Prominent users of Twitter and Facebook won't be exempt from controversial new Federal Trade Commission guidelines that keep tabs on blogger freebies and giveaways, according to Richard Cleland, associate director for the FTC's advertising division. The agency absolutely plans to keep tabs on social networks as well as blogs in accordance with revised regulations that could see violators fined up to $11,000, he said.
Here's a sample scenario: a celebrity or other prominent figure with loads of friends on Facebook receives free hotel says from Hotel Chain X in exchange for running Hotel Chain X ads … Read more
For this week's installment of the weekly Crave giveaway, we're going green with not just one, but three Ecogear bags made with "planet-friendly organic cotton, PVC-free materials, recycled plastics, and toxic-free dyes and components." That's great, but we also like the design of the bags, which are tech-friendly as well. (We particularly like the roomy Black Rhino, which also features a removable laptop sleeve that comes in handy when you're dealing with airport security).
Normally, this collection of Ecogear products would cost you about $125, but you have the chance to get it gratis. … Read more
Editor Matthew Moskovciak gave the NP2900 four stars, and in his review he called it "an excellent Wi-Fi radio, with a particularly attractive design and solid sound quality." His only reservation was its high price--but that's actually come down recently, making this unit even more compelling. (Read the full review.)
Normally, the Philips NP2900 would cost around $300, but you have the chance to get it gratis.
So, how … Read more
For this week's installment of the weekly Crave giveaway, we're offering up a package of goodies from iSkin, which makes some sweet cell phone and laptop accessories.
The photo above depicts what's in the package but here's the itemized list for you to ponder:iSkin Soho ($59.99) iSkin ProTouch Vibes ($29.99) ProTouch for Apple Mighty Mouse ($19.99) iSkin Cerulean F1 Stereo Bluetooth Headset ($99.99) Winner's choice of an iPhone case or BlackBerry case ($32.99) Normally, this package would cost around $250, but you have the chance to get the whole … Read more
For this week's installment of the weekly Crave giveaway, we're offering up something everybody seems to want these days--the entire collection of newly remastered Beatles CDs. While the picture you see above is of the boxset, you're not actually getting the stereo boxset, but you will get every CD that's in the boxset. That includes the albums "Please Please Me," "With The Beatles," "A Hard Day's Night," "Beatles For Sale," "Help!," "Rubber Soul," "Revolver," "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club … Read more
Update: Congratulations to Charles D. (aka weese1) of West Grove, PA. Your prize is on its way. Thanks to everyone for participating, to Razer for providing the bag, and stay tuned for the next giveaway.
For this week's installment of the weekly Crave giveaway, we have a Razer Messenger Bag Sling Edition emblazoned with a limited-edition Starcraft II graphic.
In addition to the StarCraft II art, the bag is made out of 100 percent nylon, with Velcro fastening and an adjustable shoulder strap. And it has an internal pocket to secure a laptop.
Razer charges $80 for the standard … Read more
CNET's Crave Blog Giveaway
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1. Acceptance of Rules. By entering the CNET's Crave Blog Giveaway (the "Sweepstakes") operated on the cnet.… Read more
For this week's installment of the weekly Crave giveaway, we're offering up the Hercules ePlug 200 Duo. The product is an Ethernet-to-powerline adapter set, and it's ideal for anyone who wants to extend a home network into another room of the house without running extra wires or setting up complicated wireless bridges. Just plug one of the ePlug units into the electrical socket near your router, and put the other one near the destination device (a game console, DVR, set-top box, or any other networked product), and you should be good to go.
Normally, this package would … Read more
For this week's installment of the weekly Crave giveaway, we're offering up our first assortment of gifts courtesy of Joby, which makes the popular line of flexible tripod accessories for digital cameras and other devices. As part of the package, we're even throwing in a product that hasn't hit stores yet, the Gorillatorch, a battery-powered light that has magnetic feet so it sticks to any metal surface (or just wraps around lots of stuff).
Normally, this package would cost around $100, but you have the chance to get the whole thing gratis.
So, how do you … Read more