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Samsung wants you to help design its next phones, tablets, and wearables

Samsung wants you to help design its next phones, tablets, and wearables

The Internet has truly empowered people and has given them the tools and platforms to make their voices heard, especially when there’s money involved. Crowdfunding has made dreams become reality where traditional processes would have just let them die. Companies have also started using the Internet to not only connect with their customers but even solicit ideas from them, just like how Samsung is now holding a contest to let others do the heavy lifting of thinking of a design for the next Galaxy devices.

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Vitamin Water offers up $100k to ditch your smartphone for a year

Vitamin Water offers up $100k to ditch your smartphone for a year

Do you think you could go without using a smartphone for a year? If you think you can, Vitamin Water wants to put your claim to the test. The company today announced a new promotion that will award one person $100,000, provided they can go without using a smartphone or a tablet for 365 days.

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Fortnite Blockbuster contest seeks creators for in-game superhero movie

Fortnite Blockbuster contest seeks creators for in-game superhero movie

Epic Games is going all out with its Fortnite promotions and events, the latest being its newly announced Fortnite Blockbuster contest. As part of this contest, Epic is seeking amateur filmmakers to use their own game footage as scenes for their own Fortnite movie. The company wants these movies to have a cinematic feel, promising that the winner will get their own theatrical debut (in the game).

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Nintendo Switch cardboard edition available only in Labo contest

Nintendo Switch cardboard edition available only in Labo contest

The Nintendo Switch was already an innovative gaming device but Nintendo definitely stepped up the game, literally and figuratively, with its Labo platform. Perhaps inspired a bit by Google, Labo uses mostly cardboard-based kits that expands the things the console can do. To encourage even more creativity, Nintendo is holding a Creators Contest whose grand prize may be enough to make anyone try their luck at creating a Labo musical instrument or game.

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Fortnite competitive play returns with Blitz Showdown

Fortnite competitive play returns with Blitz Showdown

A couple of weeks ago, Epic decided to make its first foray into "ranked" Fortnite play by hosting a contest called Solo Showdown. The premise was fairly simple: play 50 games, earning points along the way for each of your finishes, and at the end of the weekend, the top 100 players around receive a V-Bucks reward. Epic is ready to give competitive play a second try with this weekend's limited-time game mode, Blitz Showdown, and it's made a few changes to the formula.

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Xbox One X custom Black Panther edition raffle starts

Xbox One X custom Black Panther edition raffle starts

It's a great time to be a comic book fan, especially if you sling towards a particular franchise. The success of the third Avengers film feels like a fitting tribute to ten years of Marvel Studios films. But even before Infinity War, Black Panther was already breaking records and making history. Now you have the chance to take home a piece of that legacy in the form of a custom-made Black Panther Xbox One X. That is, if the blessing of Bast is on you.

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Oculus holds $1 million competition Mobile VR Jam 2015

Oculus holds $1 million competition Mobile VR Jam 2015

Oculus Rift is hosting their own contest for the most innovative virtual reality games, Mobile VR Jam 2015. Oculus is offering $1 million in prize money. With that much money up for grabs, competition is likely to be stiff. If you'd like to enter but would rather not go solo, Oculus can help you search for a development team. Developers should bring their A-game. This level of prize money and recognition could be a career game changer.

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Sony’s rejected, crowdsourced logo redesigns from 1981

Sony’s rejected, crowdsourced logo redesigns from 1981

Japan's Sony is one of those rare companies that has had a nearly unaltered logo for more than 50 years, with the current design being used since 1956. But when Sony was riding high in 1981, a year and a half after the debut of the first Walkman, the company thought it would be a good idea to celebrate their 35th anniversary with a contest asking the public to redesign its logo. Thankfully, before it was too late, they realized it was not a good idea.

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Moto 360 design contest yields a possible new face

Moto 360 design contest yields a possible new face

The Android Wear smartwatches may have already been officially announced, but Motorola seems to be not yet ready to go to market. In fact, it has just announced the winner of its watch face design contest, which could be featured on the smartwatch when it does launch.

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OnePlus Storm of Invites has 2,500 invites up for grabs

OnePlus Storm of Invites has 2,500 invites up for grabs

The OnePlus One smartphone has finally started shipping to the first batch of invited buyers. But if you weren't one of those lucky enough to be chosen before, now you might have a chance to get your hands on an invite. All you've got to do is be prepared to storm your social networking sites and do whatever else this raffle tells you to.

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Google-owned SCHAFT robot wins DARPA Robotics Challenge Trials

Google-owned SCHAFT robot wins DARPA Robotics Challenge Trials

The Google-owned Japanese robotics company SCHAFT has won the DARPA Robotics Challenge Trials by a wide margin. It scored 27 out of 32 points, beating its nearest competitor IHMC Robotics by seven points. Coming up third was Tartan rescue with 18 points, and MIT following that with 16 points.

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Microsoft wants your Xbox One wireless controller designs

Microsoft wants your Xbox One wireless controller designs

Microsoft has been going a bit contest-crazy lately with the run-up to and launch of its next-gen gaming console Xbox One. Aside from all the promotional contests for the system itself, last weekend it announced the "Made By You" Gamerpic design contest, which is still going on (deadline is Dec. 9.) Later in the week--two days ago--it announced a contest for designing the best Xbox One wireless controller.

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