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Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Announcements, PC / Laptop

31 Days of the Dragon

So we told you that we are giving away an HP HDX Dragon alongside 31 other tech sites. We just wanted to hit you with an update on the contest. Today is May 22, which means you have access to the following contests today - click on the site names for the details on their contest rules:

May 15-22: MediabLab - ends this evening
May 16-23: Last 100
May 17-24: Digital Inspiration
May 18-25: Notebooks.com
May 19-26: SlashdotReview
May 20-27: Neowin
May 21-28: Geek.com

Of course, our contest starts on May 31, so you are going to want to check back here in nine days to get our specific contest rules. If you want to get a jump on it, one thing we will say if you will need a Gear Live account to enter. We’ve already said too much!


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Heads up, we are giving away an HP HDX Dragon notebook - 31 Days of the Dragon

HP HDX Dragon

Hey, remember that HDX Dragon PC that we unboxed a few months ago? Well, HP has gone and upgraded the specs on that puppy, and they want us to give one of them to you guys. Not just the computer, but a few movies, a few PC games, and a bunch of software too. All in all, if you were to purchase everything we are giving away on your own, you’d end up spending somewhere around $5,196.00. Yeah, I said it. Go ahead and read that again.

No, here is the real kicker. Now only are we here at Gear Live giving away one of these beasts, but thirty other sites are also going to be giving away the exact same package, including our friends over at ArsTechnica, Lockergnome, JKOnTheRun, and Jake Ludington’s MediaBlab. That means you have 31 chances to win. Seriously. That’s why we are calling it .

Now, each site is going to set their own criteria for how they are going to run things, and we will be announcing what we will be doing soon. Our giveaway date for the HDX Dragon is June 7, 2008. You’d better keep it locked here, peeps. Oh, and anyone in the world is eligible to win.

Hit the break for the full scoop on everything we are giving away, which other sites are also giving these away, and an unboxing video of the HDX Dragon.

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Win a Samsung YP-P2 by voting for your favorite stereo Bluetooth product

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Hot Deals, Wireless / WiFi

Samsung yp-p2Did you know that technology has now been around for a decade? The Bluetooth Special Interest Group wants to make sure you are aware, as they have thrown up a page that highlights the history of the wireless technology that we know and love. On the page you can check out the different milestones for Bluetooth, starting back in 1998, grab a few free ringtones, and even enter to win a YP-P2 widescreen digital media player. Heck, even if you don’t care about all that Bluetooth does for us in the world of gadgetry, free stuff is always cool, right? All you have to do in order to enter is vote for your favorite stereo Bluetooth product. The contest closes in a few days, so make haste and head on over.

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Monster Cable giving away two CES Mary J. Blige concert tickets

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Announcements, Music

Mary J. Blige CES

As just about all of you know, is the be-all end-all event of the year for those of us who adore gadgets. That is just how it is. Our friends at Monster Cable just let us know about their big giveaway, and we figured you guys might be interested in what they have going on. They are giving away a pair of premium seating tickets to their Mary J. Blige concert, happening in Vegas during CES. The winner will even get flown out, on Monster Cable’s dime, and put up in a Vegas hotel as well. Not too bad. Hit the link below to enter.

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Don’t Forget: We are giving away Skitch invites!

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Announcements, Apple, Software

Skitch Splash Screen

We just wanted to throw out a friendly reminder for all of our readers using . We are running a contest where we will be giving away two invitations to the amazingly fantastic Beta. If you missed it, check out our Skitch review to see what all the fuss is about, and hit our Skitch discussion thread to make your entry. All we want to know is what you’d Skitch. The contest ends on October 10th, so get in quick!

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The Bleeding Edge 119: Microsoft Vanishing Point Party

When Microsoft threw the final Vanishing Point bash in Seattle, we made sure we were there to see what all the fuss was about. In this episode, we interview those who made the contest happen, and talk about some of the prizes. Want to know all about the grande prize trip to space? It’s in here…


A New Type of Gamer?: Hardcore Casual Gamer Wins $1,000,000

Posted by Michael Cardiff Categories: Casual, Internet, PC

Casual Gamer with checkYou know about the hardcore gamers, those pale ghostly figures that inhabit internet cafes late into the night, furiously dealing out death with clicks of the mouse. And you’ve heard of this new breed of “casual” gamers, folks who are more interested in short, pick-up-and-play gaming sessions. Well, we may be witnessing the birth of a new type of gamer - the hardcore casual gamer. (Maybe we should call them casual-core gamers?)

Witness Kavitha Yalavarthi, winner of the Worldwide Web Games competition, and proud recipient of a cool $1,000,000. The one million dollars was hers after beating out 70 other contestants and playing Zuma, Bejeweled 2, and Solitaire really REALLY well. 

Shortly after winning the million-dollar prize, Yalavarthi woke her parents with a late-night call to break the news. “Mom, Dad, you know those casual games that I play online?” Yalavarthi asked. “Well, they’re not so casual anymore. I just won the $1 million grand prize.”

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