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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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RIP, PSP: What the Vita can learn from Sony's late, great handheld

Sony's old gaming handheld is gone from this Earth. The Vita still has a slim fighting chance. But the handheld gaming landscape won't ever be the same again.

By June 6, 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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Micropayments, mega angst, and the future of console games

Sony and Microsoft have delivered their next-gen visions, but with this caveat: more microtransactions. Cash grab or survival strategy, it will surely generate controversy as 2014 rolls along.

By December 19, 2013

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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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Ericsson aims to bring cell signal everywhere, one Dot at a time

Ericsson introduces the Radio Dot System, which is designed to bring cell phone signal to hard-to-reach places, such as the inside of a big building.

By September 25, 2013

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UHD or 4K: What do you prefer?

CEA says "Ultra HD" or "UHD." Sony, and pith, says "4K." What do you prefer?

By September 19, 2013

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The great $500 laptop challenge

With a $500 budget and a list of rules, we sent some CNET editors out to find the perfect budget laptop.

By August 2, 2013