May 17, 2012 at 11:16 AM ET
Pets can be frustrating.
Sometimes they just stare and stare at you — as if you're supposed to magically know exactly what they're thinking.
Well, an amusing (and free) iPhone app helps defuse those awkward moments by suggesting what might be on your beloved pet's mind.
The app's called CrossTuner and it can be downloaded from the Apple App Store. All you have to do in order to use it is point your iPhone's back-facing camera at the confusing creature near you, select what it is (currently the only options are dog, cat and zombie), and speak.
As soon as the app detects sound, you'll see what it believes your pet is thinking.
Since I didn't have a cat, dog, or zombie on hand to test this app, I borrowed my co-worker's stuffed unicorn. CrossTuner happily revealed what the fluffy creature is thinking — no matter what I claimed it was — so I suppose it could work on anything or anyone, whether there's actual brain-activity involved or not.
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