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If you're so addicted to TV that you feel withdrawal pangs when you're outdoors, Microsoft wants to help. It released two new portable media centers—built by Creative and Samsung—in September, with a third by iRiver out this month. Each has a color screen and a hard drive that can store music, pictures and video. It may prove difficult to enjoy a full-length movie on a nine-centimeter screen, but you will have other media from which to choose: Microsoft has partnered with content providers CinemaNow and Major League Baseball (just in time for the World Series). The Creative 20-gigabyte Zen or...

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