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Bird Buddy Launches World First AI-Powered Smart Hummingbird Feeder and Smart Bird Bath



Tech for Nature start-up launches new products on Kickstarter with exclusive early bird deals for up to 25 percent off New products use same built-in AI recognition tech and modular camera as their original popular Smart Bird FeederBird Buddy is one of Kickstarter’s best-performing alumni with first campaign in its top 1 percent most funded projects

KALAMAZOO, Mich., May 16, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Bird Buddy has launched a crowdfunding campaign for the world’s first AI-powered Smart Hummingbird Feeder and Smart Bird Bath following a successful prototype reveal at CES 2023 which took the event by storm. The Tech for Nature start-up has returned to Kickstarter with the new products available for pre-order on the platform at a discounted price from May 16th 2023 until June 16th, 2023. The products have been developed in response to demand from the Bird Buddy community, who share a deep love and affection for hummingbirds, and the need for a bird bath to complement their original Smart Bird Feeder. Early backers can enjoy up to 25 percent off as well as exclusive bundles in helping to meet a target $100,000 raise.

Bird Buddy’s Smart Hummingbird Feeder is designed to provide up close and personal views of our tiniest, beloved feathered friends like never before. It recognizes all common hummingbird species in North America, and captures exceptional photos and videos of these quick-moving wonders. In addition to hummingbirds, these feeders may also attract bees and butterflies, ever-increasing the biodiversity of any backyard. The feeder comes with or without a solar roof, using the same Bird Buddy camera module with 5 megapixels and HD video, a 120° field of view and built-in microphone which allows existing users the option to swap their camera between feeders. Since revealing the prototype in January this year, clamor for the feeder has been unprecedented, with content from the test feeders exciting many hummingbird fans.

Commenting on the new products, Dejan Bjordan, Bird Buddy’s in-house Ornithologist said:

“Hummingbirds elicit such affection in bird enthusiasts; their beautiful flash colors, rapid wing action and hovering tendencies means it’s really challenging to obtain high quality images, let alone identify their species. Our smart feeder has been specifically designed so that you can enjoy these delights from the ease of your smartphone or tablet wherever you are, much the same as our original feeder.”

“Our Smart Bird Bath offers a fun new way to capture new photos and videos of your favorite avian friends.  In the warm months of summer when temperatures rise, bird baths call to a wide variety of birds, from raptors to seed-eating birds so it’s a neat way to invite more species of native birds to your backyard. If every household created a diverse, thriving ecosystem in their backyard, the collective impact would be tremendous.”

As a crowd-sourced business with over 100,000 Smart Bird Feeder units now shipped worldwide, the Bird Buddy community is at the heart of the team’s new product development – both as a gadget and an app. Through the community, Bird Buddy has also created its citizen science platform, Bird Buddy’s Heartbeat, which provides real time sightings across its network with open source datasets available for scientists to use.

Speaking about the importance of the community, Franci Zidar, CEO, Bird Buddy said:

“Thousands of Bird Buddy Smart Bird Feeder owners as well as bird lovers around the world have helped us design these new products. We’ve had dozens of beta testers from our community who have put our prototypes to the ultimate test in their backyards, giving us real-time feedback and suggestions. Our community has also played a key role in shaping our app development, with the new Birdbuddy TV being a particular big hit. Having been so deeply supported by our customers and Kickstarter’s leaders, it is only natural that we have returned to the community-based platform to launch our new products. We could not be more excited about offering more people even greater chances to reconnect with nature, in their own backyards and beyond.”

Heather Swift Hunt, Head of Design & Tech, Kickstarter said:

“Bird Buddy saw tremendous support for their last project from a passionate community on Kickstarter: 22,925 bird lovers backed nearly $4.6 million on our platform alone to help bring it to life, making it one of the biggest projects of 2021. While that number was impressive, even more impressive was seeing them ship and deliver all those products to excited backers, and seeing those backers share their images, stories and enthusiasm with each other and the world. Bird Buddy is the best of what Kickstarter is all about.”

The new Kickstarter is now live and people can visit this page to participate and secure their choice in products and be a part of the flock. 

The Kickstarter media kit is here.

Bird Buddy data

Number of current active feeders: 65,000We have active feeders in 113 countriesTotal number of photos and videos taken: 100 Million+

Total number of species identified to date: 472 (recognized by AI or manual review)Total number (ave) of photos / videos captured per day: ~837k per day
            – Photos: 674k per day
            – Video: 163K per dayBird Buddy Live Heartbeat:

Smart Hummingbird Feeder product specs

Hummingbird Feeder HousingOptional solar roof add-on to decrease charging needOptimal 12-ounce nectar containerBird Buddy camera module with 5 megapixels and HD video, a 120° field of view and built-in microphoneStainless steel hanging wireUSB-C charging cableTwo cleaning brushes (for reservoir and ports)Designed for easy camera transferSecure camera-mounting magnetsEasy disassembly and cleaningThe feeder is made of ASA, an outdoor rated, ultra-durable and recyclable plastic.The feeder housing is Made in the USA, along with the final assembly of the unit.Height – 8.5in. | 215mmWidth – 5.75 in. | 145mmDepth – 6.5 in. | 165mmWeight – ~2lbs.

*The camera module is interchangeable with any Bird Buddy housing.

Smart Bird Bath product specs

Bird Bath HousingBird Buddy camera module with 5 megapixels and HD video, a 120° field of view and built-in microphoneUSB-C Charging cableUniversal Mount and screwsShort pole mount for the lawnOptional add-on solar panel with solar-powered water fountainThe feeder is made of ASA, an outdoor rated, ultra-durable and recyclable plastic.14-inches in diameter

Bird Buddy awards

CES 2022 honoree x 3SXSW Innovation Award for AI 2023Best of Kickstarter AwardIDEA Silver Award 2022Spoga + Gafa Gardena Pitch Award 2022

About Bird Buddy
Bird Buddy created and developed the world’s first smart AI-powered bird feeder that instantly snaps and recognizes the species feeding at the unit. This has rejuvenated a traditional and popular hobby of bird watching and enables daily bite-sized connections with nature any time, anywhere. It notifies users whenever a bird stops by, sending one of those rare notifications that will bring them joy instead of stress.

The built-in technology allows users to capture beautiful photos and video clips of their featherly visitors and the Bird Buddy app gamifies the experience by recognizing birds and organizing them in a “Pokémon GO like” collection.

Users regularly share their images on the Bird Buddy social wall: Furthermore, opted in community members provide real time reports of sightings through the Bird Buddy Heartbeat platform creating open source citizen science datasets:

Bird Buddy has three co-founders: Ziga Vrtacic, Franci Zidar and Kyle Buzzard.

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Petnow: AI-driven Pet Biometrics Identification Arrives in France




The innovative and animal-friendly app will be showcased at Viva Technology 2023.

PARIS, June 8, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Petnow Inc., a leading provider of advanced pet identification solutions, is thrilled to announce the expansion of its groundbreaking app to the French market. Petnow’s AI-driven Pet Biometrics Identification app, which accurately identifies dogs and cats through face scanning technology, will be presented at Viva Technology 2023 in Paris on June 14-15. This event offers a platform for Petnow to connect with key industry stakeholders, including pet insurance providers and government officials responsible for pet registration.

Dr. Jesse Joonho Lim, CEO of Petnow Inc., expressed his enthusiasm, stating, “We are excited to introduce our cutting-edge app to France, a country renowned for its love and care for pets. Petnow launches in neighboring countries such as the United Kingdom, Belgium, and Luxembourg, we are confident that Petnow’s advanced pet identification technology will revolutionize the way pet owners in France safeguard their beloved companions.”

The Petnow app provides a painless and non-invasive alternative to microchips. By simply scanning the faces of dogs and cats, users can identify their pets accurately. The app has garnered attention from major media outlets, including BBC, CBS, Fox News, and Reuters. It was also honored as the Best of Innovation at CES 2022. Petnow has been collaborating with various players in the pet industry in the United States and South Korea to offer enhanced benefits to its users.

The Petnow app is now available for free download on the French Apple App Store and Google Play. Petnow Inc. invites industry professionals, partners, and media representatives to visit booth G38-039 at Viva Technology 2023 in Paris. This will provide an excellent opportunity to experience firsthand the innovative capabilities of the Petnow app and explore potential partnerships.

About Petnow Inc.

Petnow Inc. is a leading technology startup specializing in advanced pet identification solutions. With its AI-driven Biometric Pet Identification app, Petnow aims to revolutionize the way pet owners identify and protect their beloved companions. Through innovative face scanning technology, Petnow provides a user-friendly and reliable alternative to traditional pet identification methods. For more information about Petnow, please visit

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Introducing the MUCAR CDE900 PRO:The One-Stop Solution for Comprehensive Vehicle Diagnostics




ONTARIO, Calif., June 8, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — As a car owner, there’s nothing more frustrating than having the vehicle stall or break down unexpectedly. That’s why having a reliable and efficient diagnostic tool is crucial for every car owner. The MUCAR CDE900 PRO is a top-of-the-line diagnostic tool that will help car owners identify and fix any issues with their car quickly and efficiently.

With a 5-inch touch screen and a 1.2m diagnostic cable, the MUCAR CDE900 PRO offers a user-friendly interface that makes car diagnostics a breeze. Powered by Android 6.0 and an MT6580 4-Core Cortex Chip, it boasts lightning-fast processing speeds and can handle even the most complex diagnostic tasks with ease.

It comes with an impressive 2+32G ROM and a 3150mAh battery, it’s ability to insert a memory card no larger than 256G to expand the memory. Ensuring that you have enough storage space and power to diagnose multiple cars with ease. It also offers full OBD2 functions, including reading and clearing error codes, and a 4-in-1 data stream that covers ABS, SRS, TCM, and ECM systems (only $39.95 if needed).

One of the most significant advantages of the MUCAR CDE900 PRO is its lifetime free updates. Car owners can unlock full system diagnostics for just USD 99.95. Additionally, they can perform 28 reset functions with lifetime free updates (unlock one reset function for USD 15.95, full Rest functions unlock online payment of just USD 79.95). Also they can unlock 1 Brand Full System Diagnostics + 28 Reset Functions + ECU Coding + Active Test for 59.95USD.

The MUCAR CDE900 PRO also offers a professional diagnosis report, Bluetooth/email share printing, and support for 17 languages, including English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and other languages. It supports all vehicles with OBDII protocol after 1996 and the following communication protocols: ISO 14230-4 (KWP2000), ISO 15765-4 (CAN), ISO 9141-2 (iso), ISO 14229 (uds), and SAEJ 1850 (VPW&PWM).

MUCAR CDE900 PRO is a fantastic investment for car owners, mechanics, and technicians. Its comprehensive diagnostic functions, lifetime free updates, and user-friendly interface make it an indispensable tool for anyone who wants to keep their car in top shape. With its high-end features and affordable price, it’s a must-have for anyone who takes their car maintenance seriously. Order it today and experience the convenience and efficiency of the MUCAR CDE900 PRO.

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H&M Foundation doubles GCA grant and winners to speed up textile industry transformation




Recyclable and biodegradable polyurethane, food waste polyester, circular dyeing, natural bio-colours, ultra high-performing textiles, seaweed material, AI textile sorting, corn husk and sugarcane fabric, zero waste pattern system, textile-to-textile recycling for polyesters – these are the ten Global Change Award winners 2023, sharing a €2 million grant from the non-profit H&M Foundation.

STOCKHOLM, June 8, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — The Global Change Award is an early-stage innovation challenge seeking bright minds that can transform fashion. Every year, H&M Foundation selects and supports the five most impactful innovations with the ultimate aspiration of a planet positive fashion future. This year, H&M Foundation doubles both grant and winners to speed up the transformation.


“We have an urgent opportunity to support innovations that could transform the entire fashion industry – that’s why we’re doubling the grant and the number of winners. We’re giving these innovators a total of 2 million euros and access to our accelerator program – but we’re also giving the industry an opportunity to connect with these brilliant innovators. I’m excited to see the impact these innovators will make on the industry.” – Karl-Johan Persson, H&M Foundation board member and chairman of H&M Group.

The Global Change Award 2023 winners are:


Algreen (UK)ALT TEX (Canada)KBCols Sciences (India)Nanoloom (UK)PhycoLabs (Brazil)Rethread Africa (Kenya)


DyeRecycle (UK)Refiberd (US)Tereform (US)



H&M Foundation launched the GCA to provide the tools, connections, and resources necessary for early-stage innovations to move from idea to scale as quickly as possible. The winners receive €200,000 each and embark on the yearlong GCA Impact Accelerator. H&M Foundation together with GCA’s core partners Accenture, KTH Royal Institute of Technology and The Mills Fabrica offer tailored coaching and support to accelerate their journey from idea to scale.

“There’s a wide range of solutions among this year’s winners. If scaled, I believe they could have a real impact on the industry – which needs a holistic transformation if we are to reach a planet positive fashion future. We look forward to working with the winners during the accelerator and help enable their innovations to accelerate and scale.” – Christiane Dolva, Strategy Lead H&M Foundation.

Neither the H&M Foundation nor the H&M Group take any shareholder equity or intellectual property rights in the innovations and the winners can collaborate with whomever they want.

More information and visuals, free to use, here:—press-collection/ 

CONTACT: Jasmina Sofić, Media Relations Responsible, +46 73 465 59 59 

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