Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about technology, multimedia, and digital entertainment: No one would ever accuse the Dash team of low self-esteem. \"What the TV did for entertainment and the cell phone did for communication, Dash will do for driving.\" the company's Web site

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Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about technology, multimedia, and digital entertainment: Earlier this week, Napster noted that it had hired UBS Investment Bank to explore options for the company, including a sale. The move falls in line with a comment from CEO Chr

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Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about technology, multimedia, and digital entertainment: Consider companies with an affinity for cubes that offer digital audio players and you'll probably think of Apple -- progenitor of the G4 Cube and the large glass one crowning its Fifth A

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Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about technology, multimedia, and digital entertainment: In July, I discussed the confusion that results when carriers disable Bluetooth capabilities, specifically OBEX and DUN, which were not the names of two New York City detectives on the '70

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Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology, multimedia, and digital entertainment: Watch maker Fossil was among the first companies to support MSN Direct, the smart objects technology first offered by Microsoft in a number of timepieces. Earlier this year, the

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Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology, multimedia, and digital entertainment: In January, I wrote about my experience with PC Mover from Laplink Software, an effective solution for migrating your applications from one Windows PC to another, even (with some

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Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about the future of technology, multimedia, and digital entertainment: At this week's World Wide Developers' Conference, Apple nary missed an opportunity to jest at how certain features in Vista bear similarity to those in Mac OS 10.4, recall

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Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about the future of technology, multimedia, and digital entertainment: This week's announcement that the Entertainment Software Association will euphemistically \"evolve\" the Electronic Entertainment Expo into a more \"intimate\" event (a premis

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Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about the future of technology, multimedia, and digital entertainment: At Microsoft, we know that customers appreciate the importance of choice and compatibility. If you're in the market for a new digital media player, look for the logo that en

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The World Wresting Entertainment is about to get right in your face thanks to high-def programming. They have been trying to launch a high-def service for sometime now according to WestleMag.com and should launch tests real soon. There isn't a firm launch date yet but we can't wait to see those bod

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Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about the future of technology, multimedia, and digital entertainment: \"Hey there. Is this place new? I've been to this mall many times and never saw it before.\" \"Yes, sir. Welcome to The Hewlepsmark Inkjet Printer Cartridge Experience.\" \"No kid

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Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about the future of technology, multimedia, and digital entertainment: The Xbox 360 is already considered by some to be the best product that Microsoft has ever produced. That's not surprising as it's been among the few where the software giant

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Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about the future of technology, multimedia, and digital entertainment:   If you purchase a Novint Falcon later this summer, your geekier friends may feel an unusual mixture of amazement and envy when they first see it. Where, they will

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High definition is a big hit over in Japan. We all know that. But soon all those digital boxes over there will be able to receive, via video-on-demand, porn. Oh and it is going to be high-def adult content that will be delivered right to their HDTVs. This service is set to go live in July and will o

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Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about the future of technology, multimedia, and digital entertainment: For years, futurists have considered a world in which nearly everything one touches or even wears is intelligent and connected. With such a vision in mind, it's easy to poke

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Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about the future of technology, multimedia, and digital entertainment:Last week's column discussed Slim Devices' elegant Squeezebox hardware, its versatile but complex server software, and SqueezeNetwork, the companion online service through whi

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Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a weekly column about the future of technology, multimedia, and digital entertainment:Slim Devices' Squeezebox and Roku's SoundBridge series are the two best products in the point-to-point digital media receiver market for music. Unlike the AirTunes func

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Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a weekly column about the future of technology, multimedia, and digital entertainment:Now that Adobe has finished applying the magic eraser tool to its longtime graphics rival Macromedia, it needs to enter or create new markets to continue growth beyond

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