50 Cent partners with Intel to create smart earbuds

If 2015 International CESApple hadn’t paid $3 billion for Beats headphones last May, 50 Cent might never have partnered with Intel.

The rapper, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, unveiled a partnership between the chip giant and his SMS Audio at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, introducing the SMS Audio BioSport In-Ear Headphones.

Read more at the New York Post

50 Cent returns with high-end headphones

While 50cent_ces_lghe first burst onto the scene as a music artist, 50 Cent has quickly become just as influential in the world of business.

The man born as Curtis James Jackson III joined the long line of artists with their own headphone line, founding Studio Mastered Sound (SMS) last year, which has rung up strong sales at retail. At this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, he introduced Street by 50, a new high-end line ranging in price from $180 to $300.

Read more at Daily Variety

50 Cent Talks Headphones Biz, G-Unit Reunion at CES 2013

50 2682909-50-Cent-CES-2013Cent’s first foray into headphones didn’t go well. In fact, it was something of a disaster.

A 2010 investment in Sleek Audio failed to materialize any headphones, but it did spawn a lawsuit. It also convinced the hip-hop icon that if he wanted to pursue his own branded line of musical headgear, he’d have to do it himself.

Read more at Billboard

Happy 20th birthday to the text message

OMG! textingTexting is 20!

What’s now the communications standard for the teen and tween set got its start 20 years ago today, in the little town of Newbury, Berkshire.

While America was learning who won “The Contest” on Seinfeld and watching Jay Leno take over The Tonight Show, a British researcher by the name of Neil Papworth was busy changing the world using a new technique called “Short Messaging Service” to send a message to a friend.

Read more at Yahoo! Games