If my memory serves ... they teased the segment prior to a commercial break, and this was the first segment coming back from the break, and I don't think they had been playing with all of the gadgets prior to the commercial.
FWIW, I didn't pay any attention to them, and didn't really even see it as insulting or anything while watching it. Not until Stretch pointed it out today. :)
(What it's "worth" is probably simply more proof that I'm a dufus. :))
I am with you. I must be a stupid a$$ monkey then, because I just thought they were being silly about gadgets and gizmos. I did not think anything of it. I probably also did not care either so that could have something to do it. Sometimes my apathetic side comes in handy.
All this being said it is nice that this research is getting some play on the GC.