While it’s not really useful, we couldn’t have a list of commercial bots without including this baby dinosaur. Pleo, the artificial pet, starts out as a newly hatched dinosaur and matures over time, showing all the signs of an infant, juvenile, and adult. Weighing 8.8 pounds (4 kilograms), Pleo is like a living, breathing pet as it gets hungry and tired, changes its mood, and feels urges to explore. Pleo sells for $469.
KUNMING, YUNNAN PROVINCE, CHINA – It’s hard to imagine an American expatriate more unpopular in Kunming right now than the woman who runs the blogsite BirdAbroad.
Last week, she chanced upon not one but three knock-off Apple shops near the heart of the southwestern city’s shopping district. The main one on Zhengyi Road, she wrote, “was a total Apple store rip-off. A beautiful rip-off.”
This week, local authorities in the Yunnan capital began shutting them down. However, the “fake” Apple shop so thoroughly described by BirdAbroad remains open.
All that we are is the result of what we have thought. If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows him. If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought, happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him. ”
Born on July 29, these three endagered Asian fishing cats are being cared for at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium by their mother in a secluded den.
In the wild, the nocturnal fishing cat is found in southern Asia in densely vegetated areas near marshes, mangroves, rivers and streams as well as in tropical dry forests.