October 15, 2015Everyday
New Feline Phone Lets You Call Your Cat + Tesla Cars Have Autopilot
- Tracking your feline just got easier thanks to a new cat phone. If you’re worried about missing your cat or you want your pet to come home for dinner, then just give Kitty a call on her very own feline phone. The new cat telephone is a GPS tracker collar complete with a SIM card, microphone, and speaker so you can talk to it. Then you can track the cat from an app on your smartphone. It can track your cat from any distance and even give you a log of where she’s been throughout the day. — Tech Radar
- El Niño is coming, and virtually all of California is now forecast to have a wet winter. The National Weather Service has forecast a “wetter-than-average” winter, which will ease the droughts and bring big storms to Southern California, the San Francisco Bay Area, and the mountains that flow into California’s most important reservoirs. Heavy rain is expected in Los Angeles and San Diego. — LA Times
- A Back to the Future: Part IV could happen, if Christopher Lloyd has anything to do with it. During an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Doc Brown himself said he would be game to don the white coat again. “I would love to do Doc again, no question,” said Llyod. The blockbuster has gained a cult following since its release in the ’80s. The 77-year-old actor believes “regardless of the Parkinson’s, [Michael J. Fox would] probably jump on the role, and he’d be great.” — The Hollywood Reporter
- Looks like Tesla is making self-driving cars a reality. The electric motor company just added autopilot mode to thousands of its Model S cars. The version 7.0 software update was sent over the air and “allows Model S to steer within a lane, change lanes by tapping a turn signal and manage speed using ‘traffic-aware’ cruise control,” scan for available parking spaces, alert drivers when one is spotted, and then even parallel-park on command. — Business Insider
- A visit to California’s San Quentin State Prison this week has prompted Mark Zuckerberg to call for justice reform. In a Facebook post, Zuckerberg said, “We can’t jail our way to a just society, and our current system isn’t working,” adding that “U.S. jails hold about 2.4 million people, roughly 25 percent of the world’s prisoners.” Zuckerberg visited a coding class for inmates and was “impressed by their spirit to return to their communities and provide for their families.” — Fortune
- To shop today: Don’t miss the gorgeous Restoration Hardware Holiday collection.