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Robot cat tail is the strange answer to your end-of-day anxiety

by Jason
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Qoobo may be the perfect cat.  It’s soft, responsive, and will never scratch, dismiss, or leave you. It’s also a robot. SEE ALSO: This super strong artificial muscle may bring us closer to lifelike robots Qoobo, which was unveiled this week by Yukai Engineering Co., Ltd. at the CEATAC trade show in Japan is only marginally a cat. Its wagging feline tail is attached to a 2-pound ball of fur. There’s no purring face, no head or whiskers, no legs, feet, or claws. The name is a combination of the French word for “tail” and “robot.” The plush toy rests […]

People are super psyched over Ikea’s new pet furniture collection

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ScritchImage: ikea/screenshot Even dogs and cats need to relax in style. Ikea has just dropped a new collection designed exclusively for pets. SEE ALSO: Ikea is roasting Apple for overpriced charging mats The new Lurvig collection, which means “hairy” in Swedish, made its pilot launch in five countries — Japan, France, Canada, U.S and Portugal (Algarve) at the start of October, an Ikea spokesperson told Mashable. From a plush dog bed to a fancy scratching mat, Ikea’s pretty much got you covered. Image: ikea japan/instagram Image: IKEA JAPAN/INSTAGRAM Here’s the catalogue, even if you aren’t in a country that has […]

‘Polishing a Rusty Knife’ is a perfect video and deserves the world

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The #1 video on YouTube right now is “Polishing a Rusty Knife,” uploaded by Japanese YouTuber Jun on Monday. I’ll cut right to it this is a great video, and it deserves this honor. First of all, the narrative arc here is extremely satisfying. As Jun explains, he purchased the rusty knife for $3 far more than it was worth in its dilapidated condition. So, to get the best of the dude who ripped him off, he painstakingly buffs and sharpens it to perfection. It’s a beautiful revenge story! Wow. But the wonders don’t stop there. After Jun finishes polishing […]