This Is Proof that Office Cubicle Pranks Have Gone Way Too Far

Someone thought that putting a bear inside an office cubicle would be really funny. Maybe it could have been even funnier if the bear ate Mr. Atkinson, from accounting. Yes, maybe they shouldn't have installed that electric fence around him. Then it would have been real fun for the bear too. [Thanks Sophia!] » 4/08/11 10:20am 4/08/11 10:20am

MIT's Huggable Robotic Bear Keeps Ill People From Feeling Sad

Normally you think science, lasers, and silicon chips when someone says "MIT," but Huggable is an MIT invention nonetheless: it's another smart robot companion, a bit like Paro » 11/24/08 10:30am 11/24/08 10:30am meets Teddy Ruxpin. Its body is covered in sensors and motors, including webcams behind his eyes and a speaker in his nose, and its designed to…

Headless Teddy Bear USB Drive Combines Kiddy Nightmares, Storage in One

Ages ago we showed you a DIY version » 8/27/08 6:12am 8/27/08 6:12am, but now the removable-head Teddy Bear USB drive is a real product, ready to trigger-off those childhood nightmares all over again. The little guy is around 3 x 3.75 inches, is USB 2.0, stores 1GB inside its teddy guts, and costs $17. Not much else to say. []

Talking Twittering Teddy Bear is Nearly A Freaky Mod Too Far

Having a cyborg teddy reading out your Twitter alerts... *shiver* the idea gives me the creeps a little. But not the guys who came up with the idea over at HyHome2.0. They've even got an instructional video so you can build your own artificial-voice bear, which uses Bluetooth to get data from your PC so you can plop … » 6/17/08 7:27am 6/17/08 7:27am