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Top Best Automatic Cat Feeders You Can Buy on Amazon

Cat Feeder – Are you a cat lover? Well, having cats is like having your own child and we cannot help ourselves to spoil them with all our might. However, you can’t really go out without ensuring they have sitters or someone can feed them and give them water when you’re not home. But in the event no one is around to care for them, what can you do? Well, the solution is here.

Thank heavens that technology always save us. Moreover, you don’t have to look for babysitters or to a pet boarding that costs a lot. All you really need are these automatic cat feeders you can get on Amazon. Here are the best ones we recommend that you can get today. 

PetSafe 5 Meal Automatic Dog and Cat Feeder

This includes five containers that can feed cats and small dogs.

This PetSafe automatic pet feeder works with either your cat or your dog so that you can put a dry or wet cat or dog food of their choice. It has five containers that could last your pets a whole day, perfect if you’re working.

You can set the food in 1-hour increments, so just keep that in mind when you’re putting food on each container. Be sure they’re only getting the recommended calorie intake per day to prevent them from getting overweight or obese.

Of course, it’s made from BPA-free material to ensure it’s safe for your cats. 

Cat Mate C500 Automatic Pet Feeder with Digital Timer

This Cat Mate automatic cat feeder has a digital timer.

Much like with PetSafe cat feeder, this Cat Mate C500 automatic cat feeder also has five containers that could hold 11.5 ounces of wet or dry cat food, depending on what your cat likes to have. It could feed two cats at one time.

It has a digital timer and allows you to set the time increment. You can try one hour or two, depending on how many times your cats feed. Make sure you get the opinion of their vet.

This Cat Mate automatic cat feeder includes two ice packs that help keep the food fresh, especially if they like wet food.

Iseebiz Automatic Cat Feeder 3L Pet Food Dispenser Feeder

You can record your voice for up to 10 seconds with this cat feeder.

This automatic cat feeder from Iseebiz allows you to program not just the time increments but also how much food your pet needs per feeding. This is essential since some cat breeds tend to gain or lose weight easily. So, always get the opinion of their vet.

The program also allows them to develop good eating habits.

Additionally, this cat feeder also allows you to record your voice for 10 seconds, so if your pet doesn’t eat until you call them, this solves that problem. Or if they aren’t aware that the feeder has been refilled, your recording can call them over for feeding time.

PetSafe Healthy Pet Simply Feed Automatic Cat and Dog Feeder

This PetSafe cat feeder has flexible meal portions.

On this list is another PetSafe product, but this time it could schedule up to 12 meals and has a different design than the first one.

The good thing about this automatic cat feeder is that you can schedule ⅛ cup to four cups of cat food, depending on your cat’s needs. So it’s possible to schedule smaller meals for your pet if they have sensitive stomachs.

Of course, you can set the time increment to ensure they don’t quickly gain too much weight. 

Roffie Automatic Cat Feeder

This Roffie automatic pet feeder can hold up to 29 cups of dry food.

Last on the list is this Roffie automatic cat feeder that can hold up to 29 cups of dry food, making it the best feeder if you’re always out for the entire day or up to two. This feeder also allows you to schedule up to four meals per day, which is enough for one or two cats.

Brees Apologized After LeBron James Leads Backlash to QB’s Criticism of Anthem Protests

LeBron James – A commotion has sparked when Saints Quarter Back said he does not agree with peaceful protest during anthem. 

Brees is considered one of the best quarterbacks in NFL history. He is the league’s all-time leader in passing yards and touchdowns.

In 2016, Drew Brees have conversd to Colin Kaepernick after a game. The Saints quarterback on Wednesday expressed that he disagreed with Kaepernick’s protest during the national anthem

This remark have made controversies and New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has apologized for his lack of “compassion or empathy” after he said he disagrees with athletes protesting against racism during the national anthem. Moreover, athletes have expressed their distaste on social media platforms. 

Likewise, Brees have fully registered his opposition to the non-violent protest movement launched by Colin Kaepernick during the 2016 NFL season in an interview with Yahoo Finance published on Wednesday. The NFL and Trump both reek of hypocrisy over George Floyd’s death, to begin with. 

 “I will never agree with anybody disrespecting the flag of the United States of America or our country,” the 41-year-old said. “Let me just tell what I see or what I feel when the national anthem is played and when I look at the flag of the United States … I envision my two grandfathers, who fought for this country during world war two.”

The comments, which awakened the dormant spirit of patriotism that lead of widespread civil unrest in the US after the police killing of an unarmed black, 46-year old man, George Floyd, have erupted immediate backlash and relentless protest all over the United States of America. 

Michael Thomas, Brees’ teammate wrote and expressed his thoughts on social media: “We don’t care if you don’t agree and whoever else how about that.” Another of Brees’ teammates, Malcolm Jenkins, posted a video to social media in which he became emotional as he said the quarterback did not understand that for many black people in America the flag represents centuries of oppression.

Saints safety Malcolm Jenkins had bacons to take and burgers to cook to sustain the statement about his teammate Drew Brees’ comments earlier today. 

Star athletes from other sports also pooled in with the criticism and that includes LeBron James, arguably the most high-profile and notable athlete in America, wrote his thoughts on Twitter.

“You literally still don’t understand why Kap was kneeling on one knee??,” wrote the LA Lakers star. “Has absolute nothing to do with the disrespect of [America] and our soldiers( men and women) who keep our land free. My father-in-law was one of those.”

LeBron James


WOW MAN!! 🤦🏾‍♂️. Is it still surprising at this point. Sure isn’t! You literally still don’t understand why Kap was kneeling on one knee?? Has absolute nothing to do with the disrespect of 🇺🇸 and our soldiers(men and women) who keep our land free. My father-in-law was one of those

June 3, 2020

Other NFL players to criticize Brees included his Saints teammate Alvin Kamara, San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman, New York Jets safety Jamal Adams and Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. “It has NEVER been about an anthem or a flag. Not then. Not now,” wrote Rodgers, one of the few white athletes to respond to Brees’ comments. “Listen with an open heart, let’s educate ourselves, and then turn word and thought into action.”

With the imeediate backlash, Brees issued a lengthy apology on Twitter and Instagram last Thursday although he did not mention whether he had changed his views on anthem protests.

“In an attempt to talk about respect, unity, and solidarity centered around the American flag and the national anthem, I made comments that were insensitive and completely missed the mark on the issues we are facing right now as a country,” Brees wrote. “They lacked awareness and any type of compassion or empathy. Instead, those words have become divisive and hurtful and have misled people into believing that somehow I am an enemy. This could not be further from the truth, and is not an accurate reflection of my heart or my character.”

Brees asked for understanding and seek for forgiveness about his remarks. 

“I am sick about the way my comments were perceived yesterday, but I take full responsibility and accountability,” Brees wrote. “I recognize that I should do less talking and more listening … and when the black community is talking about their pain, we all need to listen. For that, I am very sorry and I ask your forgiveness.”

5 Tips on How to Expand Successfully Your Business Online

For starters, expanding your business is tough challenge to hurdle on both on local and international setting. There are wide array of methods and strategies that can be used to improve your business expansion online such as feasibility studies, case studies, business-related articles and books that will pour you some information to grow your business. Also, the information will be utterly useless without executing it so it takes a consistent action to obtain your desired goals for your business.

Online marketing is the most widely used medium in promoting your products and business. Investing to the social media is quite challenging because you have to craft your original and unique content but it is the most effective way. Keep your head on the latest trends and jive into it to be relevant. Since the online market is full of competition and working its way to market the same product as you are doing. 

In this article, we will give you tips to expand your business successfully online. 

1. Study and Analyze Your Competitors

Before establishing and running your business, you have to resort in market research to gather data. The results will be your basis to craft a business that is in-demand in the market. Hence, 

Before running your business in the market, make sure to run a study and analyze if your business is in demand in the current market. Meanwhile, you have to keep abreast of your competitor’s strategy. Try to see and evaluate their pricing, the graphics, the promo, and all. Better learn wit your competitors because they knew the ins and outs of the business, the challenges, and how to cope up with these untoward situations. 

2. Identify your available Resources based on the Market Research or Case Study

The results from your market research and case study will the customers’ demand and the strengths and weaknesses of your competitors. Through these results, you can evaluate if resource is sufficient to meet the demands of the market and make something more than your competitors.

For example, in the local business, you need to acquire the legality of the business through a business license that needs time and stable finances. So, as beginner, are you willing to invest even though you have not enough financial resources to utilize in doing the process? Financial deficiency will lead your business into turmoil so you better have to identify your available resources.

3. Good Pricing and Valuing the Customer Needs

For customers, the price is the prize, As a business start-up, you have to set a good price of your products to attract the potential customer to try your products you are selling, The case study will help you decide to what extent can your customer afford for the service that you will be going to offer. The potential needs of the customers will be identified when the case study or market research is conducted. In business, the customer needs will help you to structure your potential start-up as long it is in-demand and relevant to their wants. The result of the case study will help you analyze the potential needs of the customer or the end-user of your product or service. 

Say for instance, you have a food stall and the price is too expensive. The customers will disregard or will not purchase your services. And worst, this will lead your business to bankruptcy. Basically, the result of the case study or market research may suffice information that you need for your business which includes the pricing of your products or services. 

4. Establish Connections with Local Companies

The more partnerships, the better. Working together with other companies will be very beneficial to your start-up. They can market your products as long as it doesn’t overpower their services. Building connections will help you to direct your business to your potential customers

When Starbucks tried their luck to expand in Australia, they run their business on their own. Unfortunately, it didn’t work well for them. So, they conduct a case study for this and they found out that failure to tied up with other local business was one of the reasons why they failed to succeed in their venture.

5. Launch a Social Media Marketing

Your social media marketing involves advertising your product in the market and build the brand that you are trying to market. This is a quite a challenge because you have to be creative in making contents. Social media will help your business to expand without spending so much since most of the potential customers.

The Technology that will break boundaries this 2020

We live in an age of marvels and technology is everywhere. Technology is everything and we could not agree more.

From our homes that give convenience when we cook, clean, do the laundry, and gives us entertainment whenever we feel empty, in our cars with safety features that warn us about vehicles in adjacent lanes. Also, it’s on our television sets, where many of us are streaming shows and movies through apps and we even wear devices for health and security purposes. 

Virtual Assistants

Amazon, Apple and Google have battled to become the center of our homes these past few years

Their virtual assistants — Alexa, Google Assistant and Siri — respond to voice commands to play music from speakers, control light bulbs and activate robot vacuums. Smart home products work well, but they are complicated to set up, so most people use virtual assistants just for basic tasks like setting a kitchen timer and checking the weather.

Then in December, Amazon, Apple, and Google came to what appeared to be a truce: They announced that they were working together on a standard to help make smart home products compatible with one another.

In other words, when you buy an internet-connected light bulb down the line that works with Alexa, it should also work with Siri and Google Assistant. This should help reduce confusion when shopping for home products and improve the ease with which connected gadgets work with one another.

The Slow, Steady Rise of 5G

In 2020, 5G will gain some momentum. Verizon said it expected half the nation to have access to 5G this year. AT&T, which offers two types of 5G — 5G Evolution, which is incrementally faster than 4G, and 5G Plus, which is the ultrafast version — said it expected 5G Plus to reach parts of 30 cities by early 2020.

Samsung, for one, has begun including 5G support on some of its newer Galaxy devices. Apple, which declined to comment, is also expected to release its first 5G-compatible iPhones this year.

And 5G will be going to work behind the scenes, in ways that will emerge over time. One important benefit of the technology is its ability to greatly reduce latency, or the time it takes for devices to communicate with one another. That will be important for the compatibility of next-generation devices like robots, self-driving cars and drones.

For example, if your car has 5G and another car has 5G, the two cars can talk to each other, signaling to each other when they are braking and changing lanes. The elimination of the communications delay is crucial for cars to become autonomous.

Wireless Devices

It’s a time of intense competition in wearable computers, which is set to lead to more creativity and innovation. Apple has dominated wireless devices. Last 2015, it released Apple Watch, a smart watch with a focus on health monitoring. In 2016, the company introduced AirPods, wireless earbuds that can be controlled with Siri. Since then, many others have jumped in, including Xiaomi, Samsung and Huawei. Google recently acquired Fitbit, the fitness gadget maker, for $2.1 billion, in the hope of playing catch-up with Apple.

Computer chips are making their way into other electronic products like earphones, which means that companies are likely to introduce innovations in wearable accessories, said Frank Gillett, a technology analyst for Forrester. Two possibilities: earphones that monitor your health by pulling pulses from your ears, or earbuds that double as inexpensive hearing aids.

“That whole area of improving our hearing and hearing the way other people hear us is really interesting,” he said.

The Power of Streaming

And true enough, we have arrived headlong into the streaming era, and that will only give us more satisfaction until the cycles continues. 

Last 2019, Netflix was the most-watched video service in the United States, with people spending an average of 23 minutes a day streaming its content, according to eMarketer, the research firm. In all, digital video made up about a quarter of the daily time spent on digital devices last year, which included time spent on apps and web browsers.

Netflix’s share of the overall time we spend watching video on devices will probably decline in 2020, according to eMarketer, because of the arrival of competing streaming services like Disney Plus, HBO Max and Apple TV Plus.

“Even though Americans are spending more time watching Netflix, people’s attention will become more divided as new streamers emerge,” Ross Benes, an analyst at eMarketer, said in a blog post.

So if you don’t like “The Mandalorian,” “The Morning Show” or “Watchmen,” you won’t change the channel. You will just switch to a different app.