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August Contest Winners

28d ago ... Here are the winners of the August contest. Great job last month guys the site was really running well last month...So well I decided to keep it going and go Round 2 of this style contest. So here are the top 3 Contributors with score after the adjusted News Bonus has been taken off. --TOP CONTRIBUTOR CONTEST (w/MINIMUM 2500 MANAGING SCORE)-- 1. -Mezzo- (44590) $125 2. Settler (40790)...

September Contest Details

29d ago ... With a good showing last month on the site, in Submission, Managing and Comments we are going back to what works and keep the contest going for another month, as I know a few top contributors where away last month and wanted in on the action. Well here's your chance. As last month the "Bonus Score" will be deducted from the News Score in order to combat some questionable tactics while stories a...

Cordcutting 101

30d ago ... I wanted to cover a subject near and dear to me. Cutting the overpriced commercial carrying cord that pumps 500 channels of BS into my TV. 495 of which just serve as filler with programming I will never watch. The decisions to cut the cord once and for all came when I realized that I was using it as background noise more than anything else. Like while going to bed putting ESPN Sportscenter o...

Are we being Invaded? Facebook, are you really mean?

41d ago ... Talked about allot on Facebook lately. Are we having everything we speak about and share with others taken? This is understandable. Not right, but understandable. How about when they just take it away from you without asking? How does that make you feel? Facebook Messenger, spoken about before on my blog. Has recently gotten 1 star ratings on the Apple store, and similar on the Google play s...

July Contest Winners

51d ago ... Well here it is, in all its late FAIL glory. The winners of the 2014 July contest...Drum roll please --TOP CONTRIBUTOR CONTEST (w/MINIMUM 2000 MANAGING SCORE)-- 1.) Devil-X $100 2.) TechImperia $75 3.) proudly_X $60 4.) SJIND $40 5.) Crazay $25 General Score Lottery Winner: Settler $50 Great job in July to these guys. The contest worked well and the news was flowing. Check out t...

August Contest Details

61d ago ... Here in August we will keep the machine turning and the Tech news up to date with a continuation of last months contest. Higher scores needed but also an increase in the prizes for this month. Time to find out who the power users are in the Submission/Managing area. --TOP CONTRIBUTOR CONTEST (w/MINIMUM 2500 MANAGING SCORE)-- Submit news and get a top 3 News ranking in August and you can w...

5 Things You Can Do With $120,000 Rather Than A Samsung UHD TV

68d ago ... Everyone has really been hyped by what Samsung could do with a TV, at the CES 2014 in Las Vagas, there were pretty much earth-shattering revelations about the monster Ultra High Definition TV. Little did we know that getting the TV would cost an arm and a leg. Now, what's in the TV? A 5,120 x 2,160 resolutions on a 105-inch curved display, a wide aspect ratio of 21:9, and built-in apps. For...

June Contest Winners

84d ago ... Here are the Winners of the June Contest for the Amazon Fire TV's (And one $50 Amazon Gift Card for the General Score lottery). -----NEWS SUBMISSION LOTTERY----- - Devil-X Prize: 1 winner, Amazon FireTV -----COMMENT LOTTERY----- - neoragex Prize: 1 winner, Amazon FireTV -----HOTTEST STORY OF THE MONTH----- - SJIND http://techspy.com/news/1531720/massive-ocean-discover...

July Contest Details

89d ago ... Here are the details on how to win some extra tech spending cash in July. --TOP CONTRIBUTOR CONTEST (w/MINIMUM 2000 MANAGING SCORE)-- Submit news and get a top 5 News ranking in July and you can win up to $100. In order to qualify for your top spot in news score this month, you must also have a minimum managing score of 2000. If you are in the top 5 news score but do not have the necessar...

Everyone can approve/report stories. Let's do it!

97d ago ... Just another friendly reminder to ALL contributors out there. Remember that being a contributor allows you the power of approving or reporting stories (managing). I've gotten a number of PMs asking me why I don't approve stories on a frequent basis. The reason for this is that this (like all other NewsBoiler sites) is a user-driven community. All posts are up for review by all contributors,...

Now With Google Hangouts You Can Send Drawings To Friends On The Web

108d ago ... If you were thinking that you cannot send your friends your drawn pictures through Hangout then you were wrong. Now with Google Hangout you can show off your creativity to your friends. This is not a very straightforward method and might take some effort, but if you are desperate then you can try this method. If you want to send drawings to a friend then you will have to do it in a different...

Update to the Update

111d ago ... Hello all, here's an update from our NB Community Manager regarding some of the more cultural rules regarding blogs (e.g. hosted on Blogspot.com or Wordpress.com), sourcing, bubbles, and what's to come with our new system! Read more about it here http://n4g.com/user/blogpost/cat/527884 and just apply a tech spin to everything (ignore everything above the Bubbles paragraph) Regarding jo...

May Contest Winners

114d ago ... Here are the winners for our May Contest. Be sure to check out our June Contest for a chance to win a Amazon FireTV. -----HOTTEST STORY/MOST COMMENTED ON STORY----- Hottest Story: TechImperia http://techspy.com/news/1516181/man-offers-the-word-the-written-on-a-piece-of-paper-for-sale-on-ebay Most Commented Story: Devil-X http://techspy.com/news/1516270/does-life-exist-beyond-earth-...

Installing XBMC/iStream on Amazon FireTV

117d ago ... Here in Part two, I will explain how to Sideload XBMC to the FireTV over your network through ADB. As well as installing iStream in XBMC after. Videos have been included to make life easier as well. The easiest way to do this is to have the FireTV hooked up to a separate TV and it has to be linked to the same network as the computer you run these steps on. Let's start with installing XBM...

Getting the Most Out of Amazon FireTV

117d ago ... As a TV lover I constantly consume all the latest and greatest shows, but as a Cord-cutter for well over a year now finding access to all the shows you want to watch can be hard. Good thing for you I have done all the leg work to solve the dependency on overpriced cable to watch the few channels you actually want to watch. While I took the route of building a $1500 Gaming/HTPC, the best part...

June Contest Details

117d ago ... This month we are upgrading your TV with Amazon FireTV. The new box that will add plenty of entertainment to your Home theater setup. -----NEWS SUBMISSION LOTTERY----- Score in the Top Three for News score this month and you will be entered into the submission lottery. One winner will be selected at random. [1st Receives 3 entries, 2nd Receives 2 Entries and 3rd Receives 1 entry.] P...

Disallowed Topics and Transparency?

144d ago ... Technology covers a huge range of topics, but for a website like ours, we try to stay on topic with more trending issues relating to gadgets, industry politics, what's happening on the web, and what not. We've also made exception for Science stories as well to boost up discussions. However I'd like to propose that we avoid just a few topics. They are: - Social Media & Website Marketing (e.g....

April Contest Winners

146d ago ... Here are the Winners for April. ---NEWS SCORE LOTTERY--- 1) mpctips $50 2) TechImperia $50 ---COMMENT SCORE LOTTERY--- 1) Alxe $50 2) gizmig $50 ---MANAGING SCORE LOTTERY--- 1) Settler $50 ---HOTTEST STORY OF THE MONTH--- 1) TechImperia $50 Story: http://techspy.com/news/1499891/us-woman-dies-in-head-on-collision-seconds-after-posting-her-selfie-on-facebook -...

May Contest Details

146d ago ... Here are the details for the May Contest. Good Luck. -----HOTTEST STORY/MOST COMMENTED ON STORY----- Submit the hottest story and you will have a $50 Amazon Gift Card heading your way. In addition have the most commented on story for the month and you will be collecting $50 in Amazon Cash. **Due to the high likely hood that the Hottest Story may very well be the story with the most...

Ban Tag Reports

149d ago ... Today I am Writing to all the users here on Techspy to request them to support the idea of having the Reports on Tags to be banned because it getting very annoying each time I login I see a report on my submission and about 85% of the time the issue is with tags. Those Who Submit Posts regularly knows how much of a pain it is to correct each and every report just for tags. Kindly Comment You...