November 10, 2012

The Gadget World In Transition

Roger Cheng, CNET

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It wasn't that long ago Japanese companies such as Sony, Panasonic, and Sharp were considered premium brands whose products consumers aspired to buy. They made virtually everything in the consumer electronics world, from televisions to microwaves and digital music players, there seemingly was no way of stopping their momentum. They often carried higher price tags to reflect the quality of the products, and people snapped them up.

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Japanese manufacturers used to dominate consumer electronics, with brands like Sony, Sharp, Panasonic, Sanyo, JVC, and Toshiba practically cornering the global marketplace for desirable tech goods in the 80s and 90s. But times... more ››
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How to Keep Gadgets Going with No Power
David Pogue, New York Times
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