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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


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


What is FLAC? The high-def MP3 explained

CNET explains what FLAC is, as well as where to buy music in the FLAC format, and how to play it on your iPhone, computer, or MP3 player.

By June 26, 2015


Poll: What's the worst audio format?

It's very much a personal choice: is it the MP3, the analog cassette...or maybe the LP?

By March 1, 2014


Sony to stop producing MiniDisc Walkman devices

With demand drying up, Sony will shutter production of its last MiniDisc Walkman later this year.

By July 8, 2011


Smart wig on and lightsaber packed, I visit the future

In the second part of a two-part piece of speculative fiction, Crave's Eric Mack time-travels to a day when everything is a little more awesome.

By January 5, 2014


New PS Vita has micro-USB charging

Sony has ditched the proprietary charging cable for its next model of PS Vita, heading to a standard micro-USB charger instead.

By October 14, 2013


Poll: If digital audio is so great, why didn't it kill the LP?

Even the most die-hard LP fans concede its many flaws, so why didn't the LP fade away a few years after the CD was introduced?

By July 24, 2013


Amazon AutoRip comes to UK, puts all your CDs in the cloud

AutoRip is a nifty bit of cloud computing that scans your Amazon purchase history for CDs and lets you access them over the Internet.

By June 27, 2013


Tape runs out for Sony's portable cassette recorders

It's the end of an era for one iconic device, but Sony plans to continue selling blank cassette tapes, tape decks, and boomboxes with cassette support -- for now.

By December 10, 2012