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J.J. Abrams on the blessings and curses of technology

The Star Wars director, along with longtime friend and "The Jinx" director Andrew Jarecki, talks about artificial intelligence, special effects and why tech can be a "nightmare" for filmmakers.

By March 14, 2016


No iPhone jinx: Verizon Q3 profit up 15 percent to $1.6B

While the iPhone typically hits carriers with a hefty cost, Verizon continues to show impressive earnings and wireless subscriber growth.

By October 18, 2012


The tablet jinx took down Palm and RIM. Who's next?

Both RIM and HP Palm got sidetracked trying to build a tablet and it cost them dearly. Other tech giants could face similar regrets, says TechRepublic's Jason Hiner.

By May 30, 2012


Five-deal Friday: A MacBook Air for $650, an iDevice speaker dock for $16, and more!

Sure, one or two of these items might sell out, but all of them? Impossible! (Hope I didn't just jinx it.)

By March 2, 2012


Oregon Scientific's thrill-seeking camcorder

Action lovers need not worry about capturing their high jinx anymore with the ATC3K.

By October 7, 2008


My night as an iPhone fanboy

The iPhone 3G is marked by delays and frustration, but spending the night with the Apple-faithful was fun. Next time, we won't jinx ourselves by joking with any priests.

By July 11, 2008


Can Google beat the new-office curse?

Company dares to build big where others have failed, plans million-square-foot campus on NASA land. Photos: Silicon Valley's office jinx

By September 28, 2005


Can Skype live up to the Net phone hype?

The first-year growth rate for the no-cost phone service was "sky high." Now it has to avoid a sophomore jinx.

By September 27, 2004


VA Linux: Caught by the IPO jinx?

VA Linux Systems, which holds the record for the highest first-day jump in a public offering, sees its stock fall 22 percent after announcing layoffs amid slowing growth.

By February 21, 2001


Jinxed by Java

Though Microsoft has attempted to splinter the market, Java still presents one of the most viable ways for the industry to grow outside Redmond's purview.

By December 2, 1998