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  • 4G: CNBC Explains Friday, 16 Sep 2011 | 1:20 PM ET
    The new Sprint HTC Evo 4G smartphone is displayed at the International CTIA Wireless 2010 convention at the Las Vegas Convention Center March 24, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. CTIA is the international association for the wireless telecommunications industry.

    The transition to the next generation of wireless communications is already under way. The latest is called 4G — and all of the carriers are peppering their marketing with the phrase.

  • Cloud Computing: CNBC Explains
    By: Mark Koba
    Tuesday, 11 Jun 2013 | 12:49 PM ET

    Cloud computing means being able to access the Internet anywhere, anytime and being able to use any and all of the data and applications you want.

  • Denial of Service Attack: CNBC Explains
    By: Mark Koba
    Thursday, 24 Jan 2013 | 2:22 PM ET

    There are times when websites — particularly financial sites — are purposely disrupted. These are called denial of service attacks. CNBC explains.

  • CNBC Explains: How to encrypt your email Thursday, 9 Jan 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    You don't have to be Edward Snowden to hide your email from the NSA. Here is a basic primer on how to encrypt your online communications.

  • Front running: CNBC Explains Wednesday, 2 Apr 2014 | 2:13 PM ET

    In conventional terms, front running is something that happens within a firm. However, that definition has changed some recently.

  • High Frequency Trading: CNBC Explains
    By: Mark Koba
    Thursday, 24 Jan 2013 | 2:34 PM ET

    There may be no better example of how fast things have become than by looking at high frequency trading in the markets. CNBC explains.

  • Malware: CNBC Explains Monday, 22 Aug 2011 | 11:03 AM ET
    Hand using mouse with laptop

    It's hard to stay out of trouble on the Internet. Even if you avoid sites with questionable content, there are plenty of pitfalls and traps that subtly install programs which then wreak havoc on your computer.

  • What's all the fuss about messaging services? Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | 4:18 PM ET
    WhatsApp displayed on a Samsung Galaxy S4, left, and an iPhone.

    CNBC breaks down the basics of three popular messaging services that let you do more than text.

  • Why the Internet may never be the same again Wednesday, 15 Jan 2014 | 5:24 PM ET

    Here's why the Internet may never be the same again.

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  • Sequestration is a fiscal policy procedure adopted by Congress to deal with the federal budget deficit.

  • Americans often check their receipts to make sure they've bought everything they need, and probably to see if what they paid this time is any different from the last trip. The government does the same with the Consumer Price Index. Here are the details. 

  • An employee stacks mini solar cells after ends are soldered on them at the Xunlight Corp. factory in Toledo, Ohio, U.S.

    The producer price index is a key economic measurement especially when it comes to inflation.

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Most Popular Video

Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 4:03 PM ET

Providing instant analysis to Google's quarterly numbers, with Victor Anthony, Topeka Capital Markets; Andrew Stoltmann of Stoltmann Law Offices; CNBC contributor Michael Yoshikami; "Fast Money" trader Tim Seymour; CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera and Dominic Chu.

Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 12:35 PM ET

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich discusses some signs of stability in enterprise in the mature markets, and whether the emerging markets area steadying as well.

Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 11:56 AM ET

Art Cashin, UBS director of floor operations, explains what played into yesterday's market reversal and tells what sectors are back in favor today.