Why engineers are looking to animals for new technology

As a race, human beings have a lot of shortcomings. We’re not very fast, not all that strong and while we have been able to create technology that helps us overcome our environments, we’re

Internet of Elephants uses AR to get up close to endangered species, turns their migrations into a game

Wildlife conservation groups have made a lot of strides in raising awareness of animals whose populations or natural habitats are endangered, and what we can do to help. Now a startup out of Kenya is

The Dodo is alive and well with 1 billion monthly video views

Looks like people really do like animal videos. The team at The Dodo (an online publisher focused on those aforementioned animals) told me their videos were viewed 1 billion times in November. That’

Endangered ferrets are being saved by drones that drop vaccine-laced M&Ms

Here’s your weird but interesting technology story for the day. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is using M&M-dispensing drones to save endangered black-footed ferrets in rural Mon

Klooff Is An App For Pet Lovers Who Idolize Their Animals

Do you love your pet? Do you have a phone? Are you alone and have little else to do? <a target="_blank" href="">Klooff</a> is the way to go. The app is, as I understand it, a way fo

This stupid economy has officially gone too far as Mother’s Cookies is going under

Gadgets be damned for fifteen minutes, this is real news! Mother’s Cookies – makers of those delicious, delicious frosted Circus Animal Cookies – is going out of business, citing “rising price

Crime-fighting dog found dead in Malaysia

Sad news, folks. Manny, a dog trained to sniff out pirated DVDs, has died in Malaysia. The AP is reporting that the dog “died of an unknown cause” and that Malaysian authorities don’t suspect fo

Real-life dolphin now swims majestically with artificial tail

Apparently you can fit animals with all sorts of prosthetics these days. Take this dolphin, which got its tail caught in a crab trap two years ago. For two years the dolphin, Winter, couldn’t sw

A fuzzy goat manipulation device (I think)

[photopress:fuzzygoatttt.jpg,full,center] If Joel can’t figure out what this fuzzy goat thing is all about, how can you expect me, Nicholas, to? It sorta reminds me of those old Da Vinci drawing

One step to Santa's naughty list

If you like to pump your music from your iPod for all to hear, and you like to be cruel to animals with seven seconds of memory, have we got the device for you. Meet the iPond, the real-life speaker/a

The Writer's Strike: Week 5, the sadness sets in but fun is still in the offing

Former Colbert Report — they’re technically former until Sumner Redstone’s distended syphilitic heart explodes, releasing billions in online revenue back into the economy at large &m

Rescue Dog to the rescue!

I live in an earthquake zone. It is called Seattle. We don’t have many rumblers here, but when we do, they’re pretty serious. Just a few years ago the mighty Nisqually quake dropped the bl

Thug Life: The Michael Vick Dog Chew Toy

Waiting for the American justice system to run its course can be boring and tedious. If you’re looking for a little something to do while you wait, why not buy your dog a Michael Vick chew toy?

Weiner Dog Accent Lamp

Oh my. What do we have here? Could it be a Weiner Dog Accent Lamp that compliments the coffee table perfectly? Could be! It looks like a dog, but it’s really a lamp with a beautiful amber glow!

Pleo Now Available For US Pre-order

Everyone’s favorite animatronic dinosaur is now one step closer to invading our shores. Pleo’s manufacturer UGOBE is taking pre-orders for the dinosaur and the price isn’t cheap. Aft