This dog's heartwarming rescue from a New York subway tunnel will bring you happy tears

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One lucky pup found compassiom in a most unlikely place: The New York City subway.

Dakota, aka Loppy the dog, was playing with her dog walker at a park in Brooklyn on Friday when the pooch managed to escape. Frightened, the poor pup ran to a place that she knew — the Jay St. station — and ended up inside the dangerous subway tunnel.

“It’s a familiar place for her, we commute together every day. She entered, ran across the platform, and at some point either fell or jumped in,” Dakota’s owner, Caroline Francis, posted to her Facebook.  Read more…

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Mexico City's Day of the Dead Parade featured tributes to earthquake victims and rescue workers

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Mexico city, still grieving the nearly 500 victims of two powerful earthquakes that devastated the country in September, hosted its annual Day of the Dead parade on Saturday. Nearly 300,000 were in attendance.

The 4-mile parade route was led by a group of rescue workers and volunteers, and featured an impressive raised fist float made out of hard hats and rescue tools.

“The point of this parade is to celebrate life,” Alejandra González Anaya, the parade’s artistic director, told the New York Times.

The Day of the Dead, or Día de los Muertos, is a centuries-old Mexican celebration honoring the lives of the deceased. Mexico City’s large parade is in its second year, after taking inspiration for the large scale event from the 2015 James Bond film SpectreRead more…

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These stock photos put rescue animals center frame

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For creatives looking to do a little good, a new collection of stock photos featuring rescue animals lets licensees donate to a Los Angeles-based animal shelter with each download.

The project is a collaboration between Saatchi & Saatchi LA, Getty Images, and the Amanda Foundation, a Beverly Hills animal hospital and nonprofit rescue organization that saves animals from kill shelters throughout the city and puts them up for adoption. The collection includes 60 images starring some of the foundation’s neediest residents, all in search of forever homes. 

According to Saatchi & Saatchi LA, every licensing dollar earned off the collection will benefit the nonprofit. Read more…

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Google adds new Rescue Party feature in Android Oreo to prevent bootloops

One of the nifty feature integrated into the new Android 8.0 Oreo is meant to help users avoid having their smartphones bootloop after trying to update to a new version of the OS. The new feature is called Rescue Party should be enabled by Oreo automatically when it detects that core system components are stuck in crash loops.

After the bootloop issue is noticed by Rescue Party, it will start a series of actions meant to recover the device. If none of these work, it will try rebooting the smartphone into recovery mode and prompt the user to perform a factory reset.

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Tesla mechanics rescue a cute kitten that got stuck inside a Model X bumper

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Of all the things that could possibly go wrong with your electric self-driving car, finding a kitten inside your bumper may be the cutest of them all.

An unnamed Model X owner uploaded two clips to YouTube on Saturday that show a teeny kitten trapped inside the bumper of his vehicle.

“So this morning, I heard a meow in my garage,” the man said in the clip. “And we don’t have a cat.”

After narrowing down the meows to his vehicle, then the rear bumper, the man decided to bring his car into a Tesla service center to get a little help rescuing the cat safely.

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This is why your Galaxy S8 display may be tinting red, software update to the rescue

Some of the units in the first batch of Galaxy S8 phones shipped over at the home turf in Korea, have shown red tint on their display. It’s pretty unusual for AMOLED screens, which are with cold and saturated colors by default, and turn blueish at the slightest tilt of the phone even in the Basic display mode that closely follows the standard sRGB color gamut, so users have noticed the discrepancy immediately.

Granted, all screens differ slightly from factory to factory, and batch to batch, especially OLED displays, where laying millions of light-emitting dots …