Finally, an automatic food and water dispenser for your cat

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'Catspad' is an automatic food and water dispenser for your cat that connects to your home's Wi-Fi. It can be controlled remotely with an app allowing you to program and schedule how much food is dispensed and when. It also sends a notification when the food and / or water is low. 'Catspad' also stores an emergency battery in case of a power outage.


What 6 wacky CES gadgets tell us about the future

Washington Post - Technology News

The tech industry's annual Consumer Electronics Show, in Las Vegas, is known for showing off a ton of crazy gadgets, both useful and fanciful. It's easy to dismiss some innovations out of hand, but even the wackiest products hint at what consumers should expect to see in the future, by offering a read of what trends companies are focusing on. Here is a look at seven wacky CES products -- and what they can tell us about the future of tech. What it is: A black shirt that looks like something a super villain would wear. The garment, made by Japanese firm Xenoma, has embedded silver motion-sensing circuits, and it is supposed to track your movements and the position of your body.


Futuristic Fido: How technology is reinventing the pet world

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The first animals to be domesticated by humans were wolves, although the jury is still out on when exactly this occurred. Now a menagerie of animals is considered companion animals or pets, from the fuzzy chinchilla to the majestic horse. The original reasons for domestication were as varied as the species themselves: protection, hunting, travel and companionship.


The Most Intelligent Pet Feeder… EVER!

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Approximately 54% of all cats and dogs are overweight or obese (petobesityprevention.org). These pets are significantly more at risk (than normal weight pets) for developing chronic diseases such as: diabetes, kidney disease, arthritis, and many forms of cancer. Having unhealthy pets not only causes heartache for pet owners, it is also expensive to treat. The additional costs associated with caring for a chronically ill pet can range from $500 to over $5,000 annually. PetTrax is focused on helping with this epidemic by providing pet owners with products (including our super-intelligent pet feeder) that make it convenient and easy to keep their pets healthy.


People line up to microchip dogs as it becomes compulsory in Britain

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Pet owners from the Western Isles in Scotland were lining up to get their dogs microchipped just as it became compulsory for all owners in England, Scotland and Wales to get their pets tagged. Thousands of pet owners face fines of up to 500 ( 704) from Wednesday if they don't get dogs over eight weeks old microchipped. Ahead of the new law coming into effect, people were queuing up in Stornoway for a free microchipping event organised by the Dogs Trust, BBC News reported. BBC posted a video to Twitter showing a queue of dogs and their owners extending down the street waiting to avail of the service. Hundreds of dog owners queue up as new microchip law comes to Scotland https://t.co/YYp88JOByrhttps://t.co/mXGdjaToZI