Surrounded by hundreds of miles of icy water, Tina Haskins still found a way to connect with her dog, Kona, who was thousands of miles away back home in New Jersey.
A marine scientist conducting research on plankton in Antarctica, Haskins used an app to track the activities of Kona, a blue-eyed Australian Shepherd, throughout the day.
In this case, the app syncs with the Whistle device, a small, coin-shaped wireless tracker that attaches to a dog's collar. Whistle tracks Kona's movements as well as her location, and Haskins' friend, Kona's temporary caretaker, posts photos of Kona and updates of his activities on the app. … Read more
Dogs with long faces have owners with long faces.
But it's not just a physical thing between dogs and their owners, is it? I have often thought that neurotic dogs have owners who could do with a little recuperation on a far-off beach and several massages a day.
Now science has trotted up to declare that dogs do, indeed, process life in a similar manner to humans.… Read more
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- Google reportedly acquires AI company DeepMind for $400M.
- Here's how you can vastly increase the number of shows and movies viewable to you on Netflix.
Look, humans making other humans believe they'll love them forever is an acceptable form of subterfuge.
It's been happening for centuries. Nigerian scammers have merely used the bounties of the Web to make it more contemporary. Even on Christian dating sites.
However, woe betide you if you stoop to using doggie pics. That, sir, is pure, base sleaze, unworthy of anyone calling themselves human.
Yet this is apparently the latest in scams perpetrated on an innocent dog lover in Colorado.As CBS Denver reports, the soft emotions of dog lovers are costing them thousands in hard cash.
One … Read more
Pet trackers are nothing new, but the Puppy makes an interesting choice by skipping GPS and only using Bluetooth technology. This keeps the device small and gives it a long battery life (up to a year), but it also means you can't just pull up Mr. Floof-toes' exact location on a map when he goes missing. You'll need to rely on friends and neighbors and the ability of their iOS smartphones to hopefully pick up the signal and track down the wayward dog.… Read more
LAS VEGAS -- A colleague leaned over to me in the CNET double-wide at CES and asked if I had seen the Voyce, a gadget for dogs. There was something about heart rate and data collection. Ah, I said, like a Fitbit for dogs? So I went to check it out. Jeff Noce is the man behind Voyce and I can tell he's tired of hearing that Fitbit-for-dogs comparison, and he's right. It's not.
Voyce is a smart collar stuffed with sensors that monitor activity and rest levels, calories, heart rate, and respiratory rate. That data is collected over Wi-Fi, with the device needing to be charged once a week for four hours at a time. You can track trends over time and share the information with your vet. For example, heart rate can be a clue that your dog is in pain. It can be like an early warning system for getting your pup to the doc.… Read more
For those people who believe their favorite movies like "Spider-Man" and "The Hunger Games" would be better if dogs replaced the lead characters, you're in for a treat.
Redditor mmsspp borrowed his boss' dog Wrigley to recreate iconic scenes in some unlikely movies. Many of his photos reenact romantic moments in "Titanic," "Ghost," "Brokeback Mountain," "The Notebook," and "Top Gun," which makes for some rather awkward portraits.
"My boss brings her dog Wrigley to work every day, and for the past month we've … Read more
Dog owners are familiar with the sight of Spike sniffing, hovering, rotating, and then finally settling in to handle his business. It may seem like quite a production, but the pup may actually be getting into proper alignment with the Earth's magnetic field.
A team of scientists is behind a new study published in Frontiers in Zoology and titled "Dogs are sensitive to small variations of the Earth's magnetic field." The researchers started off by observing dog behaviors such as resting and feeding, but soon zeroed in on excreting as the main focus.… Read more
Dug from "Up" may be closer to reality than you think. The animated dog's translation collar is pretty close to what the No More Woof project is trying to achieve. The brainwave-reading dog-wearable gadget is powered by Raspberry Pi. Sensors detect EEG brainwave patterns, which are then translated into the human-speech equivalents and made audible through a speaker.
The device isn't as sophisticated as Dug's. The detectable neural patterns are limited to the basics like, "I'm hungry," "I'm tired," and "Who are you?" The project is currently raising funds on Indiegogo.… Read more