Site sponsor AT&T has got a great new campaign going for Moms. It all starts with their new Mother’s Day commercial, which you can watch above. And come on, who doesn’t love these AT&T commercials with the goofy little kids. So this year, AT&T is making it simple to send Mom a fun e-card. Simply head over to ATTMothersDay.com and send Mom a personalized version of the commercial. Go on, I’ll wait, your Mom will love it. And then keep reading to find out how to win her a top-of-the-line smartphone! Read More
Our sponsor AT&T is offering a great holiday treat this week: each day between today and December 17 they’re giving away one smartphone from their holiday lineup. They’re calling it #HappyGiveaways, and the entire contest will take place on Twitter. Each day at 2PM Eastern, @ATTPremier will announce a question they want you to answer on Twitter. You’ll have till midnight to answer, and even if you don’t win it’ll start all over the next day! All you have to do is follow their account (@ATTPremier) and answer the question, and include the hashtags #HappyGiveaways #spon.
For more info on how to enter, follow AT&T Premier’s Twitter account.
It’s been a long week of deals, deals, deals. And that’s fine: we all need some level of tech in our lives, and there’s definitely nothing wrong with saving a few dollars. But traditionally the holidays are also a time to give back, which is why it’s great that someone has added one more day to the Thanksgiving/Black Friday/Cyber Monday calendar: Giving Tuesday. The idea is that while we’re out spending money on gifts, we can also give a a gift to a worthwhile cause. There are a lot of great organizations behind it, like Donors Choose, the United Way and the United Nations Foundation. Plus lots of retail outlets are chipping in with matching donations and special offers. The best way to find out how to participate and what other organizations are doing is to visit their website, http://www.givingtuesday.org and check the #givingtuesday hashtag on Twitter. If there’s an organization you’d like others to consider donating to, definitely let us know in the comments!
Speaking of giving, we’re actually giving a little something away, ending today: a Sony Xperia Tablet. Enter below by using the widget; we’ll be choosing a winner tonight at midnight.
This time of the year can be tough. Stressful, even. Cooking, cleaning, families, gifts, work. The list goes on, and those turkeys don’t cook themselves. I get it. I may not be able to help to much, but I am giving away a Sony Xperia S tablet. It’s the least I can do, right? Entering is easy, just use the widget below. We’ll pick a winner on Tuesday, once this whole Thanksgiving/Black Friday/Cyber Monday madness is over!
In case you don’t already know, the Xperia S is a 9.4″ touch screen tablet from Sony running Android, with access to all the Android apps in the Google Play store and 16GB of storage to use for apps, music and video. It also gives you access to the Sony Entertainment Store, and separate user profiles so the kids can safely use it too. Normally it retails for $499, so I’d say this is a pretty awesome prize! You can read all about the Sony Xperia Tablet on the Sony website here.
UPDATE: The contest has ended and winners are being contacted. To see if you won, check the widgets after the jump!
This holiday season, you’ll want to consider shopping at Staples for a hot new Windows 8 device like the ones featured in the video above. From the innovative laptop/tablet hybrid Lenovo Twist, to the Intel-Atom powered Samsung ATIV and the HP Envy 4 Ultrabook, by going in-store and playing with these devices yourself, you’ll be able to really figure out what product will make the right gift for your family or friends. Plus, with the “8 Was Easy” campaign we’ve talked about before, Staples makes sure that you get the help and support you need, for FREE, when upgrading to Microsoft’s latest operating system.
Every Tuesday between November 13, 2012 and December 18, 2012, Staples will be giving away a great piece of technology, including the hottest Ultrabooks, Tablets and Headphones. Tune in every Tuesday to YouTube, Socialcam, or my blog to find out about the product and what’s being given away, then tune into my Twitter account at 7PM Eastern every Tuesday night to answer a question for a chance to win some hot tech!
When your cell phone runs out of power, the result can be anything from just annoying to incredibly dangerous. And try as we might, it’s hard to stay charged all the time, especially when you really need to make calls. It makes sense to have a backup battery for those times, which is why we’re giving away a ZAGGsparq Portable Backup Battery for your phone.
The ZAGGsparq works as both a backup battery and a wall charger, so you only need to carry one device to stay charged. The wall charging feature recharges your phone up to 4 times faster than a standard USB charger, while the backup battery will get you 2 charges on your device. The ZAGGsparq is compatible with just about all of the major iOS and Android devices (including tablets), so odds are it will work with your device.
If you think you could use a portable battery (and we think you could!) it’s easy to enter. Use the widget below and go to our main giveaway page to leave us a comment!
Have you tweeted to enter our Sony Reader contest yet? Make sure you enter today, because tonight at midnight our contest will be over! It’s make a great gift a Reader would make this holiday season…though you may just want to keep it for yourself.
Reader is the brand new e-reader from Sony, with access to a huge book library. It has great web integration for “Read it Later” web content like Instapaper. Plus it works seamlessly with Facebook and Evernote, something competitors can’t claim.
To enter click here and follow the directions. You’ll be prompted to make sure you’re following @marioarmstrong on Twitter and tweet him about a book you’d like to have on your new Reader. Pretty simple and it might even help us build up our reading list for the future!
We just talked recently about how much we like the new Sony Reader. It’s the best e-reader on the market for “Read it Later” web content, like Instapaper, and it’s got great integration with Facebook and Evernote, which sets it apart from competitors. We like it so much, in fact, that we are giving one away on Twitter!
Entering to win is simple: 1. Make sure you’re following @marioarmstrong on Twitter. 2. Tweet him about your favorite book! Pretty simple and it might even help us build up our reading list for the future!
The Reader is Sony’s latest e-reader device, with up to 2 months of battery life and 2GB of storage, plus access to free library books at over 15,000 libraries throughout the country. Click here for more information about the Sony Reader, including how to trade in your old device for credit toward a new reader!
Texting while driving is dangerous. It turns out that in the United States, someone is killed or injured once every five minutes on average in a crash that happens while a driver is texting and driving.
AT&T is looking to raise awareness of the problem with their It Can Wait campaign, where they encourage people to wait until they’re not behind the wheel to text. They also have an online pledge called “No Text on Board” with over 500,000 signatures at itcanwait.com.
We want to do our part to help you be safe too! That’s why we’re giving away a BlueAnt S3 car speakerphone. You can use it to make and receive calls, or to ignore calls while you’re on the road. The built-in vibration sensor knows when you get in the car, so you don’t even have to remember to turn it on. Just get in the car and go!
To enter all you have to do is follow the directions below to follow us on Twitter! But hurry, we’re only accepting submissions till Friday at midnight.