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Win A Shiny New Neuros OSD!

neuros osd By David Ponce

We’ve covered Neuros Technology in the past. They make an awesome device that allows you to record video and reformat it to mobile formats on the fly, altogether bypassing the PC. It’s dead easy to get video on to your cellphone, PSP, iPod or whatever else. Think of it as a digital VCR that’s as small as a pack of smokes. Or a little media center. And it’s all DRM-free.

A while ago, they came out with an updated version of the recorder, called the Neuros OSD. It’s got a bunch of new features, including the ability to watch YouTube videos. Matter of fact, the feature list is quite long and definitely worth a look. It’s only $230 or so.

Well, the Holidays are just around the corner, so we figured we’d get Neuros to give one device to a lucky reader. How do you win? Leave a comment in this post telling us what you’d do with your Neuros OSD: what will you record, what will you watch it on, how much of your life will you waste watching video instead of doing something productive? Or anything else you think we might find interesting. We’ll pick a random winner Sunday the 4th of November at 11:59 EST.

OhGizmo Staff On Assignment At RoboDevelopment 2007

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By David Ponce

This is pretty cool! We got our own Evan Ackerman in San Jose, CA, attending the 2007 RoboDevelopment Conference and Expo. You know, robots have to be developed somewhere, and this conference is where all the designers and robo-geeks gather to show off their wares.

Evan will be reporting from there over the next few days, so make sure to go to BotJunkie for the latest news. Below is the link to his first post.

[ RoboDevelopment Expo ]

OhGizmo! Makes PC Mag’s Top 100 Blog List

pc mag to 100 By David Ponce

Just want to let you guys know that we’re honored to have made PC Mag’s list of Top 100 Favorite Blogs for 2007. The blogs were hand-picked by their staff, and have nothing to do with traditional media metrics. We’re sharing space with big guys like Engadget, Gizmodo, Techcruch and others. They were nice enough to arrange the blogs alphabetically.

I’m kinda happy about this.

[ Link to our spot on the list ]

A Thank You To Our Sponsors

By David Ponce

It’s that time of the month where we remind everyone that there’s a reason we’re able to do what we do, and bring you OhGizmo! daily. That’s the sponsors, who believe in our product and are willing to associate themselves with us. And we to them, of course. So, a big Thank You to the following companies.

PayPerPost
The company allows you to monetize your blog by writing reviews for cash. With over 40,000 bloggers signed up, their success is undeniable. And with clear disclosure now a requirement, there’s no more confusion.

Wicked Lasers
Long time readers of the site know just how great the lasers this company makes are (is this even grammatically correct?). If you’ve got the cash to spare, you’ll be amazed at how popular you can be with one of these babies in your hand.

HP
HP is the world’s largest IT corporation, and hardly needs an introduction. There’s not much in the tech world they’re not into, and that list now includes a smartphone. Good for them.

BotJunkie At Arse Elektronika: Behold F**Zilla

zilla.jpg By David Ponce

Our own Evan is in San Francisco, covering Arse Elektronika, an Austrian sex and technology seminar. One of the first exhibits of the show was “F**Zilla”, a robotic sex machine outfitted with a conveyor belt made of tongues (called “Lick A Chick”) and other teledildonic implements. Straddling the fence between stupid and stupider, it still makes for interesting reading. Evan even got a video of a girl called “Binx”… trying out F**Zilla. Yeah, it’s totally NSFW, so you’ve been warned. But she’s behind a curtain, so it’s not completely smutty. But I bet she’s faking every second of it.

Still, don’t watch this video at work. Or school.

We’ll be bringing you more coverage of the show in the next few days, but for now, I’m pasting a link to the first article below.

[ BotJunkie At ArseElektronika ]

Recently On BotJunkie

nanny bot

By David Ponce

Plenty of cool robot news over on our sister site, BotJunkie. Here’s a few highlights:

- Buy n Large NANC-E Nannybot Takes Care Of Your Infant With Large Metal Claws

- Zombie Chair Cannot Be Destroyed

- Updated-Air Power: Robot Legs Hop, Skip And Jump

- TerraMax: Getting Soldiers Out Of Harm’s Way

My Trip To Detroit

pixar_cars1.jpg By David Ponce

I’m leaving this morning for Detroit. I was invited by GM to attend their 2008 Collections Event, at the Milford Proving Grounds. I (along with a bunch of other bloggers) will get to drive any car in their 2008 lineup, including Corvettes, Escalades and Cadillacs. And we’re getting an advanced driving techniques course as well. Yeah, it’s pretty darn exciting!

Why a tech blogger at a GM Collections event? Bunch of reasons, really, but mostly I suspect that it has to do with them increasingly integrating entertainment and information technology into several of their newer models, especially their Cadillac CTS. They seem eager to show it all to us, and I suspect it’s a smart move. By “us” of course I mean new media. It’s the first time GM holds a bloggers-only Collections event, and this simple fact shows a lot of things: blogs are displacing traditional channels and becoming part and parcel of the established media landscape. But I digress (digest?)…

The reason I’m telling you all this is because I’d love it if you could participate. I’ll be meeting with some car designers there, including Wade Bryant (Design Manager of Advanced Design for the Chevy VOLT) and Therese Tant (Interior Design Manager in the Advanced Studio). If any of you has any questions you’d like to ask them, please post them in the comments to this article. Also, if you’d like to me to look at something or other on the GM lineup, let me know.

For the record, GM is paying for my way there (airfare and accommodations), but that’s it. I’m not required to even write about my experience there if I decide not to. But if I do (and I am), they asked that I disclose this fact. I would have anyway, but it’s nice that they specifically asked.

Now, here’s hoping I don’t meet a cement wall at high speeds…

Thank You, Sponsors

By David Ponce

It’s that time of the month where we remind everyone that there’s a reason we’re able to do what we do, and bring you OhGizmo! daily. That’s the sponsors, who believe in our product and are willing to associate themselves with us. And we to them, of course. So, a big Thank You to the following companies.

PayPerPost
The company allows you to monetize your blog by writing reviews for cash. With over 40,000 bloggers signed up, their success is undeniable. And with clear disclosure now a requirement, there’s no more confusion.

Wicked Lasers
Long time readers of the site know just how great the lasers this company makes are (is this even grammatically correct?). If you’ve got the cash to spare, you’ll be amazed at how popular you can be with one of these babies in your hand.

HP
HP is the world’s largest IT corporation, and hardly needs an introduction. There’s not much in the tech world they’re not into, and that list now includes a smartphone. Good for them.

Last Week On BotJunkie

By David Ponce

The team at BotJunkie are doing a great job unearthing cool bot stories. Here’s a few highlights:

german.jpg - The Germans know how to live… and eat. They’ve built a robotic restaurant, with robo-waiters… of sorts. [ Robotic Restaurant ]

robot art- Robots don’t always have to be useful. It’s cool when they’re made into art, like the awesome pieces from Laurence Northey. [ Robot Art ]

robo walker - The Roller-Walker is a hybrid bot that can walk, and roll. It manages this by doing a little transformation, which I’m sure you’ll enjoy watching on the video in that article. [ The Roller-Walker ]