The company is looking into bone conduction technology that would improve voice communications in a wireless earphone system.
Bose says Beats' Studio and Studio Wireless headphones, soon to be owned by Apple, copy five of its patents.
Researchers have found a rather elegant way to improve data speeds on existing fiber technology, according to the BBC.
A company called Noise Free says it showcased to Apple its noise-canceling technology, and then the iPhone maker responded by using it for its own good.
Audience CEO Peter Santos tells Reuters that that the company came to the realization as it examined the "normal course of business."
Creative's new HN-900 headphones are a third the price of Bose's Quiet Comfort 15s.
In a series of patent applications, Apple has outlined how it plans to combat noisy environments by using voice recognition to activate and control noise-cancellation technologies.
Jabra reveals the Jabra Supreme, the first mono Bluetooth headset to have active noise cancellation.
Sony's new sound cancelling MDR-NC100D in-ear and MDR NC200D on-ear headphones want to bring the noise along with two speakers for smart phones, the SRS-BTV25 and the RDP-V20iP.
Sony adds ultraportable earphones to its line of digital noise-canceling headphones.