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  • BERLIN— Malicious software targeting smartphones with the Android operating system is becoming more common, with some handsets already infected when they're bought. A report by German security firm G DATA found that the samples containing such malware had increased by 25 percent in the second quarter compared with the first three months of the year.

  • Smart(er) homes: Nest thermostat gets upgrade Tuesday, 1 Sep 2015 | 1:48 PM ET
    Nest 3rd generation thermostat

    Connected device company Nest Labs will release a 3rd version of the Learning Thermostat. Re/code reports.

  • Is Apple's TV upgrade too pricy for consumers? Monday, 31 Aug 2015 | 4:10 PM ET

    What will users get for $149 to $199?

  • Smartphone slowdown hits where it hurts: Jobs Sunday, 30 Aug 2015 | 8:57 PM ET
    Blackberry Passport

    The smartphone slowdown is showing up in falling profits for handset makers, as well as sweeping job cuts across the once red-hot sector.

  • Small business gets with the social program Saturday, 29 Aug 2015 | 3:00 PM ET
    Facebook Live screens

    More small businesses are hopping on the social media bandwagon, which may help them compete with bigger rivals.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 28- Microsoft Corp avoided a potentially costly setback to its financially troubled mobile phone business on Friday as the U.S. International Trade Commission declined to block the import of its devices in a longstanding patent dispute. The decision rejected a ruling in April by a U.S. trade judge who found that Microsoft had infringed two...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 28- Microsoft Corp avoided a potentially costly setback to its financially-troubled mobile phone business on Friday as the U.S. International Trade Commission declined to block the import of its devices in a longstanding patent dispute.

  • Bringing virtual reality to Burning Man Friday, 28 Aug 2015 | 3:46 PM ET
    A file photo from The Burning Man festival in Blackrock City, Nevada

    The VR camp at the festival will boast demo stations showcasing the latest technology, animated narrative films and 360-degree music videos.

  • Next iPhone to have ultra HD camera: Report Friday, 28 Aug 2015 | 1:30 PM ET
    iPhone 6

    The iPhone 6S' and 6S Plus' revamped hardware reportedly supports 12-megapixel images and 4K video, with a front-facing flash.

  • MOSCOW, Aug 28- Russian consumer electronics and white goods retailer M.video said its online sales surged in the past week as a renewed weakening in the rouble prompted some consumers to splash out on durable goods. The rouble fell sharply against the dollar on Aug. 24, approaching its 2015 low, as prices of oil, Russia's chief export, skidded.

  • North Dakota police can legally use taser drones Friday, 28 Aug 2015 | 11:26 AM ET
    A drone armed with a taser subdues an individual.

    Supporters of North Dakota's police union introduced an amendment to House Bill 1328 that permits less-than-lethal weapons mounted on drones.

  • Aug 27- GameStop Corp said it expected robust revenue growth in the second half, helped by a strong slate of video game releases and growth in its mobile and consumer electronics businesses. Activision Blizzard Inc's "Destiny: The Taken King", Microsoft Studios' "Halo 5: Guardians" and Ubisoft's "Assassin's Creed: Syndicate" are set to be released in the third quarter.

  • Carnage made these tech stocks cheap, says analyst Thursday, 27 Aug 2015 | 3:47 PM ET
    Netflix app on a mobile phone

    Facebook, Amazon and Google are in the top 5 tech stocks to buy, but instead of Netflix, he's eyeing Alibaba and Priceline.

  • NEW YORK— Samsung's new smartphones and tablets might not offer enough to entice current iPhone and iPad users to switch, but they keep Samsung at the head of the class among Android gadget makers. The new Galaxy devices come weeks before comparable updates from Apple are expected. In a sense, if Samsung can't beat the competition in sales, it can at least beat it to...

  • A future where iPhones stay charged for a week Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 4:52 PM ET
    Apple iPhone 6.

    You could soon have a week of battery life, thanks to a rechargeable hydrogen fuel cell that fits directly in your iPhone 6.

  • Goldman: Look at Google like a biotech start-up Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 2:06 PM ET
    Google and Alphabet.

    Google's new structure under Alphabet could be the first of changes that would simplify investing in its verticals.

  • Best Buy ups bet on Apple Watch Tuesday, 25 Aug 2015 | 1:13 PM ET
    Best Buy

    Beginning Sept. 4, the Apple Watch will be sold in more than 900 stores, and by the end of September it will be in all 1,050 locations.

  • FRANKFURT, Aug 25- Apple Inc patents covering the "slide to unlock" feature on smartphones are invalid, Germany's highest appeals court ruled on Tuesday, reaffirming a 2013 decision rejecting the U.S. company's claims by a lower court. In a statement, the appeals court said it confirmed a ruling by the lower Federal Patent Court that cancelled Apple's German...

  • Aug 24- Apple Inc's China business experienced "strong growth" in July and August, Chief Executive Tim Cook told CNBC on Monday. The comments, in an emailed response to questions about the iPhone maker's business in China, come amid concerns about the country's economic growth that have sent global stocks reeling. Smartphone sales in China, the world's biggest...

  • This sensor lets you avoid crowds and long lines Friday, 21 Aug 2015 | 1:21 PM ET
    Density sensors that track population/foot traffic.

    A sensor by a start-up called Density can send data to your phone, telling you when a restaurant or gym is too crowded.