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  • With Glasses-Free Sets, Will 3D Take Off? Saturday, 3 Sep 2011 | 9:43 AM ET

    Technology companies are incorporating 3D technology into an ever-expanding array of devices, including camcorders, television sets and home cinemas. But the glasses still look nerdy and consumers have so far been reluctant to bring the technology into their homes.

  • Robocleaners, Tweeting Refrigerators: the Future Home Saturday, 3 Sep 2011 | 6:03 AM ET

    Ever wondered what your home might look like in 10 years’ time? Will it be cleaned by robots and run by computers? Will your fridge go online to allow you to discuss dinner plans with your spouse or instruct it to do the shopping?

  • 'Smart' TV War: First Salvos at Europe Tech Show Thursday, 1 Sep 2011 | 9:12 AM ET
    Visitors are reflected in glossy TV screens at Sony's booth at the 50th edition of "IFA" in Berlin at the 50th edition of "IFA" in Berlin, September 7, 2010. IFA, the world's largest consumer electronics and home appliances fair opens to the public from September 3 to 8, 2010. AFP PHOTO / ODD ANDERSEN (Photo credit should read ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images)

    With consumers increasingly turning to the web for entertainment, televisions which allow users to download shows off the Internet will be vying for attention at the IFA technology fair in Berlin this week as technology companies make a push into a potentially huge market.

  • Sony's Price Cut Game Plan     Tuesday, 16 Aug 2011 | 2:50 PM ET

    Discussing the electronic giant's plan to slash the price of its PS3 gaming console, with Jack Tretton, Sony's Computer Entertainment of America president/CEO, and CNBC's Jon Fortt.

  • 10 Most-Hated Jobs Friday, 5 Aug 2011 | 4:54 PM ET
    At one time or another, we have all known at least one person who has hated his or her job. That person may have suffered silently or vented constantly, but at the end of the day, there was no question that this person was truly unhappy with the thing that they spent at least 40 of their waking hours every week, for 51 weeks a year.The reasons for job dissatisfaction vary. Low pay, irregular hours and lack of a window to sit next to are all assumed to be culprits, and to be sure, they can all co

    Click ahead to see the ten jobs with the highest levels of employee unhappiness, according to data collected in 2011. The results may surprise you.

  • Consumer Price Index: CNBC Explains Thursday, 4 Aug 2011 | 11:34 AM ET

    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. 

  • Electronic Stocks Spark Profits     Friday, 1 Jul 2011 | 9:54 AM ET

    Electronic and electrical equipment is off to a good start. A look at which companies are positioned to take off, with Daniel Holland, Morningstar.

  • CEO Dads and Their Executive Kids Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 4:43 PM ET
    For many dads, the greatest Father's Day gift imaginable is the sight of a son or daughter working beside him in the family business. It offers the same satisfaction as helping a child get a leg up in life, bit it also offers the tempting possibility of the family business surviving after dad retires. This holds true whether the business is a feed store, a bait and tackle shop, or a multinational conglomerate.Click ahead and see the CEO dads whose kids hold executive positions in their companies

    For many dads, the greatest Father's Day gift imaginable is the sight of a son or daughter working beside him in the family business. Here are some CEO dads whose kids hold executive positions in their companies.

  • Tablets' Biggest Challenge: Peddling Extra Data Plans Tuesday, 7 Jun 2011 | 11:36 PM ET

    AsSamsung releases its latest Galaxy 10.1 tablet in New York, the key challenge may not be how it does compared to rivals such as the ipad, but how the device is sold.

  • As China’s Workers Get a Raise, Companies Fret Tuesday, 31 May 2011 | 11:52 PM ET

    The rising labor costs for companies that supply Chinese goods to the West may result in higher consumer prices. The NYT reports.

  • Pogue: A Digital Recorder for Audio     Thursday, 26 May 2011 | 12:00 AM ET

    NY Times Personal Technology columnist David Pogue looks at DAR.FM, which is a digital audio recorder, like TIVO, for radio.

  • Game Makers Push Fitness And Exercise Products Friday, 20 May 2011 | 2:41 PM ET
    Wii Fit

    Manufacturers are delivering an ever growing roster of exercise games and interactive fitness technology to health clubs, YMCAs, park, recreation centers and even schools.

  • Tech Retailers Compete with Apple     Monday, 16 May 2011 | 2:40 PM ET

    Discussing retail vertical integration, what tech brands need to do to compete with Apple. Jayson Noland, Robert W. Baird and Jonathan Rettinger, Blogger, TechnoBuffalo weigh in.

  • Visa Goes Mobile     Wednesday, 11 May 2011 | 9:08 AM ET

    Insight on the card company's latest plans to create the digital wallet, with Joseph Saunders, Visa, Inc. chairman/CEO.

  • High Fidelity Recovery: HAR     Friday, 29 Apr 2011 | 2:15 PM ET

    A look at how the home and car stereo giant, Harman International, is benefiting from China and increased automobile sales, with Dinesh Paliwal, Harman International Industries CEO

  • Ultrapure Cerium

    Surging prices for many REMs and the possibility of hoarding have companies on the offensive, spurring a new effort to reclaim valuable elements from mountains of e-waste.

  • There will be continued upside for South Korean firms as the U.S. economy continues to gain momentum, says Daphne Roth, Head of Equity Research, Asia at ABN AMRO Private Banking.

  • Consumers Like Mobile Shopping Sites and Apps Friday, 18 Mar 2011 | 12:32 PM ET

    The mobile phone as a tool for shopping actually has the potential to bridge traditional retail and digital retail in a way that couldn’t have been otherwise possible.

  • New Tap-to-Pay Cell Coming Soon Friday, 18 Mar 2011 | 12:21 PM ET
    Leaked Image taken of Nexus One by Google.

    Cell phones are usually used to communicate with people far away. This year, they'll get the ability to do the opposite: communicate with things that are close enough to touch.

  • Donovan: 2011 Will Be a Big Year for Mobile Friday, 18 Mar 2011 | 10:58 AM ET

    Several key trends will shape the growth and trajectory of the mobile market in 2011, making this an exciting year for brands and consumers alike.