Archive for November, 2012

This Robotic Sea Turtle Moves Through the Water With Breathtaking Grace

Mankind's attempts to create robotic humans that move exactly like us have so far been far from perfect. They usually stumble around, desperately trying to keep their balance like a toddler taking its first steps. But recreating the natural motions of underwater creatures like sea turtles? We've damn near perfected that. More »


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Andrew Liszewski

November 30th

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Do You Have Any Questions About Sex? Famed Sexologist Dr. Debby Herbenick Will Answer Them

This December, famous sexologist and Gizmodo friend Dr. Debby Herbenick—author of Sex Made Easy and Because It Feels Good: A Woman's Guide to Sexual Pleasure and Satisfaction—will answer your sex questions. Every day, Dr. Herbenick will pick a question and give you a solid, scientific answer. More »


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Jesus Diaz

November 30th

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The New Essential Apps November 2012

iPhones. iPads. Android. Windows Phone. We've updated all of our essential apps lists to include a few forgotten favorites, some long awaited arrivals and, as always, even more amazing apps. Check them out! More »


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Leslie Horn

November 30th

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Video/Gallery: Apple CEO Tim Cook seen giving interview/tour at Apple Store Grand Central with NBC anchor Brian Williams, airing Dec. 6

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Apple CEO Tim Cook was spotted at the company’s massive Grand Central store this afternoon, giving an interview with NBC anchor Brian Williams. The U.S. network is doing a piece on Apple and shopping at its stores during the holidays. Additionally, Cook was seen checking out the store and showing off the iPhone 5 and iPad mini. Apple’s Grand Central store opened to the public in December 2011, and it is considered a flagship for the company.

The program is set to air Dec. 6—per the tweet, press release, and video embedded below.

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Source: Instagram, Twitter

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COMING UP ON “ROCK CENTER WITH BRIAN WILLIAMS” THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6 AT 10P/9C

Apple’s CEO Tim Cook and Producer Peter Jackson

His first television appearance since taking over as the CEO of Apple, Tim Cook gives an exclusive interview to Brian Williams from his retail stores in New York City.

Ann Curry sits down with Peter Jackson in New Zealand, at the world premiere of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, premiering in the U.S. on December 14th.

A conversation every American should consider having with their aging parents, Harry Smith goes inside a new kind of end of life medical system and shows us a place that may well be the best place to die.

David Corvo is the senior executive producer, Alexandra Wallace is the executive producer and Brian Williams is the anchor and managing editor of “Rock Center with Brian Williams” (Thursdays at 10p/9c). Follow us at RockCenterNBC.com, facebook.com/RockCenterNBC and @RockCenterNBC.

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Jake Smith

November 30th

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This Retro Fridge Is One of the Things You Miss From the 1950s

Eating in the 1950s probably sucked in terms of convenience. No internet, meaning no Seamless Web. But the style was rad—and you can harness that aspect in your own kitchen with Servis's new retro fridges. More »


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Leslie Horn

November 30th

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Bar10der Review: A Watered-Down Cocktail Multitool

Bar supplies take up a lot of space. They're hard to keep together. It's easy to forget something. What if there was just one thing you could grab, and it contained everything you need to whip up some serious cocktails? There is. It's like a Leatherman for drunks. More »


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brent rose

November 30th

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Amazing Video of a Crane Lifting a Car Using Two Phones

You probably knew that it's impossible to pull apart two phonebooks put together with interleaving pages. But did you know that the bond—caused by the mechanical friction of the interleaving pages—is so strong that it can lift an entire car? This video demonstrates exactly that. The best part, however, may be to watch the car fall when they burn the phonebooks. More »


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Jesus Diaz

November 30th

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The Most Realistic Artificial Brain Has a Mind of Its Own

Computers can do practically anything these days, but they're still a far cry from robotic brains that don't just do what they're told but actually think for themselves. The Semantic Pointer Architecture Unified Network, or Spaun, is one of those, and it's creeping up on human intelligence. More »


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Eric Limer

November 30th

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There’s a Major Grand Canyon Controversy Going On Right Now

Conventional Grand Canyon wisdom holds two things to be true: it is exceptionally deep, and about five million years old. A new study, though, has pegged the yawning chasm's age as more than 10 times older than previously thought. More »


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Brian Barrett

November 30th

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North Korean Archeologists Discover Ancient Unicorn Lair (Seriously)

Archeologists of the History Institute of the DPRK Academy of Social Sciences in North Korea claim they have found the "lair of the unicorn rode by King Tongmyong." Yes, folks. A unicorn. The unicorn that their good old King used to ride back in the day.* More »


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Jesus Diaz

November 30th

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