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Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about technology, multimedia, and digital entertainment. As discussed in last week's Switched On, the PopCatcher Ripper scours FM radio stations to separate the music from the mumble and transfer songs to flash drives, memory cards and several...

February 12th 2008 at 6:31pm 0 Comments
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Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about technology, multimedia, and digital entertainment. Before MP3 players, CD burning and even the Mini-Disc, there was the analog mix tape. Patient proto-playlist creators would wait as a needle hovered over vinyl, descending into a groove...

February 4th 2008 at 7:36pm 0 Comments
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Cnet tracked down this fascinating Swedish gadget. The PopCatcher MD-601 allows you to capture ad-free music from over-the-air radio stations and save them as DRM-free MP3s. PopCatcher distinguishes music from speech and captures songs automatically from whichever station you've tuned to. It comes w...

March 9th 2007 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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If the egg-shaped design of TimeTrax's TraxCatcher didn't do it for you, perhaps the retro stylings of PopCatcher's new MusicDock MD-601 will be more to your liking. It'll give you the same algorithm-enhanced FM radio recording of the TraxCatcher, chopping up the over-the-air broadcast into more man...

January 25th 2007 at 3:46pm 0 Comments