Richard Sherman of the Seattle Seahawks wears Beats headphones before a preseason football game last August. John Froschauer/AP hide caption

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Apple announced Wednesday that it is acquiring Beats Electronics for $3 billion. Beats, the headphone and music streaming specialist, also brings the swagger of rapper Dr. Dre and recording impresario Jimmy Iovine. Michael Dwyer/AP hide caption

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Google X is building a few hundred self-driving cars that have no steering wheel, accelerator pedal or brake pedal. Google hide caption

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The Deep Web is a part of the Internet not accessible by standard Web browsers and search engines. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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