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Announcing The Toshiba Thrive Tablet Giveaway Winner

By David Ponce

We just wanted to announce the winner of our Toshiba Thrive tablet giveaway from a few weeks back as one Rosemary Breschuk-Chiu. Congratulations Rosemary! By now I believe you’ve had the tablet delivered to you, so enjoy it! As for everyone who entered and didn’t win, we’re very sorry. We’ll keep trying to bring you more of these! Thanks for participating!

On Andrew Leaving

By David Ponce

So it’s been a sad Wednesday. The most important news of course being Steve Jobs’ passing. But also you’ve all found out about Andrew leaving OhGizmo. No one is sadder than I am, as Andrew has been with me through thick and thin, for the last 5 years. Although we’ve met on only a few occasions, I’ve always felt a kinship with him and more importantly a deep respect for his person and his work. Without a doubt, OhGizmo! wouldn’t be where it is today if not for Andrew.

Why is he leaving? I will leave it up to him to reveal the details, if he wants… but suffice it to say it’s for the best. You Andrew aficionados will be able to follow his work elsewhere, I guarantee it. As for OhGizmo? Well, I’m not sure how many of our readers today were reading it back in 2005, but I was at the helm back then. And even though I’ve faded into the background over the years, I’ve always been overseeing things, editorially and on the business side. While you may now know me as the guy who makes sponsored posts, that’s going to change. The older regulars will hopefully remember me fondly, and the ones who’ve never read me… I can only hope to win you over. Stick around, will you?

I can offer a few things. Changes. For one, the look and feel of the website will change, hopefully soon. I’ll also do my best to get more in tune with you guys. Looking for feedback and even direction. OhGizmo is nothing without you, and I’m here to not only entertain and inform, but also please. And while these changes are happening, you can keep coming for the articles, the “technologically flavored entertainment” that were our bread and butter for 6.5 years and counting.

Announcing The Tokyoflash Giveaway Winner

By David Ponce

And so the random numbers have spoken once more and the lucky winner of the Tokyoflash giveaway is Rob Green. Congrats, dude!

As usual, we’re very sorry we can’t make each and every one of you a winner, but we do keep trying to bring these to you as often as we can; keep entering and eventually, well… eventually maybe you’ll win!

Incidentally, before anyone says anything… Even though it wasn’t specified in the comments, making multiple entries, at the same time, in the same day, to increase your chances of winning wasn’t cool. I deleted the duplicates and kept one entry. If you’d like to argue, send a tersely worded missive to “legal” at this domain. We’ll get back to you instantly: please do hold your breath.

It’s The Holidays: We’re Giving Away A Tokyoflash Kisai Sensai Pure Watch!

By David Ponce

It’s the Holidays so of course here at OhGizmo! this means giving back to you, our readers, at least a tiny sliver of the joy you give us with your patronage. We try to do this in the form of giveaways, and we’ve sure had a few so far: the EOS Mixtape Watch (now closed), the Windows Phone 7 (now closed) and the TiVo Premiere (still open, so go comment!). We’re adding one more to that list with the Kisai Sensai Pure watch from Tokyoflash, in black on black.

As any self-respecting geek should, we have a serious love affair with these watches and believe that a line from Wired UK magazine captures their essence quite eloquently: “Tokyoflash has made being obtuse into an art form.” Indeed. So read the rules (they’re always changing a little) and enter for your chance to win!

Rules: 1) Open worldwide!! 2) Leave a comment on this post, but please make it longer than 25 characters (it’ll make your editor happy…). 3) Comments will be closed on December 25 at 11:59pm EST.

Yeah, that’s pretty much it. Happy Holidays!

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Announcing The Winner Of The Windows Phone 7

By David Ponce

This giveaway is brought to you by the new Windows Phone 7. Less tech tired. More tech trendy: Learn about Windows Phone online [] and see it in person at local T-Mobile stores today.

Well ladies and gentlemen, as promised, we’re announcing the winner of our Windows Phone 7 giveaway: reader “echezeaux”, with comment #46 (from newest to oldest) “” Yes, echezeaux, what you may be lacking in grammatical eloquence you are now making up in Windows Phone 7 swag. Congrats!

Once again, thank you so much to everyone for entering and we’re hoping to bring you more of these before the Holidays are up.

We Finally Have A Facebook Page: “Like” Us!

By David Ponce

Don’t think it’s a good idea to ask why it’s taken this long. Chalk it up to yours truly being some kind of moron. Nevertheless, better late than never, so here you have it, our Facebook Page. We’ve also inserted a little widget in the sidebar, but we’re not sure just how many people ever really look there… so I’m making a post about it so you can all luxate a finger in your excitement to go follow us on Facebook.

What are we going to do with it? Well, aside from reposting our articles, there will be the occasional giveaway that will be announced there only. And maybe you’ll see photos or videos of your favorite editors getting into increasingly embarrassing shenanigans. Or maybe not… we like to keep an aura of pretend professionalism around here. We’ll see, and we welcome suggestions.

In the meantime, Go Press That Button!!.

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Announcing The HP Touchsmart 600 Giveaway Winner


By David Ponce

Well folks, after two posts and hundreds of entries, the Random Number Generator God swooped down and selected one John McArthur from Carrollton, Georgia as the winner of our giveaway. It was a fun machine to review and we were happy to be able to give one away, though as always, we feel a little bad that for every winner there are hundreds more people disappointed. Fortunately, we’re pushing to bring you more and more of these, so just… keep reading!

Incidentally, John… how do you like it? Let us know in the comments!

Announcing The HP Envy 15 Giveaway Winner!

random By David Ponce

The only sad thing about giveaways is that for every winner there are 300 people that are upset they didn’t win. We’re sorry folks, but there is only one laptop to go around and this time it’s lucky commenter 119, as you can see from the screenshot. This happens to be commenter “jalp”, who forlornly laments the loss of his own laptop to someone he loves dearly. We’re pretty sure this sweet piece of hardware more than makes up for whatever it is he lost.


A few notes. “Phlow”, we haven’t forgotten you and although in the name of fairness we couldn’t just outright give this to you for your years of loyal readership, our new emphasis on commenting will ensure you’ll be rewarded soon. Keep an eye out. “McMan”, we’re sorry BuckyBalls seem like somewhat of a letdown next to this, but I guess that’s the way the cookie crumbles, whatever that means. Same as Phlow, your presence and your comments won’t go unrewarded.

And same goes for all of you that have been taking a more active part in this community. We’ve been online for almost 5 years now and despite our substantial readership, we haven’t really built the kind of place that people would want to go to to chat and “hang out”. We’re working on it now and I’d like to thank you all for participating in this and our other giveaways. Hopefully you’ll stick around and comment even when we’re not giving stuff away.

Announcing The BuckyBalls Winners

By David Ponce

It’s been long enough since we launched our BuckyBalls Giveaway, and 233 comments later, we have our three winners. First up, BigDanHall, who has a vasectomy coming up in two weeks. Ouch, we feel your pain!

Then there’s Hubbles, who pasted an ASCII image of Obama. Relevance to this contest? None, of course. But it was fun to get the first ever ASCII Obama comment on OhGizmo.

Finally, JoelCampbell who refered to me as “General Secretary of OhGizmo”. Kind of has a nice ring to it.

But here’s the twist. I’m giving away two more sets to our two most loyal commenters on the site: “McMan and Blairf Felgenheimer”. If it wasn’t for you two guys, the site would be a whole lot quieter. Yes, there are other loyal commenters, and I want to thank you. These two are something else though. In the coming weeks we’re going to be ramping up our efforts to get more of our 14,000 daily visitors and our 17,000 RSS subscribers to actually engage in conversation, so stay tuned.