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Robot dog, Barbie printer unveiled

Stretching the boundaries of convergence, Sony's robotic dog flies off the shelves while Mattel and HP subsidiary Apollo tout their Barbie printer.

 

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Stretching the boundaries of convergence, Sony's robotic dog flies off the shelves while Mattel and HP subsidiary Apollo tout their Barbie printer.

"The printer makes technology more fun and accessible to young girls."

- David Haddad, president of Mattel Media, in a statement.

 


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