You may have noticed a new menu item on the site this month: Podcasts. We're going to be working a little more closely with our friends at the Robots Podcast this year to share news back and forth in ways that will benefit our readers as well as their listeners. We've been carrying the release announcements for the podcast for some time but if you still haven't listened to one yet, go check it out right now! In other news, Billy McCafferty let us know about his new blog, SharpRobotica.com, which will focus on the software side of robotics. I also have a couple of Swirling Brain stories that piled up during the holidays: an ubergizmo story on Aldebaran Robotics newer, bigger Romeo humanoid robot; and an io9 story with photos and trailers from Real Steel, a new robot movie. Know any other robot news, gossip, or amazing facts we should report? Send 'em our way please. And don't forget to follow us on twitter.