Cats

  • A Cute Kitten Can Walk Again Thanks To 3D-Printed Wheels

    A Cute Kitten Can Walk Again Thanks To 3D-Printed Wheels

    Cassidy the Kitten was born without hind legs and was left for dead in a forest until he was found and sent to a shelter in Vancouver. The shelter nursed him back to health and then two students from Walnut Grove Secondary School, Josh Messmer and Isaiah Walker, used a Makerbot to give the wee one a pair of wheels and a little wheelchair. Cue heartwarming music. Tiny Cassidy lost his back… Read More

  • If Apple Made A Cat Toy, It Would Be This One

    If Apple Made A Cat Toy, It Would Be This One

    Amazing design isn’t just for us humans. What about the cats who want a toy to play with like the new pretty iPhone? Nobody is really trying to make a cat’s playtime as enjoyable as possible. WHERE IS THE CAT TOY DISRUPTION? Read More

  • The Tail Behind Japan’s Cat Street View

    Earlier this month, the Internet’s raison d’être was unleashed when Cat Street View launched. Created to purr-mote tourism in Onomichi, a port city in Hiroshima Prefecture, the site quickly gained a slew of international meowdia coverage despite being available only in Japanese. TechCrunch caught up with the Hiroshima Prefecture Tourism Division to ask about Cat Street… Read More

  • The Internet Was Created For Cat Street View

    The Internet Was Created For Cat Street View

    Drones are making it easier to share a bird’s eye view of the world around us, but we might be looking at things from the wrong perspective. Created as a tourism promotion by Hiroshima prefecture in Japan, the Cat Street View map reminds us that there are different points of views to explore, specifically those of our benevolent feline overlords. Read More

  • Pura Lets You Monitor Your Finicky Cat’s Water Intake

    Pura Lets You Monitor Your Finicky Cat’s Water Intake

    You can lead a cat to water, but you can’t make it drink. Even though felines are vulnerable to kidney disease, many are constantly dehydrated because they don’t have a well-developed sense of thirst or are picky about their water source. Developed by a robotics scientist, Pura is a smart fountain designed to not only entice cats, but let owners keep track of their feline… Read More

  • I Can Has New CEO? Cheezburger’s Ben Huh Steps Down After 8 Years

    I Can Has New CEO? Cheezburger’s Ben Huh Steps Down After 8 Years

    After acquiring a tiny little site called I Can Has Cheezburger? in 2007, Ben Huh took it to levels that went way further than the internet. The site, and at one time Huh himself, were a bit of a household name. Today, he has announced that he’s stepping down as CEO, to be replaced by its President and COO Scott Moore. Before there was Buzzfeed, before there was every Huffington Post… Read More

  • This Robot Falls Like A Cat

    This Robot Falls Like A Cat

    Our future robot overlords could have feline cunning and cat-like reflexes thanks in part to research being conducted at Georgia Tech’s School of Interactive Computing. Read More

  • PawTrack Is A GPS Tracker Just For Cats

    PawTrack Is A GPS Tracker Just For Cats

    With so many GPS pet trackers out there, is there room for yet more? The pet products industry is estimated to be worth $58.5 billion and there are more than 170 million pet dogs and cats in the U.S. alone, and as long as pets keep getting lost, companies will keep figuring out ways to help frantic owners find them. One of them is Pawtrack, which makes a GPS collar specifically for cats. Read More

  • Kittyo Keeps Your Cats Entertained While You Spy On Them

    Kittyo Keeps Your Cats Entertained While You Spy On Them

    Do you feel blue when separated from your cat for any length of time? (I hope so, because then I’d feel a lot less alone). Despite their rugged individuality, indoor cats need to satisfy their stalking instinct, keep stimulated, and get enough exercise, according to the Humane Society. Kittyo is a device that lets owners keep their cats entertained while spying on them from afar. Read More

  • Behold Internets! Memrise Launches CatAcademy App That Deploys Cute Cats To Teach You Spanish

    Behold Internets! Memrise Launches CatAcademy App That Deploys Cute Cats To Teach You Spanish

    CatAcademy is a new iOS app from language learning startup, Memrise, best known (prior to this feline foray) for its eponymous crowdsourced mnemonic creation platform. Memrise’s founding team has a background in psychology, neuroscience and memory-related research. CatAcademy draws on some of the technology and techniques the startup uses in that platform but stands on its own two feet as… Read More

  • Petcube Opens Kickstarter Campaign To Let People Play With Their Pets Remotely

    Petcube Opens Kickstarter Campaign To Let People Play With Their Pets Remotely

    To combat the horrifying dearth of cute cat videos on the Internet, a startup called Petcube has launched a Kickstarter campaign today to manufacture a sleek box, tricked out with a laser pointer, wide angle camera lens, a speaker and Wi-Fi, that allows people to play with their pets remotely. Pet owners set up the cube in their homes and then use Petcube’s app speak to their furry… Read More

  • PiP Uses Facial Recognition To Reunite Lost Pets With Their Owners

    PiP Uses Facial Recognition To Reunite Lost Pets With Their Owners

    Having your dog or cat run away is pretty traumatic. And even if somebody finds your furry friend, they might not know where to find you. If your pet ends up in a shelter, chances are high that it will be euthanized, so Philip Rooyakkers, the CEO of PiP – The Pet Recognition Company, decided to see if he and his team could use facial recognition instead of tags to more easily report and… Read More

  • Google Makes Animated Gifs A Permanent Part Of Image Search, Find Falling Cats Easier

    Google Makes Animated Gifs A Permanent Part Of Image Search, Find Falling Cats Easier

    There are few people on the Internet who don’t enjoy a great animated gif. For some, having conversations only using these animated images is a way of life. But finding these images is a whole other issue. Relying on Tumblr blogs and regular Google search just wasn’t enough, so Google has decided to make it easier to find these cat-falling-off-of-chair masterpieces using its… Read More

  • Sakadachi Nyachi: Sega's New Robot Cat

    In 2006, Sega Toys in Japan started selling a whole series of robotic animals: dogs, hamsters, and puppies, for example. One of the most impressive toy robots was the so-called Dream Cat Venus released last year, and Sega Toys now has a new robo cat in its line-up, the Sakadachi Nyachi [JP]. It’s not as realistic as Venus, but it’s much cuter. Read More

  • Cat Hammock coffee table: why, you ask? Why not?

    The truth is that cats will make themselves comfortable anywhere. On a bed of coals, or atop Mount Doom, or hurtling through space at 99% of the speed of light, a cat will somehow find a way to curl up and doze off. So the idea of including a special place for your cat to sleep underneath a perfectly good cat bed (in this case a glass coffee table) seems redundant. But let’s be… Read More

  • The worst website ever: Beautiful & Sweet Cat Pictures


    So you’re all like “Hay! I need cat pictures” and someone posts a spam comment on your blog offering a website full of beautiful and sweet cat pictures and you’re like “Hay!” and you go to the website and you’re all like “This website eats it! Why? Because there is only one picture of two cats!” (see above) and you’re all like… Read More

  • Google Maps Lets You Peep Into Homes

    Over at BoingBoing, a concerned reader wrote it to let them know what Google Maps is spying into his living room. Recall that Street View feature I talked about earlier today? Great service, but it turns out you can zoom all the way into someone’s living room window. In this case, enough to make out this chick’s cat. So the big question becomes: where do you draw the line… Read More

  • Cat Genie Makes Pooping AutoMagic

    I have cats. Two of ‘um. I once got one of those LitterMaid things, but after a few days, I realized it was a lot more complicated than just changing the litter box manually. Sure it’s a gross chore, but it’s nothing difficult. So I’m sure you can anticipate my reaction for this new cat poop accessory. That’s right, in the spirit of LitterMaid comes the Cat… Read More