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  • Nikkei drops 2.7% but Shanghai closes with small gain Tuesday, 12 Jan 2016 | 2:06 AM ET

    Asia's major markets closed mostly lower, with the exception of China, as investor sentiment in the region remained fragile.

  • The reality behind virtual reality at CES Thursday, 7 Jan 2016 | 3:30 PM ET
    CES attendee tries out the NextVR headset at CES 2016

    2016 will be a tipping point for virtual reality, say analysts.

  • Asian stocks plunge after China suspends trade early Thursday, 7 Jan 2016 | 2:10 AM ET

    China's stocks were suspended from trade on Thursday after the CSI 300 tumbled more than 7 percent in early trade, triggering the market's circuit breaker.

  • TOKYO, Jan 7- Japanese stocks fell on Thursday morning after China's central bank weakened the yuan- sparking a sharp strengthening of the yen, hurting exporters and tarnishing sentiment in a market already on edge over geopolitical tensions and signs that China's economy is slowing. A selloff on China's benchmark Shanghai composite index eventually led to...

  • Stock futures plunge; Brent crude sinks to 11-year low Wednesday, 6 Jan 2016 | 7:33 AM ET

    U.S. futures and stocks around the world were sharply lower this morning, after North Korea claimed to have successfully tested a hydrogen bomb. Meanwhile, tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran were seen as extinguishing the chances of major producers cooperating to cut output.

  • Asian markets remained pressured Wednesday after North Korea's purported nuclear test. But markets in China bucked the trend to finish solidly higher.

  • Sony PS4 sales top 35 million after holiday boost Wednesday, 6 Jan 2016 | 2:21 AM ET
    Sony Playstation PS4 console

    Sony has sold more than 35.9 million units of its PlayStation 4 as it touts its dominance over rivals Microsoft and Nintendo.

  • *Renesas jumps after report government-backed fund may sell its stake to Sony. TOKYO, Jan 6- Japan's Nikkei share average fell for a third day on Wednesday as worries about China's volatile markets continued to rattle investors', while Apple suppliers tumbled after a report that it may cut production of its latest iPhone models. Murata Manufacturing Co dropped...

  • Shares of Apple suppliers Skyworks Solutions, Qorvo Inc and Cirrus Logic, among others, also fell following the report. Other companies affected include Sony Corp, which makes image sensors used in iPhones, and electronic parts makers TDK Corp, Alps Electric Co Ltd and Kyocera Corp, the paper reported. LCD panel manufacturers Japan Display Inc, Sharp Corp and LG...

  • Jan 6- Apple Inc is expected to cut production of its latest iPhone models by about 30 percent in the January-March quarter, compared with its original plans, the Nikkei reported. Production is expected to return to normal in the April-June quarter, but Apple's parts makers likely to be affected will include liquid crystal display panel manufacturers Japan...

  • Why this will be virtual reality's breakout year Tuesday, 5 Jan 2016 | 9:00 AM ET
    People play with virtual reality head gear 'Gear VR' of Oculus during the Tokyo Game Show.

    Virtual reality is set to take off in 2016, as Facebook's Oculus and PlayStation launch their highly anticipated hardware.

  • MUMBAI, Jan 5- Netflix Inc's global expansion is set to reach movie-mad India, industry executives said, where high-speed Internet connectivity is rapidly spreading among a vast population used to paying pennies for their latest Bollywood fix. Slowing growth at home in the United States has put pressure on video-streaming service Netflix to grow...

  • Facebook-owned Oculus will release its virtual reality (VR) Rift headset to consumers for pre-order on Wednesday, but how much will it cost?

  • TOKYO, Jan 5- Japanese stocks edged up in choppy trade on Tuesday as shares in China clawed back some ground after plunging 7 percent in the previous session, calming fears of an extended global selloff. "U.S. markets posted their worst start in over a decade after the selloff in China... with capital flows to risk-off assets and flight to quality remaining prevailing...

  • LOS ANGELES, Jan 3- Having vanquished "Titanic" and " Jurassic World," "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" has set its sights on "Avatar." Avatar "earned $760.5 million during its stateside run and" Star Wars: The Force Awakens "has generated $740.4 million domestically after picking up $88.3 million over New Year's weekend. Paramount's "Daddy's Home," a comedy about a nerdy...

  • LOS ANGELES, Jan 3- Having vanquished "Titanic" and " Jurassic World," "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" has set its sights on "Avatar." Avatar "earned $760.5 million during its stateside run and" Star Wars: The Force Awakens "has generated $740.4 million domestically after picking up $88.3 million over New Year's weekend. Paramount's "Daddy's Home," a comedy about a nerdy...

  • Wi-Fi revolution comes to home audio systems Saturday, 2 Jan 2016 | 12:02 PM ET
    Bose SoundTouch 10

    The shift to streaming media has led to a quiet revolution that has helped redefine the home audio system experience.

  • What to expect from tech's class of 2016 Saturday, 2 Jan 2016 | 9:00 AM ET
    Lexus Hoverboard.

    With a new year and a major technology conference on the immediate horizon, what new trends can consumer expect?

  • CES 2016: Smart homes, smart cars, virtual reality Wednesday, 30 Dec 2015 | 3:57 PM ET
    People pass a CES sign during preparations for the 2016 International CES trade show at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, January 3, 2016.

    What to watch for at CES: Smart homes, self-driving cars, wearables, virtual and augmented reality, and drones dominate.

  • Asia shares end mixed; Nikkei tots up 9.3% rise for year Wednesday, 30 Dec 2015 | 2:20 AM ET

    Asia shares ended Wednesday mixed, with South Korea and Hong Kong in the red, while Australia rose. Japan shares ended the year's final session up.