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  • Sony counts on 'selfies' to sell image sensors Tuesday, 25 Mar 2014 | 1:01 PM ET
    A sample of Sony Corp.'s Exmor complementary metaloxidesemiconductor (CMOS) full-frame image sensor is displayed at an unveiling in Tokyo, Japan.

    Sony is counting on the boom in smartphones and the market's voracious appetite for megapixels to drive growth in its image sensor business.

  • Smart PJs! High-tech educational toys for tots Friday, 7 Mar 2014 | 2:38 PM ET

    If your child's wish list is lacking in the educational department, there are a few standout high-tech toys worth considering.

  • Watch out for this ‘game-changing’ new commodity Monday, 3 Mar 2014 | 12:00 AM ET
    A new broadband tower rises into the sky (AP Photo/Toby Talbot)

    Traders could find themselves buying and selling a new commodity in two years' time: wireless broadband.

  • Boeing to launch secure 'black phone' Thursday, 27 Feb 2014 | 1:31 PM ET
    Boeing Black Smartphone front and back view.

    Boeing has begun offering a specialized phone aimed at government agencies and contractors who need to keep communication and data secure.

  • Chipmaker RF Micro to buy TriQuint for $1.6 billion Monday, 24 Feb 2014 | 10:20 AM ET

    Radio frequency chipmakers RF Micro Devices will buy peer TriQuint Semiconductor for about $1.6 billion in an all-stock deal to create a company that could better compete in selling chips to mobile-handset makers.

  • Amazon to compete against Roku & Apple? Friday, 21 Feb 2014 | 11:22 AM ET
    Amazon to compete against Roku & Apple?

    CNBC's Jon Fortt provides insight on Re/code's report saying industry sources say Amazon is getting ready to launch a Web TV box.

  • Whitman's leadership at Hewlett-Packard Friday, 21 Feb 2014 | 11:04 AM ET
    Whitman's leadership at Hewlett-Packard

    CNBC's Jon Fortt dissects the business and management of Hewlett-Packard. David Faber would give the company's CEO Meg Whitman "at least a B+" as a leader.

  • BlackBerry CEO assails T-Mobile US promo Wednesday, 19 Feb 2014 | 11:13 AM ET
    John Chen

    BlackBerry CEO John Chen criticized T-Mobile, calling ill-conceived a promotion that encourages customers using BlackBerrys to upgrade to iPhones.

  • BlackBerry shares jump on Third Point news Tuesday, 18 Feb 2014 | 12:33 PM ET
    Dan Loeb at 2014 WEF in Davos, Switzerland.

    BlackBerry shares rose after investor Daniel Loeb's Third Point hedge fund disclosed it had bought 10 million shares in the smart phone maker.

  • Apple goes after conflict minerals Thursday, 13 Feb 2014 | 1:53 PM ET
    Apple goes after conflict minerals

    Apple is urging "conflict-free" audits for many of the minerals used to make its products. CNBC's Robert Frank and Dominic Chu provide insight on the components for its phones.

  • Americans are split on a Jetson-like future Tuesday, 11 Feb 2014 | 2:43 PM ET
    "The Jetsons" bop around Orbit City, circa 1962.

    About half of Americans surveyed are willing to trade some privacy for smart cities, driverless cars and drones. NBC News reports.

  • Wearable camera company GoPro to go public Friday, 7 Feb 2014 | 1:43 PM ET
    A GoPro Hero 3+ camera

    California-based action camera company GoPro on Friday registered for a "secret" initial public offering, pending an SEC review.

  • Sony swallows bitter pill for revival Thursday, 6 Feb 2014 | 5:09 PM ET
    Sony swallows bitter pill for revival

    CNBC's Asia Squawk Box team discuss Sony's annual forecast for a $1 billion loss and its restructuring plan to revive its business.

  • Sony should grow PS4 business: Macquarie Wednesday, 5 Feb 2014 | 10:35 PM ET
    Sony should grow PS4 business: Macquarie

    Damian Thong, Senior Analyst, Japan Technology at Macquarie Securities, says Sony needs to fix its electronics business and "'cut away the fat" in order to focus on its PlayStation 4.

  • RadioShack to close about 500 stores: Report Tuesday, 4 Feb 2014 | 1:04 PM ET

    U.S. electronics chain RadioShack is planning to close about 500 stores within months, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday, citing people familiar with the matter.

  • Samsung fights Apple's efforts to ban its phones Friday, 31 Jan 2014 | 8:58 AM ET
    A man holds a Samsung Electronics Co. Galaxy S4 smartphone, left, next to an Apple Inc. iPhone 5.

    Samsung is fighting Apple's bid for a permanent sales ban on some Samsung smartphones, which Apple claims infringe on its patents.

  • Super Bowl: The rare time a $3K TV is a bargain Tuesday, 28 Jan 2014 | 11:13 AM ET
    A display of flat-panel televisions at a Best Buy in San Francisco.

    For the price of a Super Bowl ticket, you could end up with a top-of-the-line set that'll last several NFL seasons.

  • Why the Super Bowl makes for super TV sales Saturday, 25 Jan 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    Believe it or not, the Super Bowl offers some of the best TV sales of the year. Here's how to find the best deals.

  • The Surface is not dead yet—sales just doubled Friday, 24 Jan 2014 | 12:54 PM ET
    Microsoft Surface Pro 2 tablet

    Google Android and Apple iPads dominate the tablet market, but sales of the Microsoft Surface more than doubled last quarter.

  • Samsung posts first profit decline in 2 years Thursday, 23 Jan 2014 | 7:17 PM ET
    Samsung Galaxy Note 3

    Samsung Electronics Co posted its first decline in quarterly profit in two years, hit by a one-off special bonus as well as slowing smartphone sales.