The 17 Hottest Pet Tech Products Ideas of 2018

High Tech pet products are everywhere It's a great time to be a pet. A wave of new high-tech pet products and innovations have just hit the market. And there are many more in development. So, if you are a pet owner, entrepreneur or investor - now is the perfect time to get up to speed on the hottest pet tech devices. Mechanical Pet Tech Products: Mechanical pet tech devices range from simple single part products to complex ball launchers, self-cleaning litter boxes and dog houses with air conditioning! 1) iFetch: Automatic […]

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6 ways manufacturing in Asia can be disastrous

If you want to build your product in Asia, you need to know the manufacturing process inside out. And, if you lack this knowledge, you need a partner who ensures that you are never without the information you require. What follows are the areas where the companies we work with most frequently require help in Asia. As you will see, contract manufacturing risks begin in the earliest stages of design, and extend to the management of contract manufacturer (CM) relationships even after your product is on the market. 1. Consider […]

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5 Major Impacts of Voice-First Devices

Design has often been described as a conversation between the designer and the user. As designers of all kinds we have the distinct privilege to communicate and converse with users to understand their needs to create solutions for them.  But the influence of voice assistant technology like  Alexa, Siri, Cortana and Google home demands a new conversation. And this new conversation is moving away the traditional one between the user and designer – to a conversation between the user and device, literally. With an estimated 24.5M Voice-First devices to ship in 2017 the […]

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Intel Executive IoT Program

  Our whirlwind journey to London,UK to take part in Intel’s IoT Enterprise Programme was well worth the travel. Over a two-day period we met some of the leading minds, companies and organizations involved in the rapidly growing Internet of Things industry. Plus we got to see how the East London Tech Community stacks up against our Ottawa homebase - or as some call it, the ‘Silicon Valley of the North.’ Aside from the great contacts we made, we got a global perspective on the future of IoT. Here are some of […]

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Design 1st Selected to Attend Intel IoT Program

Design 1st was one of 20 participants selected to attend Intel’s first ever IoT program for leading enterprises developing products. The first workshop of the program will be held on March 9, 2017 in London, UK where executives from each of the selected companies will gather to hear Intel’s vision of the Internet of Things Industry. As a leader in IoT hardware product development, Design 1st is excited to have the opportunity to participate in this program. “The rapid change and growth in IoT means we are constantly learning and […]

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