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They don't make 'em like that any more: Archos 605 media player/recorder

You think Apple was an innovator in the world of personal media players? Think again.

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They don't make 'em like that any more: Blackberry Bold 9700

The Bold 9700 was a premium cellphone from a company at the top of its game. Does it merit the fawning reviews it collected in 2009?

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They don't make 'em like that any more: a paean to the Cowon D2 DAB

The Cowon D2 DAB was a media player ahead of its time. There was nothing like it in 2005, and there still isn't.

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They don't make 'em like that any more: NVIDIA Shield K1 tablet

Despite its low initial price, the Shield K1 continues to put modern Android tablets to shame.

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They don't make them like that any more: Garmin Nuvi 300

One of the earliest mass-market car satnav units, the Garmin Nuvi 300 still has features that modern devices lack. Why is that?

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They don't make 'em like that any more: The Philips Pronto remote control

The Pronto offers a salutary lesson in how an excellent product can die, leaving a gaping hole in the market that nobody wants to fill.

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They don't make them like that any more: the slide rule

This simple analog computer has served humanity for more than four centuries. Shouldn't we try to preserve it?

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They don't make 'em like that any more: Borland Turbo Pascal 7

Why half a million people learned to program in Pascal, when you'd think they had no earthly reason to.

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Why is there a vinyl revival?

Why are sales of vinyl records increasing, when digital streaming services provide access to almost any recording ever made, in superior technical quality?

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They don't make 'em like that any more: the Lenovo W520

In praise of an iconic laptop computer.

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