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  • A visitor examines an HTC smartphone at the Vodafone stand at the CeBIT Technology Fair in Hannover, Germany.

    Taiwan smartphone maker HTC expects to post lower-than-expected revenue in the first quarter, underscoring analyst views that it will face another weak quarter.

  • Celebrities are making the rounds again this year at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.The tech show has reeled in a star-studded lineup, and the stars are drawing attention.Whether they are endorsing a product or service, revealing their own branded product line or just there to draw crowds to some of the latest innovations, celebrities are everywhere at CES 2012.

    Celebrities are making the rounds again this year at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The tech show has reeled in a star-studded lineup, and the stars are drawing attention.

  • Tech Startups

    CNBC's Seema Mody reports on tech startup Zaarly, which is part of the new technology boom that's drawing scores of investors.

  • With billions of products on the market, it’s hard for consumers to be shocked by the function or appearance of a gadget. But these products manage to do just that. Some are actually practical while others are just plain strange. Either way, these gadgets are sure to make you say, “What?!” They’ll wake you up, give you a massage, let you tweet in some of the strangest places and charge your gadgets. Here are 10 of the strangest gadgets you’ve ever seen.

    From an iPlunger to a solar-paneled bikini and a flying alarm clock, these gadgets are sure to make you do a double take — but they get the job done!

  • Apple iPad

    It must be excruciating to design a new version of an already mature operating system. How do you add enough new stuff to attract upgrade customers — without junking up the works? And how do you revamp enough things to make the upgrade exciting — without alienating people who don’t like change? CNBC Contributor David Pogue on technology.

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    Information like restaurant tips, flight times and driving directions is coming to guests at midtier hotels that do not provide traditional concierge services. The New York Times reports.

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    Ranking  No. 1 for the 5th year running, California surpassed even its own 2010 performance. Yet, tech-savvy runners-up to the Silicon Valley state aren’t that far behind.

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    In the rankings of the world’s most powerful supercomputers, a Japanese machine has earned the top spot with a performance that essentially laps the competition, the New York Times reports.

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    One of the biggest changes in the history of the Internet could be set into motion Monday. Whether that is a good thing or a bad thing remains open to fierce debate, as the New York Times reports.

  • Google Chrome

    Web companies including Google, Facebook and Akamai are joining forces on Wednesday to test the Internet's readiness for a future in which billions more people and devices will be connected.

  • Steve Jobs

    Juxtapositions galore. Apple gets ready to debut its iCloud, while everyone else's cloud gets hacked. Portuguese elections set the stage for austerity, while austerity rocks Greece. Here's what we're watching...

  • Despite the sell-off in U.S. stocks on Wednesday, some market players remain unfazed. Doug Godine, Managing Director at Signal Hill told CNBC on Thursday he sees strong growth in the tech sector, especially in communication infrastructure.

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    Senior executives at Cisco Systems worked closely with Chinese government security agents to tailor hardware and software they knew would be used to track, detain and torture followers of the banned Falun Gong spiritual movement, according to a US federal lawsuit filed last week. The FT reports.

  • Niklas Zennstroem of Atomico Ventures poses during a portrait session at the Digital Life Design (DLD) conference at HVB Forum on January 24, 2010 in Munich, Germany.

    Skype co-founder Niklas Zennstrom tells CNBC.com about his past successes,  and what sort of entrepreneurs  he’s looking to invest in with his venture capital company Atomico.

  • Turn Page on Google?

    Is Google a buy on co-founder and new CEO Larry Page's first day? Colin Gillis, BGC Financial analyst, and the FMHR traders discuss and share the midday market's pops and drops.

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