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Sony finally decides it's time to kill Betamax

Father Time has claimed another victim as Sony recently revealed plans to cease production of Betamax cassette tapes next year. For most, the news here isn’t that Sony is pulling the plug on Betamax media but that there’s still a…

Defining a generation: The audio cassette turns 50 today

The audio cassette is now officially “over the hill” as it was 50 years ago today when the format launched at Philips' headquarters in Amsterdam. Originally designed to replace reel-to-reel tape for dictation, the audio cassette ultimately became a household…