Crave: High score, good dog! CleverPet makes the first canine game console, Ep. 159
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CleverPet is a touch-based, adaptive game console and feeder that dispenses a treat when your dog solves simple puzzles. Meanwhile, this vibrating capsule could be a treat for some suffering humans.
[MUSIC] Hi, my name is Steve, and here's what's happening this week on CNET's Crave. [MUSIC] A couple of weeks ago on Crave, we did a story on the world's tiniest sand castles, that were etched into the side of a single grain of sand, using a focused ion beam. So this week we're checking out comic strips, carved into a single hair follicle. Juana Knits the Planet, is a comic strip created by artist Claudia Pulfusrt. Which is a series of panels, showing a woman building creations, like a tree and music, starting from a ball of yarn. [MUSIC] This video trailer was produced, for the Exceptional Hardware Software Meeting, a conference dedicated to open source and do-it-yourself projects, taking place in Hamburg, Germany in late June. Check it out. Researchers using data from the Kepler Telescope, and other observatories around the world, have in recent years discovered 1700 new exoplanets, they're calling them, that live beyond our solar system. They even put together the open exoplanet catalog, available to anyone with an interest in discovering new worlds. Building on this catalog of planets, University of Leicester, theoretical astrophysics PhD student, Tom Hands, used the data to create a video visualization, which takes you on a fly by, of all known star systems, in the universe so far. I want to emphasize, so far, that are orbited by confirmed exoplanets. The planets in the video, are sorted by how long it takes them to orbit their home star, demonstrating the vast range of different time scales, and which exoplanets orbit their host stars, compared to a 365 day Earth year. These real life photo filtered sunglasses, will make you feel like you're living in an awesome instagram photo 24/7. Tens, is a sunglasses brand, that has created a custom sense heightening lens tint, that works with the warmth of the sun, to lend an uplifting tint to the world, beyond the lens according to the Tens Indiegogo page. The sunglasses are scratch and mpact resistant, and are made with CR39 plastic polymer lenses, that have been coated with UV 4,000 protection, as well as the special tint, inspired by digital photo filters. Tens co-founder, Marty Bell explains, we focused predominantly on the way the bright. Sunlight was filtered. Paying close attention to filling highlight colors with subtle yellows and oranges. Adding saturation in the green and blues, particularly in the sky tone. [MUSIC] Check out Tens on Indiegogo. [MUSIC] This vibrating capsule may help relieve constipation. The small capsule contains a tiny motor which is programmed to start vibrating six to eight hours after being swallowed. Mechanical stimulation caused by the pill, produces contractions in the intestines, which helps move stool through the digestive tract, more efficiently. Wow! Fans of the popular Nintendo 3DS game Tomodachi Life, have launched a social media campaign, calling on Nintendo, to allow same-sex relationship options in the game. [MUSIC] Their argument is that married characters, have access to exclusive features, like bigger houses. And the ability to have a child, according to the campaign creator, Tye Marini. Nintendo released a statement saying, the relationship options in the game represent a playful alternate world, rather than a real-life simulation. We hope that all of our fans will see that Tomodachi Life was intended to be a whimsical and quirky game, and that we were absolutely not trying to provide social commentary. Behold, the first game console for dogs. CleverPet is an interactive game, that dispenses a treat when your dog presses the correct button. We've seen a lot of these. The game starts out simple awarding your pet with a treat, when it presses the button that is lit up. After a while, the game becomes more complex, displaying patterns, and challenging the dog to work a little harder to get that tasty treat. The idea behind CleverPet, is to engage your dog, even when you're not home. It adapts to the skill level of your dog, so it doesn't get too frustrating, or too easy. The device connects to your home WiFi, and can be monitored through the CleverPet app. CleverPet is currently seeking funding on KickStarter, and could be yours now for only $159. [MUSIC]. All right guys, that's the show. Thank you very much for watching. As always, you could find all these. Stories at CNET's Crave blog at CNET.com/crave. Make sure you follow Crave on Twitter @Crave. And, check out this week's Crave giveaway. This week's Crave giveaway, are these unique bags made of recycled tires, from Alchemy Goods. Go to the blog, and enter to win. [MUSIC]. This is not real. [MUSIC]. It's just a computer generated [INAUDIBLE] [MUSIC]