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  • For virtual reality creators, a question of control Friday, 6 Mar 2015 | 9:38 AM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— At the Game Developers Conference, it's easy to imagine what virtual reality will look like when it eventually hits the marketplace. "For us, it's a choice we want to give the player," said Elisa Di Lorenzo, business development manager at Untold Games, developer of the VR adventure "Loading Human." During a demo of the latest Project Morpheus VR...

  • *Japan Display confirms new plant, source says for Apple. TOKYO, March 6- Loss-making Sharp Corp has asked a domestic corporate turnaround fund to invest up to $250 million in capital- aid which would come on top of plans to tap its two main lenders for a second major bailout, a source said on Friday. Weak sales of smartphone screens in China, aggravated by an unexpected...

  • SAN FRANCISCO— No one can argue that many Apple devices have changed the way people live their lives. The company's iTunes, iPhone and iPad have shaken up music, phone and computer markets worldwide. The stakes are big for Apple CEO Tim Cook: the watch is the first brand-new Apple product to be launched without legendary co-founder Steve Jobs.

  • TOKYO, March 6- Loss-making Sharp Corp has asked a domestic corporate turnaround fund to invest up to $250 million in capital- aid which would come on top of plans to tap its two main lenders for a second major bailout, the Nikkei business daily reported. Hit by a supply glut of smartphone screens in China and fierce competition from rival Japan Display Inc that...

  • TOKYO, March 5- Loss-making Japanese electronics firm Sharp Corp meets its main banks on Thursday in an effort to secure its second major bailout since 2012, betting they will have little choice but to pay up despite their call for more drastic overhauls. Sharp Chief Executive Kozo Takahashi will meet officials from Mizuho Bank and Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi...

  • Netflix for video games? Nvidia hopes so Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 2:20 AM ET
    The Nvidia Shield Android tablet.

    Nvidia announced the Nvidia Shield, an Android based set-top box, the latest in a series of consumer product launches from the company.

  • Sony sets early 2016 launch date for VR headset Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 9:06 PM ET

    Sony announced that Project Morpheus – a virtual reality headset exclusively for the PlayStation 4 – will be available to consumers in the first half of 2016.

  • Sony plans to launch virtual-reality headset in 2016 Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 8:29 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— Sony plans on putting its virtual-reality headset on consumers' noggins next year. Sony Corp. originally unveiled a prototype of the headset at last year's gathering of video game developers. The headset works in tandem with Sony's PlayStation 4 console and camera by covering users' vision and simulating virtual worlds on screen.

  • WIRELESS SHOW PHOTO GALLERY: Gadget fans in Barcelona Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 11:44 AM ET

    BARCELONA, Spain— Gadget lovers from around the world are in Barcelona to view the latest in handheld and wireless technology. Tech giants like Samsung, Sony, and Lenovo also showcased their latest offerings. Photographers Manu Fernandez and Emilio Morenatti contributed.

  • Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) headquarters in Sydney, Australia.

    Australian shares fell below the flatline on Tuesday after the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) surprised most market watchers by holding back on further easing.

  • Watch out GoPro, Xiaomi’s coming for you Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 11:49 PM ET

    After shaking up the global smartphone industry with its low-cost handsets, Xiaomi is moving on to its next target: the action camera market.

  • TOKYO, March 3- Embattled Japanese electronics maker Sharp Corp is preparing to seek aid from its two main lenders, a source with direct knowledge of the matter said, in what would be its second bailout in three years despite extensive restructuring. Fierce competition from Apple Inc, Samsung Electronics Co as well as cheaper Chinese makers has hammered Japan's...

  • NEW YORK— High-end smartphones from Samsung and HTC have gotten much of the attention at this week's wireless show in Barcelona, Spain, but cheaper options are coming from Microsoft, Lenovo and others too. Meanwhile, Google and Facebook are working on giving people more ways to use those devices. Here's a look at what's been unveiled so far at the Mobile World...

  • The somewhat weak debut of Warner Bros.' R-rated "Focus," co-starring Margot Robbie, handed Smith another no. 1 box office opening but came in slightly below expectations. 1. "Focus," Warner Bros., $18,685,137, 3,323 locations, $5,623 average, $18,685,137, 1 week. 3. "The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out Of Water," Paramount, $10,820,212, 3,467 locations, $3,121 average,...

  • Asian stocks kicked off the week on a positive note, as an interest rate cut in China on Saturday offset a weaker finish on Wall Street last week.

  • Has Sony got its groove back? Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 1:10 AM ET

    Sony has shown a "return to form", analysts told CNBC, after the Japanese electronics giant unveiled a slim tablet and mid-range smartphone.

  • NEW YORK— Will Smith's con-man caper "Focus" disrobed "Fifty Shades of Grey" at the box office, but the film's modest $19.1 million opening still left questions about the drawing power of the once unstoppable star. According to studio estimates Sunday, Warner Bros.' "Focus" easily topped all competitors on a weekend with little competition at North American...

  • The powerful $75 smartphone is coming Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 1:52 PM ET

    Companies like Sony and Motorola have rolled out high-powered smartphones at low costs, creating competition for giants like Apple.

  • Nikkei ends week with new 15-year high Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 3:33 AM ET
    Pedestrians stand in front of stock market boards along the pavement in Tokyo, Japan.

    Asian equitiess were mixed on Friday, following an uninspiring lead from Wall Street, but Japanese stocks managed to overlook a mixed bag of economic data to settle at a new 15-year high.

  • Feb 26- Splunk Inc forecast full-year revenue above analysts' expectations as businesses increasingly turn to data analytics to secure their networks from a surge in highly sophisticated cyber attacks. "Cybersecurity has been a huge tailwind for Splunk, and that's really put a lot of fuel in their growth engine," FBR Capital Markets analyst Daniel Ives told...