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[E3 2011] Balls of Steel E3 Swagbag Giveaway Update!

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[E3 2011] Balls of Steel E3 Swagbag Giveaway Update!

Big update on our E3 Swagbag giveaway.  Thanks to our friends at Intel and IntelEdge, we are adding two more items to the already epic swagbag. These two items are the most epic things we have ever given away on our site. It’s so epic, that I decided to announce it in a video recording.

Want to know how to win? Check out this post and watch the video.

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First world issue: Hourglass syndrome

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First world issue: Hourglass syndrome

As the pace of technology has rocketed over the past 10 to 15 years, so have our expectations as end users. It’s amazing when you stop and think, just how far we’ve come. Your phone has more processing power now, than the computers that sent men into space. Your smartphone is a truly portable computer that fits into your pocket; not some enormous room filling machine that relied on holes punched into cards and printed out ticker tape. Your desktop, or even laptop, has more power than most ‘super’ computers only 7 to 10 years ago.

The raw power of the modern CPU has meant that everything can be done quicker, with more done at the same time meaning we’re potentially more productive. Of course, no one could have predicted that you needed those extra clock cycles for all those YouTube videos you watch whilst you’re ‘number crunching’ in Excel; but combined with plentiful and relatively cheap RAM, you can really put the multi into tasking.

All that power has created a typically first world problem: Hourglass Syndrome. With incredibly high expectations, comes frustration when things don’t appear to happen instantly. Hourglass Syndrome could be defined as the interminable rage created by having to wait for events to occur on a computer, seeing the hourglass icon, or pin-wheel. You click your mouse and if it doesn’t fire up your program of choice, or execute that command you need instantly, you’re annoyed. That instantaneous expectation is only enhanced by companies Intel, promising to pump more and more power into your computers, often with higher and higher prices. Read On

Monday Giveaways: 3 Intel Shirts [CLOSED]

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Welcome to Monday Giveaways! Every Monday we’ll be giving away video games and other random swag.

This week’s prize: Free Intel T-Shirt
Quantity:
Three (3) T-Shirts. One (1) per winner

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About the prize: Intel gave us a couple shirts to giveaway. All three shirts are XL.  Two of them say “Go ahead, try to blame the lag.”  One of them has the sign of “No Camping.”

Thanks to: Intel Gaming

All you have to do is tweet why you love reading @PixelatedGeek, then post the link to that tweet in the comments below. Don’t got/like the Twitters? Then do it on your Facebook and post the link to it in comments below. Contest closes at 11:59 PM (pacific). Winners chosen randomly and will be announced the next morning.

Intel is giving away stuff! [Contest]

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Are you going to be at PAX? Good for you! Are you going to be at the Intel booth at PAX? Double Good for you! Why is it double good? Because Intel (bummmmmm ba bum bu BUM!), is giving away dozens of Core i7 CPUs, gaming laptops, thousands of T-shirts and much more!

“But Nelson, I was late to buy tickets to PAX and now I can’t make it. *emoticon sad face*”

Worry not Loser Larry. Because you can still have a chance to win a Velocity Micro Edge Z30 Desktop (approximate Retail Value: $1,299).  All you gotta do is head on over to http://scoop.intel.com/intelcontests.php to enter the drawing.

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Asus – Eee Keyboard with full PC

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Asus Eee PC Keyboard

Asus is introducing its latest Eee Keyboard. This keyboard is not just keyboard but a “fully functional PC” with full QWERTY and a mini secondary touchscreen. Its wireless HDMI will turn any television into a monitor complete with audio playback without taking much space. It is still unknown when this Eee Keyboard will hit the market. More details and images after the break. Read On