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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


Giant robotic teddy bear: Japan's nurse of the future

The gentle giant has been designed specifically to assist in caring for Japan's ageing population, taking on heavy-duty tasks such as lifting.

By February 25, 2015


'It's evil!' Kids react to Teddy Ruxpin the talking bear

Watch the next generation of kids get creeped out and be entertained by the chatterbox bear, in this latest "Kids React" video from The Fine Brothers. Prepare to feel ancient.

By January 19, 2015


Where are its manners? This extinct mammal sucked in its food

Fossils of an extinct creature that looked like a cross between a hippo and a walrus show it didn't chew its food like most mammals. It probably also ate with its mouth open and never used a coaster.

By October 8, 2015


Disney Research invents 3D printer for teddy bears

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University collaborating with Disney Research have designed a machine that can 3D print in woollen materials.

By April 28, 2014


Should we ban sex robots? Some scientists say yes, I say no

Commentary: Sexbots are no longer just sci-fi fantasies. While some scientists worry they're leading us down a dangerous path, CNET's Bonnie Burton is more concerned for the robots themselves.

By September 21, 2015


See what it's like to get smacked by a grizzly bear in this GoPro video

Need an image to spark your nightmares tonight? This first-person video of a grizzly bear taking a swipe at a camera with its gigantic claws should do the trick.

By August 28, 2015


Crave Ep. 212: Watch classic Nintendo characters evolve over time

A series of videos shows how famous Nintendo characters have evolved over the past 30 years. Wow. I'm old.

By July 23, 2015


Adorable dog dressed as an Ewok would melt Darth Vader's heart

Yub nub! Let Internet star Munchkin brighten your day as she dresses in an Ewok costume and waddles through the grass with her walking stick to a "Star Wars" soundtrack.

By July 21, 2015


From Croatia to CES: The story of Teddy the Guardian's unlikely Las Vegas debut

Sometimes it's the deceptively simple solutions to complex problems that show the most potential. Sometimes those solutions come from unexpected places. And, sometimes, you can find true innovation on the CES show floor. This is the story of one of those times.

By January 18, 2014