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Let's welcome our temporary mods

4d 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

21d 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

21d 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

45d 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

47d 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

47d 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

82d 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

83d 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

84d 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?

95d 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

105d 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

115d 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

121d 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

138d 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

143d 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!

151d 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

162d 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

165d 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

168d 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

171d 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...