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Disney Appmates make your iPad a playmat

Disney's Appmates are toy cars for your iPad -- press them on the screen to race along the track. Simple, but addictive.

By September 27, 2011


JediBot uses Kinect to control lightsaber

Stanford students create a lightsaber-swinging robotic arm for a course in experimental robotics. A Microsoft Kinect tracks the opponent's lightsaber to help bring the Star Wars experience to life.

By July 18, 2011


Playboy offers every issue of the magazine online--for a price

Now every issue of Playboy is available through the company's new subscription-based online service, i.playboy.com.

By May 19, 2011


Kibot the robot entertains kids, spies on them

New monkey-faced robot playmate out of Korea will read stories, sing children's songs, teach words, and let parents watch their little ones from afar.

By April 25, 2011


Sony Ericsson Xperia Play and Arc making a play on Vodafone

Vodafone is playing up the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play. It's now taking orders for the PlayStation phone and its playmate the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc.

By March 21, 2011


Kaspar the friendly robot helps autistic kids

A child-size humanoid bot with a face inspired by comics is being used to teach interaction skills to kids who may lack an instinctive understanding of social cues.

By August 25, 2010


Playboy centerfold expands to 3D

The magazine decides that it is not enough to feature the assets of its June playmate, Hope Dworaczyk, in two dimensions. Glasses will be provided.

By May 11, 2010


Pingo penguin brings Facebook connection to life

A robotic toy that connects to your Facebook and follows your voice commands.

By December 8, 2009


Social-media survey asks for 'shotgun marriage'

Respondents were asked to pair up a flagging print media brand with a social network in the ultimate mashup-matchup.

By February 18, 2009


The 404 176: Where we play with Duck Hunt all day long

Our surprise guest today is Bristol Palin, daughter of would-be VP Sarah Palin! We regrettably rescind our drooling over yesterday's picture of the Governess--it's fake! Today's show is chock full of Google goodness, atom smashing, motherfrakkers, and mor

By September 3, 2008