Betamax Bites The Dust

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Sony will stop selling Betamax videotapes from next March. Or to concentrate on the real news: Sony is still selling Betamax videotapes. It was Sony which introduced the format (pictured, top) in 1975, a year before JVC’s VHS (pictured, bottom). While several other formats were produced both before and after this time, it was Betamax […]

Premium Broadband May Be Pointless

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US broadband providers have been told they must prove their claims of offering “super-fast” connections. Officials believe technical disputes between companies may mean paying extra for fast speeds could be pointless. The demand comes from Tim Wu, who was recently appointed the senior enforcement counsel for the New York state Attorney General. It’s hardly a […]