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Malware Problems

15d ago ... Hi all, just an update on the malware situation. Our site's admin has removed all links to sites hosting malware, but unfortunately it means we have to wait up to 48 hours to get our names cleared by Google. In the mean time, it is once again safe to click outbound links from our site. On a side note, if you run your own site, now is a good time to review all 3rd party scripts to ensure the...

February Contest Details

23d ago ... Rewarding the hard working members this month that turn in the most amount of work and end up with the highest monthly total score. We will keep it simple and go Top 5 overall score. 1st) $125 2nd) $75 3rd) $60 4th) $50 5th) $40 __________________________ Some Terms and Conditions: 1. Competition is open to all TechSpy users, except for employees of HAVAmedia and immediate...

January Contest Winners

23d ago ... Here are the winners of the easiest contest to date... 7 Winners, $50 Amazon Gift Card Each. ZoyosJD Crazay ajax17 Phoceenatic LukeLAD neoragex Sahil Congratulations, and be sure to check out the February Contest for a chance to grab more loot...

Hacks, Cracks, and DDoS... Oh My.

55d ago ... With the recent antics of LizardSquad FINALLY behind us, we can reflect back on the events of those days and collectively facepalm at how little most media, and indeed most people, know about what constitutes a hack and what does not. During the outage, no matter where you looked online or even on your local television station, you'd see so many people misrepresenting what LizardSquad did as...

TechSpy @ CES 2015: The Internet of Things

55d ago ... Here at CES one thing has been made clear since the jump. The connectivity of your smartphone is of little use when everything around it might as well be out of the 80's in terms of internet connectivity and overall so called "smart" devices. The answer to this problem seems to revolve around sensors...sensors everywhere. Kicking off CES 2015 was Boo-Keun Yoon the CEO of Samsung. During the...

January Contest Details

56d ago ... Alright... So look, it's the 7th of the month. There has been no contest announced. You're probably thinking...New year, tighter wallet. I am here to assure you it's just CES and procrastination in preparation of CES. I will take this one and pass some blame to Speed-Racer who couldn't join me this year in Vegas and without him I am a shell of a man and at 50% strength. So since this is late...

December Contest Winners

56d ago ... Here are the winners from the big year end contest. Thanks to everyone for the great year. -----COMMENT LOTTERY----- 1.) Devil-X 2.) cl1983 Prize: 2 winner's, a $25 Amazon Gift Card Each -----HOTTEST STORY/MOST COMMENTED ON STORY----- 1.) Hottest Story - KnowTechie http://techspy.com/news/1645237/hackers-released-an-enormous-cache-of-13-000-passwords-and-credit-cards 2...

November Contest Winners

93d ago ... Here are the winners for the November contests. Great job to all the winners this month. --TOP CONTRIBUTOR CONTEST (w/MINIMUM 2500 MANAGING SCORE) WINNERS-- 1. $125 - Devil-X 2. $90 - TechImperia 3. $75 - SJIND General Lottery Winner: $10 Gift Card - gamernova STORY COMMENT CONTEST WINNERS: 1. $25 - Devil-X 2. $25 - Sahil Congratulations to all the winners last month, be su...

December Contest Details

93d ago ... Here is the final contest for 2014. It's been a great year here at TechSpy and we are looking to end with a bang, So this month, in addition to some of our normal contests we are also giving away (2) $200 Amazon Gift Cards. All you have to do to snag them is get in the top ten overall for user score and you will be entered in the lottery to grab one. The higher your score the better the chances...

Let's welcome our temporary mods

106d ago ... Hi guys, as a rare few of you may know, my dad has become seriously ill and as a result, my duties have been severely hindered. In the mean time, cl1983 and coolbeans (mods from N4G) have gladly volunteered to help out with the spam and other mod duties until my situation clears up. Feel free to reach out to them if you have any issues. Of course I'm also posting this so you won't be surprised...

October Contest Winners

122d ago ... Here are the Winners from our October Contest. -----COMMENT LOTTERY----- Prize: 2 winners, a $50 Amazon Gift Card each 1). Devil-X 2). InsidiousMind -----TOP OVERALL SCORE----- 1). $75 - Devil-X 2). $45 - TechImperia 3). $30 - KnowTechie -----HOTTEST STORY/MOST COMMENTED ON STORY----- Prize: 2 winners, a $50 Amazon Gift Card each Hottest Story: Boyekaa - http:...

November Contest Details

122d ago ... Gonna ramp it back up and turn the gears, to get you guys some prizes going into the Holiday season... --TOP CONTRIBUTOR CONTEST (w/MINIMUM 2500 MANAGING SCORE)-- Submit news and get a top 3 News ranking in November and you can win up to $125. The News Bonus score will be subtracted from the news score this month to determine final score, so that it is fair and not controlled by rigging...

TechSpy Rules and Culture

147d ago ... It's that time of year again where I clarify some of the more popular rules that people tend to forget about, along with some of the cultural trends that aren't documented. Until we switch over to the new site (early 2015?), we still have to follow procedure until then. I think these rules are only fair if we want to maintain some order and quality around here. If you have any questions, pos...

September Contest Winners

149d ago ... Here are the winners from September. Thanks for a great month to everyone on the site. --TOP CONTRIBUTOR CONTEST (w/MINIMUM 2500 MANAGING SCORE)-- 1. $125 Devil-X 2. $90 Settler 3. $75 TechImperia General Lottery Winner: $10 Gift Card - ChristopherJack STORY COMMENT CONTEST: 1. $25 Sahil 2. $25 neoragex Great job in September to these guys. The contest worked well and t...

October Contest Details

149d ago ... Here are the details for the October contest. -----COMMENT LOTTERY----- Each comment you make on TechSpy during October = 1 entry. Comment 25 times? 25 entries. 100? 100 entries. DQ if you pick up a restriction during the contest period, and comments with negative labels (Trolling, Off Topic, etc.) don't count. Prize: 2 winners, a $50 Amazon Gift Card each -----TOP OVERALL SC...

August Contest Winners

184d 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

185d 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

186d 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?

197d 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

207d 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...