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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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Microsoft Xbox One “Made By You” lets you influence Gamerpic Gallery

Microsoft Xbox One “Made By You” lets you influence Gamerpic Gallery

Microsoft this week announced a contest whereby you can submit a Gamerpic design to be featured in the Xbox One Gamerpic Gallery. If your design is selected, it will appear for all Xbox One gamers to use as their Gamerpic. Plus, you'll get a free Xbox One controller "to commemorate the win," Microsoft wrote on the "Made By You" contest page.

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NASA 2013 International Space Apps contest winners unveiled

NASA 2013 International Space Apps contest winners unveiled

NASA has the announced the winners of its 2013 International Space Apps Challenge, which opened to submissions back in late April. A total of 770 entries were sent in, and out of them five winners have been selected, one in each of the five categories presented. The winners were selected by judges from the European Space Agency and NASA, as well as partnered organizations. The goal of the contest was to create apps that help with space exploration, among other things.

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Doodle 4 Google 2013 state winners revealed, contest opens to vote

Doodle 4 Google 2013 state winners revealed, contest opens to vote

On January 14, Google kicked off its 2013 Doodle 4 Google contest, which sought doodles from students K through 12 across the nation on the theme "My Best Day Ever." The first stage of the contest has reached its end and Google has selected winners from each state, publishing their doodles in each age group and asking the public to vote for the one they like most.

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Netflix challenges developers to improve cloud computing, offers $100,000

Netflix challenges developers to improve cloud computing, offers $100,000

Netflix is looking to boost the reality of cloud computing via its OSS, taking it to the next level and helping it realize its potential. How is it doing this? Via its Netflix Cloud Prize competition, which it is using to challenge developers across the world to come up with improvements in secure, reliable, and usable, among other things. There are ten categories in total.

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Doodle 4 Google contest kicks off today, awards $30,000 scholarship

Doodle 4 Google contest kicks off today, awards $30,000 scholarship

Google has launched its 2013 Doodle 4 Google contest, which invites students K through 12 in the United States to enter for a chance at a $30,000 scholarship. This year's theme? "My Best Day Ever..." The winning student will have his or her drawing displayed on the Google homepage in addition to the scholarship and grant awards.

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Taco Bell offers PlayStation Vita in pre-release sweepstakes

Taco Bell offers PlayStation Vita in pre-release sweepstakes

If you can't wait until February 22 to get your hands on Sony's newest portable gaming device, you'll need to set aside some extra time for the bathroom. Your shot at winning a pre-release PlayStation Vita is at the same place where you can buy Fritos-filled burritos. Sony's new partnership with Taco Bell follows the storied tradition of fast food/video game enterprises - we're talking about Burger King Xbox 360 games, Nintendo Zone hotspots at McDonald's, and Kinect promotions at, again, Burger King.

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SlashGear Spotify Invites Now Up for Grabs!

SlashGear Spotify Invites Now Up for Grabs!

It's time for Spotify! It's the streaming music service that everyone is talking about, one where when your in, you've got access to thousands of tracks of music, new and old, all from your home computer or mobile device (for a fee of course.) What we've had up until this point is a collection of 100 invites we've been dolling out on Google+, one by one. NOW what we've got is a whole invite page that'll allow you, your sister, your cousin, your mother, and your estranged uncle to get an invite right away! Check out all the details below!

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Spotify Invites Giveaway Courtesy of SlashGear!

Spotify Invites Giveaway Courtesy of SlashGear!

The phenomenon known as Spotify is sweeping the nation, and we're right here to give you a little key to let yourself in to the boat that is the music streaming service. Spotify will give you access to thousands of music tracks on both your computer and your mobile device, and all for a low low monthly price. But what if you just want to try it out for a while? You'll need an invite! It just so happens that we've got that for you right here! Head below for some sweet instructions on how to get in on the Spotify world right this minute!

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Tabletpalooza Week 3 : Acer Iconia Tab A500 Giveaway!

Tabletpalooza Week 3 : Acer Iconia Tab A500 Giveaway!

The final week for this Tabletpalooza has begun, and it's for a sweet little ditty by Acer! This is the Aceri Iconia Tab A500 and it's stocked with NVIDIA's Tegra 2 dual-core processor for your endless entertainment! This is only one of FIVE tablets we've already given away or are about to give away, the other one of the final two being given away at our sister site Android Community! Travel below, all you daring readers and adventurers, and see what lies in store for you in order to get yourself into this contest for a free tablet future!

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Tabletpalooza Weeks 1 and 2 Winners Roundup : It Could Be You!

Tabletpalooza Weeks 1 and 2 Winners Roundup : It Could Be You!

It's that time again, ladies and gentlemen, time to ring the bell for several of our winners in a contest. The contest we're dealing with right now has a total of FIVE Android tablets in it, each of them packed with a NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core processor inside. We've got two left, and you know what that means: three have already been assigned to winners! Are any of them you? Come inside and see!

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