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Apple execs reflect on the Macintosh at 30

"The best thing to happen to the Mac in last 10 years was iOS," says Bud Tribble, Apple's vice president of software technology and a member of the original Mac team.

By January 24, 2014


Xperia Z1S a lifeline as Sony treads water in US

There's a strong feeling of deja vu as Sony again attempts to break into the US market with another waterproof phone.

By January 6, 2014


How Sony can regain its cool factor in smartphones

Sony is one of the few companies actually showing off smartphones at CES. But does the former giant of consumer electronics have what it takes to make people care?

By January 7, 2013


The era of Japanese consumer electronics giants is dead

Once venerable names in consumer electronics such as Sony, Panasonic, and Sharp have been besieged by competition from rivals in the U.S., South Korea and, increasingly, China.

By November 9, 2012


The greatest audio and video products of the 20th century

The Audiophiliac takes a stroll down memory lane and recalls some of the most important gear of decades past.

By October 21, 2012


Do you remember when Sony was Apple?

Sony dominated consumer electronics for decades, but that was a long time ago.

By September 30, 2012


Erstwhile enemy Sculley: Jobs was 'greatest CEO'

John Sculley, who ousted Jobs from Apple, offered praise after his death. Also: tributes from U.K. leader David Cameron, mathematician Stephen Wolfram, and an XKCD cartoon.

By October 6, 2011


Who needs a high-end audio system?

No one "needs" a Corvette, a $4,000 vacation, or a high-end audio system. But if you can afford these things, why not enjoy them?

By June 24, 2010


McIntosh, 60 years on!

No, not Apple's Macintosh. McIntosh, the audio company, is celebrating its 60th anniversary with a series of limited-edition reissues of its legendary electronics.

By April 9, 2009


New & Noteworthy: 802.11g takes a big step; Rendezvous support skyrockets; Sony ships new 21-inch monitor

New & Noteworthy: 802.11g takes a big step; Rendezvous support skyrockets; Sony ships new 21-inch monitor

By September 10, 2002