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Pet First Aid by American Red Cross review

Pet First Aid by American Red Cross provides tons of information to help you address almost any type of emergency situation you may encounter with your pet. With this app, you can follow the steps outlined for basic treatment, and even find the nearest animal hospital.

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Transportation instructions: In addition to step-by-step instructions on how to provide pre-vet care for your sick or injured pet, the app also includes tips on how and when to transport your animal to the vet. This can be especially useful for animals who are in pain or who have had a serious injury.… Read more

Cadillac ELR: More than a souped-up Volt? (CNET On Cars, Episode 37)

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Cadillac ELR explored and explained Keeping your dog safe in the car Top 5 apps for the driver

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Whistle, the Fitbit for dogs, makes push into mainstream

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

Web scammers go too far: They're using cute doggie pics

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

It's a muttsterpiece! Dog and his human pal reenact movies

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

Got a plastic bottle? Now you've got an antifungal fighting machine

Got a fungal infection? IBM wants to help cure it with the plastic in your recyclable water bottle.

Today, the company announced that IBM Research has discovered a way to convert common plastic, such as polyethylene terephthalate (PET), into an antifungal material that could someday help people suffering from a variety of maladies.

In a release, IBM Research said more than a billion people suffer from some sort of fungal infection every year -- things ranging from athlete's foot to much more serious blood infections. But the company said existing drugs are becoming less and less effective as infections … Read more

Crave Ep. 148: App turns you into the dog whisperer

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This week on Crave, we take a look at a robotic guitar tuner that tunes your guitar for you. We also learn how to remote-control dogs from 100 feet away with an iPhone app, and Captain Picard sings us a geeky Christmas carol. All that and more on this week's Crave show. Read more

Can this iPhone app remote-control your dog?

Who wouldn't want a remote control for their pet? Or, perhaps, who would?

I love pet gadgets, especially wacky ones like Bowlingual, which claims to translate barks into human speech.

Well, a collar attachment called Pet-Remote is getting billed as a way to "control your dog with your iPhone and iPad." … Read more

Katniss the kitty? Cats remake 'The Hunger Games'

It's hard to improve on the hit movie and beloved best-selling series "The Hunger Games" -- unless, of course, you replace all the humans with cats. Instead of elaborate special effects, the movie set is "Sweded" (re-created using the cheapest materials possible) into a cardboard masterpiece. Or is that meow-sterpiece?

"The Hunger Games" cat video is part of a bi-weekly series called "Movies As Told By Cats" on The Pet Collective, a site dedicated to pets and the people who love them. The video features the best scenes from "The Hunger Games" -- romance, action, and drama at a purr-fect pace.

"The inspiration came from pictures of cats sticking their heads out of cardboards and someone online decided to draw anime characters on the cardboards," Hai-Lam Phan, senior producer and director, of the series, tells Crave. "I thought it would be funny to build on top of that, and make a story parody out of the frames. Thus, Movies As Told By Cats was born." … Read more

Customize your cleaning with the Eureka SuctionSeal Pet AS1104A vacuum

Upon unboxing the Eureka SuctionSeal Pet AS1104A, it is hard to ignore the vacuum cleaner's size, which is enormous. This Eureka is not just statuesque, however, but also thoughtfully designed and a strong performer. At $199.99, the Eureka is a reasonably priced vacuum, especially given its performance and accessories. Because of its SuctionSeal technology, this model excelled with fine particulates, but it also performed acceptably on all floor types due, in large part, to a dial that adjusts the height of the brushroll. This dial offers a variety of choices, ranging from bare floors to high-pile carpet, giving … Read more