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A dog named Sky activates the tug sensor on the FIDO vest. The vest is a piece of wearable technology designed to allow working dogs to perform more tasks and communicate more information. Rob Felt/Courtesy of Georgia Tech hide caption

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Sit. Stay. Call 911: FIDO Vest Gives Service Dogs An Upgrade

Wearable tech is popping up everywhere, and now there's a new vest that has GPS, can make phone calls and can talk back like Siri. But it's not for people — it's for service dogs.

A rebel fighter takes aim during a training session in Eastern al-Ghouta, a rebel-held region outside the capital Damascus, earlier this month. Russia is inviting Syrian opposition groups to peace talks in Moscow, but few of them want to go to a country that supports Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Abd Doumany/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Syrian Opposition Groups Wary Of Russia's Invitation To Moscow

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Chris Hemsworth plays hacker and furloughed convict Nicholas Hathaway in Blackhat. Frank Connor/Legendary Pictures and Universal Pictures hide caption

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'Blackhat': A Classic Detective Story For A Brave New World

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A dog named Sky activates the tug sensor on the FIDO vest. The vest is a piece of wearable technology designed to allow working dogs to perform more tasks and communicate more information. Rob Felt/Courtesy of Georgia Tech hide caption

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Sit. Stay. Call 911: FIDO Vest Gives Service Dogs An Upgrade

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