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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...

July 26th 2006 at 4:59pm 0 Comments
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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...

July 19th 2006 at 5:59pm 0 Comments

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...

July 5th 2006 at 3:43pm 0 Comments
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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...

June 28th 2006 at 5:33pm 0 Comments
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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...

June 21st 2006 at 3:42pm 0 Comments
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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...

June 14th 2006 at 5:58pm 0 Comments
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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...

June 7th 2006 at 4:45pm 0 Comments
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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...

May 31st 2006 at 8:23pm 0 Comments
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Announced on the first day of E3 week, we feel absolutely ashamed that we neglected to bring this wonderful bit of news to you. Turns out 6 lucky winners will have the chance to showcase their art in the upcoming Bob Ross video game. Guidelines, for the moment, are: Only landscape paintings co...

May 31st 2006 at 7:54am 0 Comments
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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...

May 24th 2006 at 5:36pm 0 Comments
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Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about the future of technology, multimedia, and digital entertainment:I've already grown to like the name, but mostly negative reaction has greeted Nintendo's offical moniker for the console formerly code-named Revolution. "Wii" is certainly Nin...

May 10th 2006 at 7:45pm 0 Comments
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The Nintendo Gal got ahold of Joseph Hatcher, owner of development house AGFRAG, and put him through a gauntlet of questions aimed at getting more information on the Bob Ross game that is destined to hit the Wii, DS, and PC. The interview doesn't exactly drop any huge bits of news pertaining to...

May 4th 2006 at 1:30pm 0 Comments