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Virtual Pet Shelter founder finds solace in Tamagotchi

Many virtual pets end up living out their lives forgotten in dark drawers. If a new Virtual Pet Shelter gets off the ground, all those Tamagotchis and Webkinz will have a place to go.

By Mar. 12, 2012


Amuse shelter cats with online remote-control toys

AprioriControl builds interactive online playrooms for shelter cats. Viewers control the iPet Companion Webcam and robotic cat toys to play with adorable and adoptable kittens from afar.

By Aug. 11, 2011


Google digitizing lists of Japan shelter dwellers

Google hopes people will e-mail photos showing who's in emergency shelters so it can help Japanese find each other after the earthquake and tsunami. Also: volunteer translators needed.

By Mar. 17, 2011


Designing a new emergency shelter (photos)

In light of the Haiti earthquake, design site Core 77 challenged designers to come up with innovative ideas for emergency shelters. Here are some of their ideas.

6 Images By Feb. 19, 2010


Shelter your grill for anytime grilling

The Grillzebo provide year-round protection for your grill.

By Aug. 28, 2009


Makeshift shelter of future: Sewer pipes, balloons?

In light of the Haiti earthquake, design site Core 77 launches a contest tasking designers with creating innovative designs for short-term shelters.

By Feb. 19, 2010


PC manufacturers seek shelter from Vista's drizzle

PC manufacturers are trying to turn Vista into something more than Microsoft, but they're failing, and would find more success with Linux.

By Aug. 27, 2008


Twitter's new Alerts system spreads word of Capitol shooting

Launched just last week, the system was designed to let agencies alert the public about natural disasters or other events. The Senate Sergeant at Arms used the system during Thursday's shooting.

By Oct. 3, 2013


Uber delivers adoptable kittens to your doorstep

Apparently, it's National Cat Day. Uber hatches an adorable plan to promote on-demand delivery while potentially finding homes for kittens.

By Oct. 29, 2013


Internet access is more important than sleep or food?

A new U.K. study shows that the only activity to rival Internet access for men is sex.

By Jun. 18, 2013