cyberpet


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cyberpet

(ˈsaɪbəˌpɛt)
n
(Computer Science) an electronic toy that simulates the activities of a pet, requiring the owner to feed, discipline, and entertain it
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It follows the success of the cyberpet, a pet that lives on a computer desktop and needs to be looked after.
Although the festive season is still three months away, children are already desperate to get their paws on the cyberpet which needs constant care just like a real dog.
Two of the books are in his Island of Slaves series (he has six planned) and the third is a one-off two-in-one book Treasure Of The Blue Mountain and Kevin's Amazing Cyberpet.
IF you like the idea of a four-legged friend, but don't fancy the regular walkies or the vets' bills, the RSPCA has come up with a great alternative - the Cyberpet.
It is the fourth year that the RSPCA has run the initiative, inspired by the Japanese craze for Tamagotchi cyberpet toys in 1998.
Love By Mail is the brainchild of Bandai, the company that dreamed up the Tamagotchi cyberpet.
WHAT could be more irritating than a cyberpet demanding constant care or a cartoon character which comes to life?
The UK's RSPCA has launched a Cyberpet web site, to demonstrate the importance of animal care, which can be visited at http://www.
FIRST there were the playground cyberpets - now computer giant Fujitsu gives you a cyberpet which lives in your PC.
MOPy Fish, created for Hewlett-Packard, is registered in the Guinness Book of Records 2001 as the most downloaded cyberpet with more than 16 million downloads.
uk Kids can click into the Animal Action pages and if you decide that you couldn't really cope with a real life animal, you can adopt a cyberpet.
But now meet the cyberpet - a far more realistic and sophisticated toy.