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With Beats, Apple Buys A Quick Start On Smart Headphones

Apple purchased Beats By Dre this week, suggesting the company is looking at smart headphone technology — headphones that can sense what the body is doing.
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Tech Week: C-E-Bros, Diversity Numbers And The Beats Deal

The Snapchat CEO's fraternity-day emails surfaced, Apple made its biggest acquisition and Google disclosed the uneven gender breakdown of its staff. Take a look at the week's top headlines in tech.
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Techies, White House Take Part In National Day Of Civic Hacking

Techies and activists worldwide are gathering to create apps that work for the common good, from fixing potholes to stocking food banks.
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Drone Wars: Who Owns The Air?

There are lots of entrepreneurs who would love to build drone-based businesses. But right now, there's a battle over whether it's legal for drones to take to the sky.
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Think Internet Data Mining Goes Too Far? Then You Won't Like This

Devices that scan your brain and read your emotions are no longer sci-fi. Researchers say the technology could threaten privacy by revealing things like your sexual orientation or political leanings.
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The Future Of Online Ed Isn't Heading Where You Expect

A workforce-based initiative on a twin island nation shows the true potential of free online education.
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Google's White Male-Heavy Staff Underlines Tech's Diversity Problem

After years of stalling, Google released a demographic breakdown of its staff that shows the company as 70 percent male and 61 percent white.
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For $3 Billion, Apple Buys Dr. Dre's Beats Electronics

The deal brings hip-hop producers Dr. Dre and Jimmy lovine into the Apple fold. And it also marks a strategic shift for the company, which has always eschewed splashy acquisitions.
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Apple Buys Dr. Dre's Beats Electronics For $3 Billion

Apple's acquisition of the audio equipment and subscription streaming music service co-founded by Dre and record-producer Jimmy Iovine is the computer-maker's largest-ever such purchase.
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Google's Attempt To Make A Self-Driving Car: Big Idea Or Bad Idea?

Google is getting into the automobile business. Since the industry is littered with failed upstarts and revolutionary ideas, NPR's Sonari Glinton asks: Why would anyone want to do that?

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