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April Contest Details

20d 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

20d 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

31d 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

34d 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

38d 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

50d 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...

March Contest Details

51d ago ... Here in March we are going to mix it up and open the contest to as many as possible. All contests this month will be in lottery format. The top 5 from each score category will be entered into a lottery for a prize. ---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 category...

The Future of Car User Interface

60d ago ... Despite living in the most modern era of technology, we have to admit that the interfaces in all modern cars are unfortunately just awful. This does not make sense, really; given that car is one of the most costly things that we purchase for ourselves. The usage is massive all across the globe. It may have a power supply that can easily last for days but seriously why is it still one of the lea...

January Contest Winners

77d ago ... Here are the winner's for the January TechSpy contest. Congratulations to all our winners. -----NEWS SUBMISSION LOTTERY----- $50 Amazon GIft Card Each 1.) ajax17 2.) proudly_X 3.) iSpy -----COMMENT LOTTERY----- $50 Amazon GIft Card Each 1.) gizmig 2.) ajax17 3.) LukeLAD -----HOTTEST STORY OF THE MONTH----- $50 Amazon GIft Card 1.) codyodiodi http://techspy.com/ne...

February Contest Details

77d ago ... Here are the Details for this month's contest. We are giving away plenty of Google Chromecast this month so get in, get active and get some Internets on your TV. This month we have 10, yes TEN Chromecast's up for grabs. And we are looking to spread these prizes to all sections of the site to reward all different types of users here at TechSpy. TOP SCORE CONTEST --MINUS THE NEWS SCORE-- (3...

CES 2014: The year of the bendable TVs (Day 1)

104d ago ... CES is back again and this year's most prominent feature isn't 4K televisions so much, but more bendable TVs! Yes 4K is still a think but with the push for even larger displays, various manufacturers are looking at improving the cinematic experience. They believe that bending the TVs could give us an even greater feeling that we're actually in the movie or show when watch it.

December Contest Winners

104d ago ... Here are the winners of the special December contest including 2 Kindle Fire HDX winners. Congratulations and thanks for a great year here at TechSpy. -----COMMENT LOTTERY----- LukeLAD - $25 Amazon Gift Card -----HOTTEST STORY/MOST COMMENTED ON STORY----- Prize: 2 winners, a $25 Amazon Gift Card Each Hottest Story: SJIND http://techspy.com/news/1410818/simulations-back-up-theory...

January Contest Details

104d ago ... Here to kick off the New Year and CES 2014 we are rewarding the user's covering the news and talking about it. -----NEWS SUBMISSION LOTTERY----- Score in the top ten for News score this month and you will be entered into the submission lottery. Three winners will be selected at random. Prize: 3 winners, a $50 Amazon Gift Card Each -----COMMENT LOTTERY----- Score in the top ten fo...

November Contest Winners

136d ago ... Here are the winners for the November contest. -----COMMENT LOTTERY----- Prize: 2 winners, a $50 Amazon Gift Card Each 1.) Newsguy 2.) Settler -----BEST USER BLOG----- Prize: 1 winner, a $50 Amazon Gift Card - Crazay http://techspy.com/user/blogpost/crazay/524447 -----HOTTEST STORY/MOST COMMENTED ON STORY----- Prize: 2 winners, a $50 Amazon Gift Card Each Hottest St...

December Contest Details

142d ago ... Here is the final contest for 2013. It's been a great year here at TechSpy and we are in the end of the year holiday spirit. So this month, in addition to some of our normal contests we are also giving away 2 Kindle Fire HDX 7" Tablets. 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 bette...

Approve Some Stories

144d ago ... Hey guys, another blog post from me. It's been a really difficult week for me with regard to my personal life and you can see the effects spilling over here. I've had to take a little time off to just catch myself and pick up the pieces, but I've noticed one thing that is seriously a problem around here. I know many of you who contribute stories own websites, but if everyone only looks o...

3 Simple Tips to Extend Your Phone's Battery Life

146d ago ... Whether you own an Android or an iPhone, at some point you’ve had definitely thought about having a better battery life than what you have at the moment. There haven’t been much advancements in the smartphone battery tech, the more apps you have for your device means the more battery life will be drained. Here are 3 of the most simple tips to help you get the most out of your smartphone’s ba...

Xbox One – My First 48 Hours With Microsoft’s Shiny New Console

148d ago ... I’ve just finished a long gaming session with my brand new XBox One. At my fingertips, I have Dead Rising 3, Ryse: Son of Rome, Lococycle, Assassins Creed 4, Zoo Tycoon and Powerstar Golf. I’ve spent time in only 3 of those titles but it’s logged in roughly 20 hours of my life in the past 36. I have to say…It’s a great system but it’s not without it’s faults. I found some glaring holes but a...

Has Blackberry lost its edge?

148d ago ... Blackberry (name chosen after the resemblance of the keyboard to blackberry fruit), a Canadian based company formerly known as RIM started operating in 1999. The biggest innovation at that time was the e-mail pager introduced that year. Mobile internet back in 1999 wasn’t available so widely and cheap as it is today, so this was a real revolution on the mobile market. Second biggest invention o...

November Contest Details

170d ago ... Keeping in line with the October contest we are looking to get new winners involved, and give more than just the dedicated power users a crack at the monthly contests. So in the spirit of giving everyone participating in the community a shot. We are offering a variety of contests this month to spread the joy around toward the end of 2013. Good luck this month. -----COMMENT LOTTERY----- Ea...
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