Hardware Consumer Technology


  • Microphone closeup

    Why Apple, Google and Amazon may want to keep an eye on this small tech firm.

  • This new voice recognition app leaves Apple's Siri in the dust

    After 10 years of secret development, Hound voice recognition app is here and it blows Siri and other competitors out of the water.

  • Security leaders weigh in on the Apple/FBI debate

    Security experts explain why Apple vs. the FBI is a hot topic at the RSA Conference this year.

  • iPhone 7 expectations

    Rumors are already out that the next version of the iPhone will have some new features including two cameras and stereo speakers.

  • Ted Boutrous

    Cybersecurity of Apple's iPhones is top economic priority, one high-ranking Bush-era official said.

  • Isaac Mizrahi smartwatch

    Unlike Apple or Pebble, the HP-engineered Mizrahi smartwatch places more of an emphasis on fashion rather than technology. Will women go for it?

  • Apple CEO Tim Cook introduces the iPhone 6s during an Apple media event in San Francisco, California on September 9, 2015.

    The iPhone SE would have a 4-inch screen, similar to the old iPhone 5S but with curved edges and up-to-date hardware, according to a 9to5Mac report.

  • Feb 26- A U.S. appeals court on Friday overturned a $120 million jury verdict against Samsung, finally handing the South Korean smartphone maker a significant win in its longstanding patent feud with top rival Apple. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C., said Samsung Electronics Co Ltd did not infringe Apple's "quick links" patent, and...

  • CEO: Why Silicon Valley is the new Detroit

    How Silicon Valley is changing the automotive industry.

  • SEOUL/ BARCELONA, Feb 26- From a remote-controlled robot camera to a sonar-enabled smartwatch to locate fish to reel in, smartphone makers are launching new devices and services in a bid to drive sales for their handsets and set themselves apart in a crowded field. Waning global demand for smartphones, especially in key markets such as China, and margin-eroding,...

  • John McAfee

    The FBI would create a bigger security issue if it prevailed in its dispute with Apple, John McAfee told CNBC.

  • Has it become too easy to get a personal loan?

    It's become really easy to get a personal loan in the U.S. Credit Karma CEO Kenneth Lin explains why, and if there is room for concern.

  • BARCELONA, Feb 24- China's Xiaomi unveiled its flagship Mi 5 smartphone on Wednesday, combining the latest components and an innovative ceramic design with a price at just over $400 that significantly undercuts rivals. Vice President Hugo Barra said the Mi 5 had been built around Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820, the same processor that powers Samsung's Galaxy S7...

  • BENGALURU, Feb 24- Foreign venture funds are stepping up investments in Indian mobile application makers, betting a surge in smartphone sales in the country will drive demand for home-grown apps, mirroring the trend in world's biggest mobile phone market China. The firm said it would make 20 to 30 early-stage investments in India every year.

  • Digital streaming is a game-changer for sports

    If you want to see the impact that digital technology is having on traditional media, look no further than sports. CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports.

  • BARCELONA/ TORONTO, Feb 24- BlackBerry said on Wednesday that it has acquired U.K.- based cyber security consultancy Encription, moving the company deeper into the services business as it continues to morph into a more software-focused entity amid its ongoing turnaround. The smartphone industry pioneer, which is pivoting to focus more on security software and...

  • This is a time for ‘extraordinary investment’: Orange

    Orange deputy CEO, Ramon Fernandez discusses what technologies the mobile operator is investing in, including fiber broadband.

  • March: ‘Go or no go’ for Orange, Bouygues talk

    Orange deputy CEO, Ramon Fernandez says Orange will keep the merger talks with Bouygues going if it creates value for its shareholders.

  • A protester wears a shirt displaying the logo of smartphone ride service Uber during by a protest by non-licensed private hire drivers blocking the Place de la Nation in Paris on February 9, 2016.

    How to understand Uber's five-star rating system and cancellation policy given the weekend shooting spree in Michigan.

  • BARCELONA, Feb 23- China's Lenovo Group is ready to break into mature markets this summer with the launch of its new smartphone which sports' augmented reality' features developed under Google's Tango project, its chief executive said on Tuesday. The device, which was announced at the 2016 CES consumer electronics show in Las Vegas in January, will launch in July,...