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Friday, January 07, 2011

Game Playing Cats

Electronic games that is. Believe it or not, an article in yesterday's New York Times detailed the various apps that are being created for...cat games! Titles like "Cat Toy" and "Game for Cats" can be downloaded for your IPad and amuse Tabby for hours. All of the games out now are basically the same, says one of the Times' resident techies: "something moves across the screen-like a mouse or a dot-and if your cat swats it, the device visibly or audibly responds." The author must be a cat lover because he also manages to squeeze in a few cat compliments; for example, he dryly mentions that "As you might expect, the apps are much more effective on IPads than other mobile devices, simply because of the larger format, but also because cats know a premium toy when they see one." And dogs don't? Harrumph!

One of the app's developers, Nate Murray, said he was "confident-but not completely certain- that a cat's claws could not harm an IPad screen. Whew!
Read this amusing article here: www.nytimes.com/2011/01/06/technology/personaltech/06smart.html?_r=1&scp=5&sq=Bob%20Tedeschi&st=Search

So far no electronic games for dogs...yet. To tell ya the truth, I'd rather chomp on my new (and real) bone...

We'll leave you with a photo of Bella patiently waiting for her App to upload.

4 comments:

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Are woo sure she's not waiting fur MY blog to load ;-)

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Priscilla said...

I wonder whether Eva and Mika like to stay at home playing some electronic games on their own or go to the park with us?

Kirby, CGC said...

Hmm...not sure if I'd like looking at a little screen or a huge bone! Yeah, I'll take the bone too!

PS: My mom has been working on my rescue story Bocci, hopefully we will have it to you by tomorrow!

Woof!
Kirby

Mr. Pip said...

I have tried to entice my feline siblings with the computer, but they are just not that interested. I am curious if they games would spark their interest.

Your pal, Pip

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