Breaking News         Latest US News              New York News              Fx Tribune

How Does Sketch Compare to Axure?
The big story in toys is technology. Nothing new, right? Even those of us who grew up with the early handheld electronic games know that toys and tech are a perfect combination. But the annual Toy Fair took place in Manhattan this week, showing that tech...

Kids should love the new techie toys on view at the Toy Fair | Logged On

The big story in toys is technology. Nothing new, right? Even those of us who grew up with the early handheld electronic games know that toys and tech are a perfect combination. But the annual Toy Fair took place in Manhattan this week, showing that tech...

Kids should love the new techie toys on view at the Toy Fair | Logged On

The big story in toys is technology.

Nothing new, right? Even those of us who grew up with the early handheld electronic games know that toys and tech are a perfect combination. But the annual Toy Fair took place in Manhattan this week, showing that tech toys are more creative than ever.

The big headline-grabber was Hello Barbie Hologram, which lets kids interact by voice with a holographic Barbie. Have conversations with her, ask her the weather, and have her remind you of tasks. She can deliver weather reports and dance to favorite tunes. This isn't a doll kids can hold, but I think the interactivity will make it a favorite when it debuts in the fall. Mattel hasn't given the final price, but said it will be under $300. That's steep, so start budgeting now.

The remote controlled BB-8 droid is getting supersized, with a $230 large version coming out this fall from Spin Master. It's two-thirds the Star Wars character's actual size. I love the look of it, and I expect a lot of parents to buy it just so they can play with it themselves.

Besides Barbie, several upcoming toys will let kids have natural conversations with them. Check out the fuzzy blue Woobo, a cuddly creature that can answer questions and sing songs. Its animated eyes will even look at whoever is speaking. It should be out by the fall when it will compete against a re-launched Teddy Ruxpin. Teddy will use an online connection to download new stories it can tell (for a price). It will sell for $99.

Not everyone is convinced interactive toys are a good thing. This week, a German watchdog group banned My Friend Cayla, a doll that kids can have conversations with, saying that hackers could use it to steal private information. That's the world we live in now, so toymakers will need to make their tech toys a lot more secure to avoid similar problems in the future.

Follow TROY DREIER at http://twitter.com/TDreier or e-mail him at loggedon@mac.com.

 

 

Our editors found this article on this site using Google and regenerated it for our readers.

Publish Date : 23 Şubat 2017 Perşembe 18:29

Breaking News Headlines

A Few Easy Methods to Foster Employee Loyalty for Your Start-up
A Few Easy Methods to Foster Employee Loyalty for Your Start-up
Kitchen Remodel: Cabinets Guide
Kitchen Remodel: Cabinets Guide
Grow Thin Ceramics Sector Can Reinforce Bangladesh’s vision to diversify trade basket
Grow Thin Ceramics Sector Can Reinforce Bangladesh’s vision to diversify trade basket
Drive Safe: 5 Road Crash Facts That Will Absolutely Shock You
Drive Safe: 5 Road Crash Facts That Will Absolutely Shock You
Open Championship 2019: What makes Royal Portrush so unique?
Open Championship 2019: What makes Royal Portrush so unique?
Brexit – the beast that ended Theresa May’s reign as prime minister
Brexit – the beast that ended Theresa May’s reign as prime minister
Why do adults take multivitamins?
Why do adults take multivitamins?
Challenges of Studying MBA online and Suggestions to Overcome Them
Challenges of Studying MBA online and Suggestions to Overcome Them
Was Road-Rage To Blame For This New Jersey Semi-Truck Accident?
Was Road-Rage To Blame For This New Jersey Semi-Truck Accident?
Tobacco is the leading cause of cancer – Switch to e-cigs to avoid premature death
Tobacco is the leading cause of cancer – Switch to e-cigs to avoid premature death
Technology Advancements: How will Things Change?
Technology Advancements: How will Things Change?
Bad Science – Ensuring We Keep Things Simple
Bad Science – Ensuring We Keep Things Simple
POLLS Results ALL
Who is the most powerful actor in Syria

Front Pages
  • The Sun
NEWS ARCHIVES