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  • This analyst says Apple is at a critical juncture Monday, 21 Dec 2015 | 9:20 PM ET
    This analyst says Apple is at a critical juncture

    Daniel Ives, senior analyst at FBR Capital Markets, says Apple's sales are falling and it is "putting more eggs in the iPhone 7 basket which really needs to be a blockbuster."

  • These are the hottest tech toys this Christmas Monday, 21 Dec 2015 | 5:50 PM ET
    These are the hottest tech toys this Christmas

    Rob Enderle, president and principal analyst at Enderle Group, discusses what the hot tech toys are this Christmas season as well as the penalties for not registering a drone.

  • Lumoid debuts a 'try before you buy' model for gadgets

    The startup now offers headphones with its trial service.

  • Should you download the 'Carrier Settings Update' on an iPhone, iPad?

    Re/code says most updates are safe to download, but there's no harm in waiting either.

  • *Shares rise as much as 8.1 pct on Apple patent deal. STOCKHOLM, Dec 21- Swedish mobile telecom gear maker Ericsson said it had signed a patent license deal with Apple Inc over technology that helps smartphones and tablets connect to mobile networks, sending its shares up much as 8 percent. An Apple spokesman in Europe had no immediate comment, referring to a January...

  • Toshiba announces job cuts in consumer electronics units

    The Japanese electronics giant is working to sharpen its focus on chips and nuclear energy.

  • IDC: Here are the tech trends to watch in 2016 Sunday, 20 Dec 2015 | 8:39 PM ET
    IDC: Here are the tech trends to watch in 2016

    Bryan Ma, VP of client devices research at IDC, highlights augmented, virtual reality and artificial intelligence as spaces that are receiving a lot of investment from tech giants.

  • Here's a closer look at VR technology Sunday, 13 Dec 2015 | 8:46 PM ET
    Here's a closer look at VR technology

    NVIDIA's virtual reality software and hardware plunges viewers into a 3D environment, giving them 360 degree view at every step. CNBC's Akiko Fujita reports.

  • Your first trade for Thursday Wednesday, 9 Dec 2015 | 6:12 PM ET

    The "Fast Money" traders deliver their final trades of the day.

  • Dec 8- Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus will miss its target of selling 1 million handsets in India in 2015- its first year in the country- but not by much, a company executive said. "In the initial two months, we weren't able to get stock, due to which we lost almost 6-8 weeks of sales," Vikas Agarwal, general manager of the company's India operations, told Reuters.

  • Toshiba needs a strategic pathway: Macquarie Sunday, 6 Dec 2015 | 10:19 PM ET
    Toshiba needs a strategic pathway: Macquarie

    Toshiba's current direction towards sustainable profits is unclear, says Damian Thong, senior analyst on Japan technology at Macquarie Securities.

  • GoPro sinks on Ambarella earnings Friday, 4 Dec 2015 | 4:30 PM ET
    An Ambarella illustration from their website

    Investors use Ambarella as a tell for GoPro, given its role as a key chip supplier for the camera maker, and Friday they didn't like what they saw.

  • The U.K. is confiscating hoverboards Friday, 4 Dec 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    The U.K. is confiscating hoverboards

    Knockoffs of the popular toys are being taken away for safety reasons.

  • Japanese electronic companies Toshiba, Fujitsu and Sony spinoff Vaio are mulling a combination of their PC operations, according to a Nikkei report.

  • *Jay Y. Lee under pressure to fix smartphone decline, find growth. SEOUL, Dec 4- Nearly 19 months after becoming de facto leader of Samsung Group, Jay Y. Lee is running out of time to show he has a plan to fix crown jewel Samsung Electronics Co Ltd as it stumbles toward possibly its first annual fall in smartphone sales. "We have yet to get a clear blueprint on how Samsung...

  • VTech hack exposes data of 6.4M kids Wednesday, 2 Dec 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    VTech hack exposes data of 6.4M kids

    Parent and children information has been accessed by hackers.

  • Test driving a 'hoverboard': How hard could it be? Wednesday, 2 Dec 2015 | 8:45 AM ET
    Hoverboard

    So-called hoverboards—technically called hands-free electric scooters—are a hot holiday gift this season. We put one to the test, enlisting the help of CNBC staffers.

  • By Makiko Yamazaki and Reiji Murai. TOKYO, Dec 2- Japanese smartphone parts maker TDK Corp expects to win more orders next year from a major North American customer whose high-end phones are set to carry improved features, its chief executive said, in a reference to Apple Inc and its iPhones. TDK forecasts sales of smartphone-related components to grow to over 300...

  • SEOUL, Dec 1- Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd's long-time handset division chief is ceding day-to-day management of the struggling smartphone business in the biggest leadership change yet under the Samsung conglomerate's heir-apparent, Jay Y. Lee. Samsung Group said 54- year-old Dongjin Koh will take over as president of the mobile communications...

  • SEOUL, Dec 1- Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd's long-time handset division chief is ceding day-to-day management of the firm's struggling smartphone business, shifting his focus to long-term strategy amid growing earnings headwinds. Samsung Group, in its annual personnel appointments announcement, said Dongjin Koh will take over as president of the...