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

4d 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

20d 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

25d 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!

33d 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

44d 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

47d 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

50d 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

53d 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

53d 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

53d 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?

80d 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

82d 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

82d 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

84d 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...

April Contest Details

115d ago ... It's April and the prizes are once again spread out and up for grabs. Same idea as last month with the exception of the Blog lottery being changed in favor of the Hottest Story Contest. Good luck to everyone this month. ---NEWS SCORE LOTTERY--- The top 5 users in News score for the month will be entered into a lottery for $50 Amazon Gift Card. There will be 2 Prizes given away in this c...

March Contest Winners

115d ago ... Here are the Winners in our Lottery Madness March contest. ---NEWS SCORE LOTTERY--- Prize: (2) $50 Amazon Gift Card - proudly_X - Alxe ---COMMENT SCORE LOTTERY--- Prize: (2) $50 Amazon Gift Card - mayankgarg - gizmig ---MANAGING SCORE LOTTERY--- Prize: $50 Amazon Gift Card - Settler ---BLOG CONTEST LOTTERY--- Prize: $50 Amazon Gift Card - mayankgarg...

Windows Phone is Improving, But not Quite There Yet

127d ago ... In October 2010, The world got to witness a new operating system for smartphones developed by Microsoft known as "Windows Phone 7" (The numeric "7" because this OS was the successor of Windows Mobile OS whose last released version was dubbed as Windows Mobile 6.5). Though, "Windows Phone 7" never intended to compete with Blackberry OS like its Predecessor "Windows Mobile" But was rather interes...

Goodbye, site name in the description rule

129d ago ... Hey all, As some of you may know, there's a new TechSpy coming soon. Well the entire network is supposed to be revamped, but in the mean time, I'm officially going to do away with a rule we've been using for quite some time. It seems that it has been causing more of a problem in terms of moderation. For instance, I did ask that they be properly formatted (e.g. so that people don't write the...

Why Apple Will Lose Popularity

134d ago ... So the major reason why Apple will and should lose it's popularity is price. Each and every iPhone was extremely overpriced at launch let's take the Apple 5s and compare it to the Samsung Galaxy S2 released 3 years ago ! One can purchase the S2 for $256 or the iPhone 5s for $640 now the iPhone will obviously be have a better camera and some features but inn terms of specs the phones are quite s...

February Contest Winners

145d ago ... Here are the Winners of the Chromecast's from the February Contest. TOP SCORE CONTEST --MINUS THE NEWS SCORE-- (3 WINNERS): - Sahil: 3860 - lukelad: 3590 - gizmig: 2920 STORY COMMENT SECTION PRIZES (2 WINNERS): - newsguy: 670 - SilentNegotiator: 550 TECHHEAD CONTEST (1 WINNER): Just missing out in most other categories the month's MVP goes to: - mayankgarg MANAGING CO...