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Looking for a way to find your lost dog that doesn't include visiting countless shelters, posting numerous flyers and offering hefty rewards? With FindingRover.com, you can locate your missing pet using facial recognition technology, according to the Associated Press. FindingRover.com is a website and app that reconnects owners and their dogs by using picture of the missing pooch. With a smartphone, take a front-facing image of your dog that has a clear shot of its eyes and nose - the two most important features the facial recognition technology uses to identify the animal. Once the photo is approved, FindingRover.com keeps the pet's file in its system. When a lost dog is located, the pe...

High-tech-equipped dogs could be deployed as a fleet of roving sensors in a disaster zone to locate victims quickly and easily while relaying data about environmental hazards and other information in real time, scientists say. Credit: Flickr/North Shore Rescue Researchers are developing sophisticated harnesses for rescue dogs that aid in disaster relief and recovery. The vests are equipped with sensors and communication devices to help rescue teams leverage the dogs as part of a coordinated response. RELATED: The 10 Most Exciting Rescues In History After a disaster in a populated urban area, rescue teams must race to find and rescue people trapped in the rubble. Although well-trained sea...

The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this year was full of wearable tech items. This popular trend has now reached the last consumer of the household: your pet dog. The Voyce tracker was introduced by I4C Innovations as the latest technology to monitor canines. The digital collar allows owners to track their dog's location, behavior and health all through an app interface. The gadget can also monitor a dog's heart and respiratory rates. I4C Innovations says its product offers "unprecedented insight into your dog's health and well-being, information and tools for you and your dog to grow together, and ways to share with your veterinarian and social networks." Tracking a dog's heart...

Tablet computers have opened up a whole new world of technology appreciation for humans, but other primates are getting in on the action too. According to MSNBC, young bonobos are showing a greater interest in learning language thanks to the iPad. Overall, bonobos have shown that they have a better understanding of language than their chimp cousins. Now researchers are testing how far that understanding goes. The Bonobo Hope Great Ape Sanctuary in Des Moines, Iowa has been observing the effect an iPad has on language education with a young Bonobo name Teco. RELATED: 10 Musical Animals Teco's father, Kanzi, is famous in animal circles for being the non-human with the greatest understandi...

The company that cloned Trakr, the 9/11 search and rescue dog, has decided to stop duplicating dogs. Photo: AP After delivering healthy cloned dogs to five clients, BioArts International has decided to discontinue their cloning practice. We first reported on BioArts when Trakr, a heroic 9/11 search and rescue dog, was cloned after his owner won BioArts' Best Friends Again contest. Since then, however, several problems have become apparent, which CEO Lou Hawthorne outlined in a company press release. Hawthorne reveals that the pet cloning market is even tinier and more specialized than he assumed. Although he spent over 10 years studying animal cloning and knew the subject was controvers...