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How would you like to be the unofficial spokesperson for the U.S. transition to digital television (DTV) and win a home entertainment system in the process? All you need is a video camera and a YouTube account. The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)--sponsor of the yearly consumer electronics circus, CES, in Las Vegas--is promoting a contest for user-submitted videos "that educates the public on how to prepare friends and family for the digital television (DTV) transition." The contest kicked off a few days ago on YouTube with a call-to-arms video featuring the country music group, Whiskey Falls. User submitted videos to the contest must be less than three minutes in length and in English.... Read more...
Forget David Blaine's recent antics of hanging upside down for 60 straight hours in New York City's Central Park. The real challenge of human endurance commenced yesterday morning about a mile south of Blaine's stunt, in the middle of Times Square. There in a makeshift "plexi-glass living room" for the world to see, eight brave souls commenced a competition to determine who is the world's greatest couch potato.   The Netflix Movie Watching World Championship: The Quest for the Popcorn Bowl underway in New York City (Credit: Gothamist)The contest is sponsored by Netflix, and the winner takes home "a $10,000 cash prize, a lifetime subscription to Netflix and the first-ever Popcorn Bowl trophy."... Read more...
There's something about the machine.  Some folks have a passion for things that fly, while others, an affinity for things that float.  However, nearly everyone, young, old, male, female, can appreciate a seriously stylish ride.  It's probably somewhere within those four wheels, that freedom speaks.  Perhaps your inner child, in adolescent transition from being house-bound and ever-reliant on your parents, yearns for the excitement that only a new automobile can bring.  From Little Red Corvette, to Mustang Sally, Little Deuce Coupe, Low Rider and Bitchin' Camaro, over the years folks have sung the praises of the automobile and there is little question, its appeal seems... Read more...
Intel and Epic Games Launch "$1 Million Intel Make Something Unreal Contest" Legendary Mod-Making Contest with More than $1 Million in Cash and Prizes to Spark Game Development CARY, N.C. –  Epic Games, Inc., the award-winning developer of multimillion-selling games and the world's leading game engine, Unreal Engine 3, today announced plans to follow up the original "$1 Million Make Something Unreal Contest" with an all new competition to include esteemed sponsor, Intel Corporation. Winnings exceed $1 million in value, and consist of one coveted Unreal Engine 3 license as a grand prize and other cash awards and prizes, including Intel Software Development Products and Velocity Micro PCs... Read more...
GIGABYTE Online Overclocking ContestHonor Hardcore PC Enthusiasts at Overclocking Hall of Fame- Over $12,000 in Cash & Prize to be Awarded –                    City of Industry, CA, December 19, 2007 – GIGABYTE United, Inc., a leading Motherboard and Graphics Cards manufacturer, today has proudly announced its highly anticipated online overclocking contest kick off at https://oc.gigabyte.us/ , from December 19, 2007 to January 20, 2008. Winners will be awarded with $12,000 in cash and prize at GIGABYTE Overclocking Hall of Fame.GIGABYTE Intel® P35 and Intel® X38 Series Motherboards are one... Read more...
We've just received word from Intel, that on September 5, they will announce the winners of the 2nd annual Intel Game Demo Contest. Nearly $100,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded in two categories: Best Threaded Game and Best Game on the Go. The winners of this worldwide contest, with submissions from 29 countries, will be announced right here . Additionally, on September 6, the winning games will be showcased at the Intel booth at the Austin Game Developers Conference and simultaneously during a Second Life event at 9:00 a.m. CDT (7:00 a.m. PDT). To view the demos in Second Life, after you are in-world, message user "Dreamy Intel" to get a Game Geek T-shirt for your avatar... Read more...
It may not have the history of the caber toss, but who among us has not wanted to toss his cell phone at one time or another.  It's only fitting that the 8th Annual Mobile Phone Throwing World Championships shoudl be held in Finland, given that Finland is the home of Nokia, the world's largest mobile phone manufacturer.  It's also appropriate that Finns should dominate the events, winning 3 out of 4 of them. Taco Cohen of the Netherlands, who was celebrating his 19th birthday, used acrobatics and juggling in his performance which was judged on aesthetics and artistic impression. Finnish domination in the distance event continued when Tommi Huotari took gold with a throw of 89.62 metres,... Read more...
Windows Home Server, officially announced earlier this year, is already at the release candidate stage.  The software is designed to allow users with a home network to have a single, quick, and easy to use interface that will allow users to access media from other PCs, NAS boxes, and even Zunes.  The idea is make life easier for families that might have everything from videos to music spread out across multiple machines where it can be confusing to remember where everything is.  That's assuming that the users are even computer savvy enough to know how and where to look.There's even a contest for people who can create the best hardware and/or software add-ins.  Click here for details. "Windows... Read more...
Intel Game Demo Contest 2007 Show us Your Game! Win great exposure and your share of over $95,000 worth of Prizes, including: * Meetings with game company executives -- for a possible bundling deal * A Gateway gaming machine worth at least $3,000 * $5,000 in custom art for your demo * A Giga pass to the Game Developers Conference 2008 * Copies of Garage Games' Torque Engine Advanced and other content prizes * An International Game Developers Association membership * A full suite of Intel(R) Software Development Products * and of course, loads of cash. Open to virtually everyone in the world, it's easy to enter. Just for entering you get temporary licenses to Intel Software Development... Read more...
We brought 2006 to a close with a couple of exciting give-aways here at HotHardware. First, we'd like to congratulate forum members SilverVenom57 (Peter H.) and SuperDave (David H.). They both won brand new Microsoft Zunes courtesy of Microsoft and Webcast Magic.  Congrats! Secondly, we want to draw some attention to HotHardware forum members Jerkwheat (Matt P.), Ice_73 (Daniel L.), and XtremeSkier97 (John M.).  They were the top three finishers in an XFX sponsored F.E.A.R. Combat Tournament. Matt walked away with a brand new GeForce 7950 GT, Daniel a GeForce 7900 GT, and John a 7800 GT.  Congrats guys!... Read more...
NVIDIA just sent word of a contest they're running on SLIZONE.com.  Here's the scoop direct from the source... Contest: Today NVIDIA launched a year long contest on SLIZONE called the SLI Component a Day Giveaway. We are giving away $100,000 worth of prizes from our partners. Every day for a year, we're drawing a name out of the hat and giving away an SLI-Ready component to each day's winner. Those components range from GeForce SLI-Ready graphics cards, to SLI-Ready nForce motherboards, to SLI-Ready power supplies, and SLI-Ready DDR2 memory! How do you qualify? If you have an SLI-Ready or SLI-enabled PC, you're in! Just visit the SLIZONE dedicated web page above and enter.... Read more...
FLY with EVGA'S New NVIDIA 680i SLI Motherboard Contest Want to Fly Like Superman? EVGA has brought you products that make your computer fly for years, but now it's time to make our customers fly as well. EVGA has partnered with Zero G to bring our customers an amazing weightless experience. Imagine free falling 10,000 feet, without a parachute! Zero G makes it possible by flying a plane to approximately 34,000 feet and then going into a nose dive for 10,000 feet before pulling up. This rollercoaster effect will generate 25-30 seconds of weightlessness on each drop. This is the same type of training that NASA uses for astronauts. 3 Grand Prize Winners Will Be Chosen! Top 100 Scores will... Read more...
Corsair Premium Memory Module YTD Shipments Surpass One Million Units, Celebrates Accelerated Growth of the PC Enthusiast Market by offering Five Gold Plated DOMINATOR Memory Kits -- Ranked #1 performance module maker and 8th largest global DRAM module maker, Corsair worldwide unit shipments leap in 2006 -- Fremont, CA - Corsair, a worldwide leader in high performance enthusiast computer products, today announced total premium module shipments for calendar year 2006 year-to-date surpassed 1 million units. Corsair premium modules include the award-winning XMSTM, XMS PROTM, XMS XPERTTM and the newly released XMS DOMINATORTM line of products. This explosive growth reinforces Corsair's position... Read more...
Cooler Master Annual Case Modding Contest is now extended for two weeks! Don't forget to submit your Mods to enter in Coolermaster Annual Case Modding contest. This year they have an awesome list of prizes to give out. Retail value is worth over $3000 USD. So hurry and enter your Mod's today! You never know, Christmas can come a bit early for you this year. Enter today!... Read more...
The time has come... The tournament that HotHardware and the good folks at Sapphire put together for our HH members will run this Friday, June 23rd at 10:00PM Eastern time. The prizes up for grabs to the winning team are a Sapphire Toxic Radeon X1900XTX, X1800XT, X1600 Pro, and an X1300. As much as we'd like to give everyone a new video card, we did our best with these four prizes for this contest, and we'll keep trying to provide more contests for our valued members. Other contestants will not go home empty handed though, as they will also receive one of 10 t-shirts we are throwing in. We'll be sure to post a source demo of the tournament after. Get... Read more...
Hello Everyone, We've teamed up with the good folks at Sapphire again for another exciting contest. Things are going to be somewhat different -- and a bit more fun -- this time around though! Here's what we're going to be giving away to the lucky winners. Yes, that's winners with an "s"... 1st place - Blizzard Radeon X1900 XTX 2nd place - Radeon X1800 XT 3rd place - Radeon X1600 PRO AGP 4th place - Radeon X1300 And we've also got about 10 t-shirts for to give away to other participants as well. This contest is going to take place in two stages. For the details, please check out this thread in our forum. Thanks, and good luck to you all!  ... Read more...
ATI Starts Spring Off With A Bang -- Enter the "Spring Loaded CrossFire" contest to win great ATI prizes From April 4th to May 15, 2006 hardcore gamers will have the chance to win one of nine CrossFire prize packs featuring two Radeon graphics cards, an Asus motherboard and three fantastic game titles. To enter, just visit www.ati.com/springloaded. Six winners selected will receive one (1) prize package consisting of the following: - ATI Radeon X1900 XTX 512MB PCI Express graphics card - ATI Radeon X1900 CrossFire Edition 512MB PCI Express card - ASUS A8R32-MVP Deluxe motherboard - Dreamfall: The Longest Journey 2 - Guild Wars: Factions - Ghost Recon: Advance War Fighter Three winners... Read more...
Hello Everyone! DRUM-ROLL BOYS AND GIRLS! Say congratulations to: John "xtremeskier97" Mizzell !!! and Alan "Der Meister" Campbell !!! They are our Sapphire Radeon X800GTO2 Special Edition Give-Away Winners! Enjoy boys! Cards on the way, modded out of the box and ready to rock! And a big thanks to Sapphire for sponsoring the contest and giving back to the HH community!  ... Read more...
Good evening folks!  BW here, stopping by to let you all know that we've selected the winners for our ECS & Intel Holiday Giveaway!  The winners are Bob White (Bob_on_the_Cob), Grady Howell (Entermymatrix03), and Jonathan Peng (Ne0rC)! All three of the lucky winners will be receiving a Pentium D 830 Dual-Core Processor with an ECS 945P-A motherboard! ... Read more...
ECS & HotHardware Holiday Giveaway! Hello everyone! We'd like to remind everyone about the contest we've got running, that's open to all current and new HotHardware forum members. In conjunction with ECS and Intel, we'll be giving away three Pentium D 830 Dual-Core Processor / ECS 945P-A Motherboard combos, to three lucky people.      For full contest details, head into our forum and read this thread. And if you're not a forum member yet, don't sweat it.  Registration is fast, free, and easy! The contest ends at midnight on December 31, 2005. Winners will be selected at random. Thanks! Happy Holidays and Good Luck to you all! ... Read more...
Remember to get your entries in for a chance to win one of three ECS i945-based Motherboard and Pentium D 830 Dual Core Processor Combos. Contest/Give-away Rules and Details here! ... Read more...
ECS & HotHardware Holiday Giveaway! Hello everyone! We'd like to remind everyone about the contest we've got running, that's open to all current and new HotHardware forum members. In conjunction with ECS and Intel, we'll be giving away three Pentium D 830 Dual-Core Processor / ECS 945P-A Motherboard combos, to three lucky people.      For full contest details, head into our forum and read this thread. And if you're not a forum member yet, don't sweat it.  Registration is fast, free, and easy! The contest ends at midnight on December 31, 2005. Winners will be selected at random. Thanks! Happy Holidays and Good Luck to you all! ... Read more...
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