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  • US stocks open higher; S&P 500 at 2,000 points Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 9:38 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Stocks are opening higher as investors welcomed the latest corporate deal news, sending the Standard& Poor's 500 index back above 2,000.. Burger King rose 2 percent after confirming that it would buy Tim Hortons of Canada. Best Buy slumped 5 percent after profits plunged at the consumer electronics store chain as more customers buy products online.

  • Hoverbike Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 9:22 AM ET
    Hoverbike

    The CNBC crowd has spoken and chose Hoverbike drone as Tech Crowd leader, which soon hopes to be the first manned flying motorcycle.

  • Best Buy sales slip spooks Wall Street Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 7:32 AM ET

    RICHFIELD, Minn.— Best Buy's shares fell Tuesday after the nation's largest consumer electronics retailer reported a revenue shortfall in the second-quarter revenue, as people increasingly shop online. Best Buy said its second-quarter net income fell 45 percent from a year earlier, when it benefited from a $229 million legal settlement.

  • OSLO, Aug 21- Microsoft has agreed to install Opera Software's Internet browser on low and mid-market mobile phones it inherited from Nokia, potentially putting Opera Mini on another 100 million phones year.

  • Apple's stock bounces back to hit a new high Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 10:10 AM ET
    The Apple logo is displayed at the Upper West Side Apple store in New York.

    Apple's stock touched a new high, reflecting renewed faith in CEO Tim Cook's ability to outwit competition and expand the technological hit factory.

  • Panasonic Corp, Fujitsu Ltd and others, seeking niche business opportunities to offset a downturn in demand for their consumer electronics, are touting automated greenhouses and sensor-controlled fields that ensure constant conditions to produce high-quality vegetables all year-round.

  • Vote now: Would you ride a flying motorcycle? Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 10:02 AM ET
    From left: Hoverbike and Skully AR-1

    Start-ups are innovating the way bikers easy ride, including these two ideas currently being crowdfunded: a hoverbike and a smart helmet.

  • New Corvette feature keeps an eye on valets Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 4:28 PM ET

    Now, General Motors has an option on the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette that takes those worries away. The automotive website Edmunds.com says Hyundai and Mercedes offer "geofencing," a feature that sets a perimeter and then notifies the owner's smart phone if a car goes beyond it.

  • OwnPhones wireless 3–D printed headphones Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 11:30 AM ET
    Ownphones 3D printed custom earbuds.

    The votes have been tallied and the CNBC crowd has spoken: OwnPhones has become the latest Tech Crowd leader of the week.

  • Is going on vacation becoming too much work? Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 10:51 AM ET

    Taking a little time off this summer? The email avalanche is so dreadful that some workers might consider skipping vacation altogether.

  • Not so smart? Bank deposits by phone Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 8:29 AM ET

    Using a mobile banking app to make a deposit may be convenient, but it can delay access to those funds by a week or more.

  • Lights on, lights off: Beware the smart house! Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    Your appliances know you’re not home – who else does?, asks Gary Davis, chief consumer security evangelist at McAfee.

  • Smartphone 'kill switch' law passes in California Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 4:11 PM ET
    Blackphone, a security optimized smartphone at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, Feb. 25, 2014.

    A bill that requires all new smartphones sold in California to come loaded with a "kill switch" passed the legislature.

  • Trivago ads cashing in with 'creepy' TV pitchman Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 9:54 AM ET
    Tim Williams

    A metasearch travel website is expanding its audience with an offbeat ad campaign, Skift reports.

  • Vote now: Which wild 3-D idea would you fund? Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 9:35 AM ET
    From left: OwnPhones 3D earbuds and CreoPop 3D Pen

    The 3-D market is projected to reach $175 billion by 2020. Startups are crowdfunding some wild ideas, including 3-D pens and earbuds.

  • Smartphone 'kill switch' bill passes in California Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 8:16 AM ET

    A California bill that would require cellphone makers to install a “kill switch” to render stolen devices inoperable has passed the state legislature.

  • The amazing deals most consumers are overlooking Monday, 11 Aug 2014 | 7:58 AM ET

    Consumer discounts on refurbished products can be steep compared with hot-off-the-line new products, especially for home appliances.

  • BEIJING, Aug 11- Xiaomi Inc said it had upgraded its operating system to ensure users knew it was collecting data from their address books after a report by a computer security firm said the Chinese budget smartphone maker was taking personal data without permission.

  • BEIJING, Aug 11- Xiaomi Inc said it had upgraded its operating system to ensure users knew it was collecting data from their address books after a report by a computer security firm said the Chinese budget smartphone maker was taking personal data without permission.

  • NudeAudio Super-M: Pocket-size Bluetooth speaker Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 12:52 PM ET

    CNBC put two Kickstarter projects head-to-head and NudeAudio's high performance speaker took the crown.