For those who design for the Web, securing a placeholder image -- a temporary picture that'll save a spot while the website is under construction -- is often a headache. On top of needing to resize hundreds of images that'll just be tossed anyway, merely locating a group of suitable pictures is a tedious task to which no self-respecting Web guru looks forward. Enter Placekitten, a simple ...
Today at Chez Switched, we are playing with kittens in Oregon. Or, at least, we are virtually playing with kittens. (And by "we," we mean the one of us that still uses Internet Explorer.) Inventor/robotics expert Scott Harris, head of the Boise, Iowa-based company Apriori Control, has created a Web-controlled system that manipulates robotic arms. While waiting for more profitable clients, Harris ...
When Mattel's 'Puppy Tweets' opened up Twitter to the entire canine community, cat owners everywhere were outraged over what they saw as overt discrimination -- and with good reason. Why, pray tell, should a dog's inner thoughts be valued higher than a cat's? Would the animal kingdom really sit on its hands and allow Twitter to refuse service to an entire population, simply because of the size ...
Share If you're still blaming 'Duck Hunt' for the fact that your kid grew up to be a serial killer, wait till you get a load of the bloodthirsty games Nickelodeon is now marketing to today's generation of miscreants. The Boston-based Campaign for a Commercial Free Childhood has awarded Nickelodeon's AddictingGames.com with the dubious title of 'worst toy of the year,' after tallying nearly 5,000 ...
Every time we turn around (literally and figuratively), everyone is talking about a new "funniest video ever." Most of those videos come nowhere close to warranting such lofty praise, but every once in a while a true contender comes along and rears its slightly disturbing, fluffy little head. This week's nominee for "funniest video ever" is called "Kittens, Inspired by Kittens" (check out the ...
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