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  • More than a quarter of a million PC users could find themselves cut off from the Internet on Monday as the FBI takes down a safety net protecting them from a specific piece of malicious software. Here's what the FBI wants you to know:

  • The federal agency is aggressively responding to a series of what it sees as hostile attempts by private sector firms to access its website at times when market-moving economic data are released to the public.

  • Researchers Find Clues in Malware Thursday, 31 May 2012 | 4:24 AM ET

    Researchers at Kaspersky Lab, which first reported the virus Monday, believe Flame was written by a different group of programmers from those who had created other malware directed at computers in the Middle East, particularly those in Iran, the New York Times reports.

  • High Tech Worker Shortage: Has Anything Changed? Tuesday, 29 May 2012 | 11:25 AM ET

    Alarm bells over the lack of high tech workers in the U.S. have been ringing for years. Most analysts say the problem is worse, but some say it's overblown.

  • Cramer: Apple Is Behind the Destruction of the Laptop Wednesday, 23 May 2012 | 6:22 PM ET
    Dell

    As Dell’s disappointing earnings show, Apple's mobile devices make owning a laptop almost redundant, Cramer said.

  • Recession-Proof Industries Thursday, 19 Apr 2012 | 4:51 PM ET
    Starting a small business is a risky proposition even in the best financial times. If you’re thinking about starting one but are worried about how it will fare during a downturn, you might want to consider an industry that can be described as “recession-proof.”A recession-proof industry caters to an ongoing demand. If a business provides goods or services fitting this profile, its odds of weathering economic storms are better than those that don’t. This is why medical and diagnostic laboratories

    If you're worried about how yours might fare during a downturn, consider a recession-proof industry, which caters to ongoing demands.

  • IPad Accessory Makers Worry About Compatibility Tuesday, 6 Mar 2012 | 10:12 AM ET

    The $2.3 billion market for iPad and iPhone accessories is so robust that about 90% of owners buy at least one add-on for their device, says Gene Munster, an analyst at Piper Jaffray. Selling an accessory "is really a quick way to get rich for a lot of people," he adds.

  • Dell Is Targeting Firms Seeking Flexibility: CEO Monday, 27 Feb 2012 | 1:26 PM ET

    Dell is targeting companies of all sizes that want to take advantage of new technology quickly and seek flexibility in how they use it, CEO Michael Dell told CNBC Monday.

  • Taiwan's Acer Sues Former CEO Over Move to Lenovo Wednesday, 8 Feb 2012 | 9:01 PM ET

    Taiwan computer maker Acer has sued its former chief executive, Gianfranco Lanci, saying he breached a non-compete clause in an agreement covering his departure from the company in 2011.

  • Apple Nears All-Time High     Tuesday, 17 Jan 2012 | 5:10 PM ET

    Brian Marshall, ISI Group, discusses the surge in Apple shares, ahead of its "education" event, and the launch of the iPad 3.

  • Today in Tech: Trouble Brews In PC Market     Tuesday, 13 Dec 2011 | 12:00 PM ET

    New signs of trouble for the PC market, a new boss for Microsoft's phone division, and new signs that the first half of 2012 may be tough for tech, with CNBC's Jon Fortt.

  • HP Smacks Down Printer Fire Report Tuesday, 29 Nov 2011 | 5:49 PM ET

    Hewlett-Packard has refuted what it called "sensational and inaccurate reporting" suggesting hackers could use a newly discovered security vulnerability to spark a fire in some HP LaserJet printers.

  • The Cost of Porn in the Workplace Monday, 7 Nov 2011 | 11:12 AM ET
    Breaking the Cycle

    "Statistics from Nielsen Online show that at least twenty-five percent of the seemingly hard-working people hunched over computers in their cubicles are actually looking at porn," and as this author writes, if you're one of them, you're probably losing a lot of money.

  • HP Keeps Its Computers     Friday, 28 Oct 2011 | 4:37 PM ET

    Hewlett-Packard has been on a wild ride since news went public that former CEO Leo Apotheker was considering spinning off the PC business. The stock immediately fell and the company killed its tablet. Discussing the impact of these changes and what is next for HP, with Todd Bradley, Hewlett-Packard executive vice president of personal systems group.

  • Is Dell Going After the Apple User?     Monday, 24 Oct 2011 | 1:45 PM ET

    Steve Felice, Dell president, discusses the Dell XPS line, and whether Dell is going after Apple customers with this new, thinner and lighter laptop.

  • HP Has Strong Team, Needs Cogent Strategy: Fiorina Tuesday, 27 Sep 2011 | 1:21 PM ET

    Meg Whitman and Ray Lane make a "very strong team" at Hewlett-Packard, but what the computer company needs is a "cogent strategy that is clearly communicated, that is executed well over time, and that the board is going to support," former HP CEO Carly Fiorina told CNBC.

  • JPM: First iPad Cuts Coming Along     Monday, 26 Sep 2011 | 12:33 PM ET

    The Fast Money traders weigh in on Apple cutting orders to its Asian suppliers and how to trade it.

  • With Departure of Jobs, Will Apple Warm to Deal-Making? Thursday, 25 Aug 2011 | 10:17 AM ET
    Steve Jobs

    The visionary behind the iPod, iPhone and iPad was considered a  brilliant but ruthlessly efficient manager, but Steve Jobs was never a force for deal making,  The New York Times reports.

  • China Overtakes US in PC Shipments Tuesday, 23 Aug 2011 | 9:28 PM ET
    Teenagers surround a computer screen at the ChinaJoy Expo, also known as the China Digital Entertainment Expo and Conference, in Shanghai, China.

    China has reached yet another milestone in its rise as a consumer of technology by becoming the biggest market for personal computers.  The New York Times reports. 

  • Why Oracle Shoud Not Buy HP     Tuesday, 23 Aug 2011 | 4:53 PM ET

    CNBC's Jon Fortt with five reasons Oracle should stay away from Hewlett-Packard.