Consumer Technology


  • BEIJING, Sept 11- Millions of people in China, increasingly a critical pillar of Apple Inc's business, may have to wait until the year-end before they can buy the new iPhone 6.. Although the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will go on sale on Sept. 19 in the United States and other markets, Apple is yet to set a release date for China, the world's biggest smartphone market.

  • CUPERTINO, Calif., Sept 9- Apple Inc unveiled a watch, two larger iPhones and a mobile payments service on Tuesday as Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook seeks to revive the technology company's reputation as a wellspring of innovation.

  • Think Houdini could pick a bluetooth padlock? Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 10:27 AM ET

    An end to lost keys and padlock codes you can't recall. Bluetooth security apps can lock your bike and protect the liquor cabinet.

  • Amazon: Click here to own your very own drone Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 8:46 AM ET
    Elk at Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park

    Amazon has launched a Drone Store on its website, dedicating a section exclusively to the devices.

  • U2 said to play role at today's Apple event Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 7:55 AM ET

    For Apple's big announcement, expect some big news about the iPhone and the so-called iWatch. Also expect something big from U2.

  • New apps aim to make students more productive Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 6:59 AM ET

    Students eager to keep on top of classes and extra-curricular activities can turn to new apps to keep them organized as the new school year ramps up.

  • Showtime for Apple: Big phones & high expectations Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 6:11 AM ET

    It has been 4 years since Apple introduced a new gadget and the pressure is on for the world's largest tech company to wow at its "special event."

  • Apple moves on from nude celebs to new products Saturday, 6 Sep 2014 | 3:00 PM ET
    People sit in front of an Apple store in New York on September 4, 2014.

    After hackers used Apple's iCloud to access compromising images of celebrities, the company is hoping to generate a different sort of headline.

  • OM/ONE levitating speaker Friday, 5 Sep 2014 | 12:00 PM ET
    The Om/One includes an integrated battery and can play up to 15 hours of continuous music.

    The CNBC crowd chose the OM/ONE levitating speaker over Navdy car smart glass as Tech Crowd leader of the week.

  • BERLIN, Sept 4- Fresh from acquiring Nokia's handset business, Microsoft unveiled the first of its new range of Lumia smartphones on Thursday, priced to challenge a market dominated by volume leader Samsung and Apple Inc..

  • Sept 3- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd has launched a virtual reality headset for its new Galaxy Note 4 phablet using technology from Oculus VR, a company that Facebook Inc acquired for $2 billion. Earlier this year, Google showed off a cardboard box that when attached to an Android phone transforms it into a virtual reality headset.

  • Knee-jerks! Crews turn referees in midair battles Wednesday, 3 Sep 2014 | 12:34 PM ET
    Smart Tray International makes three versions of a tablet-friendly airplane tray table that support travelers' devices or those provided by an airline.

    Passengers fighting for recline space are spiking on flights, and crews are running out of options.

  • Airbnb sued over privacy concerns—anonymously Wednesday, 3 Sep 2014 | 11:31 AM ET
    Airbnb app on an iPhone and iPad.

    Airbnb is heading back in court, this time battling with its users who don't want their personal info turned over in a probe on illegal hotels.

  • Sept 3- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd has launched a virtual reality headset for its new Galaxy Note 4 phablet using technology from Oculus VR, a company that Facebook Inc is buying for $2 billion. Sony Corp too has a prototype for a virtual reality headset for its Playstation 4 games console.

  • *Apple seen launching first large-screen phones next week. BERLIN, Sept 3- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, the world's biggest mobile phone maker, unveiled new versions of its Galaxy Note smartphone on Wednesday after previous design miscues cost it customers in the large-screen phone market it pioneered.

  • MUMBAI, Sept 3- Google Inc's partnership with three Indian phone makers is set to rev up fast-growing demand for lower priced smartphones, and spell more trouble for Samsung Electronics which is rapidly losing share in emerging markets.

  • Vote now: More dangerous than Google Glass? Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 10:04 AM ET
    Navdy device (L) and Om/One device (R)

    Two tech products of the future are on the cusp of becoming reality, including smart glass for your car and a levitating 360° speaker.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 29- With plans for a T-Mobile US Inc merger in tatters, Sprint Corp is expanding a roaming program with rural cellphone companies that could provide a much-needed way for the debt-laden wireless carrier to cheaply increase its footprint.

  • TouchPico Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 12:02 PM ET

    The CNBC crowd has spoken and want the smart touchscreen projector to improve their smart device capabilities.

  • *Mobile is weak link in Sony's struggling electronics division. TOKYO, Aug 29- Japan's SoftBank Corp and its U.S. mobile carrier Sprint Corp will offer a Sony smartphone for the first time, sources with knowledge of the matter said, as the two technology titans confront daunting challenges in the U.S. market.