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  • Phones will take a different form: Blackberry's Chen Wednesday, 6 Jan 2016 | 7:10 PM ET
    John Chen, CEO of BlackBerry

    As the CES 2016 kicks off, Blackberry CEO presents new technology and his insights on cybersecurity.

  • Automakers strike back at Silicon Valley disruptors Wednesday, 6 Jan 2016 | 1:16 PM ET

    GM's move and others underscore Detroit's determination to battle Silicon Valley for dominance of clean urban transport. Ford Motor Co used this week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to announce that Toyota Motor Corp, the No. 1 global car maker, will use Ford software to connect smart phones to dashboards and join Ford in promoting that...

  • Qualcomm announces high-end chip Wednesday, 6 Jan 2016 | 11:50 AM ET
    Qualcomm announces high-end chip

    Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf, discusses trends in smartphone purchases, and the potential for its new high-end car chip, the Snapdragon 820 processor.

  • Sony CEO: TVs headed in right direction Wednesday, 6 Jan 2016 | 11:12 AM ET
    Sony CEO: TVs headed in right direction

    Sony CEO Kazuo Hirai, discusses Asia's economy, whether the TV business has found its legs, and the developing technology for image sensors, at CES.

  • *Huawei 1st China firm to ship over 100 mln smartphones in a yr. HONG KONG, Jan 6- Huawei Technologies Co became the first Chinese handset vendor to ship more than 100 million smartphones in a year when its 2015 shipments defied a market slowdown and jumped 44 percent, thanks to strong sales domestically and in Western Europe. Huawei's upbeat performance comes at a...

  • UPDATE 1-Huawei smartphone shipments soar 44 pct in 2015 Wednesday, 6 Jan 2016 | 12:06 AM ET

    *Strong sales in China and Western Europe. HONG KONG, Jan 6- Huawei Technologies Co has become the first Chinese handset vendor to ship more than 100 million smartphones annually, defying a market slowdown to challenge leaders such as Samsung Electronics Co and Apple Inc.. The Shenzhen- based company said on Wednesday its smartphone shipments rose 44 percent...

  • *Firm expected to guide for $5.5 bln in Q4 operating profit. SEOUL, Jan 6- Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd may be due for another profit drop in 2016, as slowing demand for consumer electronics saps momentum for the less-glamourous components businesses that offset last year's smartphone struggles. But slower growth in China and the persistent weakness...

  • LAS VEGAS, Jan 5- Ford Motor Co said Tuesday it plans to triple to 30 the size of its fleet of self-driving test cars as part of an effort to accelerate autonomous vehicle development. In an announcement coinciding with the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Ford said it will begin using a new, lower cost LiDAR sensor made by California- based Velodyne.

  • LAS VEGAS, Jan 4- Nvidia Corp. unveiled a new, lunchbox-size super-computer for self-driving cars and said Volvo Car Group will be the new device's first customer. Volvo, of Sweden, is owned by China's Geely Automotive Holdings. Nvidia made the announcement at the beginning of the Consumer Electronic Show here.

  • Ford will expand self-driving test car fleet to 30 Tuesday, 5 Jan 2016 | 12:01 AM ET

    LAS VEGAS, Jan 5- Ford Motor Co said Tuesday it plans to triple to 30 the size of its fleet of self-driving test cars as part of an effort to accelerate autonomous vehicle development. In an announcement coinciding with the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Ford said it will begin using a new, lower cost LiDAR sensor made by California- based Velodyne.

  • LAS VEGAS, Jan 4- Nvidia Corp. unveiled a new, lunchbox-size super-computer for self-driving cars and said Volvo Car Group will be the new device's first customer. Nvidia made the announcement at the beginning of the Consumer Electronic Show here. Huang didn't offer revenue projections for Drive PX 2, but automotive is the fastest-growing business segment...

  • First on CNBC: Cars talking to each other Monday, 4 Jan 2016 | 7:00 PM ET
    First on CNBC: Cars talking to each other

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau goes behind the wheel of several autonomous vehicles at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to demonstrate how Delphi’s new V2E (vehicle to everything) technology allows cars to communicate with each other and avoid accidents, while moving through traffic with greater ease.

  • CES gadgets from the past that went nowhere Monday, 4 Jan 2016 | 12:20 PM ET
    Camera Glasses exclusively designed by Lady Gaga for Polaroid.

    CES may be loaded with head-turning gadgets, but once the electronics world has moved on, some of those items slip between the cracks.

  • Samsung shares drop after CEO warning Monday, 4 Jan 2016 | 8:00 AM ET
    Samsung shares drop after CEO warning

    Samsung Electronics warns of a tough environment in 2016 amid weak global economic growth and increased competition

  • Samsung Pay will expand to online shopping in 2016 Tuesday, 29 Dec 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    Samsung Pay will expand to online shopping in 2016

    The mobile payment feature will be available in the U.S. next year.

  • Samsung plans to expand mobile payments in US Tuesday, 29 Dec 2015 | 6:10 AM ET
    Injong Rhee, head of Samsung Pay, speaks at the Samsung Unpacked Phone Launch last August in New York City.

    Samsung plans to expand its fledgling mobile payment service in the United States next year, allowing users to shop online.

  • CHICAGO, Dec 28- Samsung Electronics Co plans to expand its fledgling mobile payment service in the United States next year, allowing users to shop online and with more smartphones that support the electronic wallet. By accepting payments online, Samsung Pay will compete with established rival PayPal Holdings Inc, as well as newcomers such as Visa Inc's Visa...

  • World's first index to track robotics and automation Sunday, 27 Dec 2015 | 6:46 PM ET
    World's first index to track robotics and automation

    Travis Briggs, CEO of ROBO Global, explains how the Robo Index tracks publicly traded companies that are focused on technology and applications.

  • Google wants to kill the password Wednesday, 23 Dec 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    Google wants to kill the password

    Users may soon be able to log in with just their smartphone

  • GoPro partners with PlayStation to stream video Tuesday, 22 Dec 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    Nick Woodman, CEO, GoPro, showing the Hero4 Session

    The action camera maker said Tuesday that the GoPro Channel will be available on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 systems.