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Cast your mind back to the ancient time that was this August and you'll recall Eric Schmidt telling you, with no lack of pride, that 200,000 Android phones were being sold each and every day. Skip past Steve Jobs' snide remarks about what's included in that tally, and fast-forward to today, where A

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It's easy to forget at this point, but Android wasn't a Google creation. Google bought the company in 2005 for an undisclosed sum (estimated to be around $50 million) and, well, let's just say things worked out pretty well for them. How well? Google's vice president of corporate development, David

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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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