When pet owners make up holiday gift lists, it’s common for their furry friends to be among the recipients. The Furbo Dog Camera is a popular pet gift choice, especially for people who work outside the home and families who are all someplace else during the day, leaving their pets alone at home. Amazon discounted the Furbo by $100 for the 12 Days of Deals sale. Black Friday and Cyber Monday have passed by, but the sales keep coming as Christmas gets closer. Buy Now You can use the Furbo app remotely to see what your dog is up to at any time. You also can configure the device to send an alert to your smartphone anytime your dog starts barking. Because the Furbo is also Alexa voice-command compatible, you can check on your pet hands-free by voice. Whether you’re in the next room or on the other side of the world, you can talk with your pet via two-way audio to give reassurance. You can also fill the Furbo’s internal compartment with dry treats and use the app or Alexa … [Read more...] about Furbo treat-tossing dog camera $100 off in the Best of Amazon’s 12 Days of Deals
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Boston Dynamics makes some of the most badass robotic beasts around. Launched in 1992 as a spin off from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the company has created some remarkably sophisticated machines, especially when it comes to replicating animal movements. It took more than a decade for the company’s first robots to emerge from its lab, but since then, Boston Dynamics has positioned itself as a leader in the field, unveiling robots that can sprint faster than Usain Bolt, leap onto buildings, and backflip better than most humans. But its most well-known creations are its canine-inspired robots. Here’s a list of the evolutionary milestones made by Boston Dynamics, from it’s first iteration of BigDog to the commercialization of SpotMini. January 2009 — BigDog makes its debut Boston Dynamics first hit the scene in 2005 with the introduction of a three-foot-long, two-and-a-half-foot-wide, 240-pound robot named BigDog. Funded by the Defense Advanced … [Read more...] about From BigDog to SpotMini: Tracing the evolution of Boston Dynamics robo-dogs
The best thing about podcasts is that you can listen to them while you’re doing other things: Washing dishes, going for a run, coloring, and especially, driving. But there are so many podcasts these days that it’s simply impossible to keep up. New ones are debuting all the time, and it’s hard to know whether they deserve a spot in your feed. Every week, we highlight new and returning podcasts we couldn’t put down. Whether you’re looking for the latest and greatest or you’re just dipping your toe into the vast ocean of podcasts, we’ll find you something worth listening to. This week, we’ve got podcasts about the restaurant biz, a mysterious condition, and Ronan Farrow. Copper & Heat It’s not always a guarantee, but anecdotally you’ll often find that people who have worked in food service will tip well barring almost anything. The food arrives cold or the waiter is surly, and they’ll still leave 20%. Waitstaff … [Read more...] about The best new podcasts for the week of November 30, 2019: Catch and Kill and more
If you signed up for Disney+ — and given that 10 million people did on the first day, there’s a good chance you did — you might be wondering what’s available. Sure, the big names like The Mandalorian and Avengers: Endgame are front and center on the new Disney+ app, but the blockbuster hits only make up a fraction of the new service’s launch lineup. Disney+ is also classic live-action family films, old ’90s cartoons, practically every Disney Channel original series ever made, and so much more. We have a list of all of it. Read on to see the complete Disney+ launch lineup — and if you haven’t joined the party yet, you can subscribe here for $7 a month, or get a $13 monthly bundle that includes Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN. C’mon. Everyone else is doing it. Believe the hype After months of speculation regarding what would be on Disney+ at launch, Disney posted a brief video on Twitter that managed to run through an extensive … [Read more...] about Here’s everything currently available on Disney+ in the U.S.
Running is one of the best ways to keep yourself in shape and in good health. However, one of the most difficult things about running is staying motivated and engaged so you can accomplish your fitness goals. Luckily, technology can be a great tool to keep you engaged and motivated — especially when the desire to get off track or quit starts to kick in. Here, we’ve rounded up 12 of the best running apps available for Android- and iOS-compatible devices. They offer GPS tracking, the ability to share stats with friends, and even the option to challenge friends to competitions. Many of these running apps are fully compatible with the Apple Watch and Android Wear, too. So, let’s dust off our running shoes and put on our best looking pair of shorts. It’s time to run our way to better health. Exercise is just one piece of the puzzle to stay in good health. Check out our picks for the best fitness apps for the iPhone or your Android device, apps that help you stay … [Read more...] about The best running apps for iOS and Android