CES power outage can’t stop tech hotshots from showing off

LAS VEGAS — No power? No problem. Despite an hour-long blackout that left two-thirds of the Las Vegas Convention Center in the dark — forcing thousands of gadget heads to exit the massive building — there were plenty of new tech toys unveiled Wednesday at CES 2018. The folks at

Samsung shares slip on lowered forecast

Samsung Electronics said it would likely rake in a record fourth-quarter profit but the guidance fell short of consensus estimate, spooking investors already worried that a memory chip boom could be ending sooner rather than later. Shares of Samsung fell 3 percent as the world’s biggest chipmaker became one

New fridge gives you recipes based on your soon-to-expire food

Samsung has revealed a next-gen version of its Family Hub smart refrigerator that can give you recipes based on what’s inside your fridge. The genius kitchen appliance promises to help you plan meals using personal info on food preferences, diet restrictions and even food expiry dates. The new model is

Best Buy shares tumble on weak holiday forecast

Best Buy reported disappointing third-quarter results on Thursday and forecast holiday-quarter profit below Wall Street estimates as it cut prices to match those offered by rivals including Amazon. Shares of the United States’ single largest consumer electronics chain fell 6.3 percent to $53.69 in early trades Thursday. With online sellers

How Christmas tree lights could screw up your Wi-Fi

Christmas is almost upon us and you might be thinking about dragging your decorations down from the attic. But when deciding where to put your lights, make sure they don’t go anywhere near your Wi-Fi router. Routers placed by Christmas tree lights might be affected by signal interference, according to

World’s first microchip can be yours for $600K

The world’s first microchip is set to sell for $600,000 ahead of the 60th anniversary of its invention. Electrical engineer Jack Kilby built the cutting edge integrated circuit in 1958 along with Tom Yeargan, who was the lead technician for the project. The semiconductor — no bigger than a fingernail — comprises a

Why teens’ addiction to screens isn’t as bad as parents fear

A generation ago, we were worried to death about teen pregnancy. Before that, we were panicking about teen drinking and driving. Before that, three generations back, we as a nation were collectively appalled when juvenile delinquents got matching leather jackets and roamed around drive-in diners calling themselves names like “the

Best Buy shares tank despite strong quarterly sales

Even the winners can’t win in retail these days. Shares of Best Buy tanked 12 percent, to $55.02, on Tuesday despite the big-box chain’s best quarterly sales since 2010. It notched a 5.4 percent increase in same-store sales as shoppers scooped up high-tech gadgets, TVs and appliances at its stores. The No. 1

Best Buy raises revenue forecast after solid quarter

Best Buy, the No. 1 US consumer electronics retailer, reported better-than-expected quarterly sales and earnings on Tuesday and raised its annual revenue forecast, led by robust demand for smartphones and wearable devices. The results highlighted Best Buy’s continued success in a gloomy US retail industry, which has been battered in recent

TSA tightens screening for all gadgets bigger than cell phones

Airline travelers will have to submit carry-on electronics larger than a phone to X-ray screening in separate bins at airports nationwide in coming weeks, the TSA announced Wednesday. The procedure will be familiar to travelers who already had to do that with laptops in recent years, officials said. The TSA piloted the

Your iPhone addiction is giving you carpal tunnel

Smartphone addiction could be doing damage and causing pain — including numbness and tingling — in your hands and wrists, a study has found. An international study, starting with 500 students, found that 54 percent of “intensive” users — those using devices more than three hours per day — showed signs

Your iPhone addiction is giving you carpal tunnel

Smartphone addiction could be doing damage and causing pain — including numbness and tingling — in your hands and wrists, a study has found. An international study, starting with 500 students, found that 54 percent of “intensive” users — those using devices more than three hours per day — showed signs

Your iPhone addiction is giving you carpal tunnel

Smartphone addiction could be doing damage and causing pain — including numbness and tingling — in your hands and wrists, a study has found. An international study, starting with 500 students, found that 54 percent of “intensive” users — those using devices more than three hours per day — showed signs

Your iPhone addiction is giving you carpal tunnel

Smartphone addiction could be doing damage and causing pain — including numbness and tingling — in your hands and wrists, a study has found. An international study, starting with 500 students, found that 54 percent of “intensive” users — those using devices more than three hours per day — showed signs