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Barbie

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Barbie book implies girls can't be coders; Mattel apologizes

Mattel says a Barbie book that suggests girls can't handle computer code doesn't reflect its brand vision. That won't stop the uproar surrounding the title, which is still available to buy.

By November 19, 2014

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Computer engineer Barbie needs men to code for her

Mattel apologizes for a book in which Barbie needs programming help from men, Walmart stores are scammed into price-matching fake Amazon listings, and Facebook launches yet another app.

By November 19, 2014

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Computer engineer Barbie needs men to code for her

Mattel apologizes for a book in which Barbie needs programming help from men, Walmart stores are scammed into price-matching fake Amazon listings, and Facebook launches yet another app.

By November 19, 2014

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GoldieBlox buries Barbie with powerful Apple '1984' homage

The startup that won itself the chance to run an ad during the Super Bowl releases another spot, for a new action figure for girls. In it, little girls say to hell with conventional ideas of beauty.

By November 6, 2014

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Prepare Barbie for battle with 3D-printed armor

Why bother with pink dresses when you can outfit Barbie with a 3D-printed sword and shield? Jim Rodda wants to make this iconic doll ready to rumble with dragons and evil queens.

By March 19, 2014

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Artist seeks crowdfunding for normal-looking Barbie

Everyone knows Barbie isn't real. In any sense of the word. Now a designer wants to introduce a whole line of Barbies that look like, well, women.

By March 5, 2014

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Apple to host free workshops to take the mystery out of coding

Tech giant will hold Hour of Code events next week at its stores -- from New York to London to Tokyo -- to spark kids' interest in computer programming.

By December 4, 2014

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Lego makes ad for girls that girls might actually like

Gone is the patronizing pink twaddle as Lego releases an ad that celebrates the relationship between girls, their mothers and their imaginations.

By December 6, 2014

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Watch the worst robot fight club ever

When badly made robots battle in a bizarre sumo-wrestling match known as Hebocon, hilarious destruction ensues. May the crappiest robot win!

By December 3, 2014

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What the CraveCast lost and found in space

November was a whirl of space news, and on this month's show we couldn't get enough of epic sexy math, Twitter's contribution to world space programs and the truth about ancient Mars.

By November 20, 2014