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This Teddy Bear Could Have Exposed Your Child’s Identity

Are smart toys worth the risk? That's a question parents are asking themselves these days as they weigh the usefulness and delight that comes from cloud-connected toys, with the potential for them to

Twitter Doing More With GIFs, Introduces Feature Called “ScratchReel”

Twitter tweeted out a new toy for you to play with for video called “ScratchReel.” Basically, it lets you scrub a short GIF back and forth for cool effects. Check it out here (to see the a

Here’s A Close Look At Disney Infinity 3.0’s Star Wars Rise Against The Empire Play Set

Disney knows a it has a good thing going with its Infinity line of interactive toys, which is way it wasted little time integrating Star Wars into the franchise. The new Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition a

Amazon Launches A Dedicated STEM Toy Shop

Amazon announced this morning the launch of a new store on its site that’s dedicated to selling STEM toys and games. The shop will feature a variety of items for children of all ages, the retail

A Gift Guide For The Childless Who Have To Buy Gifts For Children

Buying toys for kids is like trying to help a couple of strangers carry a couch up two flights of steps. While your assistance may be appreciated, in theory, you’re probably going to end up doin

Please And Carrots Debuts Subscription-Based Toys, Expert Advice For New Parents

Busy parents who don’t have the time to shop for the best developmentally-appropriate and educationally-focused toys for their little ones now have a new option. A company called Please and Car

GoldieBlox, The Toymaker Trying To Get Girls Hooked On Engineering, Goes Digital With New iOS App

GoldieBlox, the San Francisco Bay Area startup focused on building toys for girls aimed at getting them hooked on engineering, has this morning taken its first steps into the digital realm with the de

Tiggly, An iPad Learning Toy For Babies And Toddlers, Raises Series A

Tiggly, an educational app designed for iPad's youngest users - babies! (oh, and toddlers, too) - has raised a Series A round of funding led by Habermaass GmbH, a Germany-based early play and learning

3Doodler Launches New Accessories Including A Much-Needed, Anti-Burninating Foot Pedal

In todays small, hand-held 3D printer news, we learn that 3Doodler (think of a hot glue gun with a lot more usability) has released a few new accessories including a foot pedal that allows you to extr

The SBrick Expands Your Lego Universe

Lego (or, if you’re pedantic, LEGO) is lots of fun. Lego Mindstorms is more fun. But what if you want to go to maximum fun? That’s where the Brick comes in. This $70 brick works with regul

ThinkGeek Sets Phasers To “Gesture-Based Remote Control”

Peddler of nerdy wares ThinkGeek has a new product launching just in time for San Diego Comic-Con, and it should give Trekkers more control over when and how they watch their favorite show. The gadget

500 Startups-Backed Roam And Wander Presents DiDi, An Interactive Teddy Bear

Roam And Wander, a toy and children's entertainment studio that is currently participating in 500 Startups' accelerator program, is now raising funds for its latest stuffed animal on Kickstarter. Call

You Know, For Kids: A Quick Look At The 3Doodler 3D-Extrusion Toy

When we first broke the <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2013/02/19/3d-printing-pen-the-3doodler-reaches-kickstarter-funding-goal-in-hours/">news about the 3Doodler</a> I was pretty excited. It wa

The World’s First Home-Printable Fashion Doll, Quin, Looks Pretty Spacey

This is Quin. She's a fully posable (and Barbie-compatible) doll that can be made on a 3D printer and snapped together. Her creators, the folks at <a target="_blank" href="http://www.3dkitbash.com">3D

Supertoy Teddy Is The Teddy Ruxpin We All Dreamed Of – A Stuffed Bear With Conversation Skills

A new Kickstarter project seems like the wish-fulfillment of a child of the late 80s or early 90s: the Supertoy Teddy is a stuffed bear you can talk to, just like Teddy Ruxpin, but this one intelligen

iFetch Is The Perfect Balm To Soothe The Conscience Of The Lazy Dog Owner

A new Kickstarter project takes all the work out of playing fetch with your dog, replacing your throwing arm with a nifty gizmo and keeping your hands drool-free. It's essentially a more basic pitchin

ExtremeFliers Releases A Teeny-Tiny Quadcopter That Can Flip In Mid-Air

We were lucky enough to meet with Vernon Kerswell at ExtremeFliers, a 20-something inventor with a passion for little flying things. His latest creation, the <a target="_blank" href="http://www.extrem

Andre Cassagnes, Creator Of The Etch A Sketch, Dead At 86

What Andre Cassagnes thought of today's beeping and whirring playrooms we don't know. We do know that the former electrician, born on September 23, 1926, created his iconic toy after noticing how grap

In Praise Of Dangerous Toys

When I was growing up, my dad taught me that potassium nitrate, sulphur, and charcoal made gunpowder. He told me that you could add iron to the mix to get a red flame and that acids wouldn't eat throu

Kickstarter: This Rubber Band Shotgun Is The Mother Of All Rubber Band Shotguns

Imagine it's Thanksgiving morning and you're with the family. You creep down the stairs, Sheriff in hand, and sneak in on dear old dad as he makes bacon pancakes. You set your weapon on "shotgun" and
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