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Helping To Prevent Or Delay Dementia In Dogs & Cats

Pets, like people, can suffer from cognitive dysfunction as they age, and their symptoms can be very similar to those of humans with Alzheimer's disease.  Not a happy thought, is it?  But there are ways you can prevent or, at least, delay pet 'dementia.'

Five Innovations That Changed Video Games

One can't argue that the gaming industry has produced its fair share of innovative products. Video games have changed a lot since the days of pong - the technological advances on this list are among the chief innovations that have propelled us from Pac Man to Crysis, and beyond.

Miss Butterfly Bliss Interactive Cottage Is Both Playful And Polite

From toy company Learning Curve comes the Miss Butterfly Bliss Interactive Cottage – a great way for girls to have fun and enjoy etiquette.

Help Keep Them Quiet At The Table With The Chew Chew Train

Have you ever noticed that twinkle in kids’ eyes when they order off the children’s menu and are served their food in a special box?  They delight in unpacking it and checking out all of the contents.  With the Chew Chew Train by Urban Trend you can create special kid meals at home.

C.F.S. Kids Set Is Seriously Strong Cardboard Furniture

The C.F.S. Kids table and stools set by Metrocs is made of cardboard and is surprising strong.  The set, which comes unassembled, requires no adhesive to put together.

Puzzibits Combine Pieces Of Fun For A Great Building Experience

From the Manhattan Toy company comes Puzzibits, a great way for kids to learn and build almost anything they want using interlocking hexagonal plastic pieces.

Free Your Mind - A Computer That Reads Your Mind, But Only The Good Bits

One day soon, it may be possible for a computer to read your mind, and determine which thoughts are worth reading.

Sproot Toy May Keep Pigs From Boredom And Destruction

Isn't this pig smiling?  He is playing with Beatrijs Voorneman, the designer of his new toys - ones she created to keep crowded farm pigs from attacking each other and getting bored. 

 

Thinking About Driving? Careful! - Driving With Your Mind

A German research team has developed a car that can be driven by the mind.

The Green Dollhouse - Environmentally Friendly And Charmingly Polished

Plan Toys "The Green Dollhouse" offers kids not only a well-made play place, but a way to learn about the basics of environmental stewardship.