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HWBOT Invite Extreme and Ambient Overclockers to Learn and Compete in the First Ever West Coast U.S. World Tour Event

by on December 20th, 2016

hwbotAnnounced today, HWBOT confirms plans to host the first ever HWBOT Would Tour event on the West Coast of North America. The HWBOT World Tour Las Vegas event will be held at the GIGABYTE Suites on January 5th and 6th during the CES 2017 trade show. The event will start with a ‘Performance Matters’ launch event (with demos, speeches and a full blown party) followed by two days of overclocking workshops and contests, including the first Overclocking World Championship Qualifier.

The Overclocking World Championship Qualifier will be sponsored by GIGABYTE, Intel and Seasonic and is open to all Overclockers. Day one will feature a qualification round where Overclockers battle it out across three benchmarks in just three hours. The round will involve three benchmarks with Overclockers given processors from Intel’s latest product portfolio plus the latest motherboards from GIGABYTE. The top four will be invited to return for the Semi-Finals and Finals which will be based on the same 1v1 structure used in previous World Tour events.

Tickets are available from Eventbrite using the link below. Note: Attending Overclocker are asked to pledge $100 USD to book a seat in the HWBOT World Championship Qualifier. This will be reimbursed after attendance at the event.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hwbot-world-tour-2017-las-vegas-tickets-30040853000?aff=HWTsite

Good Luck to all those attending the HWBOT World Tour during CES 2017!

Source and Direct Quotes from HWBOT.org

 

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Misfit & General Assembly Contest: Win a Trip to New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival 2017

by on December 5th, 2016

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Ready to dance the night away in one of the most iconic cities in the world? Misfit (my all time favorite tech wearables company) is teaming up with General Assembly to send you and a friend to the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.

Misfit & General Assembly will cover your flight, 3 nights at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel in the French Quarter and 2 VIP tickets to the festival. They are also throwing in a $100 credit towards any General Assembly class or workshop.

If you would like to enter the contest click here. Please note that you MUST enter the contest by Sunday, January 1 for your chance to win.

Good Luck to all my Cutegeek fans! I hope one of you guys have the opportunity to experience New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.

Source: Misfit.com, GeneralAssembly.com & nojazzfest.com

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Makeblock Robot Contest Launched!

by on October 11th, 2016

Recently Makeblock launched a new contest to build an mBot Rescue Robot, a robot hero that can save people’s lives in a disaster situation. This contest is ingenious since we are migrating towards new technology in health care.makeblock

How do I enter the mBot Rescue Robot contest? Continue Reading…

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CES 2017 Music Contest: Open Call for all Musicians and Artists

by on August 9th, 2016

CES Logo 2016Announced today CES is having a Music Contest for the 2017 Consumer Electronic Show and has an open call for ALL musicians and Artist. Creators will compete for chance to be the CES2017 soundtrack and perform on CES stage in Las Vegas.

To enter the music contest and to see the rules and requirements it click here. 

As a reminder the contest closes on September 1, 2016 so don’t waste time and register for the contest. Also for those planning on attending CES 2017 registration opens on September 6th and you can find the CES registration page hereCES 2017

Good Luck to all those that enter the contest and below is the official Press Release for the Music contest. See you all at CES 2017!

Official Press Release:

Arlington, VA, August 9, 2016 – Building on the success of the inaugural CES® 2016 contest, the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™  is once again hosting a contest for artists to have their music featured as the soundtrack for the CES® 2017 opening keynote video. The competition runs through September 1, 2016.

“Creative minds use consumer technology to shape and produce their art. Technology enables and enhances music, so we want to use our platform to help the career of a yet-to-be recognized musician,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Technology Association.

The winning individual or group will be publicly announced during CES Unveiled New York on November 10, 2016 and receive worldwide recognition as well as a $5,000 cash prize, a two-night stay in Las Vegas during CES 2017 and the opportunity to perform their winning song live on-stage prior to the opening keynote address. CES 2017 runs January 5-8, 2017 in Las Vegas, NV.

Eligible applications must be submitted by 11:59 PM EDT on Thursday, September 1, 2016 and meet the following criteria:

  • Music must be an original piece
  • Music must be at least 90 seconds in length
  • Any lyrics cannot be offensive
  • All genres of music are welcome
  • The individual or musical group submitting the music must own the rights to the music and be willing to license the music to CTA in perpetuity for use in the keynote opening video, online distribution and for promotion purposes
  • Individuals or groups submitting music must be 18 years old or have written permission from a legal guardian to submit the music
  • Individuals or groups submitting must be legal U.S. residents
  • Music submitted by stock or royalty free music suppliers WILL NOT be accepted

Since winning last year’s contest, Lexie Hayden’s song “When I’m With You” has been featured in sorority Alpha Delta Pi’s national philanthropy video. Lexie now lives in Nashville, Tennessee where she is working on new music and performing in the area. The previous keynote video can be found on CES.tech featuring the CES 2016 winner’s music. Questions should be directed to music@CTA.tech.

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ULTIMATE MEDIA VENTURES PARTNERS WITH SLS LAS VEGAS HOTEL & CASINO FOR “BATTLE ON THE STRIP”

by on July 27th, 2016

I call my self a geek yet I have no idea what Ultimate Gaming and Esports Tournament  is however it’s happening in Vegas so I’m sure it will be a great time.  For those (like me) that don’t know what “Battle on the Strip” is its a recurring esports tournament series that features online brackets each month for a different IP from the top competitive video game titles.

It would be hilarious if I sign up since I am not that great of gamer and continue to screw up during the tournament. Or maybe not, don’t want to get the stink eye from the gamers.

Below is the official Press Release with more information about the “Battle on the Strip” and good luck to those participating.

Dallas, Texas – (July 27, 2016)Ultimate Media Ventures, LLC (UMV) – the VC-backed esports innovation and media company – is pleased to today announce a partnership with SLS Las Vegas Hotel & Casino for the first of its kind “Battle on the Strip” esports tournament series activation beginning this August.

The Battle on the Strip is a recurring esports tournament series that features online brackets each month for a different IP from the top competitive video game titles. Industry leading prize pools will drive the best players in the world to compete at SLS Las Vegas, the Strip’s newest resort, curated by UMV for the ultimate Vegas esports experience. Long overlooked, the Battle on the Strip series of tournaments will allow the best amateur esports competitors to show their mettle alongside top pro esports talent.

“We’re incredibly excited to take over the Las Vegas Strip and bring the esports community and lifestyle to the world class hotel and casino that is SLS,” said Jon Bukosky, CEO of UMV. “At the Battle on the Strip, top professional and up-and-coming amateurs will battle it out for bragging rights and cash prizes, competing against each other on equal footing. We’re thrilled to offer this one-of-a-kind tournament experience in one of the best venues in Las Vegas, featuring some of the top competitors and leading esports titles on a rotating basis.”

“Esports is rapidly growing in popularity and expanding past traditional sporting events, in large part, due to its interactive live tournaments,“ said Matt Minichino, Vice President of Nightlife & Entertainment at SLS Las Vegas. “Competitive gaming represents the future of entertainment, and we are excited to partner with Ultimate Media Ventures to be the first to bring this incredibly unique experience to the Strip.”

The Battle on the Strip tournament series semi-finals and finals will be held live and broadcast from The Foundry, SLS’ newest live entertainment venue. Fans can attend each month on-site during the finals and secure premium gaming products from leading industry brands. Exclusive merchandise from UMV’s dedicated esports apparel & lifestyle brand “ULT” (ULTesports.com) will be available for purchase, including the ULT Battle on the Strip Collector’s shirt (limited to one hundred units) each month. Over the next three weeks, UMV will announce game and broadcast partners, brand sponsors and additional prize pool details. For more information, please visit www.UltimateMedia.Venture.

 

*Information provided by Ultimate Media Ventures and SLS Las Vegas Hotel & Casino
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SUBMISSIONS OPEN FOR VIDEO GAME SCHOLARSHIPS FOR 2016-2017 ACADEMIC YEAR

by on April 7th, 2016

http://www.interactive.org/

Where was this when I was in grade school? Though I am jealous this was around when I was a kid I think this a great opportunity for any future gamers! What geek wouldn’t want a full scholarship to program games?!

AIAS Foundation Scholarships Benefit Students Pursuing Game-Related Careers

LOS ANGELES – April 6, 2016 – The AIAS Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS), has opened submissions for two of its annual scholarship programs benefiting students pursuing a dream career in the video games industry.  The Randy Pausch and Mark Beaumont Scholarships are provided to four talented students in game design, production or business who aspire to make a mark on the games industry through their dedication, passion and interest in pushing forward the medium of interactive entertainment. Continue Reading…

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Mu’s Indiegogo Campaign and their Share & Win Contest

by on March 7th, 2016

Mu SoloIt’s not a SXSW without a few new Kickstarter or IndieGoGo Campaigns. This year it is Mu; “The World’s 1st Smart Eye for Toys & Legos” IndieGoGo campaign (#Mu4Toys).

I wasn’t a Lego girl partly because my little brothers would leave them all over the place. If you ever stepped on a Lego you know exactly how I feel (OUCH). However I do like to spy and this would be a fun product to utilize.

Mu (Moo) lets anyone create REAL autonomous robots without a hand-controlled remote. A toy with Mu installed can see with its eye and do many intelligent things. There are three different ways to pair Mu with a toy body (most of which can be sourced easily online or in your local stores). Mu users can use it with Mu action figures, Mu on remote controlled toys (like the Hexbug remote controlled series), Lego Mindstorms EV3 and the new Mu with its own body.

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Currently they are having a Share & Win Contest. To enter, use the share links found on their IndieGoGo campaign to share Mu4Toys on Facebook/Twitter or via emails. Every day they will randomly draw one winner to receive a FREE customized Mu (color of you r choice). Mu will also do a random drawing every six days for the chance to receive a FREE customized Mu 5-pack (color of your choice). No purchase necessary.

Supporters can find the campaign here and they only have 7 days left of their IndieGoGo campaign. To donate or looking to purchase a Mu click here.

Here’s also a video on how Mu works  and below is more technical description of the Mu.

Best of Luck Cutegeekers!

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**All information and pictures are from Mu’s IndieGoGo campaign.
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SUPER TUESDAY: Stowaway Cosmetics

by on March 1st, 2016

Super TuesFor the past 7 years of writing I always had a rule to never double post for the publications I write for however this is one of those exceptions because my fans may get some free Stowaway Cosmetics!

Stowaway Cosmetics, a line of makeup in sizes you can carry, is putting its own funny twist on the day and encouraging customers to exercise their right to vote on their favorite Stowaway Cosmetics for SUPER TUESDAY. I personally find the names of Stowaway Cosmetics products absolutely hilarious!

Super Tuesday

TODAY and TODAY only Stowaway Cosmetics are exercising your right to vote for your favorite stowaway product & it will reveal a special treat! Once you vote Stowaway Cosmetics will reveal a coupon to get that product for free with any $50 purchase.

Besides the SUPER TUESDAY deal I think Stowaway Cosmetics are great for ladies who travel a lot and going through security check. Each time I tend to lose a beauty product due to the ounces (Thanks TSA).

Stowaway Cosmetics products are perfect for the lady who travels and doesn’t want to deal with obstacles before boarding a plane.

Full details and voting here: stowawaycosmetics.com/supertuesday.

 

 

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Nina’s Recap of E3 2015

by on June 30th, 2015

E3 2015 in LA was a blast and the largest attendance I have seen ever. More than 52,200 video game professionals, analysts, journalists, and enthusiasts, representing 109 countries attended the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) announced at the close of E3 2015.

On display at the global video game event were more than 1,600 products from 300 exhibitors. ESA, which owns and produces E3, also revealed that E3 2016 will take place June 14-16 in Los Angeles at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

I have attended E3 for cutegeek.com and SF Examiner a couple times and every time I over book myself or wasn’t cool enough. This year I made a change and I only RSVP’d for the events and booths I was interested in. Below are the event’s and booths I attended or attempted due to long lines (in no specific order).

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  • Xbox Briefing which revealed Xbox One Games and a place to play games like Halo 5: Guardians, Rise of the Tomb Raider, and Forza Motorsport 6. This evRockband 2016ent apparently was the only one with Fable Legends and Gears of War, and the only place to play all new EA games before they launch.**
  • Thd Rockband 4 event which the “FREESTYLE GUITAR SOLO” GAMEPLAY was revealed. The lines were so long I did not get to play but I did see a bunch of people test it. To see the Rock Band 4: Behind the Scenes with Freestyle Guitar Solos click here. Also pre-order today and get 30 extra bonus songs!***

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Contest extended: World Cup Mice from Logitech

by on June 30th, 2014

Logitech-Wireless-Mouse-M325_1G-o-a-l! My kind friends at Logitech gave me 2 Wireless Mouse M317 that is World Cup themed to give out to some cutegeek and examiner fans! Logitech continues to be such reliable peripheral solutions and these World Cup mice are the cutest.

The 2 Logitech Wireless M317 that is World Cup themed in my possession are Brazil and USA! Starting Tuesday July 1st till my b-day on the 2nd I’ll be running this contest.

Here’s how to get one of these awesome mice:

Follow me on twitter https://twitter.com/nrpena

Include the following in your post:

#worldcup

#logitech

#happybday

and lastly # who is your favorite player on Team USA or Brazil.

Retweeting this post gives you bonus points. I’ll announce the winners on my b-day on Wednesday 7/2.

Rules:

Starts 8am PDT July 1st

18 or over

Must be able to receive USPS ground delivery

Must be located in the US- I love my overseas fans but I can’t afford the shipping cost!

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