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Talk techie to me: RealDoll wants to make sex dolls that move, chat

RealDoll is reportedly working with robotics experts to make a more lifelike and unintentionally creepier love doll. Hopefully it won't dump you for the Roomba.

By June 12, 2015


Popular Japanese dolls get robotic skeletons (Tomorrow Daily 261)

Ashley discusses Microsoft Research's newest innovation aimed at animators, Dollfie dolls with custom-made robot insides and an artistic concept that turns two cheap plastic bags into a more stylish tote.

By October 20, 2015


Japan's Dollfie dolls get robot bodies custom crafted by YouTuber (Tomorrow Daily 261 show notes)

For years, YouTube user RozenZebet has been making custom robot bodies for Japan's popular Dollfie dolls, transforming them into what he calls "Dancing Dolls." This is the first we've ever seen them in action, though, so we couldn't help but share them with you.

By October 20, 2015


Sunburned dolls teach kids importance of sunscreen

The plastic on these dolls turns red when exposed to UV rays but returns to normal with sunblock.

By June 8, 2015


Listen to the creepy voices of Thomas Edison's talking dolls

A new technique for salvaging recordings from delicate antiques has allowed Thomas Edison's talking dolls to find their lost voices.

By May 5, 2015


This Loki's Staff from 'The Avengers' will strike fear into Hulk dolls everywhere

The "Man At Arms: Reforged" team makes their own Chitauri scepter, aka Loki's Staff, with metal and blue glass.

By April 24, 2015


The future of playtime: Interactive toys

Talking to your toys is no longer child's play. Internet-connected toys like Hello Barbie now have the capability to talk back.

By November 10, 2015


Don't blink! Weeping Angel dolls are watching!

Crafter Sherry Shead will give your toys something to worry about with this creepy "Doctor Who" project.

By July 31, 2014


Virtually alone: Why watching live events in VR feels so strange

Commentary: Virtual reality might be the future of beaming into live events, but its role in the present is still experimental at best: the Democratic debate was a perfect example of how isolating it can be.

By October 15, 2015


Low Latency 135: Elite hacker Barbie

The newest Barbie doll has Wi-Fi and can talk back.

By September 18, 2015