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If you have an extra iPad laying around and feel like donating it to a unique cause, the Apps for Apes program might be the one for you. Launched last year, the program gives iPads to various types of apes, including orangutans, to enrich their leisure and education environments. Now the Smiths...

January 23rd 2013 at 12:30pm 0 Comments
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iPads are everywhere, even in the orangutan cages at Miami's Jungle Island. As reported by Fox News, the Florida zoo is experimenting with iPads and using them to communicate with their apes. The apes are using a graphics-rich app designed to communicate with autistic children. Not surprisingly...

May 9th 2012 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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YouTube user Mark Rober, last seen making a gruesome Halloween costume with a couple of iPad 2s, has posted another video on YouTube featuring another relatively unconventional use for Apple's mobile devices. Rober found that during a trip to the zoo, he could use the iPhone's front camera and scr...

February 15th 2012 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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Parents and educators looking for a fun way to teach the young ones about zoo animals -- and have a bit of fun in the process -- now have an iPad app that fits both criteria. Pocket Zoo HD (US$3.99) gives kids of all ages a chance to learn more about some of the animals they might find in zoos...

August 18th 2011 at 12:30pm 0 Comments
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One of my private theories about MMO players -- one I'm now making public -- is that we all have the collective memories of goldfish. It's the only way to explain why we go through the same exact phases each and every time an MMO nears launch, all the while acting as though this has never happened...

February 23rd 2011 at 12:30pm 0 Comments

Chillingo is not kidding about iPhone releases lately -- it seems like every other day they're premiering a new download in the App Store, for better or worse. Their website calls them "The Leading Publisher of iPhone Games," and it seems like they're definitely pushing for quantity. But there are s...

May 29th 2009 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Zoo Keeper did two things I frankly never expected the moment I finally got my mitts on the cartridge. The first was a highly distressing personal evaluation delivered to me by a balding man with a suit and a cigar: "You are a total failure." These words stand alone in a sea of poorly-translated li...

November 24th 2008 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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If you've heard of Vanillaware, you probably know that the developer is responsible for making beautiful 2D games such as Odin Sphere, GrimGrimoire, and the possibly-in-danger Oboro Muramasa Youtouden. Upon finding out that the company was making a DS game, we couldn't wait to see the lush beauties...

June 2nd 2008 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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Although WowWee's theoretical zoo of robotic creatures is indeed impressive, our hats are off to Leonel Moura. This visionary has created a vivid yellow structure which is home to some 45 robots -- most powered by photovoltaic energy while the others are plugged into the ceiling or ground -- that we...

June 27th 2007 at 1:27am 0 Comments