Willcom Kuma Phone Puts the Cellphone Inside the Teddy Bear

Here's an idea: people gesticulating wildly with their hands-free headsets already look crazy-why not capitalize on our nation's love of all things crazy and » 9/02/08 9:45am 9/02/08 9:45am cute by putting a cellphone inside of an, oh, i don't know, a teddy bear! So went a recent design meeting at Japanese firm Willcom apparently, who was showing…

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