About This Episode
Join us from the floor of San Diego Comic-Con 2012 for the ultimate gadget geek-fest! Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson interviews Gadget Gary (aka Gary Dell’Abate aka Baba Booey of The Howard Stern Show). He’s joined by Chris Hardwick, the Nerdist, and Phil Plait, the Bad Astronomer. In Part 1, they dish on the coolest, and in some cases, not-yet-available-to-the-public, consumer technology: working sonic screwdrivers, wireless appliances that use inductive charging, a credit-card sized, 160GB Bluetooth memory drive for iPads, and an always-on, ear-mounted camera that can replay the last 2 minutes of your life. They’ll also discuss the psychology of “unboxing”, the puzzling science behind the Lytro camera that shoots now and focuses later, the reality of being a science geek, and the promise and peril of storing your information in “The Cloud.”
NOTE: All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: StarTalk and Baba Booey Rock Comic-Con (Part 1).