The CrowdGadgets newsletter is a weekly installment that will keep you up to date on the latest gadget and tech news from Pocketables, Good and EVO, and the rest of the CrowdGather gadget network, including Anythingbutipad, Anythingbutiphone, Anythingbutipod, and Zune Boards. Read the latest news below.

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Features

The Razer Edge and NVIDIA’s Project Shield both received a lot of attention at the 2013 International CES, but it’s actually relatively easy to build a similar device on your own. Using an iPad mini, two PlayStation Move controllers, a case, and the Splashtop 2 app, Andreas was able to construct a device capable of playing full PC games from Steam. We also checked in on the Tellstick Net after three months of continuous use.

Reviews

Reviews The HTC Droid DNA is designed to compete directly against the Samsung Galaxy Note II, due in large part to its 5-inch screen and impressive specs. Can Verizon’s exclusive HTC powerhouse come out ahead of Samsung’s international hit? Read Aaron’s full review to find out. We also reviewed two iPad mini accessories from DealExtreme – a Bluetooth keyboard and a dock – as well as Monopoly Millionaire on Android.

Good and EVO

Many people prefer to stick to stock ROMs, despite the wide variety of alternatives available online. But after lots of resistance, John finally decided to dump his HTC EVO 4G LTE’s stock ROM in favor of a custom one. Why? You’ll have to read his editorial to find out. We also have tutorials on how to gain S-OFF on the EVO 3D and how to run a Linux live CD for use with S-OFF on the EVO 4G LTE.

Hot Topics

The Pocketables staff is putting a renewed effort into bringing you exclusive coverage of the hottest devices and software that you can’t find anywhere else. This week, we’re spotlighting the Microsoft Surface, particularly the upcoming Surface with Windows 8 Pro, which is set for release on February 9. And be sure to check out our dedicated Microsoft Surface forum.

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