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Philips comes full circle with massive bet on lighting and health-tech

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?

By October 10, 2014

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Panasonic brings Technics back to Europe with high-end hi-fi kit

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.

By September 3, 2014

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Library of Congress cooks CDs in quest to save them

In an attempt to preserve its collection of more than 500,000 CDs, the Library of Congress is doing some torture testing.

By August 28, 2014

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Sound bite: Despite Pono's promise, experts pan HD audio

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.

By March 20, 2014

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Spotify sets mobile music free. What took so long?

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.

By December 12, 2013

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Amazon to launch auto rip, an effort to sex up CDs

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.

By January 9, 2013

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Sony bids farewell to the MiniDisc

Sony is pulling the plug on the MiniDisc, ending the manufacture of stereo systems that support the format.

By February 3, 2013

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Philips bids farewell to consumer technology

Philips has reportedly sold off its entire consumer tech division to concentrate on medical and lighting equipment.

By January 29, 2013

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It was 30 years ago today the CD began to play

Sony launched the Compact Disc format in Japan on October 1, 1982.

By October 1, 2012

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Digital storage basics, Part 1: Internal storage vs. memory

CNET editor Dong Ngo goes over the basics of digital storage devices for home users.

By November 7, 2012