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Best Buy Probing Ex-CEO's Alleged Relationship With Subordinate

AP | Posted 04.13.2012 | Business

MINNEAPOLIS -- Best Buy Co.'s board is investigating whether its former CEO, Brian Dunn, misused company funds while carrying out a relationship with ...

Home Sweet, Connected Home

Craig Barratt | Posted 03.24.2012 | Technology
Craig Barratt

Within the next three to five years, I envision literally hundreds of devices in the home will be connected: multimedia, thermostats, light switches, security systems, irrigation systems, white goods and automobiles.

Not My Father's CES

Marla Kaplowitz | Posted 03.20.2012 | Technology
Marla Kaplowitz

We continue to use traditional descriptions but these new devices create a new set of behaviors and interaction for consumers. Marketers need to find ways to connect and be part of the experience.

The Real Story at CES

Andrew Robertson | Posted 03.19.2012 | Business
Andrew Robertson

We are living in the attention economy. And the only way to survive, or better still to win, in it is with better storytelling. With more creativity. That's the real story at CES.

CES 2012: The Year of iStuff

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 03.13.2012 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

This year's massive consumer electronics show had plenty of shiny new screens, tablets, and ultra-books. But if you looked closely, the star of the show wasn't the hardware -- it was the emergence of the connected world that is changing the way we live.

Nielson Lists Most Popular Electronics Sites

Posted 01.12.2012 | Technology

Microsoft and are the Internet's most visited consumer electronics sites, while shoppers spend the most amount of time looking at Apple web...

World's Biggest Lighting Maker Plans To Cut 4,500 Jobs

Posted 12.17.2011 | Business

Philips Electronics has all but abandoned hope of selling its TV business by the end of the year, leaving a question mark over how quickly it can ...

To Cloud or Not to Cloud? That is the Digital Question

Mike Pratt | Posted 11.21.2011 | Technology
Mike Pratt

We've become so comfortable and familiar with the ability to physically store and own our content that it might be difficult to comprehend the idea of having something that you can't actually hold.

WATCH: Gadgets Destroyed...In Slow-Motion

Engadget | Terrence O'Brien | Posted 08.31.2011 | Technology

Let's be honest, we've all had those moments where we've wanted to hit our phone with a hammer or throw our laptop against the wall. Generally though,...

The Faithful Shopper: Great Gadgets

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 08.16.2011 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Remember when a day at the beach meant getting away from it all, including the phone? I don't either. While I'm all for disconnecting, that definitely doesn't mean leaving any of my beloved electronics behind.

Can Energy-Efficiency Offset Our Lust for Electronics?

Robyn Griggs Lawrence | Posted 05.28.2011 | Green
Robyn Griggs Lawrence

Our "needs" for the latest gadgets elevate our energy consumption, even with the onslaught of energy-efficient appliances in recent years.

Certifying Congo's Deadly Conflict Minerals

John Prendergast | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Prendergast

With conflict minerals the U.S. is in a unique position because our economic influence to combat the illicit minerals trade provides the missing leverage for leaning on the Congolese state to deliver meaningful security sector reform.

HackCollege's CES Student Gadget Roundup

Hack College | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Hack College

Shep and Luke from took over the NBC Universal stage to take a look at their favorite gadgets for students from the 2011 Consumer Elec...

CES 2011: Are Apple Competitors Focusing on the Wrong Target?

Gil Laroya | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Gil Laroya

Apple has converted its competition into a manic group of "me too" companies, which in the business world automatically limits the success of competitive products.

Costs of Convenience

Ashley Judd | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ashley Judd

I dream of the day when electronics companies fully commit to tracing, auditing, and certifying the minerals they use in their products, and rape minerals are successfully excluded from the marketplace.

iPhone Woes: Can You Jeer Me Now?

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Rick Horowitz

"(T)here is a problem with its reception." -Consumer Reports magazine, finding design flaws with the antenna of Apple's new iPhone 4, questioning Apple's previous explanations for the malfunction.

Despite Recession, State Added 8,000 High-Tech Jobs In 2008

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In the depths of the Great Recession, Illinois' high-tech industry added 2,900 jobs in 2008, a 1.4 percent gain from the previous year and better than...

5 Lessons from Congo for Afghanistan Mining

David Sullivan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Sullivan

It's worth delving into the less obvious links between mineral resources and instability in eastern Congo to illustrate the potentially grave effects of a gold, lithium, or niobium rush in Afghanistan.

How a Government Tax Could Kill Media's Chance to Innovate

Gary Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Gary Shapiro

Here's an idea for the FTC: tell traditional media to forget about handouts, adapt to the digital age, and create new business models that will delight consumers instead of tax them.

3D is Still 1D Too Many

Jim Moret | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jim Moret

Attention technophiles: the Masters Golf Tournament is being broadcast in 3D! Imagine seeing every blade of grass come to life. Who needs Avatar when you have a Tiger on the course? You have got to be kidding.

iPhone and PayPal Bump for a New Way to Exchange Money

Beth Pinsker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Beth Pinsker

PayPal has created an iPhone application along with Bump Technologies that allows iPhone users to pay one another by using their cell number or by bumping phones together.

Activists Put Congo's Conflict Minerals on the Map

David Sullivan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Sullivan

We've all heard of Conflict Diamonds by now. But a troubling, less visible crisis haunts objects we use everyday. Here is everything you need to know about the next big issue: Conflict Minerals.

The Conflict Minerals Trade Act

David Sullivan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Sullivan

The introduction of the Conflict Minerals Trade Act means Congo activists have bipartisan legislation percolating in the Capitol, which could cut armed groups and rights abusers out of the supply chain for our cell phones and laptops.

Public Porn: Technology Increases Risk Of Seeing Smut | Monica Hesse | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

But the increasing popularity of laptops and handheld devices, and the prevalence of wireless Internet access, means there's a greater chance of becom...

How America's Greenest Companies Can Become the Most Peaceful

David Sullivan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Sullivan

Commanding four of the top five rankings in Newsweek, the electronics industry appears to be leading the way in environmental sustainability.