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Beat By Dre: The Exclusive Inside Story Of How Monster Lost The World

There’s never been anything like Beats By Dre. The bulky rainbow headphones are a gaudy staple of planes, clubs and footpaths everywhere: as mammoth, beloved and expensive as their namesake. But Dr Dre didn’t just hatch the flashy lineup from his freight train chest: The venture began as an unlikely partnership between a record-industry powerhouse and a boutique audio company best known for making expensive HDMI cables.

Monster 127kg Catfish Caught In Italy

Italian sport fishermen Dino Ferrari and his brother Dario lured in this monstrous 127kg and 2.67m catfish on February 19 in the Po Delta, in Italy. After taking this pictures and weighting the fish they released it back into the river.

Monster Suing Dr Dre Over Beats Fiasco

Monster just sued Beats Electronics, manufacturer of ubiquitous Beats by Dre headphones, because Monster says it invented Beats, and that Beats stole its property and ran away. It’s been clear for years that Monster designed the headphones, but does the company really have a legal claim to any of Dr Dre’s Monster money? We’re about to find out.

Monster's 'Ultra HD' Cables: Essential AV Gear Or An Overpriced Crock?

Monster’s new “Ultra HD Platinum” HDMI range is being billed as an essential purchase for anyone requiring the high-speed bandwidth demands of 4K video. On the downside, a single cable can set you back as much as $349. Is there any way this eye-watering markup could possibly be worth the money? Or will a $5 cable off eBay serve you just as well? Yesterday, Monster put its money where its mouth is in a live HDMI bit error face-off. Here are the results.

Monster Now Has Three Wireless Speakers To Pump Your Tunes

Monster has announced three new Wi-Fi and Bluetooth speakers at IFA. The S1, S2 and S3 — all of incrementally increasing size — offer “extreme clarity, tight articulation and deep pounding bass”. Apparently.

Apple's Deal With Beats Might Be Delayed Because 'It's Complicated'

Apple’s $3.2 billion acquisition of headphone and music heavyweight Beats Electronics was announced with much fanfare, but since that initial flurry of activity, everything has been a little quiet. Billboard suggests that might be because there are some problems with the deal — and they’re to do with the big differences in culture between the two brands.

Satellite Photo Shows Giant, Monster-Like Biological Shape At Loch Ness

Is that the Loch Ness monster in this satellite photo used by Apple Maps? Or at least something that looks like a giant biological form underwater? It’s similar to the shape spotted in Google’s satellite imagery.

These Unbelievable Monsters With Seven Legs Are Actually Real Frogs

Brandon Ballengée made these beautiful prints of “terminally deformed frogs found in nature” using a clearing and staining process. He then scanned the bodies with a high resolution scanner. The results are fascinating.

Monster Is Making Gaming Headphones For EA Sports

Monster, after having tried to replace Dr Dre with anything they could think of last year, is now trying its hand at making gaming headphones. Called MVP Carbon, Monster teamed up with EA Sports to create a giant Monster made headset complete with a microphone.

Nokia Lumia 920 Australian Hands-On: The Gorgeously Familiar Future Is Here

Microsoft is charging forward into a colourful new future, and it’s dragging Nokia by the ears with it as a serious hardware partner for Windows Phone. The first Windows Phone 8 device on the market will be the Nokia Lumia 920. This is Nokia’s coming out party, Microsoft’s mobile mitzvah and Lumia’s naming ceremony. With so much riding on it, does it match the hype?

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