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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: 1) by Ethanol-fueled on Sunday July 31 2016, @02:46AM

    by Ethanol-fueled (2792) on Sunday July 31 2016, @02:46AM (#382145) Homepage

    El Centro native here. High-five, Yuma scum!

  • (Score: 2) by archfeld on Sunday July 31 2016, @03:34AM

    by archfeld (4650) <treboreel@live.com> on Sunday July 31 2016, @03:34AM (#382153) Journal

    I should have known. Being from El Centro is one of the only things that could drive such a net rage :) It is indeed a small world.

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