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The long, final goodbye of the VCR

The world's last VCR is set to roll off the factory line at Funai Electric as it ends production of the once booming home-theatre technology.

New York

MANY new technologies are born with a bang: Virtual reality headsets! Renewable rockets! And old ones often die with a whimper. So it is for the videocassette recorder, or VCR.

The last-known company still manufacturing the technology, the Funai Corp of Japan, said in a