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Win a Wrapsol for your iPhone or iPad

Last week we gave away a Wrapsol to one lucky reader. This week it’s no different, and all you’ve got to do to win is send out a tweet. More contest rules below.

I’ve got this problem. My iPhone is sexy and sleek but I have to cover it up with something to protect it in case i drop it. Most of the cases, though they work fine, are bulky. Well, luckily, Wrapsol makes a thin, clear, protective covering for your device that will keep your phone looking sexy and free of scratches and chips. Seriously, you could drag this thing from a car at 35 mph and you’d still walk away with no scratches. Oh, and we’ve got one to give away for your iPad too. Check the video below.

HOW TO WIN A WRAPSOL FOR YOUR IPHONE

All you’ve got to do to win is add @Tech_Vert on twitter and send out a tweet saying the following:

RT to win a Wrapsol from @Tech_Vert http://bit.ly/d65mum (RT to enter)

The more you tweet, the more chances you’ll have to win. We’ll choose one person on Tuesday, May 25 at 11:59pm. Then we’ll send the winner a message to let them know they’ve won. Good Luck!

If you don’t win, no worries! We’re doing a giveaway every weekday in May. You might want to add TechVert on twitter or facebook or sign up for our newsletter or RSS feed to be notified when we’ve got another contest live.

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Electric Car Runs 1,000km Without Charging, Breaks Record

A new Guinness World Record has been set by an electric vehicle, which traveled a distance of 1,003.184km without recharging. The previous record, set in April 2009, was 555.6km. The trial run of the car, a Mira EV powered by a SANYO lithium-ion battery system, was driven by members of the Japan Electric Vehicle Club (Japan EV Club), and the qualifying record-breaking run was completed at a training school for auto racers in Japan on May 23, 2010.

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Twitter: No More Paid Tweets Unless We’re Getting Paid

Today, Twitter made a big announcement via their blog regarding paid tweets. The Twitter API has been open to developers to do with it whatever they like, aside from anything copyright infringing of course. For example, there have been Twitter mobile apps, tracking and management tools, and a medley of other services including ones that pay you to inject advertising messages into your timeline to be seen by your followers.

Now, however, Twitter has announced that, “aside from Promoted Tweets, we will not allow any third party to inject paid tweets into a timeline on any service that leverages the Twitter API.” This is bad news for Twittad, Magpie, Sponsored Tweets, Ad.ly and any other pay-to-tweet services out there.

Basically, they’re saying they want to be the only ones getting paid for tweets. The reason? Simple. Paid tweets dilute the user experience and add a hell of a lot of spam to the Twitter ecosystem. I’m paraphrasing of course, but that’s the gist of it. Here’s their official statement:
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20 Awesome Ways to Trick Out Your iPad

iPads are all the rage, right? But when they’re sold at record speed, before you know it everyone will have one and then your iPad won’t be so special. Here are 20 awesome ways to separate yourself from the pack using vinyl decals.

1. Apple and Crossbones iPad Decal (link)

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Win Another Stormtrooper Star Wars MIMOBOT

We’ve given out a few Star Wars Series MIMOBOTs this month, and today we’ve got another Stormtrooper Unmasked to give away… Best part is that winning is as easy as sending a tweet.

Your new Obi-Wan flash drive will store up to 4GB so you’ll be able to transport your music, school papers, and whatever else it is you want to keep with you. Oh, and MIMOBOTs come with all sorts of cool preloaded media for you to lol at.

HOW TO WIN A MIMOBOT

So here’s the deal. We’re going to make this easy. All you’ve got to do to win is add @Tech_Vert on twitter and send out a tweet saying the following:

RT this to win a MIMOBOT from @Tech_Vert http://bit.ly/c6TVdH (RT to enter)

The more you tweet, the more chances you’ll have to win. We’ll choose one person on Monday, May 24 at 11:59pm. Then we’ll send the winner a message to let them know they’ve won. Good Luck!

If you don’t win, no worries! We’re doing a giveaway every weekday in May. You might want to add TechVert on facebook or sign up for our newsletter or RSS feed to be notified when we’ve got another contest live.

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KJB Cell Phone Voice Changer

Do you ever need to disguise your voice over the phone? Maybe you’d like to give your boss a piece of your mind but want to do so anonymously. Or maybe there is a number you don’t recognize but would still like to answer the call.

Then KJB (or should it be KGB) has the product for you. They make a cell phone voice changer that works like your typical hands-free headset. It plugs into your phones 2.5 jack. The VC2000 model has four “voices”, the robotic one, an old man’s, a child’s voice and a duck.

It runs for 30 hours of talk time and uses a 3v battery. This is the perfect thing for pulling off successful crank calls to the local pizza joint. Although the VC2000 may not be the most practical product I bet there are hours of fun to be had with it.

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Win a Wrapsol for your iPhone or iPad

I’ve got this problem. My iPhone is sexy and sleek but I have to cover it up with something to protect it in case i drop it. Most of the cases, though they work fine, are bulky. Well, luckily, Wrapsol makes a thin, clear, protective covering for your device that will keep your phone looking sexy and free of scratches and chips. Seriously, you could drag this thing from a car at 35 mph and you’d still walk away with no scratches. Oh, and we’ve got one to give away for your iPad too. Check the video below.

HOW TO WIN A WRAPSOL FOR YOUR IPHONE

All you’ve got to do to win is add @Tech_Vert on twitter and send out a tweet saying the following:

RT to win a Wrapsol from @Tech_Vert http://bit.ly/98tp3I (RT to enter)

The more you tweet, the more chances you’ll have to win. We’ll choose one person on Tuesday, May 21 at 11:59pm. Then we’ll send the winner a message to let them know they’ve won. Good Luck!

If you don’t win, no worries! We’re doing a giveaway every weekday in May. You might want to add TechVert on twitter or facebook or sign up for our newsletter or RSS feed to be notified when we’ve got another contest live.

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Chocolate: There’s an App for That

By now, you’ve heard the phrase “There’s an app for that,” more times than you’d like to and there’s a pretty good reason for it… There really is an iPhone app for almost anything, including hanging stuff on your refrigerator. Well, now there’s an app that delivers chocolate-y goodness to your mouth. Ok, so maybe it’s not an app at all, but it sure does look like one. Introducing iPhone App Chocolates:

ETSY seller, iChocolates, makes and sells a, “20-piece gourmet chocolates assortment resembling iPhone and iPad app icons, boxed in a luxury iPhone-like package.” This om nom will set you back about $46, but for the chocolate-and-iPhone-lover in your life, it could be the perfect gift.

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