The 123-year-old Dutch company has ruthlessly cut ties with TV, audio, and the categories that have made it most famous. Can an ageing population put this venerable firm back on top?
Panasonic's well-known hi-fi brand is making a comeback, as the company lifts the lid on the first Technics hi-fi products in six years.
In an attempt to preserve its collection of more than 500,000 CDs, the Library of Congress is doing some torture testing.
By raising $4.3 million on Kickstarter, Neil Young's startup shows an appetite for better sound quality. The only hitch: experts say there's little point going beyond CD quality.
analysis Even for the music labels' darling, giving listeners their streaming preference -- mobile and free -- took Spotify a long time. Blame the slow healing of the music industry and the morass of music licensing.
It's the biggest news involving the compact disc in years: Amazon is expected to reward CD buyers by automatically storing the songs in their digital lockers free of charge, sources tell CNET -- and it may do the same for past CD purchases.
Sony is pulling the plug on the MiniDisc, ending the manufacture of stereo systems that support the format.
Philips has reportedly sold off its entire consumer tech division to concentrate on medical and lighting equipment.
Sony launched the Compact Disc format in Japan on October 1, 1982.
CNET editor Dong Ngo goes over the basics of digital storage devices for home users.