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Bill Wins Again!!

Posted by Boghound on October 19, 2010


Merlin the dolphin prefers PC over Mac

Merlin, the bottlenose dolphin who had his own iPad before the tablet even hit shelves in most countries, has traded in the trendy device for a tougher alternative.

Merlin was using the iPad in June at a dolphin facility in Puerto Aventuras, Mexico, identifying objects by tapping the screen with his beak. It’s all a part of the SpeakDolphin project that aims to build a complete language interface between humans and dolphins.

But when it comes to teaching dolphins how to communicate with humans, Windows is apparently the superior operating system.

After trying out a few different tablets, SpeakDolphin chose to use Panasonic’s Toughbook 30 notebook and Toughbook 19 convertible tablet.

“He was more comfortable with the Toughbook experience, which offered greater screen visibility and sensitivity. We were able to hold the Toughbook notebooks closer to the water and our bodies, which makes the dolphin more comfortable and willing to interact and learn,” said Jack Kassewitz, president of SpeakDolphin.

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