Dogs tamed by feline overlords

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Tuesday 17 September 2013

Down, canine! There’s nothing a cat can’t bring under control with a good kitty swipe. Or unbearable cuteness. Really, cats just wield this weird invisible hold over everyone. Even dogs. Especially dogs. All hail kitty.

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Dogs yawn most when owners do too

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By Annie Churdar in New Trends on Friday 6 September 2013

It’s fairly well known that yawns are contagious among humans. But did you know that they are across species too? According to a study published in the Japanese journal Plos One, dogs are susceptible to contagious yawns from humans and are more likely to start yawning if they see their owner do it too.

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Dogs dressed as crustaceans

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By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Friday 16 August 2013

Britta Gustafson could not have put it more succinctly than she did when she described this collection thus: ‘Flickr says “click here to tell people why you created this gallery”, but i think it is obvious this time.’ You’d think dressing up canines as crab-like critters would be pretty niche, but it hardly is. Enjoy.

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Bark-activated dog door might be the most awesome one in the world

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By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Tuesday 9 July 2013

Photographer David Hunt was losing sleep from his new dog’s barking, so he took it upon himself to build a bark activated door opener using the Raspberry Pi. ‘I could do this with a timer switch and a door strike, but where’s the fun in that’, said he. That says it all, really.

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Dog Tease: a hilarious viral video

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By Alicia Thompson in Video on Wednesday 26 June 2013

This is a pretty old video which went viral a couple of years back, but it still makes me laugh and is a must see.

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Finally, wearable technology for dogs

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By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Wednesday 15 May 2013

Ridogulous Labs has developed the Smart Collar, a dog collar that works with a smartphone app and a proprietary algorithm to ensure that your canine companion reaps the benefits of today’s technology with you too. There’s GPS in it, which allows you to find your dog if he’s missing and comes with brain training and […]

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Four&Sons limited edition dog-centric print publication

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Design on Thursday 2 May 2013

Four&Sons is a beautifully designed dog-centric digital magazine that is just beginning to step into the world of print. In celebration of their one-year anniversary, Four&Sons is releasing a limited edition publication in honour of all the talented people who inspired them. Check out this sample of a few of their sleek spreads.

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Attack of the corgis: this website will give you the barks

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By Low Lai Chow in Cool Websites on Wednesday 17 April 2013

We have found the perfect tool to induce a heart attack: go to this site and prepare for corgi mayhem. If you’re immune to cuteness, you’re safe.

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Little girl frolics with 14 German Shepherds: has the best damn childhood

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By Eugenia Viti in Video on Tuesday 16 April 2013

So I think we officially found the girl with the coolest childhood. This little girl is just playing with a 14 German Shepherds and they are all loving it. If you look closely, you can see the little pups hidden in the grass as well.

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Dogs caught camwhoring

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Thursday 11 April 2013

Caught ya red-handed, dog. These pictures we’ve found surfacing online of preening, pouty pups photographing themselves might just be evidence that the doggie selfie is now taking off in a way we didn’t see coming.

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The latest fad in China? Dogs in pantyhose, of course

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Wednesday 10 April 2013

Seems like the Chinese have just invented a new way to punish their dogs: make them strap on some pantyhose, and stilettos too, for added sexiness. Is it just us, or do most of the dogs in the pictures sport a resigned look on their face? It’s amusing for all of one second, but quickly […]

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Dog Booth makes your face a dog face

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Tuesday 2 April 2013

Why settle for a duck face when you can have a dog face? The Dog Booth app will see to it that you get your best puppy face on — and you can even choose your barking good looks as a boxer, a shih tzu or a bulldog.

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Find out if your dog is really a genius

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in New Products on Friday 1 March 2013

Rachel Federman’s latest book answers the age-old question: ‘Is your dog a genius?’ Now you can finally find out whether your dog is extraordinary or just an average-Joe mutt. We know you’ve been dying to find out. Woof woof.

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Dogs with human eyebrows

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Thursday 24 January 2013

Warning: we can’t now mentally unsee human eyebrows on every perfectly normal dog we come across now. Check out these pictures now at your own peril.

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Handpainted Beware of Dog signs, starring your pet

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Saturday 5 January 2013

Know these ubiquitous Beware of Dog signs that front houses everywhere? Now you can get a hand-painted portrait of your pet as one of these signs with a colorful Nepalese spin with Nepal Art Dogs, an LA-based fair trade art project that helps to save the dying art form of hand-painted signs and support Nepali artists at the same time.

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