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Dr. Dre Confirms $3.2 Billion Purchase By Apple, Becoming Hip-Hop’s First Billionaire

In the hours since multiple media outlets reported the possible purchase of Beats Electronic by Apple last night, hip-hop mogul and Beats’ co-founder Dr. Dre was already celebrating the $3.2 billion acquisition in his studio. Filmed by actor Tyrese Gibson in a self-congratulating style much like a … READ MORE

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Apple In Talks to Buy Beats by Dr. Dre For $3.2 Billion

With nearly $159 billion in cash on its balance sheet, Apple will finally spend some of it as the tech giant is close to purchasing Beats Electronics, the maker of Beats by Dr Dre headphones and Beats music streaming service. The deal, rumored to be around $3.2 … READ MORE

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amadana x Star Wars – R2-D2 Virtual Keyboard

Gadget and design savvy readers may already be aware of Japanese electronics company, amadana. The independent company is renowned for their aesthetically pleasing products that differ significantly from mass-marketed gear. Under the new imp. sub-category, they intend to bring some fun into their niche line-up. To kick … READ MORE

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LIX – 3D Printing Pen

In the past few years, 3D printing has evolved to become a household name, and its evolution continues as companies are pushing the boundaries of the concept. Enter LIX, a start-up company that has manufactured this world’s smallest 3D printing pen. Technically, this pen is a 3D … READ MORE

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Beats by Dr Dre Pill 2.0

To say that the Beats by Dr Dre Pill made a splash when it first dropped last May would be an understatement. Within days, it sold out at shops across the globe. Today, Beats is out to harness that same level of attention, but this time with … READ MORE

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Nod Gesture Control Ring

Our technology needs are increasingly shifting from a desktop environment to mobile, and a start-up based out of Mountain View, California, has introduced a new product to navigate this emerging terrain. That company is called Nod Labs, and the innovation takes the form of a wearable ring … READ MORE

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KICKSTARTER x MoMA Design Store – Special Collection

During the upcoming 2014 NYCxDESIGN event, the MoMA design store will launch a series of special projects initiated through Kickstarter, marking the first time the crowd-funding website has partnered with a retailer. Totaling 24 new items created by 20 international designers, the products range from robots to wall hooks, toy cars to clocks, each conceptualized, … READ MORE

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Samsung Galaxy K Zoom – New Camera Specialized-Smartphone

Last year, Samsung introduced the Galaxy S4 Zoom, a hybrid of sorts that packaged an Android 4.2-powered smartphone and a solid 16-megapixel point-and-shoot camera in one body. The consumer response was as underwhelming as the phone’s specs, and the Korean tech giant is stepping up to the … READ MORE

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Mophie – Power Reserve with Integrated Lightning Connector

Finally, Mophie is adding a Lightning Connect to its Power Reserve external batter pack. The new integrated addition means you won’t have to carry a spare Lightning cable to everywhere you go now. And with a 1350mAh battery capacity, the new Power Reserve will keep you Apple … READ MORE

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Leica T 701 – Mirrorless Digital Camera

There have been rumors of a new compact digital camera from Leica, which is said to be unveiled very soon. Here is a preview of the newest addition to their family, boasting plenty of options for snap-and-shoot photographers. It is equipped with a 16.5 megapixel APS-C sensor, … READ MORE

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colette x Kevin Lyons x Xoopar – Beam 2 Power Bank

French select store colette worked closely with designer and illustrator Kevin Lyons for some time, brightening up their store and online presence. Their latest collaboration involves electronic maker Xoopar, decorating their compact Beam 2 Power Bank mobile charger. Lyons’ cheeky cartoon face is printed on the top … READ MORE