Skinned Robo Teddy will Instill a Healthy Fear of Robots in Your Kid

One of the great joys of parenting, as I understand it, is being handed a malleable lump of proto-humanity that sees you as some kind of god, absorbing everything you do and say as a lifelong lesson. It's a big responsibility, sure, but also an opportunity to create a really… unique individual. Which is why I just… » 7/29/08 10:30am 7/29/08 10:30am

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… » 6/17/08 7:27am 6/17/08 7:27am