Your chance to win $25,000 from Rogers 1

Rogers was the first to introduce a full Windows 8 mobile experience, and now they want to give you the chance to experience another first of your own!

To enter for your chance, simply log onto Rogers’ Facebook page, launch the app, and share your wildest (and boldest) dreams in 200 words or less.

I have the pleasure alongside four other judges (Dan Bader, Maria Shapiro, Michael Caswell, and Derek Malcolm) to select 30 finalists of all entries to move onto the next round – public voting.

Between Dec. 3 and Dec. 12, 2012, you – the public – will be able to read and vote for who you think deserves to win the grand prize.  You may vote for a story once per day.

You will have a shot at winning one of the following prizes:

– One grand prize of $25,000 to make your dreams come true

– One of ten Windows 8 devices, valued at approximately $1,000 each

The deadline to submit an essay ends Nov. 21, 2012, and the voting period closes on Dec. 12, 2012.

Enter here, and good luck!


Submission Phase to enter and submit an essay ends November 21, 2012 and the Voting Phase starts December 3 and ends December 12, 2012. Open to residents of Canada having reached the age of majority but excluding residents of Quebec. Prizes: one Grand Prize of $25,000 in cash; ten Windows 8 devices valued at approx. $1,000 each. Odds of winning depend on the quality of essays and on the number of votes received. Correct answer to mathematical skill-testing question required to be a winner. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Full contest rules and details here.

Tech to Make Dad Smile this Father’s Day – The Digital Life

With Father’s Day around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about gifts. Rather than gifting the same-old tie, why not consider some of these high-tech treats?

BlackBerry Bold 9900

Whether the fathers in your life want to stay connected to their friends or family abroad, the BlackBerry Bold 9900 is sure to get the job done.  Available on the Rogers Wireless network, the 9900 is one of the thinnest and lightest BlackBerry devices on the market.  Featuring the comfy QWERTY keyboard and vibrant displays that users have come to know and love, the BlackBerry is the complete all-in-one device for dad’s busy lifestyle.

Price $129.99 (on a 3-year term)

Panasonic EP-MA70 Massage Chair

For the dad who needs to relax, treat your dad to a thermal ceramic massage after a long day at work! The Panasonic EP-MA70 massage chair features heated ceramic heads, a sophisticated massage and stretch program, giving Dad a full body massages. To achieve the ultimate comfort, the massage chair comes with folding arm and leg rests, and an automatic body scanning system, so you get the most personalized massage from any massage chair on the market today!

Price:  $6,999.99

Panasonic ES-LV81K Pro Curve ARC V Blade Shaver

For the clean-cut dad: Add a little luxury to Dad’s morning routine with this shaver that will leave him soft and smooth!


–    Five-blade system can be used wet or dry
–    Panasonic’s fastest 14,000cpm powerful linear motor
–    Multi flexible active head follows contours of the face
–    Pop-up trimmer
–    Includes fully automatic self-cleaning and charging system

Price:  $399.99

Etón FRX3 AM/FM/WB Radio

Whether you are outback or in the blackout, you can be sure to reach for this radio with a powerful light. It will keep your whole family informed, entertained, and illuminated. It comes with a solar panel for recharging, and a hand turbine that gives you lots of power for minimal cranking.

–    AM, FM, NOAA weather digital radio with display.
–    NOAA weather alert function.
–    Alarm clock and LED flashlight.
–    USB jack recharges smart phones and other mobile devices.
–    Glow in the dark locator lets you find it when the lights are out.
–    Built-in solar panel.
–    Can also be recharged via mini USB input or via AC with included wall charger.
–    Headphone output.
–    AUX input lets you play an MP3 or iPod® through the speaker.

Price:  $63.00

Sharp AQUOS Quattron 9 Series 80” LCDTV

Sharp offers the biggest TVs available in Canada with 60, 70 and 80 inch sizes. Perfect for Father’s Day, the Sharp AQUOS Quattron 8 Series 3D LCDTVs with LED backlight have Quattron Four Colour technology which adds yellow to the traditional red, green and blue – meaning Dad will be able to see gorgeous colours while watching the big game.

Sharp’s advanced HD large screen technology allows you to be fully immersed in the viewing experience.  The size of the room is less of a factor than ever before. In fact, you only need to have 10 feet of viewing distance from your 80-inch TV to enjoy a seamless, beautiful picture. This HUGE line of TVs will show Dad just how much you love him!

Price:  $6499.99


As Father’s Day approaches, and BlackBerry want to give you a chance to win a BlackBerry Bold 9900 just for Dad, so he can stay in touch with his family and friends.

Here’s how you can enter:

1)    Follow @CitylineCA and @WinstonSih, and tweet us why Dad needs a BlackBerry to stay connected.

2)    Be sure to include in your tweet the hash tag #CitylineFathersDay to ensure you’re considered for the prize pack, worth approximately $499.99 CAD!

Deadline:  Friday, June 15, 2012, 5pm EST.

The winner will be selected via the dedicated “#CitylineFathersDay” hash tag, so be sure to include it in your tweet!

Giveaway Fine Print:

1.    No purchase necessary. Only one (1) entry per person. Any attempt or suspected attempt to enter more than once per person, any use of robotic, automatic, programmed or entry methods not authorized by these rules, shall be deemed as tampering and will void all of your entries. This Contest is brought to you by Citytv, a division of Rogers Broadcasting Limited (“Citytv”) and collectively the “Contest Sponsors” (Research In Motion; BlackBerry)
2.    The winner of the contest will be chosen on Friday, June 15, 2012, and the selected entrant will be contacted by Twitter. The selected entrant must email back to claim prize within three (3) business days following the draw,
3.    Phone will not come with a working monthly plan. Citytv assumes no responsibility of incurred charges or additional price liabilities. Entrant is responsible for providing cell and data plan for the smartphone.
4.    Approximate retail value of the Grand Prize is $499.99.
5.    The Grand Prizes must be accepted as awarded and may not be transferred or exchanged.
6.    The Contest Sponsors reserve the right to substitute a prize of at least equal or greater value in the event of the unavailability, for whatever the reason, of the advertised prize in whole or in part.
7.    By entering this Contest, entrants consent to the use of their entry, name, city of residence and/or any photograph of or that may be taken in publicity carried out by Citytv and/or its advertising agencies, without further notice or compensation.
8.    This Contest is open to legal residents of Canada (excluding Quebec) who are over the age of majority in their province, excluding employees of the Contest Sponsors, their parent and affiliated companies, representatives, dealers and agents, Contest suppliers and judges, and those with whom they are domiciled. This Contest is subject to all applicable federal, provincial and municipal laws and regulations.
9.    No communications will be entered into except with selected entrants.
10.    Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. All entries that are incomplete, illegible, damaged, irregular, have been submitted through illicit means, or do not conform to or satisfy any condition of the rules may be disqualified by Citytv. Citytv takes no responsibility for lost, stolen, delayed, damaged, misdirected, late or destroyed entries, or for typographical or other production errors. The Contest Sponsors are not responsible for any errors or omissions in printing or advertising this Contest. All entries become the property of Citytv and will not be returned.
11.    The Contest Sponsors are collecting personal data about entrants for the purpose of administering this Contest. No further informational or marketing communications will be received by entrants unless entrants provide the Contest Sponsors with explicit permission to do so as indicated on the entry forms. Please see Citytv’s Privacy Policy at for information on their policies towards maintaining the privacy and security of user information.
12.    By entering this Contest, entrants release and hold harmless the Contest Sponsors, their advertising and promotional agencies and the Contest judge(s), their affiliates and respective directors, officers, owners, partners, employees, agents, dealers, representatives, successors and assigns (collectively the “Releasees”) from any liability in connection with this Contest or, if declared a winner, the prize(s). Before being declared a winner, entrants may be required to sign and return, within a stipulated period of time, a Declaration of Compliance with the Contest Rules and a full Liability and Publicity Release. By accepting a prize, winners consent to the use of their name, place of residence, voice, statements, photographs or other likenesses for publicity, advertising or informational purposes in any medium or format without further compensation or notice.
13.    This Contest will be run in accordance with these rules, subject to amendment by Citytv. Contestants must comply with these rules, and will be deemed to have received and understood the rules by participating in this Contest. The terms of this Contest, as set out in these rules, are not subject to amendment or counter-offer, except as set out herein.
14.    Contest Sponsors assumes no responsibility for failure of the internet or the website during the promotional period, for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer on-line systems, servers, access providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any email or traffic congestion on the internet or at any website, or any combination thereof including any injury or damage to an entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from playing or downloading any material in the promotion. Contest Sponsors reserve the right, in their sole discretion to cancel or suspend this Contest should a virus, bug or other cause beyond their reasonable control corrupt the security or proper administration of the Contest. Any attempt to deliberately damage any web site or to undermine the legitimate operation of this Contest is a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such an attempt be made, Contest Sponsors reserve the right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent permitted by law, including criminal prosecution.

[With information from BlackBerry, Panasonic, Eton, and Sharp.]

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Motorola MOTOLUXE Giveaway

With the summer season just around the corner, what better way to stay in touch with your closest friends than with a brand spanking new Android smartphone!

Our good friends over at Virgin Mobile Canada (, are once again teaming up with Winston Sih Media to surprise one of you lucky readers with a hot-off-the-shelf Motorola MOTOLUXE.

Designed with a new dynamic interface, the Motorola MOTOLUXE is – once again – now available from Virgin Mobile.  So, whether you’re taking a picture of you and your sweetheart for Instagram, or video chatting with your steamy crush, the MOTOLUXE is packed with a stunning 8MP camera, front-facing webcam, and 4″ HD touchscreen, so you never miss the action!

On the Virgin Mobile SuperTab, you get no-term contracts, award winning customer service, and the best phones on a fast 4G network!  Think that’s enough, we’re not done just yet.

Customers are treated like VIPs in their Members Lounge. Members get access to exclusive events, sweet deals from the hottest brands, and all-around VIP treatment on music, entertainment, travel, fashion and beauty.  Brands include H&M, The Body Shop, and access to concerts, travel, wheels, and more.  Try finding that with your current cell-phone carrier!

I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to offer this great giveaway to my loyal viewers, readers, Twitter/Facebook followers, and Virgin Mobile Super Fans!

Your chance to win the Motorola MOTOLUXE is as easy as 1-2-3.  Here’s how you can enter the giveaway:

1. Give my Twitter a Follow – @WinstonSih.

2. “Like” our Facebook page –, or click here.

3. Post the following on your Twitter and/or Facebook feed(s).  You may enter ONCE on your Twitter, and ONCE on your Facebook.  Duplicates will not be recorded.

Click HERE to automatically Tweet, or copy-and-paste the message below to your respective Twitter/Facebook feed(s).

“Want your chance to win a Motorola MOTOLUXE from @WinstonSih & Virgin Mobile Canada? Enter:”

The deadline to enter is Friday, June 29th, at 11:59PM EST.  The WINNER will be selected and contacted on Monday, July 2nd, 2012.*

*Click HERE for the Official Rules and Regulations of this contest.



Samsung Giveaway + Back-to-School Tech – CityLine

UPDATE: Contest is now closed.

Once again, the Back-to-School Season is just around the corner! As each year passes, Canadian families find technology a bigger part of their preparation shopping list, from computers, to smartphones, to touch tablets.

CityLine and the great folks over at Samsung want to send a lucky CityLine viewer off to school, prepared for the new school year with a great CityLine-Samsung Prize Pack!

The Prize Pack, worth over $830 CAD includes:

– The latest Rogers Samsung Galaxy Infuse 4G Android Smartphone – MSRP $549.99** (Read contest rules for details on monthly cell and data plans)

– And a Samsung ST700 DualView Digital Camera – MSRP $279.99

Here’s how to enter:

1) Go to, click on “Blogs” at the top of the page, click on “The Digital Life”, and press the “Like” Facebook button and share our blog with your friends!

2) In addition, send an email to with the subject line “CityLine Back-to-School,”detailing your best or worst Back-to-School memory. Please include your phone number, and best time to contact you back, in the case you are the winner. Remember to be creative, have fun, and the best entry will be selected to win the prize pack.

This contest will be effective from Wednesday, August 10, 2011 (9:00 AM ET), to Wednesday, August 24, 2011 (11:59 PM ET). The winner will be chosen on Thursday, August 25, 2011, and the selected entrant will be contacted by telephone or email, as set out on their email.

Samsung ST700 DualView Digital Camera [via Samsung]

With both 1.8” front and a 3” touch screen intelligent LCD on the back, you can see your self-shots perfectly before taking them, and view them with the convenience of a larger touch screen. An easy access top-side button allows quick power on / off of front LCD screen and quick select between still and movie modes as well as between shooting modes. Self Portrait auto-detects faces and snaps pictures instantly once a smile is detected; Children Mode keep small children’s attention with built in animation and sound; Jump Shot Mode will snap 3 consecutive photos after a short countdown; and couple shot automatically takes the shot when you get close.

Get more from your lens, no matter what the scene, whether shooting a memorable landscape or the gang’s
reunion around a restaurant table. By using the precision cut ST700’s 26 mm wide-angle lens, with its 5x optical zoom, you will instantly cover a whole-horizon field of view. Now, you can capture memories of landmarks and landscapes, entire wedding parties and the tallest skyscrapers in full scale. No need to back up to frame the shot. The ST700 is the effortless way to totally go pro.

Just like apps on a touch-screen smartphone, the ST700 integrates easy-to-operate touch-screen menus and functions. The key to great performance is easy access and control. The Smart Touch 3.0 feature offers convenience at your fingertips. Touch the icons on display to quickly launch options and applications that can make your images sharper and easier to capture. Tangible, touchable and intuitive, the ST700 modes and
functions are made for effortless image capture.

Samsung Galaxy Infuse 4G Exclusively on Rogers [via Samsung]




When it comes to the best larger than life mobile experience, it’s go big or go home. Powered by
Android™ 2.3, The Samsung Galaxy S Infuse 4G™ with its huge 4.5″ Super Amoled Plus Screen delivers
rich colours and stunningly crisp picture quality. Offering up an unmatched viewing performance for all
of your movies, apps, music and more. The 1.2 Ghz processor makes quick work of multi-tasking and
powers-up your gaming for peak performance. 4G connectivity puts super-fast download speeds of up to
21 Mbps right in your hand.

The super responsive 4.5” Super AMOLED Plus touchscreen lets you enjoy a larger than life viewing
experience on the go. Enjoy movies, shows, games, apps, browsing and more with rich, vivid colours and
crisp clarity.

Your phone goes everywhere you go. Which means you can capture every memorable moment in
stunning high definition. With an HDMI out setting, you can screen all of your on-the-go videos right on your

Get enhanced performance for everything on the go with a powerful 1.2 Ghz Processor. Enjoy lightning-fast response times, super-fluid gaming and video playback without any buffering. Plus, faster downloads, effortless HD recording and playing and you can jump between apps while you multi-task at top speed. With powerful 4G performance, you get download speeds of up to 21 Mbps, almost 3x faster than 3G. Which means when you want it, you got it.