Tag: Computers/Electronics

White House walks back Biden comments on cybercriminal swap with Russia

The White House on Sunday walked back comments from President Biden that he’d be “open” to exchanging cybercriminals with Russia. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan told press...

How tech companies are bringing workers back to the office: Slowly and with ‘social’ incentives

As they return to work, employees of website platform Contentful Inc. are getting an eyeful of their new offices in Berlin and Denver and a...

Senate passes bill that targets China and chips in 68-32 vote

The Democratic-run Senate, with some Republican support, passed legislation on Tuesday that targets China and aims to support the American semiconductor industry, in a sign...

5 surprising things in short supply this Memorial Day Weekend

It’s an odd choice of vehicle for someone who is not in the moving business. Up until this week, Matt Landau had never actually driven...

Opinion: The pandemic PC boom is still happening, but twin dangers loom

After more than a year into COVID-19 pandemic, people are still buying personal computers in massive numbers, but PC makers face increasing costs to build...

Nvidia sales hit records again amid chip shortage, and earnings outlook suggests more to come

Nvidia Corp. broke several quarterly sales records and forecast revenue growth as much as $1 billion above Wall Street estimates for the current quarter Wednesday,...

My wife has 125 lipsticks. Her $11K cosmetics bill is our household’s largest expense — exceeding vehicles and housing

My wife and I have about $4,000 in expenses each month. She brings in 14% of our total income while I bring in 86%. Before...

Tim Cook to be Apple’s star witness Friday as antitrust trial wraps up

Apple Inc. is saving its most powerful witness for last. Chief Executive Tim Cook is scheduled to take the stand Friday to wrap up Apple’s...

Apple vs. Epic: Why cloud gaming became a hot topic at landmark antitrust trial

The headlines in week one of the Epic Games Inc.-Apple Inc. trial were mostly about exorbitant commission fees charged by the App Store. But a...

Roku stock gains after earnings, outlook top expectations

Shares of Roku Inc. were up 8% in after-hours trading Thursday after the streaming company delivered better-than-expected results for its first quarter and issued an...

Have you held any of these 20 stocks long term? Your current dividend yield might surprise you

Income-seeking investors love dividend stocks, many of which have attractive yields when compared to bond yields. They might like them even more when they realize...

Opinion: Intel’s data-center customers may be ‘digesting,’ but AMD’s buffet is wide open

While Intel Corp. says data-center customers are “digesting,” they seem to still be bellying up to a longtime rival’s buffet. Advanced Micro Devices Inc.’s server-chip...

AMD stock rises as earnings top Street view, data-center sales more than double

Advanced Micro Devices Inc. rose in the extended session Tuesday after the chip maker said data-center revenue more than doubled and results topped Wall Street...

My wife makes $200K a year, but gives us $700 a month, and $3,000 to her brother and mother ‘to keep them in the good life’

Never reached out to anyone about my personal life, but I am at a draw. My wife and I married in 2008, and I knew...

Opinion: Intel’s new CEO has another big problem to fix

Intel Corp.’s new chief executive, Pat Gelsinger, has another urgent problem to deal with, in addition to restoring the chip giant’s manufacturing business to its...

‘I vow to fight for full custody of my kids’: I married my wife THRICE to bring her to the U.S. — she surprised me with divorce

Right now, I am in “surprised mode” after my wife suddenly filed for divorce without even talking to me. Even my mother-in-law, who is living...

Opinion: Tech’s COVID-19 boom won’t last forever, but it’s not going to end just yet

This article is part of a series tracking the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on major businesses. For other articles and earlier versions, go here....

Nvidia steps up competition with Intel and AMD with first data-center CPU, based on Arm

Nvidia Corp. is stepping up its artificial-intelligence competition with Intel Corp. and Advanced Micro Devices Inc. by introducing a new central processing unit to crunch...

Opinion: For its critics, Amazon can never do enough

Perhaps no company has permeated the lives of Americans more than Amazon has. Whether it’s household staples, an intelligent doorbell, cloud applications, Whole Foods —...

I want to build my dream home in New Jersey, but why is there a shortage of lumber, steel, microwaves and even refrigerators?

‘The Big Move’ is a MarketWatch column looking at the ins and outs of real estate, from navigating the search for a new home to...

Opinion: Huge demand for memory chips remains, so what is Micron doing about it?

Micron Technology Inc. needs to supply more memory chips in the current semiconductor shortage, but a decision in 2019 to lower production during a downturn...

These teens are having fun in today’s stock market, and, for the most part, making money — here are the secrets to their early success

A year ago, as the stock market buckled under weight of the emerging COVID-19 pandemic and many investors dived for cover, Christon “The Truth” Jones...

‘Adversity + Planning = Growth’: Harry and Meghan were preparing a financial break for the border their entire lives

On a scale of 1 to 10, Meghan Markle’s interview with Oprah Winfrey was a 50. Allegations of racism within the royal household and conversations...

Opinion: 7 ways to cash in on the boom in videogames and esports

Like millions of other folks, I have maintained my sanity during the COVID-19 pandemic through videogames. To an older generation that may sound odd, but...

Worldwide chip shortage expected to last into next year, and that’s good news for semiconductor stocks

A global shortage of semiconductors has pushed chip stocks to record highs, and analysts expect that chips will continue to be in short supply at...