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Some Popular Holiday Toys Have Serious (and Creepy) Security Flaws

Some Popular Holiday Toys Have Serious (and Creepy) Security Flaws

A consumer research group found that four toys slated for the holiday shopping season are vulnerable to hackers.

MekaMon is an anime-styled battle bot you pilot with your phone

Between the success of shows like BattleBots and the amount of interest in last month's MegaBots debacle, it's pretty obvious that people really want to watch robots fight. But while watching two

MekaMon is an anime-styled battle bot you pilot with your phone

Between the success of shows like BattleBots and the amount of interest in last month's MegaBots debacle, it's pretty obvious that people really want to watch robots fight. But while watching two
Link About It: Finally, a Hijab-Wearing Barbie

Link About It: Finally, a Hijab-Wearing Barbie

While Mattel's Barbie doll isn't generally known for being progressive (from her unrealistic body to the fact that the first black Barbies still had caucasian features), the doll has recently made a
Consumer groups' labs advise parents not to buy connected toys, claim risk of strangers listening and talking to kids over the internet

Consumer groups' labs advise parents not to buy connected toys, claim risk of strangers listening and talking to kids over the internet

Two leading European consumer groups -- the UK's Which? and Germany's Stiftung Warentest -- have published an advisory with the results of their lab tests on the security of kids' connected toys,
Animoodle plushies spark creativity by mixing up parts

Animoodle plushies spark creativity by mixing up parts

Kids these days are exposed to technology at very early ages. On the one hand, it’s good that they become immediately familiar with the technology that will define their future. On the other hand,
Animoodle plushies spark creativity by mixing up parts

Animoodle plushies spark creativity by mixing up parts

Kids these days are exposed to technology at very early ages. On the one hand, it’s good that they become immediately familiar with the technology that will define their future. On the other hand,
Artist's Cyberpunk Project Gets Turned Into An Action Figure

Artist's Cyberpunk Project Gets Turned Into An Action Figure

Here is something very cool: Johnson Ting, an artist we featured on Fine Art a few years back, has had a character from his personal project Neo Japan 2022 made into a big, detailed action
Amazon Has LEGO's Incredible 1,969 Piece Saturn V Apollo Kit In Stock

Amazon Has LEGO's Incredible 1,969 Piece Saturn V Apollo Kit In Stock

LEGO’s 1969 piece Saturn V Apollo kit is usually out of stock at major retailers, but Amazon has it for its $120 MSRP right now, which is honestly a great price for a kit that size, let alone such a
Amazon Has LEGO's Incredible 1,969 Piece Saturn V Apollo Kit In Stock

Amazon Has LEGO's Incredible 1,969 Piece Saturn V Apollo Kit In Stock

LEGO’s 1969 piece Saturn V Apollo kit is usually out of stock at major retailers, but Amazon has it for its $120 MSRP right now, which is honestly a great price for a kit that size, let alone such a
‘Worst toys’ list includes Spidey’s Spider-Drone, Wonder Woman’s (plastic) battle sword

‘Worst toys’ list includes Spidey’s Spider-Drone, Wonder Woman’s (plastic) battle sword

It’s no indictment of how fun they might actually be — and quite honestly, now they’ve got us curious — but an advocacy group has just released its list of this year’s most unsafe toys for kids, and
Mattel Unveils First Hijab-Wearing Barbie in Honor of Athlete Ibtihaj Muhammad

Mattel Unveils First Hijab-Wearing Barbie in Honor of Athlete Ibtihaj Muhammad

The new doll looks just like her — down to her signature winged eyeliner
Oh Hell Yeah, Amazon's Running a BOGO 50% Off Sale on Nerf Guns

Oh Hell Yeah, Amazon's Running a BOGO 50% Off Sale on Nerf Guns

For a limited time, Amazon’s offering BOGO 50% off 80 different Nerf guns and accessories, as long as they’re both shipped and sold by Amazon.com directly. So what are you still doing here? Read
Oh Hell Yeah, Amazon's Running a BOGO 50% Off Sale on Nerf Guns

Oh Hell Yeah, Amazon's Running a BOGO 50% Off Sale on Nerf Guns

For a limited time, Amazon’s offering BOGO 50% off 80 different Nerf guns and accessories, as long as they’re both shipped and sold by Amazon.com directly. So what are you still doing here? Read
Oh Hell Yeah, Amazon's Running a BOGO 50% Off Sale on Nerf Guns

Oh Hell Yeah, Amazon's Running a BOGO 50% Off Sale on Nerf Guns

For a limited time, Amazon’s offering BOGO 50% off 80 different Nerf guns and accessories, as long as they’re both shipped and sold by Amazon.com directly. So what are you still doing here? Read
Holiday Gift Guides 2017: Presents Under $25: Keep the spending to a minimum and the good times to the max

Holiday Gift Guides 2017: Presents Under $25: Keep the spending to a minimum and the good times to the max

The holidays can be expensive, but don't have to be. We've trawled the internet for feel-good gifts that are useful, entertaining or inspirational—from grooming products to games and toys, these

Barbie Gets a Hijab

Christina Binkley on a new Barbie modelled after the American fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad, the first of the Mattel dolls to wear a hijab.
Strangers can talk to your child through 'connected' toys, investigation finds

Strangers can talk to your child through 'connected' toys, investigation finds

Which? investigation finds security flaws in ‘intelligent’ toys such as CloudPets and Hasbro’s Furby Connect A consumer group is urging major retailers to withdraw a number of “connected” or
Ron English Taps Into His Childhood for Upcoming “TOYBOX” Exhibit

Ron English Taps Into His Childhood for Upcoming “TOYBOX” Exhibit

Pop-art visionary Ron English is set to open his new exhibit “TOYBOX: America in the Visuals,” in Los Angeles on December 2. The “TOYBOX” exhibition is his latest body of work deploying Roy’s long
The 8 Hottest Toys of the Season to Buy Now (Before They Sell Out)

The 8 Hottest Toys of the Season to Buy Now (Before They Sell Out)

Every year, there's a toy (or two) that enters the "impossible to find" holiday shopping hall of fame. You know them: Tickle Me Elmo, Furby, Hatchimals. In a few short weeks, you'll know what toys