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  • Plasma TVs: Price Pinches Popularity Monday, 31 Jan 2011 | 10:29 AM ET
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    Chances are you'll be watching the big game on a smaller-sized, lower-priced LCD set, even if the picture quality isn't as good as its rival.  In the cutthroat, deflationary world of consumer electronics, the debate over which flat-panel TV technology is superior has taken  a backseat to price.

  • Sony Unveils Next Generation Handheld System Thursday, 27 Jan 2011 | 9:27 AM ET
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    The company unveiled its next generation handheld system Thursday – the successor to its six-year old PlayStation Portable device. Sony also announced a new initiative that would bring PlayStation games to Android-based devices.

  • Actor Colin Firth poses with his award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture (Drama) for 'The King's Speech'.

    The big winner of the morning is "The King's Speech," from The Weinstein Co. — grabbing the lead with a whopping 12 nominations including Best Picture, Actor and Director.

  • IMAX CEO Addresses M&A Rumors Wednesday, 19 Jan 2011 | 6:12 PM ET

    Richard Gelfond, CEO of IMAX, clears the air on rumors Sony is interested in buying the giant screen exhibitor.

  • No Glasses Needed: Nintendo's 3DS on Sale March 27 Wednesday, 19 Jan 2011 | 1:26 PM ET
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    The device will be the first mass market consumer device to offer stereoscopic 3D images without the need for special glasses – something analysts see as critical to the success of 3D in the market.

  • 'Social Network,' 'Glee' Sweep Globes (as Expected) Monday, 17 Jan 2011 | 6:51 AM ET
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    The Golden Globes are taken far less seriously than the Oscars. They're voted on by only 90 members of the Hollywood Foreign Press, but they're also a lot more fun for attendees.

  • Do Celebrity Endorsements Really Work? Friday, 14 Jan 2011 | 4:49 PM ET
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    When I interviewed Eric Wisemen, CEO of VF Corp, at the ICR Xchange retail conference in Orange County, I asked him if it was difficult for one of his company's brands, Wrangler, to stand by Brett Favre after the football legend's sexting scandal.

  • Gearing up for the Globes: The Race to Oscar Friday, 14 Jan 2011 | 4:13 PM ET
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    The Golden Globes aren't until Sunday night but parties and gifting suites are already underway.

  • Call of Duty Black Ops

    For the second year in a row, retail sales were down in the video game industry — the first time it has recorded negative growth in back to back years.

  • Video-Game Industry Braces for Negative Sales Report Thursday, 13 Jan 2011 | 10:21 AM ET
    Microsoft’s Xbox Kinect, a gesture-recognition controller – a camera that is able to detect subtle movements and sounds from players.

    The 2010 retail numbers are expected to show their second consecutive decline—a first for video games.

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    Corning is making its Consumer Electronics Show (CES) debut this year. And though it's a newcomer, it's one of the most talked about and prevalent companies at the convention. This year the CES is focused largely on touch screen tablets and smart phones, and Corning makes the material—called Gorilla Glass-that encases nearly all these devices.

  • There's a Car In There Somewhere Friday, 7 Jan 2011 | 1:20 PM ET
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    Automakers are integrating all manner of new technology into their vehicles, and while it's safe to say people don’t generally buy a car just for its cool technological features, you’d never know it by Detroit's marketing efforts.

  • 3D Could Be Big in 2011 Friday, 7 Jan 2011 | 12:29 PM ET
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    With a slew of new product offerings, 3D will continue its assault at retail this year. LG, Samsung and Panasonic all plan to include the technology in a wider array of products— most importantly in TV sets and Blu-ray players that aren’t being aimed at the high-end, early adopter audience.

  • Consumers Are Spending Again: Sony CEO Stringer Thursday, 6 Jan 2011 | 5:00 PM ET
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    The US consumer is spending again, Sir Howard Stringer, chairman, CEO and president of Sony, told CNBC Thursday.

  • CES Preview: Tablets, Streaming, and 3D Wednesday, 5 Jan 2011 | 10:36 AM ET
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    CES kicks off today and buzz is already building about the hot new devices and services that will grab the attention of consumers and investors. Some clear themes have already emerged and it's all about new mobile devices, seamless integration of streaming and traditional content, more powerful chips, and persistent 3D.

  • Health and Fitness Going High Tech Wednesday, 5 Jan 2011 | 9:48 AM ET
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    This could also be the year fitness goes high tech, as 2011 Consumer Electronics Show is including a Sports and Technology summit. This follows a growing trend in exercise related video games, including the  Microsoft Xbox 360 Kinect and PlayStation Move.

  • CES – Trading The Future of Consumer Electronics Tuesday, 4 Jan 2011 | 6:12 PM ET

    With 1.5 million square feet of exhibition space, more than a few gadgets will be competing for attention at CES. What should you be watching?

  • Will New Electronics Revive Economy? Tuesday, 4 Jan 2011 | 2:51 PM ET
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    After predicting in his last two keynote addresses at the Consumer Electronics Show that innovation from the consumer electronics would help the U.S. economy rebound, Gary Shapiro is standing by his message. The question is now whether there is enough innovation to jump-start things for 2011, especially after consumer confidence unexpectedly dipped in December.

  • Stocks End 2010 with Double-Digit Gains Friday, 31 Dec 2010 | 5:18 PM ET

    Stocks ended just below record two-year highs with solid double-digit gains for the year after a quiet New Year's eve session that ended with the major indexes narrowly mixed. Alcoa and American Express rose, while Hewlett-Packard fell.

  • Stocks Slip; Will End Year With Strong Gains Friday, 31 Dec 2010 | 3:54 PM ET

    Stocks turned negative in the final minutes of trading, but were on pace to end the year just below record two-year highs with solid double-digit gains for the year amid thin New Year's Eve trading. Alcoa rose, while Hewlett-Packard fell.