Petnet SmartFeeder review: Robot pet feeder meets smartphone app with mostly good results

PCWorld

When I first heard about the Petnet SmartFeeder, I bristled. How could something so basic as feeding a pet be in search of a smart solution? I deposit a half-cup of dry kibble in my dog's bowl twice daily--done and done. Is no human endeavor sacred? I can see that there are times when an automatic pet feeder makes sense: an unpredictable work schedule, say, or an impromptu invite, either of which could step on the toes of your pet's meal time.


What is the Internet of Things

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CES 2019: The biggest 5G news

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With 5G one of the biggest topics of the show, we round out the biggest news of CES 2019, from smartphone prototypes to promises on the value of 5G deployments across all industries. Samsung became the first out of the gate to produce a display 5G smartphone prototype, showing off a glass-encased device at CES. Samsung retained the form factor of its current smartphones, with volume keys and Bixby button appearing to be on the left side of the handset and the power/lock button on the right side of the device. The front-facing camera was also visible at the top of the device. Samsung CEO HS Kim on Monday confirmed that the Korean tech giant will be releasing a 5G smartphone to the market this year. Using the Samsung CES 2019 press conference to outline the tech giant's end-to-end solution across 5G, the Internet of Things (IoT), and artificial intelligence (AI), Kim said Samsung is continuing to invest in R&D.


3 Disruptive Ecommerce Trends You Need to Know Right Now

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As an ecommerce business owner, you're always looking for ways to grow your revenue. In order to do so, you need to adapt to the latest ecommerce trends. Here are three of the most disruptive trends you need to know to grow your business. The number of mobile internet users is growing by the minute. In fact in 2016, Bloomberg reported that mobile traffic on ecommerce websites surpassed that of desktop traffic.


Google Wallet launches a streamlined web app

Engadget

Google Wallet may have killed off physical debits cards earlier this year, but the service is now making it easier to send and receive money with the card you already have. With the launch of the Google Wallet web app, all you need to accept online payments from friends is a browser and debit card tied to your Google account. Of course, users can still use the Google Wallet app for iOS or Android Pay to pay their friends or accept funds on their mobile devices as well, and thanks to automatic transfers there's no need to cash out before the money shows up in your bank account. Finally, while Google Wallet is mostly aimed at person-to-person payments like Venmo, Squarecash and Paypal, Android Pay is also rolling out new integrations with hundreds of thousands of websites to simplify commercial check-out processes across the web.