WIN A £75 EMMA COAT AND A £500 VOUCHER FROM OASIS @ Stylist

Product: WIN A £75 EMMA COAT AND A £500 VOUCHER FROM OASIS

Period: Once

Availability: Online

WIN A £75 EMMA COAT AND A £500 VOUCHER FROM OASIS

Where does Oasis originate from?
ANSWER: A) Britain
http://www.oasis-stores.com/fcp/content/AboutUs/information
We are a contemporary British brand that has newly turned 20 years old
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Good luck!

Completion message:THANK YOU FOR ENTERING THIS COMPETITION
We’ll contact you if you’re the winner.

Rules: TERMS AND CONDITIONS

The competitions that we run through the Services are subject to the following rules (unless otherwise specified):

The offer is not available in conjunction with any other offer or discount.
There is no cash alternative or refund available for the offer.
This offer is not open to anyone associated with the offer; either employees, friends, families or agents. This includes employees of Aurora Fashions Group Limited and its group companies.
The promoter reserves the right to cancel, amend, terminate or temporarily suspend this offer in the event of any circumstances outside the promoter’s reasonable control.
Acceptance of the offer implies acceptance of these terms and conditions.
Your statutory rights are not affected.
Coat is subject to availability. If coat is not available in the winners’ desired size, the winner will be offered an item of equal value from Oasis.

The promoter reserves the right to exchange all or part of the prize to that of equal or greater value.

Prize cannot be exchanged or refunded and there is no cash alternative. The prize is non-transferrable.

No purchase is necessary.

Only one entry is permitted per household via online route of entry, and no bulk or third party entries are permitted.

Competitions are open to all UK residents (over the age of 18 in alcohol, tobacco or travel-related competitions, and in other cases as stated) except our employees, the companies or organisations with whom the competition or offer is being run, their agents, or anyone directly connected with the promotion.

Proof of entry will not be accepted as proof of receipt of entry.

If we run a competition or offer with a promoter where that promoter is responsible for the provision of the offer or prizes then ShortList Media will not be responsible for or have any liability for the provision of those offers or prizes.

We reserve in all cases the right to replace the stated prizes with other prizes that we consider to be of broadly equivalent value. We offer no cash alternative for non-cash prizes, and prize winners must accept prizes in the form offered. Prizes are not refundable or transferable.

The winner may be required to sign a statement proving their eligibility/liability.

The closing date for receipt of entries is midnight 29/10/14. The winner(s) will be drawn at random from all valid entries, and will be notified by email or phone within two weeks of the closing date.

Detail of the winner(s) can be obtained by sending a SAE marked [name of competition] to ShortList Media Ltd, 26-34 Emerald Street, London WC1N 3QA, United Kingdom within 21 days of the closing date of the promotion.

Details of all entries will be kept on a database but will only be passed to third parties to enable analysis or the processing of the competition and prize fulfillment unless you specifically allow the data to be shared. This is the only occasion when another organisation apart from Shortlist Media will have access to your information. Data will only be shared with the competition partner when you consent to it by ticking the box on an offer or competition. The sponsor will be clearly named in the text next to the tick box and if the box is not ticked your data will not be shared. Any use will be in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

All entrants to competitions and offers are deemed to have accepted these rules and agree to be bound by them, and agree to co-operate in any publicity that may arise which may include their name or image being used on websites, magazines or mobile services at any time as a result of the competition.

Please remember to get permission from the person who pays the bill before you enter via SMS.

Winners has 14 days from the date of notification to accept their prize. After this the prize may be awarded to another entrant.

We reserve the right to disqualify or not award a prize to an entrant who in our opinion has not entered in to the spirit of these terms and conditions or the intention of the competition.

Suppliers cannot be held responsible for the breakdown in communication systems or networks that may result in a text message not being registered or a text message not being delivered correctly.

Service is provided by Spoke, www.spoke-interactive.com. Helpline 0333 202 3390, calls charged at 5p per minute.

By entering these competitions via SMS you are agreeing to receive details of future related content from Shortlist, and if clearly stated, selected third parties. If you do not want to receive any further information from us then please text the phrase SL NOINFO to 85088. Alternatively send your name, address and phone number to Shortlist Media, 26-34 Emerald Street, London, WC1N 3QA.

Please get the bill payers permission before you enter via SMS. Winners will be selected at random from all correct entries. By entering this comp via SMS or Web, you are agreeing to receive details of future related offers from ShortList and selected third parties. If you have entered by text and do not want to receive this information, please text SL NO INFO to 85088. Alternatively, please send your name and address to: ShortList Media, 26 Emerald St, London, WC1N 3QA.

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Spend £10.00 @ Amazon and get a £2.00 credit to spend in the Amazon Appstore for Android

Between 20-26 October 2014, spend £10 in a single order on item(s) dispatched from and sold by Amazon.co.uk and receive a £2 promotional code to spend in the Amazon Appstore

Once you’ve placed your qualifying order your promotional credit will be automatically applied to your account and you’ll receive a confirmation email. This £2 credit is valid until 10 December 2014.

Please note: You can only use apps from the Amazon Appstore on an Android device. Apps downloaded from the Amazon Appstore are not available on iPhones, iPads, Blackberries, Windows Phones or any other non-Android device.

Terms and Conditions

- This Offer is valid from 00:00 on 20th October 2014 through to 23.59 on 26th October 2014 (the “Offer Period”).
- Any customers who spend £10 or more in a single order (the “Minimum Purchase”) on item(s) dispatched from and sold by Amazon at the website www.amazon.co.uk during the Offer Period (a “Qualifying Order”) will be eligible for a £2 Amazon Appstore promotional code (“Promo Code”). The Promo Code will be automatically applied to your Amazon.co.uk customer account on the date that the Qualifying Order is placed.
- The Offer does not apply to (i) purchases of Amazon Gift Cards, Amazon Gift Certificates and Amazon Coins, (ii) subscriptions or (iii) to purchases made from Amazon’s Warehouse Deals, from Audible.co.uk, from Amazon Local, from third-party sellers at Amazon.co.uk’s Marketplace platform, at any of Amazon.co.uk’s Trusted Partner sites, or from any other website.
- The Promo Code must be redeemed by 23:59 on 10 December 2014. After such date the Promo Code (or any unspent portion of the Promo Code) will no longer be valid and will be automatically removed without notice from your Amazon.co.uk customer account. The Promo Code may be redeemed for the purchase of (i) any apps sold on the Amazon Appstore and (ii) any Amazon-sold in-app products, excluding subscriptions (“Qualifying App”).
- Limit one Promo Code per Amazon.co.uk customer account.
If the Qualifying App, for which the Promo Code is used to purchase, exceeds the amount of the Promo Code, the remaining balance must be paid by credit or debit card according to your 1-Click settings.
- If you cancel or return part of your Qualifying Order such that your total spend or the value of the items you retain falls below the Minimum Purchase, the Offer will cease to apply and Amazon reserves the right to, without notice, deem the Promo Code void and remove the Promo Code from your Amazon.co.uk customer account. If you have already redeemed the Promo Code, Amazon may charge your credit card or other payment instrument for any apps or in-app products you purchased using the Promo Code.
- Offer may be withdrawn or amended at any time without notice by Amazon.co.uk.
Offer has no cash alternative and is non-transferable, non-exchangeable and is not for resale. The Offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other credits or offers and Offer may not be used on any pre-existing orders.
- Offer only available to Amazon.co.uk customers located in the UK with a UK billing address. You must have an Amazon.co.uk account to redeem the Promo Code. Any customer attempting to purchase apps from outside the UK will receive an error message. Please note customers located in the UK but attempting to purchase apps from a computer or mobile device with a non-UK IP address will not be able to make the purchase.
- Postage will be applied to the Qualifying Order in accordance with Amazon.co.uk’s standard delivery rates and policies. Any payment made towards postage will not count towards the Minimum Purchase amount.
- Standard terms and conditions apply to use of the Amazon.co.uk website, including the Amazon Appstore for Android Terms of Use.

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WIN 1 of 10 Lolita Lempicka Minuit Midnight fragrances @ Debenhams Beauty Club @ Facebook

Product: 1 of 10 Lolita Lempicka Minuit Midnight fragrances

Period: Once

Availability: Both

*WEEKEND COMPETITION*

A new season must mean a new fragrance right? We have the chance for you to WIN 1 of 10 Lolita Lempicka Midnight fragrances!

Enter your details for your chance to win!

Completion message :
Success! Thank you for entering!

Rules: 1. The Debenhams Beauty Club competition is open to Fans on Facebook from UK & ROI. Entrants under 16 years of age must have permission from a parent or guardian. Debenhams PLC, Debenhams Retail PLC and Debenhams Retail (Ireland) Limited employees and contractors (and their families), their associated companies, agents and anyone directly connected with the organization, and operators of its brands and concessions are not able to enter.
2. No purchase is necessary. No communication will take place with customers other than in connection with this offer unless they have opted-in to receive such marketing communications from the Debenhams Beauty Club.
3. A limit of one entry per customer will be accepted.
4. No bulk, third party or automated entries are accepted.
5. No responsibility is accepted for any entries that are incomplete, lost or delayed or are unable to be handed in because of any technical or other reason.
6. The start date of the competition is 9:00am Saturday 18th October 2014, closing date is 4:00pm Monday 20th October 2014.

7. 10 winners will be selected at random and will receive 1 x Lolita Lempicka Minuit Midnight fragrances.
8. By entering their details, entrants will be deemed to have accepted and agreed to be bound by these conditions.
9. The winner is picked at random by an automated system. Judges decision is final. Neither correspondence nor discussion concerning any decision shall be entered into.
10. All prizes are non-transferable. No cash alternative is available for any prize.
11. A list of the winner’s names can be obtained by sending an SAE to; Lolita Lempicka Midnight Facebook competition, Debenhams Beauty Club, Debenhams, 10 BROCK STREET, REGENT’S PLACE, LONDON, NW1 3FG.
12. The winning prizes will be despatched directly by Burt’s Bees. Winner’s details will be shared for despatch purposes only and will not be kept for any further marketing purposes.
13. Personal data will be collected and processed in accordance with the Debenhams privacy policy which located on debenhams.com and debenhams.ie.

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Win a 5 night trip to Istanbul for 2 @ Channel 4 15 to 1

Product: 5 nights for 2 to Istanbul

Period: Once

Availability: Both

Post your ANSWER, NAME and PHONE NUMBER on a stamped postcard or back of a sealed envelope to:

PRIZE 1
PO Box 67401
LONDON
N8 1EG

Answer: A) Ankara
Postal entries to be received by 23rd Oct

or • Telephone Call – call 09039 59 4004 and follow the recorded instructions to answer the competition entry question. Entries are limited to 3 per telephone. If you enter a second time from the same telephone number, you will automatically be entered a third time for free. Up to 3 entries may be submitted per telephone number. Each call costs no more than £1.50 from BT landlines. Other networks may be higher and from mobiles considerably more.

• Text/SMS – send a SMS text to 68844 with A, B or C to indicate your answer to the question. Entries are limited to 3 per telephone. Enter a second time from the same mobile number and you will automatically be entered a third time for free. Up to 3 entries may be submitted per telephone number. Each of the SMS entrant’s chargeable SMS text entries costs £1.50 plus one standard network rate message. If you do not want to receive SMS marketing texts about similar products and services, please add NO INFO at the end of your SMS text entry.

Rules: There is one prize consisting of a five night trip for the winner and one companion to Istanbul, Turkey comprising:

• Return economy flights from London to Istanbul Atatürk Airport, Istanbul, Turkey;

• Return private transfers between the airport and the hotel;

• Five nights’ hotel accommodation at an Istanbul hotel with a 5* rating on a bed and breakfast basis based on two people sharing a twin or double room (subject to availability);

• One private, full day guided tour of Istanbul for the winner and their companion. The tour is by private car and on foot and includes lunch. The tour is available on any day during the stay (excluding flight days) and includes hotel pick-up and drop-off;

• One two hour guided sightseeing tour by boat. The tour is available on any day during the stay (excluding flight days) and includes hotel pick-up and drop-off; and

• Travel insurance covering the winner and their companion for the duration of the trip to Istanbul subject to the restrictions and the terms and conditions of the insurance provider. It is the responsibility of the winner and/or their companion to meet any additional costs relating to obtaining insurance cover where they would not be covered by this insurance including without limitation for any pre-existing medical condition and for any additional costs as may be specified where the winner and/or their companions are aged 74 years or over.

The prize must be taken before 31 October 2015 and excludes travel over Christmas and New Year and over Easter 2015 and UK Bank Holidays. This element of the prize is subject to availability at the time of booking and the winner must give the prize provider at least six weeks’ notice of their intended travel dates. Once booked, the prize cannot be altered or amended.

Where the winner’s companion is aged under 18 years old, the companion must have prior parental or guardian permission to accompany the winner when taking up the prize. Please note that either the winner or their companion will need a current and valid credit/debit card with available funds of at least £250 in order to check in at the hotel for security deposit purposes.

Passports must be valid for travel with a minimum of six (6) months on the date of departure from the UK when taking up the trip. It is the responsibility of the winner to ensure that they and/or their companion adhere to the visa entry requirements to Turkey. Please note, it is recommended that the winner and their companions follow advice from the British Foreign & Commonwealth Office at www.fco.gov.uk in respect of travelling to Turkey before taking up the prize

It is the responsibility of the winner to inform the Prize Provider of any wheelchair or similar access requirements for the winner and/or their companion when taking up the prize. It is the responsibility of the winner to ensure that the travelling party adheres to the travel itinerary and other relevant safety instructions as set out by the Prize Provider.

The prize excludes ground transfers in the UK, additional meals and drinks which are not included in the prize, additional excursions, attractions, additional treatments, gratuities, personal expenses, visas and vaccinations where required and all other costs and arrangements not expressly included in the prize.

Prize Provider: Element London Limited, 5 Morie Street, London, SW18 1SL. (Company no: 7073848) www.element-london.com .

Link to competition rules

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Win an iPad Air @ Clyde 2

Product: an iPad Air

Period: Once

Availability: Both

Enter now for your chance to win an iPad Air

Who was the winner of the RBS – Community Project of the Year award?

Answer : The Driving Force

Completion message :
Thank you
We have received your entry. Good luck!

Rules: ITEM 1: COMPETITION NAME RBS FINDING SCOTLAND’S REAL HEROES WITH RBS ON STV
ITEM 2: PROMOTER
• Bauer Radio Limited. Registered office: 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, PE1 2RF and registered under company number 01394141 This is a shared prize fund running across the following Stations:
• Clyde 1 (Glasgow)
• Forth One (Edinburgh)
• Moray Firth Radio (Inverness)
• Northsound One (Aberdeen)
• Tay FM (Dundee)
• West FM (West Scotland)
• West Sound FM (West Scotland)
ITEM 3: STATIONS
• www.clyde1.com
• www.forthone.com
• www.mfr.co.uk
• www.northsound.co.uk
• www.tayfm.co.uk
• www.westsound.co.uk
• www.westfm.co.uk
ITEM 4: COMPETITION START DATE AND FINISHING DATE
Start Date: Wed 15th October 2014 at 00:01
End Date: Sun 19th October 2014 at 23:59
The above detailed times indicate the start times and end times which the prize draw will be aired and running on station websites.
Any entries received before the Start Date or after the End Date (for whatever reason) will be invalid
ITEM 5: ROUTES OF ENTRY AND COSTS Entry is by online only.
You can enter free of charge via one of the Websites outlined in ITEM 3. You must register by completing all fields of the online form, on the dedicated competition page
ITEM 6: CONTESTING DETAILS 1 winner will be chosen (after the End Date) by electronic random draw from all persons that are able to attend the ceremony.
The winner will be contacted by email within 28 days. If contacted, you must acknowledge receipt within 7 days. If you fail to do so, the Provider reserves the right to offer the Prize to another entrant and you will forfeit the Prize. Winner’s details are available on request by using the Contact Details.
ITEM 7: PRIZE DETAILS A single prize consisting of the following will be awarded to the winner subject to the winner complying with all the terms and conditions applicable to the Competition:

- An iPad Air 16GB Wifi (RRP: £399)

ITEM 8: DRAW DETAILS
1 winner will be chosen by electronic random draw.
The winner/s will be contacted by email within 28 days. If contacted, you must acknowledge receipt within 7 days. If you fail to do so, the Provider reserves the right to offer the Prize to another entrant and you will forfeit the Prize. Winner’s details are available on request by using the Contact Details.

ADDITIONAL TERMS
ENTRANT RESTRICTIONS
• Open to UK aged 18 or over residents only )
• Employees (and their family members) of the Promoter (or any company in the same group) or any company involved in the Competition, including the Prize Provider, are excluded from entering the Competition and their entries will not be considered.

DATA PROTECTION
Personal data entered via the online entry form or given when calling on-air will be collected by the Promoter and will be used to process entries. The Promoter will also give winners’ names and contact details to the Prize Provider but if required to arrange delivery of the Prize.
Personal data may remain stored by the Promoter / Prize Provider after the Competition has ended but will not be used for marketing.
For further information on the Promoter’s uses of personal data, please see our general terms and conditions along with our privacy policy at: http://www.bauerdatapromise.co.uk/.
OTHER CONDITIONS
• Only entries received in accordance with these Terms will be accepted.
• Participants may enter the Competition only once
• The Promoter has the right to disqualify participants if it reasonably believes they have breached any of the Terms.
• The Prize Draw is not open to employees of The Royal Bank of Scotland Group of companies, Bauer Radio Scotland or STV along with their families or anyone associated with this draw.
• If there is any misunderstanding, mistake or dispute concerning the operation of the Competition, including the correctness or acceptability of any answers given by winner(s), the Promoter’s decision shall be final and no correspondence or discussion will be entered into on this subject.
• The correct answers to questions must exactly match the Promoter’s answers to win.
• The Promoter has no responsibility or liability if participants fail to get through when they call to enter. This includes a failure to complete a phone call due to loss of signal, even if the entrant gets through to the studio initially.
• The Promoter is not responsible for any costs associated with entering the Competition.
• To maintain the quality of the Promoter’s radio programming and to protect listeners from harm, participants may be disqualified if they are incomprehensible, inaudible or if it appears to the Promoter (in its sole discretion) that the caller is driving, intoxicated or likely to offend listeners.
• Whilst on-air, entrants must not make any statement which is inappropriate or which would bring the Promoter into disrepute.
• Other than for death or personal injury resulting from its negligence the Promoter excludes liability for any loss, damage, cost and expense caused in connection with the Competition or the Prizes.
• The Promoter reserves the right to cancel, amend, terminate or temporarily suspend this Competition if it is required to do so due to circumstances outside its reasonable control, with no liability to any entrants or third parties.

CONTACT DETAILS
For concerns about how this competition, you should email: amanda.bidwell@bauermedia.co.uk. Complaints will not be considered if made more than 14 days after the date the winner is announced.

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WIN 1 of 2, a Barbie toy bundle @ Parent Dish

Product: WIN 1 of 2, a Barbie toy bundle

Period: Once

Availability: Online

WIN 1 of 2, a Barbie toy bundle
Two lucky winners will each receive a Barbie and Tawny Horse plus a Barbie Glam Camper (Suitable for ages three plus).

Good luck!

Completion message:
Thanks for entering!

Rules: By entering this prize promotion, you accept and agree to be bound by the following terms and conditions:

1. The prize promotion is open to all UK residents aged 18 years or over except employees (and their families) of Mattel UK, and any affiliates or subsidiary companies, as well as representatives or agents of AOL, Mattel UK and anyone else who may be involved or connected with the prize promotion. Any entries submitted by agents or third parties will be invalid and will not be accepted by the Promoter.

2. You may enter this prize promotion by entering your details on the competition page at: http://www.parentdish.co.uk/2014/10/16/competition-win-a-barbie-toy-bundle/

3. There will be two winners.
The prize(s) will consist of a Barbie and Tawny Horse and a Barbie Glam Camper

4. The prize promotion closing date is 10am on Friday November 14 (the “Closing Date”) and any entries received after the Closing Date will not be accepted by the Promoter.

5. The winning entry/entries will be selected at random on November 16 and the winner(s) will be notified by email within seven days. To contact you we will use the contact details supplied by you when entering the prize promotion.

6. If you are notified of a winning entry, you must confirm acceptance by both telephone and email to claim your prize. If you do not reply to confirm acceptance within 5 days of being notified as a winner, we may offer your prize to someone else

7. Only one entry per person is permitted.

8. Submission of entries will not constitute proof of receipt and no responsibility will be accepted by the Promoter for entries or acceptances which the Promoter does not receive. The Promoter shall not be liable for any loss or corruption of data in transit. No responsibility will be accepted for entries or acceptances which are lost, delayed or damaged in the post or elsewhere. Illegible, incomplete, late or defaced entries will be disqualified.

9. The prize(s) must be taken as offered. No cash equivalent or other alternative prize(s) are available in whole or in part except as provided for in these terms and conditions.

10. All prize(s) are non-transferable and where prize(s) consist of tickets to events, all such tickets are non-refundable. The Promoter reserves the right to substitute prize(s) of an equivalent value should the prize(s) become unavailable for any reason. If any winner is not able for whatever reason to accept the prize(s), then the Promoter reserves the right to award the prize(s) to another participant.

11. A list of winners’ names and locations can be obtained by sending a SAE to the Promoter after November 16.

12. The winner(s) agree to participate in any publicity or other such promotional activities which the Promoter may reasonably require in connection with the prize promotion and the Promoter shall have the right to use each winner’s name, likeness, image, voice and biographical information for advertising and promotional purposes in connection with the prize promotion in all media without further notice and without the need to make any payment to any winner for such use.

13. By submitting an image or any other materials (“Submission”) in relation to this prize promotion you: (i) confirm the grant by you to us of a worldwide, perpetual, royalty free licence in the Intellectual Property Rights in your Submission, (ii) waive any moral rights and like rights you have in relation to the Submission so that we shall be entitled to use the Submission in any and all media at no cost to us and (iii) warrant to us that the Submission is owned and controlled by you and that you have the right, power and authority to grant the rights set out in these Terms and have obtained all the necessary approvals, consents and licences to grant rights pursuant to these terms and conditions; warrant that your Submission will not infringe the Intellectual Property Rights, privacy or any other rights of any third party; will not contain anything which is untrue, defamatory, obscene, indecent, harassing or threatening; warrant that your Submission does not violate any applicable law or regulation (including any laws regarding anti-discrimination or false advertising); and warrant that your Submission is not obscene or pornographic.

14. The decision of the Promoter is final and binding and no correspondence will be entered into regarding the outcome of the prize promotion.

15. No purchase is necessary to enter this prize promotion. Please send a post card with your name, postal address, email address and telephone to the address stated below to arrive no later than 2 days after the Closing Date. Send to: Parentdish, AOL, Shropshire House, 11-10 Capper Street, London WC1E 6JA

16. Promoter: AOL (UK) Limited, Shropshire House, 11-20 Capper St, London, WC1E 6JA. Prize provider: Mattel UK.

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Broadcast Live Video Across the Internet With These HD Streaming Boxes

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gallery cam@2x Broadcast Live Video Across the Internet With These HD Streaming Boxes Josh Valcarcel/WIRED

If everybody truly does get 15 minutes of fame, it’s best to make sure that it’s streamed live on the web.

That’s the purpose of these devices: plug in a camcorder or camera, hit a button and you are live on the Internet. It could be a school play you’re broadcasting to grandparents abroad, a concert friends can’t attend, or a street-level view of a political protest.

Of course, you can use a smartphone and one of a handful of apps to broadcast a video stream, but these dedicated devices let you it at a much higher quality. Foremost, you’re not limited by your phone’s camera; you can use a DSLR, a camcorder, or a compact camera with a special lens. Also, given the ability to fine-tune variables like bitrate and compression, you get more control over the file output. Best of all, with one of these small boxes, you don’t have to fiddle with software or arcane commands. Each device makes it painless, converting the video into an H.264 stream and sending it out over a Wi-Fi or 4G connection. Interested viewers can watch your broadcast either on the video services run by the companies who make the boxes, or in some cases, supported third-party services like YouTube. We looked at three of these devices: the $695 VidiU and the $1,590 Cube 255, both from Teradek, and the $495 Livestream Broadcaster.

All of these devices are about the size of a cigarette pack, but the Cube has two external Wi-Fi antennas. The streamer boxes are designed to fit on top of a camera or camcorder, and include clips to attach to a standard flash shoe or tripod socket. They then connect to the Internet over a built-in Ethernet cable socket or 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi networks (the VidiU and Cube also support the faster and less-crowded 802.11a standard). All three devices also have USB ports that work with a selection of 4G USB modems for the ultimate streaming setup: one that is portable and works anywhere with Wi-Fi or cell network coverage.

Have HDMI, Will Stream

The three devices are similar when it comes to ease of use, with all offering a small display and simple buttons. You can control the device completely using these hardware buttons, but the easier option is to use each device’s web browser interface, especially when it comes to things like typing in passwords.

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All three devices also offer you plenty of control over the resolution and bandwidth of the video and audio. They also offer bandwidth tests that will recommend settings based on the speed of your connection. In my tests with a fast home connection, I had no problems streaming HD video to YouTube and Livestream.com over a fast home connection, but I did find that when using a 4G connection, I had to throttle the bandwidth down to get a reliable connection. But even given lower bandwidth, all three devices produced sharp, clear video in my tests. It was here the external antennas of the Cube proved to be an advantage: the device did a better job of keeping a Wi-Fi connection at a further distance from the router. This is an important factor if you’re building a roving camera setup, or sending video a long distance.

Remote Controls

Both Teradek and Livestream offer apps for controlling these devices from a phone or tablet. Livestream’s app (for iOS and Android) allows you to control the Broadcaster remotely, as well as broadcasting video from your device. The TeraCentral app (iOS) allows you to view video from, and control multiple VidiU and Cube devices, but not to broadcast from your iDevice. Teradek does offer an Android viewing app (TeraView, Android 4.2 or above), but this can’t control Teraview’s products. It’s just for monitoring.

The main limitation of these devices is battery life. All three devices include batteries (internal Li-Ion for the Cube and VidiU, three AAs for the Broadcaster), but can only run for short periods on battery power. The Cube managed to keep a connection going for just over an hour and a half, while the VidiU last about an hour and 15 minutes. The Broadcaster managed an impressive 2 hours and 23 minutes when streaming over Wi-Fi with a set of EverReady Advanced Lithium disposable batteries. The device doesn’t officially support rechargeable batteries, but they worked. Your mileage may vary, though, especially if using a 4G USB modem that has to be powered by the device itself.

All of the devices allow you to extend this battery life by using an external power source, which can range from 6 to 12V for the VidiU, 6-18V for the Broadcaster and 6 to 28V for the Cube. That instantly makes them compatible with a wide range of external batteries designed to power camcorders and other devices. In addition, the Cube can be powered over USB, so you can use a USB battery pack to extend its battery life.

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The Broadcaster is the cheapest of these devices, but that’s because it is tied in with the Livestream service: it won’t work with other video streaming services. The VidiU and Cube will work with Livestream, YouTube Live, UStream and any other service that supports the RTMP streaming protocol. The Cube also adds support for the alternative MPEG-TS video codec and point-to-point systems, where you integrate the device into a larger video setup such as a NewTek Tricaster switching system. The Cube also allows you to view the live video on an iOS device on the same network, so you can preview the video as it is transmitted. The Broadcaster integrates with the companies own Livestream Studio software system, but not with other video systems.

Our Pick

If you use the Livestream service (or don’t mind having that as your only option) the Broadcaster is a great pick. It’s simple to use, performs well and integrates well with the other services that Livestream offers, like support for broadcasting from Google Glass. But it is limited: you are locked into Livestream. Your viewers will have a possibly unfamiliar web address to remember instead of good old YouTube, UStream and the like.

The VidiU offers the same features, but with wider video streaming service support including YouTube, UStream and the RTSP protocol used by most other services. Most users won’t need the extra features of the Cube (such as the support for 1080p and higher bit rate video) so the VidiU is our pick for those who want to pick up a camera, plug in and broadcast a live event to YouTube or other streaming video services over Wi-Fi. If you roam further afield, the bigger antennas and wider range of bandwidth controls might make the Cube worth the extra cost.

All Three Products Compared

  • Livestream Broadcaster
  • Teradek VidiU
  • Teradek Cube 255
  • Price
  • $495
  • $699
  • $1,590
  • Supported Web Services
  • Livestream
  • Livestream, YouTube, Ustream, RTSP/RTMP
  • Livestream, YouTube, Ustream, Facebook, RTSP/RTMP, MPEG-TS
  • Wi-Fi support
  • 802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz
  • 802.11 a/b/g/n 2.4 & 5GHz
  • 802.11 a/b/g/n 2.4 & 5GHz
  • Streamed Video Format & Resolution/Bitrate range
  • H.264 @720p 2.3Mbps
  • H.264 @720p 250kbps to 5Mbps
  • H.264, MPEG2-TS @720p 250kbps to 10Mbps
  • Tested Battery Life
  • 93 minutes
  • 75 minutes
  • 143 minutes

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Win 1 of 2, Afternoon Tea for two at Fortnum & Mason’s Piccadilly and Skate at Somerset house @ Stylist

Product: Win 1 of 2, Afternoon Tea for two at Fortnum & Mason’s Piccadilly and Skate at Somerset house

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Win 1 of 2, Afternoon Tea for two at Fortnum & Mason’s Piccadilly and Skate at Somerset house
Stylist is exclusively offering magazine readers the opportunity to skate before the Somerset House ice rink opens to the public on 11 November 2014. Plus, for two lucky winners an extra special prize of Afternoon Tea for two at Fortnum & Mason’s Piccadilly store*.
* To be claimed between 11 November 2014 and 31 January 2015

There are 400 tickets available across two hour-long ice-skating sessions on the evening of Wednesday 5 November at 18.30 or 19.45. For more information and to apply, simply answer the question that follows.
On the night, the Skate Lounge with a front row view of the ice rink will be exclusively be open to Stylist readers, offering a range of festive drinks and seasonal snacks, winter warmers and treats.

What date does the Somerset House ice rink open to the public?
ANSWER: b) 11 November

Good luck!

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Rules: The competitions that we run through the Services are subject to the following rules (unless otherwise specified):

There are 100 pairs of tickets available for each session, 200 pairs of tickets in total. Two winners will win a pair of ice skating at Somerset House tickets and Afternoon Tea for two at Fortnum & Mason Piccadilly store, to be claimed between 11 November 2014 and 11 January 2015, subject to availability. The winners will be the first 200 entries selected at random after the closing date and will be contacted by email on the morning of the 29 October 2014. Over-18’s only. The prizes are non-transferable and there is no cash alternative.

The promoter reserves the right to exchange all or part of the prize to that of equal or greater value.

Prize cannot be exchanged or refunded and there is no cash alternative. The prize is non-transferrable.

No purchase is necessary.

Only one entry is permitted per household via online route of entry, and no bulk or third party entries are permitted.

Competitions are open to all UK residents (over the age of 18 in alcohol, tobacco or travel-related competitions, and in other cases as stated) except our employees, the companies or organisations with whom the competition or offer is being run, their agents, or anyone directly connected with the promotion.

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We reserve in all cases the right to replace the stated prizes with other prizes that we consider to be of broadly equivalent value. We offer no cash alternative for non-cash prizes, and prize winners must accept prizes in the form offered. Prizes are not refundable or transferable.

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The closing date for receipt of entries is midnight 28/10/14. The winner(s) will be drawn at random from all valid entries, and will be notified by email or phone within two weeks of the closing date.

Detail of the winner(s) can be obtained by sending a SAE marked [name of competition] to ShortList Media Ltd, 26-34 Emerald Street, London WC1N 3QA, United Kingdom within 21 days of the closing date of the promotion.

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Please remember to get permission from the person who pays the bill before you enter via SMS.

Winners has 14 days from the date of notification to accept their prize. After this the prize may be awarded to another entrant.

We reserve the right to disqualify or not award a prize to an entrant who in our opinion has not entered in to the spirit of these terms and conditions or the intention of the competition.

Suppliers cannot be held responsible for the breakdown in communication systems or networks that may result in a text message not being registered or a text message not being delivered correctly.

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Please get the bill payers permission before you enter via SMS. Winners will be selected at random from all correct entries. By entering this comp via SMS or Web, you are agreeing to receive details of future related offers from ShortList and selected third parties. If you have entered by text and do not want to receive this information, please text SL NO INFO to 85088. Alternatively, please send your name and address to: ShortList Media, 26 Emerald St, London, WC1N 3QA.

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Win 1 of 3 Earth, Wind & Fire ‘Holiday’ CDs @ Music News

Product: 1 of 3 Earth, Wind & Fire ‘Holiday’ CDs

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Legacy Recordings is proud to announce the release of ‘Holiday’ ‘ the first ever holiday album for the legendary Earth, Wind & Fire ‘ released October 20th. Available for pre-order at: http://****/EWF_HOL_amzn.

‘Holiday’ – is a spirited celebration of the holiday season, bringing together brand new recordings of seasonal standards (“Winter Wonderland,” “The Little Drummer Boy,” “Sleigh Ride,” “Jingle Bell Rock”), beloved carols (“Joy to the World,” “Oh Come All Ye Faithful,” “What Child Is This?,” “Away in a Manger,” “The First Noël”), a traditional Japanese winter song (“Snow”), a modern day Christmas song (“Every Day Is Like Christmas”) and future Earth, Wind & Fire classics: “Happy Seasons” (inspired by “Happy Feelin’), and “December” (inspired by “September”) featuring original vocals from Maurice White.

Lead vocalist and Earth, Wind & Fire co-founder Philip Bailey says, ‘This album is the band’s first and only holiday music project. We are very proud to offer it as a labour of love to all of our fans and soon to be. Enjoy and happy holidays from our families to all of yours.’

“The ‘Holiday’, album was a joy to record, it is a celebration of tradition, love and spirituality, some of the elements of Earth, Wind & Fire. From our families to yours, we wish you a happy holiday”, said EWF’s co-founder Verdine White.

Produced by Philip Bailey and Myron McKinley (the band’s Musical Director) ‘ ‘Holiday’ – Earth Wind & Fire’s 21st album and second for Legacy Recordings. The Critically acclaimed album ‘Now, Then & Forever ‘ the group’s first new album for the label and first new studio material since 2005, debuted in the US at #11 on the Billboard 200 upon its release in September 2013, marking the band’s highest ‘charting album since ‘Raise’ hit #5 in 1981.

Earth, Wind & Fire
‘Holiday’ Tracklisting

1. Joy to the World
2. Happy Seasons
3. Oh Come All Ye Faithful
4. Winter Wonderland
5. What Child Is This?
6. Away In a Manger
7. The Little Drummer Boy
8. Every Day Is Like Christmas
9. The First Noël
10. Sleigh Ride
11. Snow
12. Jingle Bell Rock
13. December

To enter just send an email with FIRE in the subject line to comp@music-news.com please list your name, EMAIL, home address and telephone number.

It’s that simple! Best of luck!

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Win a Krug Baumen Ladies Principle Chronograph watch worth £169 @ Watches2U

Product: a Krug Baumen Ladies Principle Chronograph watch worth £169

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LOG IN / REGISTER

Since 2009 we have run our daily giveaway and have had 1000′s of lucky winners. Over £125,000 worth of watches, jewellery and accessories have been won for free. All you have to do is click “Enter Giveaway” and follow the simple steps. If you don’t win today come back and try again tomorrow!

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Rules: To enter the Daily Giveaway you must have a Watches2U account.
This free to enter online competition is open worldwide, not only to the UK.
The winner will be drawn daily at random by our computer system at midnight.
You can win instant prizes such as a watch, accessory or jewellery item, there is no purchase necessary. If you don’t win then simply enter the competition again the next day as it is ongoing, so you can enter every day!
If you win a prize in our Daily Giveaway you will be notified by email. 1000′s of people have won a prize and Watches2U is happy to continue giving away even more free prizes, so do tell all your friends and colleagues about our daily free prize draw.
We sometimes receive emails from customers asking us why they have not won a watch having entered each day; the prize draw is very popular with several thousand people signing up each and every day. Because of the vast amounts of entrants we receive it is not as easy to win as perhaps it may appear to be, however many people have won on more than one occasion.
We have also sadly received a few emails expressing doubt as to the validity of our daily prize draw, is it too good to be true? We are able to run our daily prize draw because we sell hundreds of watches every week through our website, hundreds of other online outlets including our high street stores. You might ask yourself why we would do this, it generates a lot of interest and helps spread the word giving us great exposure. Of course it’s also fun for you, especially those of you who are lucky enough to win.
We abide by all regulations governing competition/prize draws and keep all winners email correspondence, proof of shipping and all other prize draw related information for any regulatory authority to look at.
As well as the Daily Giveaway we will continue to run competitions on our Facebook page in the form of Sweepstakes or spot giveaways.

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