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Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about technology, multimedia, and digital entertainment: Last week's Switched On explained how Dash Navigation's use of wireless technology intends to teach the GPS bloodhound some new tricks, but the company plans to primarily use its new des

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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: In their 1997 song Tubthumping, Chumbawumba sang, \"I get knocked down but I get up again,\" describing well the daily cycle of sleep and awakening. For many of us, that cycle renew

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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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Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about the future of technology, multimedia, and digital entertainment: With all the recent coverage surrounding Microsoft's rumored portable music player Zune, some may conclude that Engadget's editors have highly active and detailed imaginatio

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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:Last week's Switched On discussed how Microsoft would go about creating a next-generation PC, but such a leap forward would likely have to be consumer-focused and incompatible

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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: (Based on a true story.) During fourthmeal a few days ago, I realized that I couldn't well let my fellow Engadget columnist Stephen Speicher grab all the Internet video g

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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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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:In late 2004, a popular and provocative Flash animation of a exhibit from the fictional  \"Museum of Media History\" described a news blog fantasy of 2014. Google, followin

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