Finding Rover, An App That Uses Facial Recognition to Help Reunite Lost Dogs with Their Humans

Finding Rover is a handy free app that helps to reunite lost dogs with their frantic humans through the use of canine facial recognition.

Here’s how it works. If you ever lose your dog, the app will do an instant facial recognition search of all lost dogs in your area. Within seconds you’ll see a list of dogs’ photos with the contact information of the kind person (or shelter) who has the dog. Contact the person or shelter, and a blissful scene of face licking and tummy rubbing will follow. On the flip side, Finding Rover revolutionizes the process of helping lost dogs…Simply snap a photo and the app instantly shows you photos of matching dogs with the owners’ contact info.

The app is available via iTunes, Google Play or via the Finding Rover site.


Finding Rover Instructions

Finding Rover

Registering Your Dog

images via Finding Rover

via SF Gate, The Daily Dot

Anderson Pooper the Disabled Dachshund Competes In Annual Weiner Dog Race

Anderson Pooper, an adorable dachshund who sports a shiny set of wheels to help her get around, competed in the Star 101.5FM 18th Annual Wiener Dog races at Emerald Downs on July 13th. While Anderson didn’t win the race, she did win a lot of hearts as she crossed the finish line, an event documented by her very proud human Dave Sizer.

Donations to Animals With Disabilities, Anderson Pooper’s non-profit can be made online via PayPal .

Here’s the race from Anderson’s point-of-view.

Paralyzed dachshund Anderson Pooper excites the crowd with a win in her first heat of the 2014 Dachshunds on Parade Weinerdog Races in Ellensburg, Washington. She has a #GoPro camera mounted to her wheel cart.

Anderson Pooper

Bravo Anderson!

image via STAR 101.5

via Animals With Disabilities , Bob’s Blitz, Deadspin

An Incredibly Detailed Geologic Map of Mars

Geologic Map of Mars

Scientists at the United States Geological Survey have cobbled together an incredibly detailed geologic map of Mars out of the data gathered about the planet since the time of the Viking orbiters in the 1970s. The map “provides a framework for continued scientific investigation” on the planet. The New York Times has more on the map and its uses.

This global geologic map of Mars, which records the distribution of geologic units and landforms on the planet’s surface through time, is based on unprecedented variety, quality, and quantity of remotely sensed data acquired since the Viking Orbiters. These data have provided morphologic, topographic, spectral, thermophysical, radar sounding, and other observations for integration, analysis, and interpretation in support of geologic mapping. In particular, the precise topographic mapping now available has enabled consistent morphologic portrayal of the surface for global mapping (whereas previously used visual-range image bases were less effective, because they combined morphologic and albedo information and, locally, atmospheric haze).

image via United States Geological Survey

via The New York Times

Freezer Burn!, An Animated Remake of the ‘Lethal Weapon’ Movie Trailer With the Actors Swapped Out for Ice Cream

Artists and toy designers Attaboy and Aaron Tompkins of Toedesign recently teamed up to create “Freezer Burn!“, an animated remake of the Lethal Weapon movie trailer from 1987 with the actors swapped out for ice cream.

My friend Aaron and I were talking about how great the ‘Lethal Weapon’ trailer was. We came to the conclusion that the only thing better would be watching the trailer WITH ICE CREAM. We came up with these insane back stories and further adventures of Nibs and Nilla, too.

Here is the original Lethal Weapon movie trailer:

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‘Halo: Nightfall’, A Live-Action Original Series Connecting the ‘Halo 4′ and ‘Halo 5: Guardians’ Video Games

Halo: Nightfall is a live-action original series by Microsoft that connects the Halo 4 and Halo 5: Guardians video games. The five-episode series follows Jameson Locke (portrayed by actor Mike Colter) and his team during and after a biological attack. Halo: Nightfall is scheduled to debut November 11th on Xbox Live.

Halo: Nightfall introduces a pivotal new character, Jameson Locke, a legendary manhunter and agent with the Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI), Earth’s most powerful and secretive military branch. When he and his team are caught in a horrific biological attack, they unravel a plot that draws them to an ancient, hellish artifact, where they will be forced to fight for their survival, question everything, and ultimately choose between their loyalties and their lives.

Halo: Nightfall

Halo: Nightfall

Halo: Nightfall

photos via Halo Waypoint

via Comic Book Resources Spinoff Online

Beautiful Photos of Stockholm’s Visually Striking Metro System

Photos of Stockholm's Visually Striking Metro System

Russian photographer Alexander Dragunov has documented the visually striking architecture of the Stockholm Metro system — from its cave-like stations to its extensive art installations — in this beautiful photo series. Dragunov has compiled selected photos from the series in his book Tunnelbana. Some of his Metro photos are also available as prints. Dragunov recently took the BBC on a tour of the system.

Photos of Stockholm's Visually Striking Metro System

Photos of Stockholm's Visually Striking Metro System

Photos of Stockholm's Visually Striking Metro System

Photos of Stockholm's Visually Striking Metro System

photos by Alexander Dragunov

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