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  • Sept 4- Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry Ltd said it would acquire software security provider Good Technology for $425 million in cash.

  • The Samsung Gear S2

    Samsung said it would make its next smartwatch technology available to its competitors who also use Google's mobile platform Android.

  • The industry has seen sluggish sales in recent years as consumers opt to spend their money on smartphones and tablets instead, so many companies are pinning their hopes for a revival in the PC market on the latest version of Microsoft's operating system. Among them is Toshiba, which launched its new Satellite Radius 12 this week, priced at 1,449 euros in Europe.

  • Berlin gadget show: Tiny PCs and high-end handsets Thursday, 3 Sep 2015 | 12:28 PM ET

    BERLIN— Gadget makers have been showcasing their latest gear at Europe's flagship technology show, the IFA in Berlin, this week. Aside from Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4, 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage, it sports the latest Intel Cherry Trail chip, two USB ports and an audio jack. Huawei launched its Mate S, billed as the Chinese smartphone maker's first top-range handset with...

  • The Associated Press recently tried out both systems on a 2016 Honda Accord. "Anything that takes your attention away from the task of driving is not something you want to engage in," said Kathy Lane, a spokeswoman for the National Safety Council, a nonprofit organization created by Congress to promote safety. Neither system has been tested yet by the Insurance...

  • Malware targeting Android on the rise: Report Wednesday, 2 Sep 2015 | 5:34 PM ET
    Attendees visit the Android booth during a Google I/O developers conference in San Francisco.

    Malicious software targeting smartphones with the Android operating system is becoming more common.

  • *Mate S retails at 649 euros, premium version 748 euros. BERLIN, Sept 2- China's Huawei Technologies unveiled a new smartphone on Wednesday, taking aim at the high end of the market, which is dominated by Apple and Samsung Electronics. The Mate S, launched on the sidelines of Europe's biggest consumer electronics show, IFA, in Berlin, has a 5.5- inch display, a 13 mega...

  • High-tech baby monitors could get hacked: Study Wednesday, 2 Sep 2015 | 10:57 AM ET
    Baby monitor

    Researchers found security problems and design flaws in all of the cameras they tested.

  • Huawei takes aim at Apple, Samsung with Mate S phone Wednesday, 2 Sep 2015 | 9:00 AM ET

    BERLIN, Sept 2- China's Huawei Technologies unveiled a new smartphone on Wednesday, taking aim at the high end of the market, which is dominated by Apple and Samsung Electronics. The Mate S, launched on the sidelines of Europe's biggest consumer electronics show, IFA, in Berlin, has a 5.5- inch display, a 13 mega pixel rear camera and fingerprint security.

  • BERLIN— Malicious software targeting smartphones with the Android operating system is becoming more common, with some handsets already infected when they're bought. A report by German security firm G DATA found that the samples containing such malware had increased by 25 percent in the second quarter compared with the first three months of the year.

  • Smart(er) homes: Nest thermostat gets upgrade Tuesday, 1 Sep 2015 | 1:48 PM ET
    Nest 3rd generation thermostat

    Connected device company Nest Labs will release a 3rd version of the Learning Thermostat. Re/code reports.

  • Is Apple's TV upgrade too pricy for consumers? Monday, 31 Aug 2015 | 4:10 PM ET

    What will users get for $149 to $199?

  • Smartphone slowdown hits where it hurts: Jobs Sunday, 30 Aug 2015 | 8:57 PM ET
    Blackberry Passport

    The smartphone slowdown is showing up in falling profits for handset makers, as well as sweeping job cuts across the once red-hot sector.

  • Small business gets with the social program Saturday, 29 Aug 2015 | 3:00 PM ET
    Facebook Live screens

    More small businesses are hopping on the social media bandwagon, which may help them compete with bigger rivals.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 28- Microsoft Corp avoided a potentially costly setback to its financially troubled mobile phone business on Friday as the U.S. International Trade Commission declined to block the import of its devices in a longstanding patent dispute. The decision rejected a ruling in April by a U.S. trade judge who found that Microsoft had infringed two...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 28- Microsoft Corp avoided a potentially costly setback to its financially-troubled mobile phone business on Friday as the U.S. International Trade Commission declined to block the import of its devices in a longstanding patent dispute.

  • Bringing virtual reality to Burning Man Friday, 28 Aug 2015 | 3:46 PM ET
    A file photo from The Burning Man festival in Blackrock City, Nevada

    The VR camp at the festival will boast demo stations showcasing the latest technology, animated narrative films and 360-degree music videos.

  • Next iPhone to have ultra HD camera: Report Friday, 28 Aug 2015 | 1:30 PM ET
    iPhone 6

    The iPhone 6S' and 6S Plus' revamped hardware reportedly supports 12-megapixel images and 4K video, with a front-facing flash.

  • MOSCOW, Aug 28- Russian consumer electronics and white goods retailer M.video said its online sales surged in the past week as a renewed weakening in the rouble prompted some consumers to splash out on durable goods. The rouble fell sharply against the dollar on Aug. 24, approaching its 2015 low, as prices of oil, Russia's chief export, skidded.

  • North Dakota police can legally use taser drones Friday, 28 Aug 2015 | 11:26 AM ET
    A drone armed with a taser subdues an individual.

    Supporters of North Dakota's police union introduced an amendment to House Bill 1328 that permits less-than-lethal weapons mounted on drones.