TIme is a-ticking, but you can still get in on our contest to win Mom this nifty new Windows Phone for Mother's Day. Click here for the details.
In honor of Mother's Day, Popgadget is giving away a swanky new flagship Windows Phone Nokia Lumia 900 smartphone - all courtesy of the folks at Microsoft.
Whether she's in the 'family room' or the 'boardroom,' Mom is the ultimate CEO and deserves some appreciation... and simplification. Windows Phone is the perfect time-saving tool to help do-it-all moms complete life's little (or even not so little) tasks in a way that's simply faster and easier. There is a WP phone perfectly tailored for every mom - whether she's budget conscious or camera happy. Mom can even choose the color that best fits her personality, like the stand-out cyan blue that our Nokia giveaway phone comes in.
Read more after the break about what WP can do for Mom and for contest details.
Last weekend I was invited to an all day blogger competition on behalf of the popular Microsoft search engine, Bing.
As photography plays such a central role on the Bing home page, the team at Bing decided it'd be a good idea to send everyone off on a crazy, all day photography competition!
Popgadget is giving away a $100 Gift Card from American Express, and all you have to do is take a look at the Membership Rewards catalog and share what you would do with your points to be entered to win. I have to say, since I've had a baby, shopping has gotten harder, because within the same budget, you could say I'm shopping for two. I'm not as quick to buy frivolous things for myself, which is definitely not how I used to be. I definitely am thinking more about how anything I buy can benefit the whole family. So let's see how I do with with the 75,000 points (and under) category.
I have been a PC gamer for years and years, but somehow I've never owned a gaming console. I think I felt some guilt about it, because a console is dedicated to gaming, not done in guilty breaks between spreadsheets. No more of that, I need the stress relief and I'm all for my son growing up to love games, electronic and otherwise. This Xbox 360 Kinect includes the console, the Kinect body controller, and the Kinect Sports game. You can work up a genuine sweat boxing and running.
Popgadget is giving away a $100 Gift Card from American Express, and all you have to do is take a look at the Membership Rewards catalog and share what you would do with your points to be entered to win. I'm sharing my own top five in the 50,000 points category. Gadgetry, as always, seems to take up most of my picks, but baby gear is now a close second.
Somehow, with his natural monkeyness (and a lot of assistance from his auntie), my baby son learned how to climb up steps months before he learned to walk. This Step2 Treehouse looks perfect to help him perfect his method, while also doing his other favorite activity: sliding down while screaming like a madman.
Popgadget is giving away a $100 Gift Card from American Express, and all you have to do is take a look at the vast Membership Rewards catalog and let me know what some of your top picks are. Today, I'm picking out my own personal top five in the 25,000 points and under category. Never, ever would have I believed that a Harley Davidson rocker would be anywhere on any wishlist of mine, but 14 months with a rough and tumble baby boy has changed me in ways I never imagined.
Popgadget is once again teaming up with American Express to give our readers a chance to win a $100 American Express Gift Card. Over the next couple of weeks, I'll be exploring all the vast options available through the Membership Rewards Program and choosing my top 5 picks in three points categories: 25,000 points, 50,000 points, and 75,000 points.
As a new mother and a gadget fanatic, I expect that most of my favorite finds will be focused in baby gear and electronics. Right now I'm looking for the perfect high chair as well as anything that will educate and entertain (preferably at the same time) my one-year old son. I'm also going through a bit of a gadget accessories obsession at the moment, so I'm looking for the perfect cases for my iPad 2 and MacBook Air. I also need to find a few gifts so I'm hoping to find something besides just gift cards (although they are the perfect last-minute gift for anyone).
As I post my own favorite finds, I'd love to know what your top five favorite finds in each price point category are as well. At the end of the program (after I've posted my top five picks in each point category), we'll pick a winner for the $100 Amex gift card.
It's Christmas Eve and you may be thinking of giving up getting everyone on your list gifts, since even the 7-11 is closed. You're thinking of headed to your family's holiday celebration with apologies and IOUs. Don''t give up! There's still a way to get gifts- and on time! A few weeks ago, I took the American Express Gifting Quiz on Facebook and found out that I was a "creative gifter". It's true, normally I plan way in advance and try to get the gifts no one else has bought. But I have a baby, and a crazy work schedule, and so I took the test again a few days ago and of course, I had become a "last minute gifter".
A couple of weeks ago, I took the American Express Gifting Quiz on Facebook and found out I was a "Creative Gifter". Usually that's true- I like to take time to find the perfect gift, or combination of gifts (the big gift+2 medium gifts+ 5 stocking stuffers+candy) but this year with a baby, I spent my scant time on research and I haven't had time for the actual gift-buying. Uh oh. I just took the quiz again, in my present frame of mind, and it's confirmed: "LAST MINUTE GIFTER".
American Express challenged me to find the perfect gifts for people on my list and I think I've found some great ones.
My niece is a film student, and a total videophile, so she's been wanting a Blu-ray Disc Player for a while. I wanted to get her a really good one, and I think the Samsung 3D Blu-Ray Disc Player qualifies. It has Ultra Fast Play so movies start playing right away, no more spinning and waiting, and of course, full 1080p resolution. It even supports 3D (naturally) if you're lucky enough to have a 3D television. The best thing about this player is that through wifi- it helps your television become a totally connected media center. You can use Samsung-supported apps like Netflix and Hulu Plus for streaming content, as well as familiar apps like YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook. The total? 66,600 points. Done.
Tomorrow, Friday, December 17th, is the last day to enter our huge Tech Makeover Giveaway.
We're giving away a Dell Studio Laptop, a Sony Smart TV with Google TV, A Netgear Push2TV adapter, and setup of everything from Geek Squad. Total value of the package is over $1600.
To enter, please visit, Popgadget's official Facebook Page, "like" us, and then write on our wall and tell us why you or someone you know deserves a complete tech makeover. We have a lot of great entries, and we wish we could give everyone could win. There are a lot of people who want to give the package to their parents and a lot of tech lovers who haven't been able to update their dated systems in years.
One thing to keep in mind: PC prices have dropped a lot over the last few years, so you might be surprised at how affordable it is to buy a new computer. The Dell Studio Laptop in our giveaway is valued at $799.99, but you can easily find deals for desktops or laptops for under $500. And netbooks are great values for people who don't need anything super-fast, and can be bought for as little as $200. You can find out more about great computer deals by following IntelInside on Twitter. You can also follow Popgadget on Twitter.