TechSpot Weekly: We're looking for news writers

By Julio Franco
Aug 16, 2010
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  1. Has the thought of collaborating on TechSpot ever crossed your mind? If so, here's an opportunity to join our editorial team. If you have a passion for technology and have the necessary writing skills, give us a shout. We are looking for at least two part-time editors. These are paid positions, more information after the jump.

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  2. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,889   +645

    Damn it! I live in England and I really want the News Writers Job, Just a shame I can't write very well.

    Anyway why are Leeky and Red giving away graphics cards? and how do I join in on this?
  3. GonchuB

    GonchuB TS Rookie Posts: 19

    Would have loved to cover stories from Argentina. European are given privileges again. D=
  4. fyban8888

    fyban8888 TS Rookie

    what is the e-mail address?
  5. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 5,261   +92

    Burty, Leeky and Red are giving away a couple entry-level cards to folks stuck on an IGP or really dated GPU. You can find more information here: The Tech Exchange

    GonchuB, you're welcome to apply. We're looking for two editors, with *one* preferably in Europe.

    There is a link to the email addresses at the end of the post.
  6. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +116

    @ Julio's original post
    I would consider doing the position, but I'm not sure if I've been a member long enough to be allowed to apply. It seems right up my street since I start my IT degree in September, and the two would go hand in hand. :)

    P.S. I've sent an email in the meantime regarding these positions anyway. :)

    I can't speak for everyone else mentioned, but since I'm going to be purchasing a GTX460 shortly, I really don't need to be worrying about the HD3650 thats been sat in its box since I replaced it with my current HD4670.

    It didn't cost me anything as such (was in a new build), so seems fitting to offer it for free.
  7. I applied through e-mail. Hopefully I'll hear back from you guys soon.
  8. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,550   +594

    Very nice job on the buying guides. One question for Matthew is why not SLI or Crossfire for the Luxury System? If money isn't an object, might as well load up on GPU's, right? ;)
  9. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 5,261   +92

    Good question Tom. The Luxury system doesn't have a budget cap, but we still try to keep it as balanced as possible.

    As you surely know, the Radeon HD 5970 is essentially two HD 5870s on one card. Although running two separate 5870s may offer a bit more performance (or so I think, I haven't looked at benchmarks in a while), the 5970 can currently handle any game that comes to mind.

    In other words, dual 5870s is overkill in my opinion. You'd be paying more for unused frames. Not to mention the extra power draw, heat generation, and chassis space used. The same applies to dual GTX 480s... except even more power, heat etc.

    That said, it could be mentioned as an option off the table. Thanks a ton for the feedback :).
  10. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,481   +44

    I've sent my email. Maybe I can break up the lost hours in between studying. Not looking forward to Obama paying me less for my expensive education.
  11. TorturedChaos

    TorturedChaos TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 828   +17

    Well while I'm not interested in the writing gig - I certainly recommend your guides to plenty of people asking about getting a laptop or building a PC. And I reference the PC building guide regularly. :D. Just letting you know all the hard work does not go to waste :D and thx for writing them.
  12. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,258

    This just thinned out the ranks faster than Russian artillary at the Battle of Balaclava
    And a quickly administered coup de grace for the non fact checking, article slanting survivors.
  13. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +116

    I had visions of full write-ups in text speak until that statement!

    Nice comment by the way! :D
  14. I'm an English teacher that has above average to excellent writing skills. I currently reside in Korea. I used to work in IT management and can even read elementary Korean on their tech websites. I also read Techspot during my breaks in between lessons at school almost every day. I'm also an avid gamer, owning a multitude of Nintendo DS, PS3 and PC titles. I'm always checking out new tech and apps for my PC and iPod, It would be great to write for you guys, but it seems that the link to your e-mail address does not function correctly, so I'm posting here.
  15. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Topic Starter Posts: 7,028   +612

    Thank you everyone for the feedback. I'm glad to report back that we've received a good number of qualified applicants so far, more than I expected which is awesome to say the least :)

    You should be hearing from us on the next 48 hours, so we can take in all applications at once and move forward with the process.

    @TomSEA & Matt on the graphics cards, we are publishing our review of GTX 460 SLI boards soon which should make it clear whether it's a viable option versus the Radeon 5970.
    It should be said though that when money is no object a single faster GPU is always the better alternative because of games that don't receive the multi-GPU treatment on time. Then if you have the funds, scaling up to two cards of that single fastest GPUs is the next up.
  16. ravisunny2

    ravisunny2 TS Ambassador Posts: 1,971   +10

    If recommendations were allowed, I'd recommend red1776.

    Good, clear writing style.
  17. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +116

    Seconded, without question. I always enjoy reading his very informative posts.
  18. ravisunny2

    ravisunny2 TS Ambassador Posts: 1,971   +10

    Great! :haha:

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