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  • Digital advances are emerging as one of the hottest trends in the home appliance space. Think refrigerators that track your food inventory and expiration dates; washers and dryers you control remotely with a smartphone; robotic vacuum cleaners. “2012 is becoming the year, when connected appliances become more mass marketable and more mainstream,” says Shawn DuBravac, chief economist and director of research for the Consumer Electronics Association, which produces the annual show. The evolution o

    From refrigerators to washers, these machines may control you as much as you think you are controlling them. Click ahead to view some of the coolest smart-tech appliances.

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    A dearth of venture capital money, a lower cost of living, and a lifestyle-oriented culture have created a slower approach to growth.

  • Amazon vs. Apple, FedEx

    A look at Amazon.com's back-end business and whether a logistics company like FedEx could be its true rival, with Michael Kanellos, Forbes.com and Benjamin Schachter, Macquarie Securities.

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    In a factory compound called “Silicon Valley Power” in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen, one of the white-tiled buildings is locked. Until last year, it was home to a mobile phone assembly line. “They closed down and sent the workers home,” says a guard the FT reports.

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    OCZ Technology has been a monster stock in the past, and now the bulls are coming back to hard-drive maker.

  • Yahoo Board Battle Heats Up

    CNBC's Kayla Tausche has details on Yahoo board nominations and Facebook holding an April meeting with sell-side analysts to discuss the company's financials in more detail.

  • Apple Dividend: Departure From Steve Jobs Legacy?

    Apple announced its plan to pay a dividend for the first time since 1995 at $2.65 per share beginning September of 2012. Peter Kafka, All Things Digital, and CNBC's John Carney & Kate Kelly, discuss whether the move is a departure from former CEO Steve Jobs' reign and legacy.

  • Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during an Apple product launch event at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

    Cook isn’t trying to impress us; he just seems to be focusing on moving the company forward in a thoughtful way.

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    As consumers line up for its brand new iPad, some strategists worry too many Wall Street houses are lining up behind Apple, sending its stock price up too far, too fast.

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    As consumers line up for its brand new iPad, some strategists worry too many Wall Street houses are lining up behind Apple, sending its stock price up too far, too fast.

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    The hospital’s pediatric emergency unit was the first in the U.S. to feature private rooms equipped with interactive, customizable ambient lighting design by Koninklijke Philips Electronics NV spacer.

  • Today in Tech: New iPad Expected

    A look ahead to what's expected from Apple's new product launch event tomorrow in San Francisco, with CNBC's Jon Fortt. A new, high-definition iPad in addition to a low-price iPad are two possibilities.

  • Fresh off hitting an all-time intraday high for the company, International Business Machines could continue its momentum and reach a higher price target by 2013, according to Barclays Capital technology hardware analyst Ben Reitzes.

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    It's iPad week. Expect the usual frenzy around Apple's latest product launch. In our discussions with Apple watchers, we expect a significant upgrade including better display and LTE support.

  • $270 Apple Price Target: Zabitsky

    Ed Zabitsky, analyst at ACI Research, explains why he has a "sell" rating on Apple. He gives the stock a $270 price target.

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    Senate officials said Tuesday they are confident the United States Senate has not been exposed to potential Chinese cyber-spying in the wake of allegations that the telecommunications company Nortel Networks was penetrated for years by hackers who appeared to be working from China.

  • Apple

    Apple's market cap has topped a half trillion dollars. Many analysts say the company's amazing run isn't over yet, as Apple's price to earnings ratio is still historically low. I'll admit it's hard for me to take in

  • Technicians at work in the clean room of the Fab Equipment at a semiconductor company, Renesas Technology Corp. on June 17, 2004 in Ibaraki, Japan. Renesas is the first company to produce semiconductor products from 300mm wafer in the world.

    Japanese chipmaker Elpida Memory, which has filed for bankruptcy protection, will draw up a rehabilitation plan within six weeks as it works to slash debt quickly to appeal to potential turnaround sponsors, the Nikkei said on Wednesday.

  • Apple to Make Announcement Next Week

    CNBC's Jon Fortt has more information on Apple's upcoming product launch. There is speculation on the Internet that the company will make an announcement regarding the iPad 3, and may do so in New York.

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    This will be a key year for the electronic vehicle industry – and this blogger says the landscape at the end of 2012 is going to look quite different than it does now.

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  • Matt Hunter is the senior technology editor at CNBC.com.

  • Ari Levy

    Ari Levy is CNBC.com's senior technology reporter in San Francisco.

  • Harriet Taylor

    Harriet Taylor is a CNBC.com technology reporter based in San Francisco. She covers Apple, Uber and the sharing economy, cyber security and emerging Silicon Valley trends.

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    Working from Los Angeles, Boorstin is CNBC's media and entertainment reporter and editor of CNBC.com's Media Money section.

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    Jon Fortt is an on-air editor. He covers the companies, start-ups, and trends that are driving innovation in the industry.

  • Josh Lipton is CNBC's technology correspondent, working from CNBC's Silicon Valley bureau.

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