Time for a few bits regarding the site.
Submit News Tips: We have added an often requested tool to the site, making it a snap to submit news tips and stories to Gear Live. At the top of the left column, you will see a link that simply reads “Submit A News Tip”. Click that, and you will be taken to the submission form. Go ahead and give it a try!
Sync Magazine: A few days ago we told you that we were giving away free 1 year subscriptions to Sync Magazine. Since then, we have seen quite a few new members. Glad you are here, and we hope you enjoy the utter nonsense and chaos that we bring you each day. If you didn’t score your free subscription yet, what are you waiting for?
Editors: If you are as obsessed with technology and entertainment as we are, and enjoy writing, we want to hear from you. Gear Live is looking to possibly add a couple more editors to the staff. If you have a particular niche you would like to focus on, let us know. If you are interested, drop us a line. Please include a writing sample.
Donations: We have added Paypal and Amazon donation links to the left sidebar. If you are into what we have been doing here over the last eight months and want to support us, please feel free to use one of those methods. We will put the money towards improving the site, and bringing you even greater coverage of the tech world. Like what, you ask? Right now we are trying to raise enough money to get to E3 so that we can bring you coverage from the showroom floor. If you are a regular reader or find Gear Live valuable in any way, please consider supporting the site with a donation. We will even hook you up with a nifty donator icon based on your level of support.
Forums: If you haven’t seen the Gear Live Forums, check them out here. We have a very active community, with great tech (and non-tech) discussions throughout.
Newsletter: Finally, we will soon be adding a weekly email newsletter to our list of services we provide here. You can sign up for it by simply entering your email address in the Newsletter box in the right sidebar. The newsletter will also include news highlights, along with product giveaways. No need to worry about spam, we hate it as much as you do. We will not be giving away any of your information.
Hey, if Gear Live is to be your hookup for the coolest tech out there, then we need to do it both at and away from the PC. I mean, we know a lot of you guys prefer sitting in front of your HDTV or bumping the latest tracks on your sound system instead of surfing the Internet. In the spirit of providng you with gear news in any situation, we are now giving our members free 1 year subscriptions to Sync Magazine. If you want one, simply sign up here, and indicate that you would like a free subscription. Don’t worry about your info - Gear Live does not sell it or give it away, as we hate spam as much as you do. The only people that will see it is us, and Ziff-Davis (the Sync people).
For those of you that are already members, just drop us a line and we will get you your subscription.
A couple of weeks ago, we told you about how Logitech was giving away 100 Harmony 676 remotes per day for a week. If you weren’t lucky enough to cop one, we have your hookup. While we aren’t going to give away anywhere near 100 of these, we are going to give one away to a lucky reader. All you have to do is let us know what you would use this item for in the comments area. What kind of setup do you have in your living room? And hey, it’s a random drawing, so you can still win even if you have a poor man’s system. Don’t thank me, thank PrizeCube. As always, this is open to US residents only. You have a week.
Nintendo’s newest handheld console has been hard to find in retail stores lately, and is just getting back to the point where you can find it at any local electronics store - but why should you when you can get it for free? This week we are giving away a brand new Nintendo DS to one lucky Gear Live reader. What do you have to do to be eligible? Simply register for the site if you haven’t done so already, and leave us a comment telling us what your first Nintendo handheld console was and which game you spent the most man hours on. We will take the best ones, and choose a random winner. As always, big ups to PrizeCube for sponsoring our weekly contests. As always, this is open only to those who reside in the USA.
Thanks go out to everyone who participated in our Robosapien giveaway by letting us know your thoughts on the best and worst of CES. Props to Gear Live reader trudat for posting the winning entry, which was chosen at random. Her Robosapien Humanoid Robot is in the mail, courtesy of PrizeCube.
The Gear Live Robosapien Giveaway ends this evening at 11:59 PST. If you want to be in the running, be sure to check out the contest details. All you need to do is let us know what you thought were the best and worst items at the Consumer Electronics Show. Big ups to PrizeCube for sponsoring the contest.
So the Mac mini was announced earlier today at MacWorld, and you are totally into it. Well, Gear Live has your hookup. We have started a site which will give them away, along with the iPod shuffle and other things. Check out the site at Free @ Gear Live. Check it out, and score yourself some new gear.
help readers gain referrals for the free electronics which they are trying to work towards. Aside from the forums, we also have our QuickTrade! service which allows users to trade referrals and leave feedback on how things went in a fashion similar to eBay. Many users have had great success earning their free things after joining. We are now approaching 600 active traders on QuickTrade!, which means getting those last few referrals to completing the requirements for the free iPod, TV, gift card, or whatever else you are looking to get has never been easier. Check out some images of how the service looks here.
The RoboSapien is the hottest toy on the market right now. So much so, even adults are getting down with it. It was hard to get your hands on one during the holiday season, but we have one ready to ship to one lucky Gear Live reader. So, what do you need to do to get it? Well, we want to know what you thought the best and worst items were at CES. What struck your fancy, and what made you turn your head in disgust? Holla back in the comments, and we will choose a random winner. Oh, and be sure that you reside in the USA.
By now, we have all heard of the horrific Indian Ocean Tsunami and the tragic aftermath. The affects will be felt for years to come. There are several ways you can help by donating through various channels. One which allows you to donate simply by signing up for an offer (similar to all the free sites you have seen around). HelpDisasterVictims.com is a site where you can sign up for an offer (say, an AOL Free Trial) and all the proceeds made from the comission will go towards disaster relief. In fact, you can sign up for things that won’t cost you anything, and you will still be contributing money to the fund.
Gizmodo also has information on how you can donate to this very worthy cause.