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Free Games Friday
Free games for a lazy weekend.
Netflix Movie Night
Ockers, ozploitation, the outback and other authentic Australiana.
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Galaxy Trucker on Android, Geometry Wars 3 on iOS and more.
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Plucky Rush on Android, Korg iM1 on iOS and more.
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Alright, alright, alright guys — this is pretty amazing! To celebrate Interstellar now being available on Blu-ray and DVD, Gizmodo has teamed up with Roadshow Entertainment to send you and a friend to The National AeroSpace Training And Research (NASTAR) Center in Philadelphia. NASTAR is the only non-government facility for G force exposure in the world — perfect for your simulated space flight and overview of what it takes to be an astronaut. Entering is easy!
Valued at $639, the DS416play is network storage for media fanatics, letting you enjoy the HD quality of your video and movie collections on multiple screens, from TVs to mobile devices. The DS415play features 1080p full HD video transcoding via Synology’s built-in Video Station software. So who won?
We’re excited to give you another chance to win some great Synology gear — one of two DiskStation DS415play units — and review it for Gizmodo! Valued at $639, the DS416play is network storage for media fanatics, letting you enjoy the HD quality of your video and movie collections on multiple screens, from TVs to mobile devices. The DS415play features 1080p full HD video transcoding and also supports Plex, DLNA and Chromecast. Entering is easy!
Kotaku is celebrating the Aussie release of Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist — available now on DVD, Blu-ray and digital – with a humdinger of a competition. Up for grabs: A custom ArcadeWorx cabinet with Street Fighter artwork, a 32-inch Dick Smith LED TV, an Xbox 360 (with Ultra Street Fighter IV) and two Mad Catz SXT Cross Arcade Fightstick Pro sticks. But be quick — today is your last day to enter! [Kotaku]
Do you use a high-performance PC for work? Tell our friends over at Lifehacker how you use it, and thanks to Dell and Intel, there are almost $13,000 of Precision workstations up for grabs. You could win a Precision M3800 performance laptop with Core i7 quad-core processor (valued at $4,000) or a Precision T3610 workstation PC. With six-core Intel Xeon CPU and Nvidia Quadro graphics, this desktop is worth $8872. Enter to win here.
The HP Pavilion x360 has hit Australia, complete with 360 degree hinge to easily rotate from productivity laptop to entertainment tablet. Clever young Aussies are already using it to do incredible things, including Simon Griffiths, founder of Shebeen, a Melbourne non-profit café bar. Gizmodo had two to give away… here’s who our team chose as winners…
Have a great idea for your own DIY electronics project and want to learn or improve your coding skills? The popular Arduino hardware platform allows anyone to build fantastic interactive projects. And now you have more power to play with thanks to Arduino and chip giant Intel collaborating on the Galileo board: now available in Australia. Gizmodo has 20 to give away, worth almost $100 each! Entering is easy — just tell us what you’d make!