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Upgrade Your Dog

timothy posted more than 9 years ago | from the cats-are-superior dept.

Hardware Hacking 296

ptorrone writes "Engadget has glimpse in to the future, a future where your dog has a cell phone, webcam and electronic tag, and maybe even talks to you. Maybe. Some of this dog-tech isn't available yet, and some of it is (in Japan, of course). The overview includes some interesting iterations of pet technology, and they even made their own version of a dog webcam along with the first ever canine photographer's photo gallery." I'd rather see more of these things applied to infants.

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Which distro? (5, Funny)

nxtr (813179) | more than 9 years ago | (#10380646)

...Yellow Dog Linux, maybe?

Re:Which distro? (5, Funny)

Rude Turnip (49495) | more than 9 years ago | (#10380752)

Nah, probably something simpler like MS-DOGS. /window seat please

Re:Which distro? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10380822)

Simpler is better, especially for people like this guy:

http://thx.typepad.com/advthxance/ [typepad.com]

Your mom already has a cell phone... (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10381054)

ouce...

Disposible (5, Funny)

acxr is wasted (653126) | more than 9 years ago | (#10380647)

Of course, every few years, when you upgrade your dog, you can use some parts from your previous dog, and sell the rest on ebay.

Re:Disposible (1)

master0ne (655374) | more than 9 years ago | (#10380755)

yeah but dog part value really depreciates once it has met its Dog Equivelant At The House. The market for those parts usualy only resides in 3rd world countries not willing to pay high American Expenceses

In Soviet Russia, your dog OWNS YOU!

Re:Disposible (-1, Offtopic)

jcenters (570494) | more than 9 years ago | (#10381031)

In Soviet Russia, your dog OWNS YOU!

Oh great, let the trolling commence.

Slashdot header: "Upgrade your dog."

Hey, in Soviet Russia dog upgrades you!

Dude, what does that even mean?

Um, um. Natalie Portman, hot grits?

Huh?

Um, DAH NAH DAH NAH NAH DAH NAH NAH!

Bah, I like real dogs better (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10380650)

How often do you suck dog cock?

Never tried it never will [calcgames.org]
Never tried it, but would like to try it [calcgames.org]
Tried it once, didn't like it [calcgames.org]
Tried it once or twice, will try again! A++++++ [calcgames.org]
Once a year [calcgames.org]
Once a month [calcgames.org]
Once a week [calcgames.org]
Daily [calcgames.org]
I'm sucking off a dog right now, you insensitive clod! [calcgames.org]

What's wrong with normal pets? (5, Insightful)

neuro.slug (628600) | more than 9 years ago | (#10380652)

I like dogs because they're lovable, cute, loyal, and a pleasure to be around. Not because they're functional. Those Japanese will never learn...

Re:What's wrong with normal pets? (4, Insightful)

TWX (665546) | more than 9 years ago | (#10380689)

Some dogs are functional though. "Seeing Eye" dogs, drug sniffing dogs, bomb detection dogs, dogs to seek out victims in structural collapses, dogs that find people in avalanche areas, and the like. Personally, I'd like it if the technology could evolve to where the dog could actually indicate if it found drugs or if it found something that it wanted to eat or have sex with, instead of leaving that up to the dog's wrangler. Many a canine officer has claimed that someone had drugs in a backpack or whatnot at some point because the dog wouldn't leave a backpack alone, while there was probably just a candy bar in there or something. For myself, if I had a dog at all I'd just want a fairly mild-tempered, easy going, no-frills, housebroken dog.

Re:What's wrong with normal pets? (1)

nitrocloud (706140) | more than 9 years ago | (#10380816)

What about the "Go get my beer, buddy." dog?

Re:What's wrong with normal pets? (5, Informative)

acxr is wasted (653126) | more than 9 years ago | (#10380691)

I like dogs because they're lovable, cute, loyal, and a pleasure to be around. ... Those Japanese will never learn...

Apparently, Japanese women agree with you. [bbc.co.uk]

Re:What's wrong with normal pets? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10380941)

I like dogs because they're lovable, cute, loyal, and a pleasure to be around. Not because they're functional. Those Japanese will never learn...

Yeah, those Japanese aren't lovable or cute at all!

Re:What's wrong with normal pets? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10381024)

Although I'm a cat person, I can certainly understand the appeal of dogs. However, the Japanese (and South Koreans) choose the smallest-most-looking-like-overgrown-rodent type dogs they can find, dye their ears and feet, shave off their body fur and then carry them around everywhere. They spend thousands of dollars on them, and dog cafes are quite popular.

Ridiculous.

Hmm... lets see (4, Funny)

ravenspear (756059) | more than 9 years ago | (#10380655)

My dog already seems to be fairly well equipped...

Oops, I promised the producer I wouldn't say anything.

Re:Hmm... lets see (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10380682)

Hi Ravenspear! I loved you in "Piggy does Dallas"! Those pig dicks sure are pointy!

UGA Cam (4, Informative)

Darthmalt (775250) | more than 9 years ago | (#10380660)

The University of Georgia has been putting a camera on their mascot an english bulldog named UGA (pronounced UH-GUH)for years and broadcasting it up on their Jumbotron

Re:UGA Cam (2, Insightful)

MrBlue VT (245806) | more than 9 years ago | (#10380751)

Yep, of course this isn't new or original. Engadget just rehashes old concepts and pays [slashdot.org] Slashdot to put it on the front page. Hmm, up to 9 links this month, eh?

Re:UGA Cam (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10380962)

Slashdot is turning into quite the Engadget fan club, isn't it...

Re:UGA Cam (1)

ravenspear (756059) | more than 9 years ago | (#10380879)

Yeah but they muted the audio when they heard him saying "the good word."

Re:UGA Cam (1)

Darthmalt (775250) | more than 9 years ago | (#10380926)

the good word?

Re:UGA Cam (1)

ravenspear (756059) | more than 9 years ago | (#10380936)

Inside GTech joke.

Re:UGA Cam (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10381053)

To HELL with Georgia!

I would prefer a live pooch (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10380662)

I prefer a live, rolling, barking, treat grabbin', sock chewin', hydrant peein', lovable furry hound that is loyal than some robotic dog.

more fun to be with, and who else gives unconditional love?

umm (3, Funny)

Quasar1999 (520073) | more than 9 years ago | (#10380663)

Can they implant something that house trains my puppy? Two weeks now and he still shits and pisses on my computer...

Re:umm (3, Funny)

Soko (17987) | more than 9 years ago | (#10380781)

Can they implant something that house trains my puppy? Two weeks now and he still shits and pisses on my computer...

Lemme guess his name...

BillGates? :-p

Soko

Re:umm (4, Informative)

Anonymous Writer (746272) | more than 9 years ago | (#10380862)

Two weeks now and he still shits and pisses on my computer...

It's probably because he has pissed on it before that he continues to do so. Once they mark a spot with pee, they continue to use that spot because it has been marked with a scent, even if you clean it up well. I think there are pet products that you can use that counteract that smell. If not, vinegar and water [doggiedoor.com] might do the trick. There are other tips [homestead.com] online about training puppies.

Then again maybe he's telling you to get a better computer.

Re:umm (4, Informative)

NerveGas (168686) | more than 9 years ago | (#10380955)


With both of my puppies, I took them outside whenever they would need to go. That's not so hard to figure out. A puppy will need to pee:

1. Within a few minutes of waking up from ANY duration of sleep.
2. Within a few minutes of drinking ANY water.
3. After playing for a little bit, and after they stop playing.

They'll have to poop within 10 to 20 minutes after eating any amount of food, and after waking up from sleeping.

At those times, take the puppy outside. Wait until he goes. IMMEDIATELY (within 1 second) give him a reward.

If it goes in the house, make a noise to interrupt it, pick it up, take it outside, let it finish, and when it does, IMMEDIATELY reward it. Don't hit it, swat it, rub it's nose in it, or anything else.

I can't tell you how many puppies I've seen that work like a MIRACLE for - but only if YOU are consistent.

Dogs instinctively won't go in their "den". The trick is that you need to help the dog realize that the entire house is a den.

I've also seen people trying to crate-train that achieved near instant success the day after they started letting the puppies sleep on the bed - that just helped the puppy learn that the house was the den, not the crate.

steve

Re:umm (2, Funny)

Brandybuck (704397) | more than 9 years ago | (#10380967)

...pick it up, take it outside, let it finish, and when it does, IMMEDIATELY reward it.

It? Stop switching pronouns. For a while there I thought you were talking about the turd!

Re:umm (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10380976)

Read this [amazon.com]

Wasn't this covered... (3, Interesting)

TWX (665546) | more than 9 years ago | (#10380667)

...in Holy Fire by Bruce Sterling? One of the dogs in that book even had a talk show, it's support electronics were so advanced.

Re:Wasn't this covered... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10380744)

"One of the dogs in that book even had a talk show"


was it like This dog [triumphthe...micdog.com] ?

Sorry, I had to.

Re:Wasn't this covered... (1)

ir0b0t (727703) | more than 9 years ago | (#10380841)

That dog's name was Plato, and he was more than 40-years-old --- one of the "oldest dogs in California" according to his companion, Martin Warshaw. I'm not sure that Plato was a happy dog --- though he was a very good dog.

Your kid first (5, Funny)

YrWrstNtmr (564987) | more than 9 years ago | (#10380669)

...cell phone, webcam and electronic tag
I'd rather see more of these things applied to infants.

Let us know how it works out.

maybe even talks to you.

Thet do that normally after a while. Be patient.

Re:Your kid first (1)

gatzke (2977) | more than 9 years ago | (#10380713)


I would love to be able to track a kid, especially a rather young one, say 4-14.

I know the civil liberties / big brother complaints. These days, your cell has GPS, your car has GPS, and the gubermit probably has enough KH sats to watch you whenever you go outside if they want.

Was it McNeely at Sun that said something like "Americans have no privacy, they need to get over it." Scary, but true.

I still want to know where my kids are and have some notification when they break boundaries or curfew.

Re:Your kid first (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10380735)

You fucking fascist parent!

I will be the guy who sells your kids tracking circumvention technology on the internet without you knowing about. Count on it!

You'll think your kids spent 30mins at the pizza place, followed by 3 hours at the local library, while in fact that was the smokescreen. They were actually smoking dope under a bridge and having an orgy with the AIDS-infested homeless guys.

Re:Your kid first (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10380765)

where is the tracking chip implanted, gatze? In the wrists? I'll make sure I cut her hands off when I abduct your 14year old for some fun times in the woods. In the neck? necrophelia never stopped psychos before. I am considering getting a faraday cage van too, then I can fuck your kids without getting blood on my shirt.

Re:Your kid first (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10380775)

Damn this post was sick and cruel! I can't wait for the new PATRIOT act laws that make anonymous posts illegal.

Re:Your kid first (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10380794)

I wish I could track you down, you sick motherfucker. I'd cut your dick off and shove it up your ass. Nobody threatens my family!--gatze

Re:Your kid first (3, Interesting)

YrWrstNtmr (564987) | more than 9 years ago | (#10380838)

I still want to know where my kids are and have some notification when they break boundaries or curfew.

Are they obeying those boundraies because you're taught them it's the right thing to do, or because they know dad is tracking them? Big difference. Curfew is a non-issue. Either they're home or they're not.

And yes, I have teenagers.

babies too? (4, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10380672)

I'd rather see more of these things applied to infants.

As a parent, I can honestly say that I would NEVER EVER put an electronic leash on my 3month old. Who are these paranoid fuckwad parents who are lining up to chip their pets and unwilling children in the name perceived orwellian safety?

It's they who are to blame for the starting the slide down the slippery slope. "Oh, but this RFID comes with a cute camera and a crude baby-to-human universal translator! ahhh! how cute! and SAFE too!" Die you braindead soccermom fucks. Get some personal responsibility and learn to live with the fact that shit happens despite your best efforts to nerf the world.

GPS (4, Interesting)

Heem (448667) | more than 9 years ago | (#10380676)

I always wanted to attach my GPS to my dog just to see where he goes. Probably around in circles chasing squirells and such, but might be interesting.

Re:GPS (1)

bot24 (771104) | more than 9 years ago | (#10380995)

There is probably some law about that that only Slashdogs know. Look out if you see your dog heading towards a court house.

I have a dog, see... (1)

izakage (808061) | more than 9 years ago | (#10380677)

Well, I don't *really* have a dog, but if I had one, it sure as hell wouldn't be for functionality.

-----------

Voice-Collar: The dog has urinated at 9:18:36PM
Voice-Collar: The dog has done business behind the sofa at 9:19:45PM
Voice-Collar: Female dog alert: "Back, bitch!"

And don't forget (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10380680)

the remote dog detonator for that extra special surprise!

Dog Gone (1)

Schwing84 (782710) | more than 9 years ago | (#10380685)

Why not a robotic dog with a telephone? Then it saves the owner from carrying their phone around with them.

No upgrades needed (3, Funny)

The-Bus (138060) | more than 9 years ago | (#10380693)

There's only one thing that dog should be able to do, and as far as I can tell, that's been covered already [btinternet.co.uk] .

That's right, Rolfie. Come to papa with his brandy.

MOD DOWN - DISGUSTING PICTURE (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10380710)

parent linked to a picture of a dog licking peanutbutter off a womans pussy.

Re:No upgrades needed (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10380835)

"Whats your dog's name?"
"Max"
"How's Wolfie?"
"Wolfie's fine..."
"Your parents are dead..."

Interesting web sites from doggy cam.... (5, Funny)

zymurgy_cat (627260) | more than 9 years ago | (#10380702)

This sounds neat and interesting....until you realize (afterwards, of course) that the dog was in the room watching you have sex.....

Re:Interesting web sites from doggy cam.... (1)

ravenspear (756059) | more than 9 years ago | (#10380785)

the dog was in the room watching you have sex.....

Nothing so bad about that, unless it was participating too.

Re:Interesting web sites from doggy cam.... (1)

conan776 (723791) | more than 9 years ago | (#10380803)

Reminds me of an old Parking Lot is Full [plif.com] comic [plif.com]

Re:Interesting web sites from doggy cam.... (1)

segfault7375 (135849) | more than 9 years ago | (#10380839)

watching you have sex.....

This is Slashdot.. you must be new around here :)

Re:Interesting web sites from doggy cam.... (4, Funny)

Anonymous Writer (746272) | more than 9 years ago | (#10380876)

watching you have sex.....

... by yourself

Re:Interesting web sites from doggy cam.... (1)

VocabularyNazi (816686) | more than 9 years ago | (#10380905)

just be glad he wasn't trying to sniff your butt. that's one cold surprise you don't wanna get.

Re:Interesting web sites from doggy cam.... (3, Funny)

Brandybuck (704397) | more than 9 years ago | (#10380956)

You know you're doing it right when she starts moaning... and her dog starts growling.

Re:Interesting web sites from doggy cam.... (1)

rts008 (812749) | more than 9 years ago | (#10380964)

COOL! Now I can get one and host my own webpage: RoboDog's Leg Hump Cam-Live in Your Neighborhood

Re:Interesting web sites from doggy cam.... (1)

strider44 (650833) | more than 9 years ago | (#10381011)

and the webcam that you forgot to disable has an audience of two million...

Say Cheese (1)

Doc Ruby (173196) | more than 9 years ago | (#10380703)

I prefer the art upgrade: the dog paints [tillamookcheddar.com] !

Dear Doc (1)

Letter (634816) | more than 9 years ago | (#10380734)

Dear Doc,

i prefer the art upgrade: the child paints [nytimes.com]

letter

Nerds demand real results? (5, Funny)

mcrbids (148650) | more than 9 years ago | (#10380704)

I was just reading about how nerds will rule the world because "A nerd, ...is someone who concentrates on substance.".

And then I read this. And I think to myself... is there more than one definition for "nerd"?

Re:Nerds demand real results? (2, Funny)

JanneM (7445) | more than 9 years ago | (#10380827)

Well the author probably did concentrate on substance - abuse thereof, to be sure, but substance nevertheless.

Re:Nerds demand real results? (1)

hopemafia (155867) | more than 9 years ago | (#10380837)

Unfortunately, /. is populated mainly by geeks, not nerds.

And as a bonified nerd, I say that with all the disdain possible....

dogs (1)

humankind (704050) | more than 9 years ago | (#10380721)

I'd rather see more of these things applied to infants.

I vote for dogs.

Bad Marketing (3, Interesting)

Agret (752467) | more than 9 years ago | (#10380722)

"On the website, the scenario presented is a woman calling her dog telling him he should be home soon." Yet another example of bad marketing

I had better not come home... (4, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10380724)

...and find lost packets all over the floor!

Dear Timothy (5, Funny)

Letter (634816) | more than 9 years ago | (#10380726)

Dear Timothy,

I'm a proud parent of a newborn young girl. The first thing I did after getting her home from the natural birthing center was to install a subdermal electronic tag so she can't escape. Second, since I'm a good dad, I bought her a cell phone (an N-Gage even!) with a 700 minutes/month plan. Third, I enrolled her in ESL classes, cause she sure damn can't speak English yet. I don't understand a word she says!

Until later,!
Letter

Re:Dear Timothy (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10380777)

Damn, when I read the "dear timothy" line i assumed this was going to be a lassie joke... i was disappointed =(

Poor Pooch (1)

UncleJam (786330) | more than 9 years ago | (#10380731)

Now all we need is the dog version of muscle gain, just so he/she can carry the 20 lbs of strange electronic devices.

Technology and animals don't mix (1)

EvilCabbage (589836) | more than 9 years ago | (#10380741)

We've all seen what happened to 'Cat' in Red Dwarf, right?

Not again... (5, Funny)

Atmchicago (555403) | more than 9 years ago | (#10380743)

I already get tons of e-mails telling me they can upgrade my "dog" by adding a few extra inches.

Re:Not again... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10380948)

odd, they always seem to be interested in upgrading my rooster. i mean, how did they even know i lived on a farm?

Re:Not again... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10381006)

upgrade my "dog" by adding a few extra inches.


Yeah, that'll make the bitch happy.

(childish giggling)

Wow, this sounds like a .com (1)

fsterman (519061) | more than 9 years ago | (#10380801)

All those cute, unimaginative ideas on what IT can do to X. Which in a few years after the ideas just never happen everyone comes to their senses and relizes: It was pretty much useless. Now there are a lot cooler things happening in regards to that field that we couldn't have imagened then. The future is what we are doing times 2. Riiiiight, thats why we drive at 200Mph., or fly in out "cars." Or my personal favorite, 3d desktops.

Re:Wow, this sounds like a .com (1)

Tablizer (95088) | more than 9 years ago | (#10380924)

...unimaginative ideas on what IT can do [with] X. Which in a few years after the ideas just never happen everyone comes to their senses and relizes: It was pretty much useless.

Yeah. They should make an XML Web Services dog instead.

Dog and bone? (1)

jginspace (678908) | more than 9 years ago | (#10380807)

I thought the dog was a cell phone? ..."dog & bone" ... = "phone"?

Things Applied To Dogs and Infants (1)

Zephiris (788562) | more than 9 years ago | (#10380809)

Perhaps I'm just evil, but I'd prefer to see different sorts of things applied to infants, like those shock collars that go off if they go 'out of bounds'. You know, keep them from bothering me while crafting those lines of programming together. =)
But a hat to put on a dog that says things like "I don't really smell bad, you just have high standards that are unattainable for -real- dogs" would be amusing for cat lovers and/or women who hate magazine stereotypes.

I'm dyslexic you insensitive clod! (-1, Offtopic)

pyrrhonist (701154) | more than 9 years ago | (#10380811)

So I have a god webcam.

Re:I'm dyslexic you insensitive clod! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10380954)

Wow, some mod didn't get the joke.

Infants? (2, Insightful)

teamhasnoi (554944) | more than 9 years ago | (#10380823)

I fail to see why an infant needs a webcam, gps sensor, e-tag, or translator.

If you're a good parent, you don't need this stuff.

Someone should send social services over to Timothy's house to see how many lost infants he's got in his garage.

sheesh. It might be neat on dogs, it's just dehumanizing on people.

Just What I needed (3, Funny)

K-Man (4117) | more than 9 years ago | (#10380831)


Competing against dogs for DBA jobs.

Re:Just What I needed (1)

Tablizer (95088) | more than 9 years ago | (#10380912)

Competing against dogs for DBA jobs.

Wumember wuu wormalwize wor wables

- Scooby Dooooo (DBA)

Infants!? (4, Interesting)

carcosa30 (235579) | more than 9 years ago | (#10380845)

I'd like to see many of these things applied to adults.

In a world where billions don't have enough to eat, we are now giving our dogs cell phones.

Truly sick.

Re:Infants!? (2, Insightful)

bigberk (547360) | more than 9 years ago | (#10380869)

In a world where billions don't have enough to eat, we are now giving our dogs cell phones.
This is probably the most meaningful analysis of the situation, and also unfortunately the least concern to most :(

Re:Infants!? (1)

EllF (205050) | more than 9 years ago | (#10381074)

Yeah! The most meaningful analyses are always the knee-jerk ones!

engadget (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10380873)

This sort of thing is typical of engadget.. they're brand of yuppie 'hacking' basically involves piecing together various expensive toys for a purpose that's funny for 5 minutes, and nothing more. Don't get upset about it - some people have more money than brains, and this is what they spend the money on.

Re:Infants!? (2, Insightful)

carcosa30 (235579) | more than 9 years ago | (#10380898)

There's nothing wrong with geek toys etc. I just have to laugh when I see people walking around encrusted with the newest pagers, cell phones, I-pods, PDAs, etc etc-- like barnacles on their waistlines-- when IMO they are oftentimes missing out on the things that are truly important in life. And I see it so much.

From the best department ever (4, Insightful)

antifoidulus (807088) | more than 9 years ago | (#10380868)

from the cats-are-superior dept.
'Nuff said

*Ducks!

obligatory "a boy and his dog" quote (1)

iggymanz (596061) | more than 9 years ago | (#10380892)

"I'd be delighted to tell you a suggestive story, if you think it would help." -- augmented dog Blood, to Albert, upon not being able to sniff out a partner for Albert

From the no-cat-will... (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10380893)

from the cats-are-superior dept.

ahem

Perhaps you meant "from the no-cat-will-ever-drag-your-sorry-ass-out-of-a-burn ing-building dept."

Gadgets on Infants (1)

Wingie (554272) | more than 9 years ago | (#10380897)

Sure! Let's put choking-size metal things on a baby! I'm sure he won't attempt to munch on your new $300 babycam...

Obligatory references in the spirit of FARK.COM... (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10380899)

Your dog wants to be a 'Beo-wolf' cluster.

Your Soviet Union wants steak.

Your dog wants the $50 mail-in rebate coupon.

Your dog wants first hydrant, err, post.

Your dog wants karma. (Or would it be your 'Slashdog'?)

(Finally, way way over the top)Lassie, petrified, covered in Eukanuba.

Re:Obligatory references in the spirit of FARK.COM (1)

mh101 (620659) | more than 9 years ago | (#10380935)

Don't you mean a beo-woof cluster?

Re:Obligatory references in the spirit of FARK.COM (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10380965)

Don't you mean a beo-woof cluster?

Only if the dog in question considers 'wolf' to be a downgrade :-)

BTW, congrats on 'catching' that Karma 'Bone'-us point with your post ;-> (Now that pun was truly wretched...)

Re:Obligatory references in the spirit of FARK.COM (1)

ShadowFlair (690961) | more than 9 years ago | (#10380970)

I, for one, welcome our new canine overlords who will force us to have mandatory walks with them or report us to SPCA.

Or do they do that already?

Re:Obligatory references in the spirit of FARK.COM (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10380988)

... and with the networking upgrade your dog can butt-sniff the network. You'll need to help with the intrusion detection and prevention, though...

WiFi dog food? (1)

ProtoStar (575347) | more than 9 years ago | (#10380977)

Maybe I should lace his dog food with WiFi chips...

Then I can put my useless WiFi finder to work so I stop stepping in his sh*%.

Indeed. (1)

Draconix (653959) | more than 9 years ago | (#10381018)

I'd rather see more of these things applied to infants.

So would I, though I still think a dog would be more useful.

Go preFetch, Boy! (1)

Mulletproof (513805) | more than 9 years ago | (#10381075)

"Engadget has glimpse in to the future, a future where your dog has a cell phone, webcam and electronic tag, and maybe even talks to you. Maybe."

And with that extra stick of DDR RAM, you can teach an old dog new tricks...
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