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IFA is currently underway in Berlin, and manufacturers around the world have begun to unveil their fall lineups of laptops, tablets, and smartphones. Unique and innovative Windows 8 PCs are the main focus, but Samsung also took the opportunity to announce the Galaxy Note II and the ATIV S. The hosts of the CrowdGadgets podcast discuss their favorite announcements, as well as the Apple v. Samsung trial verdict and much more.

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CrowdGadgets is the official podcast of the CrowdGather Gadget Network: Anythingbutipad, Anythingbutiphone, Anythingbutipod, Good and EVO, Pocketables, and Zune Boards. Read the latest news from the network below.

Features

Is it possible to turn a cake into a Windows Phone? One 13-year-old girl did, and she walked away with a Nokia Lumia 900. Find out how she baked a winner in our exclusive interview. We also take a look at how Amazon Kindles help schools save money on books and how fluxLoop is revolutionizing the pizza restaurant industry using mobile technology.

Reviews

Pocketables is chock-full of reviews, ranging from hardware like the Google ASUS Nexus 7 tablet to accessories such as the Incipio Protective Cover or Body Glove for the HTC One S and the IPEVO Origami Folio for the iPad 2 and the new iPad. We also reviewed software like SkyDrive for Android, Wallpaper Wizard for OS X, and Windows 8′s Charms.

Good and EVO

Paul has a great guide on how to repair the most common HTC EVO 4G hardware problems. Of course, sometimes you just need to update the software. HTC has released the source code for the HTC EVO 3D Ice Cream Sandwich kernel, and a new site aims to have all of the HTC ROM Update Utilities in one easy-to-find place.

Contest

We know how much you love giveaways, and that’s why we’re giving away a brand new Nexus 7 tablet and $50 cash in the month of September. All you have to do to enter is leave a comment under any article during the month of September; each comment you leave is a single entry. Intrigued? Be sure to check out our official announcement for more details!

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