Consumer Electronics


  • What Is Next for RIM?     Wednesday, 18 Jan 2012 | 8:50 PM ET

    Melissa Chau, Market Analyst at IDC Asia Pacific says Asian smartphone makers are becoming more interested in RIM's operating system.

  • Fight for the Internet in Washington     Tuesday, 17 Jan 2012 | 1:22 PM ET

    New media and old media are on a collision course over proposed new rules to regulate the Internet, with CNBC's Eamon Javers.

  • Inside Instagram's Success     Tuesday, 17 Jan 2012 | 11:55 AM ET

    Instagram has taken off since it was launched in October 2011. It's vintage photo filters and photo sharing capabilities have attracted 15 million downloads, with users ranging from Justin Bieber to President Obama. Kevin Systrom, co-founder & CEO of Instagram, discusses.

  • Top Apps for Road Warriors Friday, 13 Jan 2012 | 4:18 PM ET
    Today's business traveler has plenty of essential tools, but none is more critical than the mobile phone. Once just a tool for communication, these devices began to morph into mobile offices over a dozen years ago with the introduction of the first Blackberry.Today, with the app explosion, they've become even more important – and developers have created hundreds of applications to help road warriors become more efficient and better able to navigate unfamiliar towns. We've dug up 10 apps for iPho

    There are hundreds of applications to help road warriors become more efficient and better able to navigate unfamiliar locales. Don't leave home without these 10.

  • The 10 Coolest Gadgets at CES 2012 Friday, 13 Jan 2012 | 11:58 AM ET
    Attending the Consumer Electronics Show is not good for your bank account. No matter how new your TV is or how high tech your home might be, there's always something better on the way – and once you see it, you often want it.There is, however, a lot of repetition in the Las Vegas Convention Center halls. After a couple of days, the myriad TVs start to run together, and it starts to seem like every booth is offering some variation of an iPhone case.Some items rise above the fray – and these are o

    Some items at this year's show rise above the fray — and these are often the ones that resonate with consumers. Here are a few of the most interesting things on display this year.

  • Highlights of CES 2012     Thursday, 12 Jan 2012 | 8:30 PM ET

    Bob O'Donnel, Program VP, Clients and Displays at IDC talks about the Consumer Electronics Show and says that RIM has pinned its hopes on the Playbook 2.

  • Stratfor Back Online After Hack     Thursday, 12 Jan 2012 | 2:55 PM ET

    George Friedman, Stratfor CEO, discusses new security changes the company implemented after being hacked last month and releasing the credit card and email information of thousands of customers.

  • Celebrity-Promoted Products at CES Wednesday, 11 Jan 2012 | 3:11 PM ET
    Celebrities are making the rounds again this year at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.The tech show has reeled in a star-studded lineup, and the stars are drawing attention.Whether they are endorsing a product or service, revealing their own branded product line or just there to draw crowds to some of the latest innovations, celebrities are everywhere at CES 2012.

    Celebrities are making the rounds again this year at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The tech show has reeled in a star-studded lineup, and the stars are drawing attention.

  • Hollywood Goes High-Tech at CES Wednesday, 11 Jan 2012 | 11:58 AM ET
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    Steve Ballmer, Eric Schmidt and other technology executives might come to mind as some of the people you would run into at CES. These days though, you’re just as likely to see Will Smith and  Hollywood moguls at the convention.

  • Voice Control: Next Big Thing in TV? Tuesday, 10 Jan 2012 | 11:33 AM ET
    People mingle in front of a display of LG Electronics televisions.

    Up next in the efforts to woo technology-minded consumers are major changes in the way we communicate with televisions — specifically, voice control. Try having a conversation with your device.

  • What's the Next Big Thing in Consumer Electronics? Monday, 9 Jan 2012 | 12:57 PM ET

    Will Ultrabooks underwhelm this year? It's too early to say, but some analysts think it's going to be a while before we see a new technology or advancement that lives up to the hype.

  • A Tech Show Loses Clout as Industry Shifts Sunday, 8 Jan 2012 | 8:03 PM ET
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    The International Consumer Electronics Show, which will open on Tuesday in Las Vegas, is impossible to ignore. But once again, the show is unlikely to be where any blockbuster products of 2012 are introduced — reflecting the changing nature of the technology industry. The NYT reports.

  • US Holiday Electronics Sales Drop 5.9 Percent Sunday, 8 Jan 2012 | 4:54 PM ET
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  • Barnes and Noble CEO's Next Move     Friday, 6 Jan 2012 | 10:12 AM ET

    As the book seller increased its loss estimates for fiscal year due to investments in its digital business led by the Nook e-reader, Barnes & Noble is considering separating the digital business from its core. Insight with William Lynch, Barnes and Noble CEO and CNBC's David Faber.

  • Nokia's Smartphone Upside     Thursday, 5 Jan 2012 | 5:55 PM ET

    Is Nokia selling smartphones to Microsoft, and if so, what's the upside for the company? Kulbinder Garcha, Credit Suisse, discusses.

  • Talking Numbers: Retail Trade     Wednesday, 4 Jan 2012 | 3:28 PM ET

    Traders are watching retail stocks ahead of tomorrow's same store sales data. Which stocks could get a boost from the event? JC O'Hara, Phoenix Partners Group, and Anthony Chukumba, BB&T Capital Markets, discuss.

  • Hollywood Needs a Blockbuster     Friday, 30 Dec 2011 | 11:50 AM ET

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports U.S. box office theaters earned more than $500M less than 2012 and attendance dropped more than 5%.

  • TV Bargains as Prices Plummet     Thursday, 29 Dec 2011 | 11:50 AM ET

    Discussing extreme deflations in the the television market, with Molly Wood, Cnet.com executive editor. "I think manufacturers have a pretty good opportunity now if they can make some content deals," she says.

  • Tuning In to TV Stocks     Tuesday, 27 Dec 2011 | 3:15 PM ET

    Sharing perspective on the winners and losers of the television industry, with David Garrity, GVA Research LLC and Andy Hargreaves, Pacific Crest Securities.

  • Software Predictions for 2012     Tuesday, 27 Dec 2011 | 2:44 PM ET

    Where are software stocks headed in 2012? Sharing insight, with Richard Davis, Canaccord Genuity software analyst and managing director.