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posted by n1 on Saturday July 30 2016, @08:55PM   Printer-friendly
from the in-the-dog-house dept.

Humans have been forced to temporarily interact with their dogs or cats -- perhaps both -- after PetNet's internet-controlled smart feeder system suffered a blackout.

For $149, the company provides a web-enabled dog/cat feeder that is pre-programmed to dispense food stuffs at certain time and portion sizes.

But PetNet warned customers [...] that all was not well in its virtual animal kingdom as it was "experiencing some minor difficulties with a third party server. This is being investigated."

[...] "You may experience a loss of scheduled feeds and failed remote feedings. Please ensure that your pets have been fed manually until we have resolved this issue."

Source: The Register .

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  • (Score: 4, Insightful) by rigrig on Sunday July 31 2016, @12:19AM

    by rigrig (5129) Subscriber Badge <soylentnews@tubul.net> on Sunday July 31 2016, @12:19AM (#382115) Homepage

    Why can't the device run autonomously when it is disconnected?

    Because people would disconnect it and stop paying to use the device they bought.

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