ATOMS are a system of plug-and-play sensors, motors, and logic blocks. Kids can either use one of ATOMS’ sets to build monsters, robots, or magic wands, or attach them to existing toys and control them using an iOS device.
The new Skylanders can jump and change body parts. Will that be enough to fend off Disney?
Nathanielsz tells us why we want to buy more Skylanders toy-game hybrids.
Eye-Brawl, Thumpback, and more are headed to toy retailers around the country.
Attacknids, sold by Wow! Stuff, are the first in a line of fighting robots called Combat Creatures.
Wondering what to get that kid on your Christmas list? Wonder no more, the answer is easy. But warm up the credit cards — it is going to put a massive dent in your finances.
It’s a bit surprising to see what people are looking to buy on Cyber Monday. What it isn’t,is technology, at least not primarily.
When Alice Brooks was a little girl, she asked her father for a Barbie doll. He gave her a saw, which she used to hack a dollhouse.
Three Stanford students launch Maykah to inspire the next generation of girls to love math and science.
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Disney is throwing the combined firepower of its Cars entertainment brand, its retail toy business, and its mobile app capability into a new line of Appmates mobile application toys being announced today.
Amazon-owned Quidsi has already made a name for itself with specialized online markets for diapers, toiletries and pet supplies. The next market it’s tackling is toys with the launch of the aptly named site YoYo.com.
Video game consoles have reached a point where they are so powerful that companies no longer need to focus on adding more horsepower to the devices, said game industry veteran and Harebrained Schemes founder Jordan Weisman.