Great listening / You, robot

Saturday, August 18, 2012
2 things to hear, 1 thing to amaze:

* The Bugle. If you're a fan of "The Daily Show" and you've never heard correspondent John Oliver join his friend Andy Zaltzman in their cross-Atlantic weekly news show, you're in for fun. Subscribe free via iTunes.

* RadioLab. Jad Abumrad won a "genius grant" for his work on this show he creates with Robert Krulwich. Give this episode three minutes and you'll be hooked.

YOU, ROBOT. reports on a $1,999 gadget that turns an iPad into a Segway-like thing you control remotely with another iPad: Your face appears atop a mobile "telepresence" described by Double Robotics as "the most elegant way to be somewhere else in the world without flying there." Check out the promotional video to see a promising method for touring a museum or gallery remotely.

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