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  • Robots are coming, and will be controlled by kids Friday, 8 Jan 2016 | 5:08 PM ET
    Roboterra robot making kits on display at CES 2016 in Las Vegas.

    Robotics was a huge trend at CES 2015 with the Robotics Marketplace growing its footprint by 25 percent this year.

  • LAS VEGAS, Jan 8- Germans love the latest wave of touch-free car controls, which respond to the flick of a wrist or the swipe of a hand, as it means no messy fingerprints on their spotless dashboards. A simplistic stereotype, but it captures the split among the world's drivers over the newest in-car tech on display at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this...

  • 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...

  • LAS VEGAS, Jan 6- General Motors Co will not use' over-the-air' upgrades, a way of remotely updating software on its vehicles, for safety-critical vehicle systems such as brakes, the automaker's product development chief said on Wednesday, signaling a different approach from electric car maker Tesla Motors Inc.. Mark Reuss, head of GM's global product...

  • Jan 6- Netflix Inc's video-streaming service went live in more than 130 countries on Wednesday, covering almost the entire globe except China, in a huge global push by Chief Executive Reed Hastings to counter slowing growth in the United States. India, Nigeria, Russia and Saudi Arabia were among the major countries where the service was launched, Hastings said at...

  • LAS VEGAS, Jan 6- General Motors Co will not use' over-the-air' upgrades, a way of remotely updating software on its vehicles, for safety-critical vehicle systems such as brakes, the automaker's product development chief said on Wednesday, signaling a different approach from electric car maker Tesla Motors Inc.. Mark Reuss, head of GM's global product...

  • Key Apple contract manufacturer Foxconn will cut working hours over the week-long Lunar New Year holiday, a person familiar with the matter said, which would be a rare move. Taiwan- based Foxconn, formally known as Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd, assembles the latest iPhones at factories in China where it employs hundreds of thousands of people, and typically...

  • Jan 6- Netflix Inc's video-streaming services went live in more than 130 countries on Wednesday, covering almost the entire globe except China, in a huge global push by Chief Executive Reed Hastings to counter slowing growth at home. India, Nigeria, Russia and Saudi Arabia were among the major countries where the service was launched, Hastings said at a Consumer...

  • Oculus: Orders will be fine in next few hours Wednesday, 6 Jan 2016 | 2:01 PM ET
    Brendan Iribe, founder and CEO of Oculus at CES 2016 in Las Vegas.

    The CEO told CNBC this is "the most traffic we’ve ever had."

  • Netflix to stream in almost all countries, skips China Wednesday, 6 Jan 2016 | 1:51 PM ET

    Jan 6- Video streaming company Netflix Inc on Wednesday launched its services in 130 countries, covering almost the entire globe except China, as part of efforts to counter slowing growth in the United States. India, Nigeria, Russia and Saudi Arabia were among the major countries where the service was launched, Chief Executive Reed Hastings said at the Consumer...

  • Automakers strike back at Silicon Valley disruptors Wednesday, 6 Jan 2016 | 1:16 PM ET

    GM's move and others underscore Detroit's determination to battle Silicon Valley for dominance of clean urban transport. Ford Motor Co used this week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to announce that Toyota Motor Corp, the No. 1 global car maker, will use Ford software to connect smart phones to dashboards and join Ford in promoting that...

  • Intel CEO: We expect 2016 to look like 2015 Wednesday, 6 Jan 2016 | 11:47 AM ET
    Intel CEO Brian Krzanich holds up the company's Curie Module during his keynote address at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas January 5, 2016.

    Intel CEO Brian Krzanich expects China and emerging markets to be stable but slow.

  • UPDATE 1-SolarCity to cut 550 jobs in Nevada Wednesday, 6 Jan 2016 | 9:55 AM ET

    Jan 6- Solar panel installer SolarCity Corp said it would cut 550 jobs in Nevada, two weeks after the state's utilities commission approved changes that would reduce credits customers receive for selling excess solar power to the grid. SolarCity, which is backed by Tesla Motors Inc's CEO Elon Musk, ceased Nevada solar sales and installations in December,...

  • TAIPEI, Jan 6- Foxconn, assembler of most of Apple Inc's latest iPhones, will cut working hours over the week-long Lunar New Year holiday, a person familiar with the matter said, in a rare move that analysts interpreted as a sign of softening demand. But this year Foxconn will have a normal break, "the person said, referring to the Lunar New Year which falls on Feb. 8.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 6- Graham Holdings, the former Washington Post parent that now focuses on non-newspaper media and for-profit education, is moving into the fast-emerging market for corporate cyber security training, with a new business unit launch set for Wednesday. Analysts project growth in the cyber security training market, which includes boot camps,...

  • *Announces new partnership with Israeli firm Mobileye. Jan 5- The head of Volkswagen AG's top-selling brand said on Tuesday he is confident the German automaker will reach agreement with U.S regulators to bring nearly 500,000 diesel vehicles into compliance with U.S. emissions laws. "We are confident we will find an acceptable solution," VW brand chief Herbert...

  • LAS VEGAS, Jan 5- Automakers, not technology companies, are in the driver's seat in developing self-driving, "autonomous" cars, and Japan's Toyota Motor Corp is best positioned to lead the way, according to a new report on patents for the fast-evolving technology. As automakers enter agreements with Silicon Valley companies to develop self-driving cars, Tesla...

  • LAS VEGAS, Jan 5- Ford Motor Co said Tuesday it plans to triple to 30 the size of its fleet of self-driving test cars as part of an effort to accelerate autonomous vehicle development. In an announcement coinciding with the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Ford said it will begin using a new, lower cost LiDAR sensor made by California- based Velodyne.

  • 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...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 5- AT&T Inc will expand its smart city services to help municipal authorities remotely monitor conditions of roads and bridges in real time and give citizens mobile apps to stay informed about things like traffic and safety problems, the company said on Tuesday. In recent years, authorities of some cities from Barcelona, Spain to San Jose, California,...