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The secret art of cutting music into records, one disc at a time

Peek under the veil of an underground group of musicians and sound engineers who own record lathes, machines that cut music records from blank discs.

By June 24, 2015


Compact disc replacement skips out

Start-up DataPlay, which hoped its quarter-size secure media format would replace the CD, shuts down and starts looking for a buyer.

By October 15, 2002


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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