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Orangutans monkey around with iPads at zoo

A program called Apps for Apes has swung its way into the Smithsonian's National Zoo in the U.S. capital.

By Jan. 23, 2013


Polar bear dons high-tech collar for USGS

Tasul the polar bear is helping scientists collect valuable information on how bears are reacting to climate change by wearing a high-tech collar in her enclosure at the Oregon Zoo.

By Jul. 31, 2013


Crave Ep. 106: DIY laser cannons

This week on Crave, we take a look at the deadly do-it-yourself Iron Man Laser Gauntlet and monkey around with iPad-wielding apes. Then we wash our hands with ManHands manly scented soaps.

By Jan. 25, 2013


The iPad -- it's not just for humans any more

A new program at the Miami zoo involves using iPads to communicate with orangutans. With tougher "orangutan-proof" screens, the zoo may let the general public in on the high-tech gabfest as well.

By May. 9, 2012


Vint Cerf sees an 'Interspecies Internet' to talk with animals

The Internet visionary foresees the Web as becoming a way for humans to communicate with animals and connect with the cosmos.

By Feb. 28, 2013


Ultrabooks no longer ultra-pricey

Google takes the Project Glass camera for a spin, orangutans are communicating with iPads, and the prices are dropping for Ultrabooks.

By May. 9, 2012


The 404 1,051: Where we were big in the '90s (podcast)

Leaked from today's episode: Facebook death patrols, ink cartridge scams go a step further, your Mom using a smartphone...in bed, Carmageddon revisited, and butt dialing 911.

By May. 10, 2012


@Uh-oh: Twoddler lets toddlers send tweets

A tricked-out Fisher Price Activity Center with pictures of family members and friends attached and an Arduino board inside lets toddlers sent predefined messages to their own Twitter accounts.

By Dec. 5, 2009


Microsoft axes Digital Image Suite

The software maker quietly dumps its consumer photo-editing program, noting that elements of the technology did make their way into Windows Vista.

By Jun. 15, 2007


After Facebook backlash, Nestle steps up sustainability

A Facebook campaign led to a PR disaster for Nestle, and now the food giant is cutting ties to companies that contribute to deforestation in their harvesting of palm oil.

By May. 17, 2010