For the fourth and final week of our Editor’s Choice giveaways, we knew we had to go big. And since football season is underway and we’re just days away from the Big Android BBQ, we got Taylor to curate the ultimate BBQ prize pack.
Along with the ultimate prize pack, we’ve built the ultimate game to give it away. Over at androidandme.com/hackthenews, you’ll find a mini-site inviting you to #HackTheNews and re-title any of our posts for the betterment of the internet.
Our final prize pack is anchored by the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, powered by NVIDIA Tegra. The Tab 10.1 has long since been the defacto tablet for Android and Me staffers, largely due to the huge amount of gaming and browsing power packed into such a tiny, shiny shell.
Along with the Tab, you’ll get a Weber chimney starter (for getting your coals roaring), a Weber grill mitt (for not burning your hand when pouring out said roaring coals), and a King Kooker stainless steel jalapeno rack (for burning your mouth and those of your friends). To make proper use of it all, we’ve also tossed in a ‘How to Grill’ cookbook. Oh, and a full-size Weber smoker.
That’s right, the winner of this week’s contest gets a Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker. This porcelain-enameled steel beast features an 18.5-inch cooking surface, 2 nickel-plated cooking grates, a water pan, thermometer and individual vents on bowl and lid. You’ll be the envy of the neighborhood. (Well, at least when you’ve got the smoker fired up).
So how do I win?
Every day as our authors work on posts and rattle off emails in the staff threads, we repeatedly come up with post titles that are too perfect not to share but are far too ridiculous to ever be used on the site. This constant firing of perfectly pitched titles is what lead to this contest. We want all of you guys to play the game with us.
This week, we’re inviting everyone to re-title any of our posts. To enter to win, you need to change the headline of a story and share it on Twitter or Facebook with the hash #HackTheNews. To make things easy (and to keep track of the suggestions, jokes and sarcasm), we’ve set up a special page.
Over at androidandme.com/hackthenews you can find a list of our current posts along with a tweetbox and a special “hacked” url ready for sharing. You can even #HackTheNews from other sites. We just want to see some humorous headlines.
We’re going to track all the entries with RowFeeder and randomly select a winner next Tuesday, October 4. In addition to the main winner, our staff is going to pick a handful of honorable mentions, which will score a free Android and Me tee (from a yet to be revealed series). This time, the main prize pack is US only. The tees are up for international grabs, though.
We know you guys like to get rowdy about Android, so let’s see what you’ve got. Put on your sarcastic blogger hat, fire up the Twitters, and show us how it’s done. We’ll post and retweet our favorite headlines throughout the week, so keep an eye on @NVIDIATegra and @androidandme. Good luck!