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Entertainment and leisure

The first main aspect of entertainment and leisure that has progressed over the years is portable music player (iPods, mp3 players). Years ago listening to music would have been to listen to a radio or cassettes. Now there is portable music players, people can take them wherever they go. All ages are using these devices, not just young people. They are very small and can easily fit into someone’s pocket. They have progressed from portable cassette players, to cd walkmans, to simple mp3 players and now to more advanced ones that include a range of features other than just playing music. Cassette/ CD players are hardly seen these days as they are not as convenient and easy to carry around. With an MP3 player you can store many songs on them by simply connecting it to a computer and transferring the songs you want onto it. I have previously owned a CD walkman and I have to say, it is much more convenient using an MP3 player as I do not have to carry around multiple CD’s as all my songs are one the one device. As well as playing music, some can play videos and display photos.

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Another entertainment device that has seen vast improvements over the years is Nintendo’s handheld consoles. The first Game Boy was first released in Japan on April 21, 1989. This was a basic handheld console with a black and white screen and very basic controls. To play games on it, you needed big cartridges that were inserted in the back of the console. A significant improvement after this was the Game Boy advance. It featured a higher resolution screen, better battery life and smaller game cartridges. After this, the Game Boy SP was releases, and it featured a completely new ...

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