Sony brought back the iconic Walkman at International CES on Monday. Although really, the Walkman never went away. The famous tape player of the 1980s has been resurrected numerous times over the years, often as a competitor to various versions of Apple's iPod. Now, the Walkman has returned as a hi-res audio player, introduced at a press conference by Sony Monday afternoon  

At its Fall Conference in Chicago, the Home Technology Specialists of America (HTSA) presented its annual vendor awards, and the big winner was Sony. Sony was named Vendor of the Year, while its 4K projectors were presented with Best Video Product honors. 

Wildly esoteric products stood side by side with your basic great-sounding gear at the third edition of the annual New York Audio Show last week, which was moved this year to a Marriott in the New York City borough of Brooklyn, in the shadow of the iconic Brooklyn Bridge. Forty-five demo rooms gave audio aficionados a cornucopia of listening experiences to choose from – but the dominant evangelist there delivering the Hi-Res Audio message was Sony. (Photos: Nancy Klosek)

Before Apple became its nemesis, the major foreign rival for Samsung Electronics was Sony. The Japanese company was far ahead of Samsung in developing innovative devices that consumers craved, and...

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