You’ve likely seen the age-old callout on Twitter: “Share your pet pics, please!” or “Having a rough day. Could use doggos.” These tweets, tossed so casually into
Despite economic struggles this past year, the majority of Americans say we’d pay whatever it takes to care for our pets! Today, new reports are suggesting that with national shortages on essentials as basic as ketchup (yes, really), the cost of pet food could soon increase—and the prices may not be the worst problem for some fur-loving families.
In February, a small grocery store in Pennsylvania stated that its canned cat food supply was 80% bare. The trend persisted into March, with some pet food industry insiders blaming tough winter weather and supply chain issues on shortages of ingredients
Nicole Cueto sobbed as she locked the door of her apartment and heard her dog, Marty, crying hysterically on the other side.
“He was anxious and upset,” the Manhattan resident recalled of the incident earlier this year when she had to go out to work for the first time in months. “It was extremely traumatic for the both of us, and I could not focus on my job for days after.”
Thanks to the endless work of prolific modders, is there anything you can’t do in Skyrim? Not anymore, no. You can have Half-Life’s gravity gloves. You can create new voice lines. Now, at last, you can also pet the dog. Even the Dragonborn’s best friend deserves a few good pats on the head between biting skeevers and fighting vampires.
It’s whip fast, obeys commands and doesn’t leave unpleasant surprises on the floor—meet the AlphaDog, a robotic response to two of China’s burgeoning loves: pets and technology.
The high-tech hound uses sensors and Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology to ‘hear’ and ‘see’ its environment—and can even be taken for walks.
“It’s really very similar to a real dog,” says Ma Jie, chief technology officer at Weilan, the company behind the product.
AlphaDog follows in the paw prints of “Spot”, a
When I’m going to be away for longer than a normal work day, I usually set up a couple of security cameras so I can check in on my cats. But even the best security cameras can’t search for a pet hiding under the bed. The Ebo Pro can check out those hidden nooks and crannies, offering more peace of mind to anxious pet parents like me. It has a 1080p (HD) lens—the same as most standard home security cams.
It’s speedy enough, but the feed is shaky, likely because its tank-style caterpillar track wheels don’t offer enough stability. They