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The 404 Show 1,571: The Night Cable, Amazon Fire Stick, NFC controversy, BTTF contest (podcast)

Today we're trying to understand why the Night Cable is so popular, uncover some new NFC controversy and take a look at the new Amazon Fire Stick. Also, this week we're debuting a few contests, so be sure to tune in to find out how you can win prizes!

By October 29, 2014

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The 404 Show 1,571: The Night Cable, Amazon Fire Stick, NFC controversy, BTTF contest (podcast)

Today we're trying to understand why the Night Cable is so popular, uncover some new NFC controversy and take a look at the new Amazon Fire Stick. Also, this week we're debuting a few contests, so be sure to tune in to find out how you can win prizes!

By October 27, 2014

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OnePlus launches, then deletes 'Ladies First' promo contest

Before launching a promotional contest hyping a product, you should probably think hard about what that contest says to your customers.

By August 12, 2014

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Google funds million-dollar contest for better power electronics

The Little Box Challenge is designed to shrink the size of power inverters, devices used in solar panels and electric cars. It's part of Google's effort to improve its green-tech image.

By July 22, 2014

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Motorola Moto 360 smartwatch valued at $249 in contest

Motorola reveals an estimated value for the upcoming smartwatch, but it's not necessarily the actual consumer price.

By May 22, 2014

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Filling the gaps: Microsoft contest locates new prime numbers

Prime numbers are endlessly fascinating to computing and math fans, and there's an infinite supply of them. A Microsoft contest succeeds in fleshing out the list of primes that aren't actually the largest.

By April 1, 2014

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Design contest seeks geeky garb for Comic-Con catwalk

Her Universe, purveyor of sci-fi stuff for women, will choose 30 contestants to compete on the Comic-Con catwalk for a chance to co-design a retail fashion collection.

By March 28, 2014

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The 404 Show 1,572: Marvel phase 3, cancellation bear (podcast)

Today Jeff and Iyaz discuss Marvel's phase 3 movie ambitions, the legalities of Spider-man, cancellation bear and the Google VP that now holds the skydiving world record.

By October 29, 2014

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Esurance Twitter contest goes viral but ties company to offensive tweets

In a post-Super Bowl campaign, the insurance company said it would give $1.5 million to someone who used its hashtag. Any tweet could be eligible. And then came the garbage.

By February 3, 2014

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Crave giveaway: Lemur BlueDriver wireless car diagnostic tool

Win a portable gadget that monitors your car's performance and delivers diagnostic data straight to your smartphone via Bluetooth.

By October 23, 2014