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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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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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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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Speak, toy! Welcome to the age of chatting with your teddy bear

Elemental Path and ToyTalk hope to pioneer interactive toys. But will kids and parents want Internet-connected Barbies and dinosaurs?

By May 23, 2015

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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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Feel good with this bizarre David Lynch coffee commercial

"Eraserhead" on espresso? Watch this avant-garde commercial directed by David Lynch's daughter Jennifer to promote his unique coffee brand.

By May 22, 2015

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Google Play app store goes family-friendly with 'family star'

Google has added a new section to its Google Play app store to help parents find appropriate apps, games, movies and books for their kids.

By May 28, 2015

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From Ada to Brill: Why have we always dissed women in tech?

Silicon Valley faces tough questions about how it treats women. But the problem isn't just for modern-day women -- it goes back at least 200 years.

By May 9, 2015