Weekly wrapup: HP Magic Giveaway (win $6,000 worth of gear)

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HP Magic Giveaway on last100 – your chance to win $6000 worth of gear

There’s one day left to enter our HP Magic Giveaway, courtesy of HP and Microsoft. We’re giving away $6,000 worth of gear, including four computers (a 25 inch touchscreen desktop, two laptops and HP’s newest Netbook), a media extender, printer and a bunch of software/DVDs.

That’s a lot of kit for even for the most hardened geek, so we’re encouraging the winner to also share the magic by giving some of the prize away…

Top ten Digital Lifestyle products of 08

There was lots of activity in the Digital Lifestyle space in 08 with new devices, services and platforms being launched, and some of our favorites from last year receiving significant updates. Here’s my pick of the best ten Digital Lifestyle products of 08.

Why I’m backing Palm to make a comeback

It was already pretty much certain that Palm will finally unveil its next-generation mobile operating system, along with a brand new device, at January’s Consumer Electronics Show (the press invite reads: “Come to CES to see all that Palm New-ness you’ve been waiting for”) and now BusinessWeek is stirring the pot.

Vudu set-top box no longer a one trick pony, adds support for YouTube, Flickr and more

My biggest beef with the Vudu set-top movie box is that it’s always been a one trick pony, and an expensive one at that, focusing on paid-for movies. That’s changed with the company announcing support for a range of free online video as well as images from photo sharing sites.

Analyst: Apple to release ‘closed’ Netbook with iPhone-esque App Store

It’s not very often that I find myself agreeing with a likely overpaid analyst, especially one who admits that they have no “inside information”, but I think Ezra Gottheil of Technology Business Research could be onto something.

That’s a wrap. Thanks for reading and happy holidays.

Bonus wrapup: Zatz Not Funny: GPS holiday gift guide, Squeezebox, SlingPlayer on Blackberry

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8 Responses to “Weekly wrapup: HP Magic Giveaway (win $6,000 worth of gear)”

  1. Darrell Jackson says:

    I hope I really win $6,000 HP will bring a Joy to my friends and family that I will share the Magic with this Christmas, Good Luck to everyone that entered and have a happy holiday season

  2. manjit says:

    I love HP and microsoft!

  3. Have the winners already been notified/announced?

    Just currious because if it/they haven’t…I still “may” have a chance 🙂

  4. Steve O'Hear says:

    @ Barbara

    They haven’t yet. Last day is today (22nd December 08).

  5. G.Smith says:

    Cross your fingers and toes boys and girls. Time is running out.

  6. Bio Hazard says:

    This was the last chance.I already do have a computer & that is a good one.So, if i win, i’ll keep the Kngfu Panda & will donate the rest to a lacal children’s home.So, i really hope i’ll be able to do anything good for the cause i’ve entered here. 🙂

  7. Bio Hazard says:

    Sorry for the double post.Forgot to say that, except entering in the contest, i’ve also posted it on my blog,twitted you,Subscribed to your newsletter & in your RSS feeds. 🙂

  8. bersama dengan perangkat baru, di Consumer Electronics Show Januari

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