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Sony at CES: PlayStation Now, 'Breaking Bad' and the 'wow' factor

Sony's CEO Kasua Hirai excites fans with two new cloud-based services during his keynote Tuesday at the Consumer Electronics Show. He also bids farewell to the "just good enough era."

By January 7, 2014


The 404 1,246: Where we kick rocks (podcast)

Jeff keeps complaining about the lack of gaming news on the show, so we're bringing Mark Licea on the show every Wednesday for your weekly video game update! It's like preGame, but with more dudes.

By April 10, 2013


Sony to stop making MiniDisc stereos in March

Sony has announced it'll stop making and selling MiniDisc stereos next month, so it's the end of an era.

By February 2, 2013


SanDisk Sansa slotMusic Player: the new Discman?

SanDisk announces an ultracheap Sansa MP3 player to accompany the new slotMusic media cards.

By October 14, 2008


Obituary: Sony tape Walkman

Sony has announced it has finally retired the Walkman cassette tape player, marking the end of one of the most successful consumer gadgets of all time.

By October 25, 2010


Goodbye Walkman, thanks for the iPod

The cassette-playing Walkman, which introduced portable music to the masses 31 years ago, is now officially retired. Without it, would the iPod even exist?

By October 25, 2010


The end of Digital Noise

In my last post for the CNET Blog Network, I look back over some of my favorite products and services of the last three-plus years.

By October 7, 2010


Friday Poll: Do you still buy CDs?

In Sweden, a proposed copy fee could affect prices of thumbdrives and even cell phones, in addition to compact discs. Does anyone even buy CDs anymore?

By July 23, 2010


Lossless audio will come to portable players eventually

A leader on Microsoft's Zune team understands the importance of lossless files in the future of portable audio players.

By November 10, 2008


Video: The confusion-free SanDisk Sansa slotMusic Player

The SanDisk Sansa slotMusic Player is a reasonable option for those who still haven't made the switch from CD to MP3, and there's no computer required, so even technophobes can use it.

By October 21, 2008