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The long, final goodbye of the VCR

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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.

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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

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