This new device will allow your dog to talk to you... No, really!

Dog lying on floor
(Image credit: Fluent Pet)

One of the best parts of the 2009 Disney movie Up was the special collar that allowed Dug the dog to talk to his owners. Now a new system called FluentPet is giving canines in the real world a similar ability.

FluentPet uses a system of buttons to give pets a "voice". The buttons are placed in into differently coloured hexagonal tiles, which group together different kinds of words, such as action words, sentence objects, adjectives and places. 


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Tom May

Tom May is an award-winning journalist and editor specialising in design, photography and technology. Author of the Amazon #1 bestseller Great TED Talks: Creativity, published by Pavilion Books, Tom was previously editor of Professional Photography magazine, associate editor at Creative Bloq, and deputy editor at net magazine. Today, he is a regular contributor to Creative Bloq and its sister sites Digital Camera World, and Tech Radar. He also writes for Creative Boom and works on content marketing projects.