PitPat, An Activity Monitor That Mounts on a Dog Collar to Measure Exercise Levels

PitPat is a new activity monitor designed to mount on a dog collar to measure exercise levels via smartphone. The wearable tracks walking, running, playing and offers adjustable goals to make sure that canines are getting all of the movement they need to stay healthy. The project is currently seeking funding on Kickstarter.

PitPat

PitPat

PitPat

PitPat

PitPat

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Homemade Remake of the Idol Swap Scene From ‘Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark’

CineFix has created a homemade remake of the epic idol swap scene from the 1981 fantasy adventure film Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark directed by Steven Spielberg. The new episode of Homemade Movies (see previously) was directed by Pasadena, California-based animator and musician Dustin McLean of DustFilms.

CineFix also created a side-by-side comparison and behind-the-scenes video:

‘Maus’ Artist Art Spiegelman Tours the United States With ‘WORDLESS!’ Multimedia Comics Show

Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist Art Spiegelman is touring the United States with “WORDLESS!”, an “Intellectual Vaudeville Show” that mixes comics presentations with historical lectures and live jazz music by composer/band leader Phillip Johnston. The event focuses on early 20th century wordless silent novels by artists like Lynd Ward. Spiegelman discusses the show and Ward’s influence on a recent episode of the RiYL podcast.

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A Supercut of Heroes Telling Villains to ‘Let Her Go!’ in Movies

Oliver Noble has created a supercut video for The Huffington Post of heroes telling villains to “let her go!” in movies. The full list of the films, in order of appearance, is available on HuffPost Entertainment.

No one understands that sexist cliché better than cinema’s action heroes, who tirelessly toil to retrieve Hollywood’s damsels in distress. Fortunately, these protagonists are armed with a foolproof strategy to secure safe release: the phrase “Let her go!” (which is often said with steely-eyed determination).

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