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AOTS Monday, December 15

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Posted December 15, 2008 - By Eugene Morton
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If you need a seriously light camcorder that shoots in 720p and has 4GB of storage, which equals roughly 60 minutes of footage, then you should check out our review of the Mino HD camera from Flip, which can be found for under $300.
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'The Spirit' is out on Christmas Day and all this week, we're giving you all the Spirity goodness you can handle with lead actor Gabriel Macht live in the studio and interviews with Scarlett Johannson and Eva Mendez.
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It's important to stay abreast of what our future leaders are up to, which is why we must tell you about the SDA 10, a pancake making robot, as well as London's own saucy pole-dancing robots complete with pelvic thrusting and everything.
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Our own Alison Haislip talks to a few stuntmen from 'Mummy 3' about their life as professional rag dolls, and then gets in on the act herself. Check out Alison on fire!
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Layla's got some surprising news for you on this rainy/snowy/crystal clear Monday and she's not shy about telling it all. You'll hear about Microsoft's first iPhone app, Google's possible move away from net neutrality, and a farting iPhone app unfortunate
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There's just a few simple tools and supplies you'll need to make one of the coolest things ever, your very own hovercraft. If you're looking to cruise the esplanade and impress geeky chicks, this may be the way to go.
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Cheap Ambulance, Pipe Crawl Show, The Growler, Bush vs. Shoe, Between Two Ferns.
Got a foot fetish? Not that kind, you perv.  The kind that causes you to spend hours in the shoe store? We have help for you.  It's called Sneakerheads.
You'll find plenty of fly kicks on today's Sneakerheads, especially now that Pro-Keds is offering classic arcade themed shoes and Nike1d.com is allowing people to customize their footwear down to the tiniest detail.

The China Post reports that the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology will be using robots in a stage production of The Phantom of the Opera. Uhmmmm...okay. According to the site:

"A Taiwan university announced yesterday the creation of what could be the world’s first robot theater, which will make its debut on Dec. 27 by performing the musical The Phantom of the Opera. The theater is comprised of four intelligent robots developed by the Center for Intelligent Robots at National Taiwan University of Science and Technology."

This sounds like a complete train wreck waiting to happen. Part of me wishes that I could go to Taiwan for the holidays just to see how much of a catastrophe this will be. Part of me is also scared to death that it will actually work and robots will soon replace actors, singers...and bloggers. Now please read my rewritten lyrics to Phantom's "Music of the Night."

"Robots acting, what the hell is happening?
Taiwan's students, aren't very prudent.
Let the dream begin so that Skynet will soon win,
Hard as lightning, soft as candlelight.
Dare you trust the robots of the night?"

Source via Engadget

Tags: Tech

Thought that Sci-Fi Channel would be done with the mega-hit, Battlestar Galactica after the show ends its run in 2009? Think again! The cable channel has greenlit the much-talked about prequel to the show entitled Caprica. (Isn't that a spice?) As of now, a pilot has already been produced, set to debut in December, and the series is set to launch in early 2010.

Set to star, is Eric Stoltz, Esai Morales, Paula Malcomson, and Polly Walker. Taking place 50 years before the war with the Cylons which fuels the Galactica we all know, this  series will be about an "earth-like planet" dealing with seemingly non outer-space issues. According to Sci-Fi president Dave Howe on the outer-space issue:

Caprica has none of that. It's ... set on an Earthlike planet, in the near future, speaking to a lot of the ethical dilemmas that we as a human race are going to have to face very shortly.

Tags: Movies, TV

AOTS Monday December 1

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Posted December 1, 2008 - By Mike D'Alonzo
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It's time to get the scoop from Kevin and Olivia once again on all things robots. This time, they'll look at the new Japanese AR (Assistant Robot) from Japan destined to someday be your robo-maid of choice, among many other exciting robot tidbits.
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If you're looking for a good solid phone to stuff into someone's stocking, you might want to check out the 3rd edition of the fancy LG Chocolate flip phone, which can be yours for $99 and a contract.
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We take another visit to the wikipediatrician who's got a few enlightening nuggets of fake wisdom to dish out on us, in classic UNeducated guess style.
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Alison Haislip got the chance to sit down with Bam Margera to talk about his new holiday film, in which he directs and stars, where he traipses across the Earth in search of the elusive Santa Claus.
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Madame Olivia Munn lists some of the better technology hacks we should all aspire to achieve. She'll let us in on Trumpet Hero, a TV-B-Gone hoodie, and an emergency party button.
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Sometimes life gets tough and there is no sunshine to be found. However, there is a place you can always go for a smile. It's Around the Net.
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Kristin Adams is back to tell you the most important Feed news you'll hear all day, including the fallout from Black Friday, a Linux iPhone hack, and a ruling on the MySpace suicide case.
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An estimated 80 tweets happen every 5 seconds in the world of Twitter, most of which are for entertainment, but how can Twitter be used in times of great emergencies and who's to say that the information you're getting is always accurate?

AOTS Tuesday, November 18

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Posted November 18, 2008 - By Eugene Morton
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Chris and Olivia graciously take you through this week's ever-shallowing end of the gene pool with backyard wrestling accidents that will make you SO happy you're not a redneck.
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Chris Gore is back with his weekly barrage of DVD reviews including the much-lauded 'Tropic Thunder,' 'Wall-E' on Blu-ray and a lesser-known documentary called 'Gonzo.'
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The lovely Olivia Munn is here to guide your buying season's instincts with some stuff you should probably stay away from in today's Attack This. As an instance, a $2000 iPod dock and the $78,000 stuffed-animal chairs might not be a good purchase to make.
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This week, Blair Butler runs through some of her favorite newly released comics like 'Vikings,' the web comic 'Freak Angels,' and one that's starting to edge its way into classic status, 'Y the Last Man.'
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Parry Gripp creates his YouTube magic with stock viral clips and layers of his own goofy but brilliant pop tunes over top.
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Get ready for Layla to drop some knowledge on you about Jerry Yang's resignation from Yahoo, a new Tennessee law that requires colleges and universities to police their students' computers for copyright violations, and oh, so much more.
Special guests, hot movie coverage, on-location shoots and everything else that only a show like Attack of the Show can show.
Alison gets some pointers from Xtreme Fighting Association veteran, Sean "TNT" Yarborough on how to train for such a versatile fighting league and how to defend yourself out in the real world.
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Back with all the news that's fit for robots, in this edition we'll update you on what's going on with an $800 Mecha-Godzilla, an edifying flute-bot, and Honda's fancy robotic legs.
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Skateboarder Knock Out, World of Wireless, Star Trek 90210, Tall Mohawk, Sammy Davis Jr.

AOTS Monday, November 17

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Posted November 17, 2008 - By Eugene Morton
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Samsung takes their latest shot at the iPhone with this 8 megapixel, smile-detecting camera-phone with video, that also has surround sound capabilities, 8 or 16GB storage, Wi-Fi and GPS.
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Sneakerheads is all about the flashiest new kicks and today we're tipping you off to some super sweet O.G. NES homage Nikes, Wii-inspired Air Force 2 High Tops, and where you can spend $60K on a huge lot of 500 highly sought after sneakers.
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Chris Hardwick takes a little trip to the Jet Propulsion Laboratories where he talks to some of the brainiacs who designed the robots and rovers that actually inspired the film including an interview with Wall-E himself.
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Michael Schneider of Variety joins us from Los Angeles to talk about the recent woes plaguing the television show 'Heroes' and what they can do to salvage it.
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MacGyver Punch, Shark Science, Plane vs. Cow, SNL: SIngle Ladies, Packers Fans.
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It's time to take a trip to the wikipediatrician who's got all the fake knowledge you could ever need. He's not a doctor, but he plays one on the internet.
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Layla comes around to give us a spot of Feed including news that Mark Cuban could be in big trouble for insider trading, a new option for ordering Dominos, and other news that you care about.
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It's time to check in on our buddies across the great pond in Japan to see what kind of gadgets they've cooked up for you to consume.

It seems that Warner has tapped the talents of Alfred Gough and Miles Millar (Spiderman 2, Smallville) to pen the script for the upcoming feature film adaptation of Robotech.

Once a mainstay of the 80's era of the transforming cartoon robots, Robotech also holds a distinction of being a cult favorite in terms of its harder-edged anime status. The show was dubbed in English for US audiences and aired on TV, as they made just enough episodes to reach syndication.

The film was up until recently, in a developmental stage with a set release for 2010. Whether that has changed, is uncertain at this point. While a script by the legendary Lawrence Kasdan (The Empire Strikes Back, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Return of the Jedi) was on the table, Warner decided to move the project along with the duo of Gough and Millar, who had the "geek cred."

Among others, it is believed that the duo's old Spiderman pal, Tobey Maguire will be producing the film.

This is definitely a series that could lend itself well to a film adaptation. However, what will we get? Star Wars or Michael Bay's Transformers "in the stars"?

Source

Tags: Comics, Movies, TV

Tech News Countdown: November 7, 2008

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Posted November 7, 2008 - By bleahy

Welcome to the Tech News Countdown, hosted by Alison Haislip, even though the very capable Blair Herter is filling in for her this week. Every other Friday, Alison brings you the top 5 tech stories of the week so be sure to watch the show. Otherwise, she'll be sad and you don't want that, do you?

This week Blair brings you the latest on naughty Craigslist ads seeking sex in exchange for tickets to Obama's victory speech, the possibility of life on Saturn, a giant magnetic shield, an amazing robotic jellyfish, and a teen's awesome new name.

Here now, is the Tech News Countdown.

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Give it a watch and tell us what you think in the comments section. You can also cast your opinion in the Tech News Countdown forum.

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Tech News Countdown: October 31, 2008

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Posted October 31, 2008 - By bleahy

Welcome to the Tech News Countdown, hosted by Alison Haislip. Every Friday, Alison brings you the top 5 tech stories of the week so be sure to watch the show. Otherwise, she'll be sad and you don't want that, do you?

This week Alison brings you the latest on newly surfaced UFO evidence, the Pentagons plan for a pack of human-hunting robots, scientists try to figure out how to wipe memories, a new visual distress beacon of stranded astronauts, and a different set of scientists try to create a portable brain scanner that could help NASA monitor the health of their astronauts.

Here now, is the Tech News Countdown.

 

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Give it a watch and tell us what you think in the comments section. You can also cast your opinion in the Tech News Countdown forum.

Subscribe to G4's Tech News Countdown Podcast by clicking your preferred service:

AOTS Monday, October 20

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Posted October 20, 2008 - By Eugene Morton
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Rollerblader Fall, Monkey Segway, XArm, Who's Ridin' Biden, SNL Palin Rap.
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Layla Kayleigh kicks off your week in news with The Daily Feed, including stories on Motorola and Google, 'Anonymous' getting busted, British UFOs, and more.
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Today's Robot News focuses on Salvador Dabot, a robot that can paint an accurate portrait using vector graphics, as well as the Cyberdine HAL, a killer exoskeleton suit.
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Today's Gadget Pr0n gets down and dirty with the OCZ Neural Impulse Actuator, a gaming headband that actually works off of your brain waves to deliver a satisfying gaming experience.
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Blair Butler tours Rhythm and Hues and Giant Studios, wears a mo-cap suit, and hulks out as we celebrate the DVD release of 'The Incredible Hulk.'
Got a foot fetish? Not that kind, you perv.  The kind that causes you to spend hours in the shoe store? We have help for you.  It's called Sneakerheads.
Shoe lovers, get ready to drool, as Sneakerheads gives us Globe's 'Gears of War' kicks, as well as the Nike SB Superhero pack, which allows you to show love for your favorite heroes on your feet!
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Today's rousing edition of The Loop will feature adult film star and business woman, Joanna Angel, who will discuss what the adult film industry is doing to influence the election and how the election will, in turn, influence the adult film industry.
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