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Oct 5, 2014

Sony pins hopes on 'high-res' audio fans

A quarter of a century after the Walkman made music portable and turned Sony Corp. into a household name, the company is hoping to start setting the agenda again with “high-res” audio. The tech giant, which recently projected a $2.14 billion annual loss this ...

Tokyo's tiny capsules of architectural flair

Oct 3, 2014

Tokyo's tiny capsules of architectural flair

Every night in Tokyo, the few remaining residents of the Nakagin Capsule Tower bed down to sleep in the once-futuristic white pods they call home. Unlike the tiny, coffin-like cabins of Japan’s numerous capsule hotels, where office workers who have missed the last train ...