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Acer turns its attention towards car tech

Acer is venturing outside PCs with new products to update car software and prevent accidents. The company’s first products for cars, including a headset that monitors brainwaves for driver fatigue, are being shown at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week. The Taiwan company is also showing a telematics product to track car movement and keep in-vehicle software updated. Acer ... Read More »

This Old Tech: Exploring the lost world of Prodigy

See larger image Remember when… From 1988 to 1996, IBM and Sears jointly operated a graphically rich online service called Prodigy, which allowed users from all over the United States to dial in and view weather, stocks, news, and more while also exchanging emails and bulletin board posts with other users. When the service shut down in 1999 (after a ... Read More »

Mingis on Tech: Of 3D printers (and Eiffel Towers)

Executive News Editor Ken Mingis goes one-on-one with Senior Reporter Lucas Mearian to get the nitty gritty details about 3D printing, MakerBot printers and about why Mearian is fixated on Eiffel Towers. Similar IT Insights More IT Insights Provided by IDC Directions 2016 Upcoming Event: IDC Directions 2016 Overview with Frank Gens (2:22) Provided by IDC Directions 2016 IDC Directions ... Read More »

New MIT tech could help robots and humans work together

There’s no shortage of warnings about robots taking over our jobs, but often overlooked is the potential for how robots and humans can work together. That’s the focus of new research out of MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), which has come up with a new model for how humans can communicate with robots more effectively. Essentially, it ... Read More »

China’s troubles permeate US tech earnings

China is the world’s biggest country, second-largest economy and top nation for smartphone sales. It’s also driving tech investors crazy. Economic growth is slowing faster than many experts expected. Add to that uncertainty surrounding when and to what degree the Chinese government will weaken its currency to boost exports. Just as China is becoming an increasingly crucial market for U.S. ... Read More »

Top tech investor Meeks: Buy Amazon on dip

here’s value in some of the technology leaders, so I wanted to embrace them. If I don’t make a “trade” when I think it’s compelling, then shame on me. Active managers should be active. And that’s what I’m doing for my CNBC Pro “Platinum Portfolio” stock picks. Here’s why I like Amazon. [“source -cncb”] Read More »

Skittish investors await earnings from tech giants

As the U.S. technology giants dive into earnings next week, they face a notably skittish investor base: The Nasdaq composite index is on pace for its worst month since the 2008 financial crisis. Apple reports results on Tuesday, followed by Facebook on Wednesday, and Amazon.com and Microsoft on Thursday. Alphabet is slated to report Feb. 1. The five most valuable ... Read More »