Thought to have been banished to the pits of hell sometime in the early 2000s, the ferociously annoying cyber-creature known as "Furby" as reared its ugly head again. Now it's available for pre-order, so you better brace for impact.

Having gained LED eyes, and the ability to interface with a number of ubiquitous iDevices, the new Furby may prove to be an even greater threat to peace and quiet than its predecessor. Those wanting to procure one of the hideous beasts for who knows what kind of doubtlessly nefarious purpose can now reserve one for $54 at Walmart. Batten down the hatches folks. This could be the beginning of the end. [Engadget]