘It’s not true,’ Tom Neumayr, a spokesman for

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Report: Apple Working on Wireless, Solar Charging for iWatch

Apple customers test out iPads and accessories.Image: Jeff Pachoud/Getty Images Apple is reportedly working on a battery for its not-yet-announced iWatch that could be charged both wirelessly and from the sun. According to a New York Times report, the company is looking to build a smarter

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Bill Gates Vetoed Prototype E-reader in 1998

In 1998 – eight years before Sony introduced the Sony Reader, and nine years before Amazon introduced the Kindle – Microsoft founder and then-CEO Bill Gates was shown a prototype e-reader. He rejected it. ‘He didn’t like the user interface, because it didn’t look like Windows,’ a programmer

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3D ‘Holoportation’ Lets You Virtually Interact With People in Real-Time

Microsoft’s Holoportation is a new type of 3D capture technology that allows high-quality 3D models of people to be reconstructed, compressed and transmitted anywhere in the world in real-time. When combined with mixed reality displays such as HoloLens, this technology allows users to see,

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75 Digital Media Resources You May Have Missed

The holiday season is just around the corner – the “season of giving.” Well, let’s call this the “season of buying” because before all that giving happens, you’ll have to find gifts for all those special someones in your life. At Mashable, we’re constantly writing about the newest and coolest

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The Cloud, Wi-Fi Among Most Stressful Technologies

Technology is supposed to make our lives easier – that is, until something goes wrong. While only about a third of people say that technology as a whole stresses them out, that figure more than doubles when it comes to specific technologies, according to a new study. The top three

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Powered Up and Ready to Go: Inside BMW’s First Hybrid Electric Car

With its strong curves and Lotus-style doors, BMW’s first hybrid, plug-in electric vehicle, the i8, makes a striking first impression. Unveiled at the New York International Auto Show on Wednesday, the two-seater features both an array of technology and eco-friendly accouterments that could make

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