gdgt live returns to San Francisco on December 1st!

Get ready, San Francisco. We’re back! Come out to the Metreon on Thursday, December 1st. You’ll be able to play with some of the latest gadgets around. Like most of our events, it’s free, all-ages, and open to the public — so invite your friends!

We’ll have free gdgt t-shirts and cellphone cases for the first few hundred people who show up, plus a bunch of cool giveaways (and, of course, a ton of hot new gadgets to play with).

When: Thursday, December 1st from 7 – 10pm
Where: The Metreon City View (top floor), 101 Fourth Street, San Francisco
Who: Some of the hottest brands in consumer electronics! See who will be there!
How: It’s all-ages and open to the public so invite your friends! RSVP below!

Bring your old mobile phones for AT&T’s Revolve Project

Have you heard about AT&T’s Revolve Project? They’re creating a video that shows the evolution of mobile technology, so bring in those old devices we know you have tucked away in the back of the closet and be a part of it! Here’s a sneak peek.

If you bring in phones that you no longer want taking up drawer space, they’ll recycle them through Cell Phones for Soldiers, an organization that turns recycled phones into phone cards for the military. Don’t worry though, if you’d like to keep your hall-of-fame-worthy phones, you are welcome to bring them home too.

RSVP for gdgt live in San Francisco!

Media should email barry at gdgt for further details about our press preview.

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Don’t forget to check out the Windows Phone Inner Circle events this week!

The Windows Phone Inner Circle Series Tour events have been awesome so far. Things really heat up in a big way this week with the following events:

City Date Time Venue
NYC November 7th 6:00 – 9:00pm The Altman Building
San Diego November 9th 6:00 – 9:00pm Hard Rock Hotel (207)
Washington D.C. November 9th 6:00 – 9:00pm Modern
Miami November 9th 6:00 – 9:00pm Set
Denver November 9th 6:00 – 9:00pm The Corner Office
St. Louis November 10th 6:00 – 9:00pm Malt House Cellar
Baltimore November 10th 6:00 – 9:00pm Pratt Street Ale House
Chicago November 11th 7:00 – 11:00pm MCA Warehouse

If you live anywhere near one of these cities, don’t miss out on a chance to check out all the new Windows Phone hardware, chat with folks from Windows Phone and maybe even win a new phone!

Food and drinks are on the house, but you must RSVP to attend!

If you don’t see your city on this list, there are still nine events left after this week. Check out our original post for a full list and RSVP for one near you today!

Most wanted gadgets for October 2011

We compiled a list of the most wanted gadgets for the month of October. It’s probably not surprising that the iPhone 4S was the most wanted gadget last month.

What else made the list? Check it out below and discuss what’s missing on gdgt.

What new gadget were you most excited about in October?

Check out the Windows Phone Inner Circle Series Tour

The after party following the gdgt live in LA event last week went so well that our friends at Windows Phone have asked us to team up to let gdgt users across the country know about their Windows Phone Inner Circle Series Tour that’s scheduled to hit 18 cities in the next three weeks.

They’re awesome events! You’ll get to play with all the newest Windows Phones and chat with folks from Windows Phones. There will also be plenty of chances to walk away with one. If that’s not enough, food and drinks are on the house.

Next up is San Francisco on November 1st at Temple, where attendees will get to check out the brand new HTC Radar 4G from T-Mobile.

Interested in going? We’ll post reminders throughout November as events in certain cities are coming up. To register for any of the Windows Phone events, click here. RSVP is required.

The full schedule is posted below

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gdgt live in Los Angeles wrap-up

Thanks to all our guests and sponsors who came out to gdgt live in Los Angeles this past Friday night. It was great to finally meet so many passionate users and fans of gdgt. We hope you enjoyed checking out all the awesome gadgets on display. For those that entered the contest, we’ll be picking winners soon. If you won, we’ll contact you via email later this week.

We’ll be back in San Francisco on December 1st. Stay tuned for more info!

gdgt live in LA is in two days!

gdgt live in Los Angeles is only two days away. Are you going? Let’s us know! Here’s what you need to know.

Show up to gdgt live in LA early and you’ll have your choice of a sweet gdgt t-shirt or smartphone case just for showing up. Doors open to the public at 7:30PM. There will also be chances to win some amazing gear like a Lenovo X120e laptop, a Sonos PLAY:3, the new E-PM1 from Olympus, a SHOWXX+ laser pico projector from MicroVision and lots more.

What else is happening at gdgt live in LA? Find out below.

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Galaxy Nexus and Ice Cream Sandwich roundup

Last week, Google unveiled the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and the latest version of Android, Ice Cream Sandwich, while Motorola announced the Droid RAZR. We’ve collected some of the top questions and discussions about these new products.

Do you have questions about the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Motorola Droid RAZR, or Ice Cream Sandwich? Ask them on gdgt!

Windows Phone After Party at gdgt live in LA

gdgt live in L.A. is just days away, but there’s still time to RSVP and come on out.

We’re super stoked to tell you that our friends at Windows Phone are throwing an epic After Party following our event at the Conga Room. The After Party starts at 9:30pm and runs until midnight. You can register by clicking here.

When: Friday, October 28th, 2011 from 9:30pm – 12am
Where: Conga Room, 800 West Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles
How: Register here.

You’ll get to play with all the new Windows Phone hardware, chat it up with some key Windows Phone folks, and also enjoy some great food and drinks on the house.

There will also be plenty of chances to win a new Windows Phone and other awesome prizes.

If you’re not in L.A., don’t worry because the folks at Windows Phone are taking these events to a whole bunch of cities across America in November and they really want to connect with gdgt users. They’re calling it the Windows Phone Inner Circle Tour. Check out the full schedule and register for one near you.

We’ll have more info on upcoming events after our gdgt live in L.A., so stay tuned!

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gdgt live in Los Angeles table giveaway

Last week, we asked Los Angeles startups to submit applications for a chance to win a sponsorship package for gdgt live in Los Angeles on October 28th. The response was awesome! It took us awhile to go through all the applications but we’ve finally picked a winner. Congratulations to Postcard on the Run.

Postcard on the Run

Postcard on the Run is an easy to use mobile app that allows you to take a photograph from your iPhone or Android and instantly send it as a real printed postcard to anywhere in the world. We’re talking the real, ‘hold it in your hand’ type postcard, personalized with your own photo and message, and worthy of hanging on a refrigerator or fireplace mantle. Just snap, tap and send!

Come check them out at gdgt live in LA on October 28th. Make sure to download the app (available on both Android and iOS) because you’ll be able to take photos and send real postcards to your friends from the show for free!

Thanks to our partners!

A big thanks to the awesome organizations and Los Angeles area tech leaders that have jumped at the chance to support the show and let all the geeks in their networks know about it.



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iOS 5 roundup

We’ve seen tons of great questions and discussions around yesterday’s release (or at attempted release, as it was for many of you) of iOS 5 here on gdgt. Here’s a roundup of some of our favorites:

Have your own questions about iOS 5? Ask them here!

Want to check out reviews of iOS 5 or write your own? Go here!