Consumer Discretionary Consumer Electronics

  • Putting wireless headphones to the test

    CNBC's Eric Chemi looks into the current wireless headphone technology ahead of the expectation for the iPhone 7 to do away with the standard headphone jack.

  • The future for headphones

    Lauren Goode, The Verge Senior Editor, and Mike Culver, Libratone President, discuss the likelihood that Apple will ditch the standard headphone jack on its iPhone 7.

  • What to expect from iPhone 7

    What should we expect to be revealed about the iPhone 7 from the Apple event? Amit Daryanani, RBC Capital Markets Hardware Analyst, and Andy Hargreaves, Pacific Crest Securities Senior Research Analyst, weigh in.

  • Apple watch

    You're likely to shell out more cash for consumer electronics as connected hardware grows in popularity, the consumer trends experts say.

  • *China unaffected as models use different batteries. Speaking at a news conference on Friday, Koh expressed regret over the recall, which will affect markets including South Korea and the United States. Models in China feature a different battery and are not being recalled by Samsung, the world's biggest smartphone vendor.

  • *China unaffected as models use different batteries. Koh Dong- jin, head of the South Korean company's smartphone business, expressed regret over the recall, which will affect markets including South Korea and the United States, at a news conference on Friday. Models in China feature a different battery and are not being recalled by the world's biggest...

  • *China unaffected as models use different batteries. Koh Dong- jin, head of the South Korean company's smartphone business, expressed regret over the recall, which will affect markets including South Korea and the United States, at a news conference on Friday. Models in China feature a different battery and are not being recalled by the world's biggest...

  • *China unaffected as models use different batteries. SEOUL, Sept 2- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd will replace all Galaxy Note 7 smartphones equipped with fire-prone batteries and halt sales of the flagship product in 10 markets, a devastating blow for what had been a revival in the firm's mobile business. Koh Dong- jin, head of the South Korean company's smartphone...

  • Electronic platforms supercharging global growth: Turnbull

    Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull describes how the global economy needs more trade and innovation, rather than protectionism.

  • SEOUL, Sept 2- Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Friday it will halt the sales of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones and will prepare replacement devices for phones already sold after finding problems with the battery cell used. Samsung, in a statement, said it will take about two weeks to prepare replacement devices for the phones already sold.

  • SEOUL, Sept 2- Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd will announce a global recall of the Galaxy Note 7 smartphones following reports of the devices catching on fire, South Korea's Yonhap News Agency reported on Friday citing an unnamed source. Yonhap said Samsung will likely replace the batteries on Galaxy Note 7 smartphones through the recall, without citing...

  • SEOUL, Sept 2- Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd is considering a recall of its Galaxy Note 7 devices amid reports that some of the premium phones are catching fire due to battery problems, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters on Friday.

  • Consumer Electronics

    Technalysis Research's Bob O'Donnell talks about the innovations seen at the IFA, including Sony's new high-res Walkman products and Lenovo's Yoga Book.

  • Appliance industry is changing fast: CEO

    CNBC's Louisa Bojesen speaks to Hakan Bulgurlu, CEO of white goods maker Arcelik, about how technology is changing to benefit consumers.

  • SEOUL, Sept 1- The recovery in Samsung Electronics Co Ltd's mobile business suffered a blow on Thursday as reports of exploding batteries forced the firm to delay shipments of Galaxy Note 7 smartphones, and knocked $7 billion off its market value. Investors drove the stock to two-week lows after the global smartphone leader told Reuters late on Wednesday the...

  • SEOUL, Sept 1- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd's mobile recovery was under pressure on Thursday after it delayed shipments of its premium Galaxy Note 7 smartphone amid reports of exploding batteries, wiping almost $7 billion off its market value. Investors drove the stock to two-week lows after the global smartphone leader told Reuters late on Wednesday the...

  • *Delay comes amid reports of new phone's battery exploding. SEOUL, Sept 1- Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Wednesday shipments of the Galaxy Note 7 smartphone are being delayed as the firm conducts additional quality control testing for the premium device. The firm also said Galaxy Note 7 shipments to South Korea's top three carriers- SK Telecom Co...

  • Samsung Gear

    The Samsung Gear S3 would appeal to consumers who don't want to be tethered to their smartphones, says IDC Asia Pacific's Bryan Ma.

  • BERLIN, Aug 31- Samsung Electronics unveiled two new smartwatches on Wednesday which boast a range of digital features while also promising up to four days of battery life, seeking to outshine the Apple Watch. The world's biggest maker of consumer electronic products introduced its new line of Gear S3 watches ahead of this week's opening in Berlin of the IFA,...

  • *Delay comes amid reports of new phone's battery exploding. SEOUL, Aug 31- Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Wednesday shipments of the Galaxy Note 7 smartphone are being delayed as the firm conducts additional quality control testing for the premium device. Local media reports have said some users of the Galaxy Note 7, which launched in South Korea...