Now, you can chat with Barbie®!
Using WiFi and speech recognition technology, Hello Barbie™ doll can interact uniquely with each child by holding conversations, playing games, sharing stories and even telling jokes!
It's a whole new way to interact with Barbie®.
She's ready to discuss anything in an outfit that blends trendy and techie for a cool look.
Use is simple after set up -- push the doll's belt buckle to start a conversation, and release to hear her respond.
More than 8,000 lines of recorded content means countless hours of fun!
Just like a real friend, Hello Barbie™ doll listens and remembers the user's likes and dislikes, giving everyone their own unique experience.
To get started, download the Hello Barbie™ companion app to your own smart device from your device's app store (not included). 
Parents must also set up a ToyTalk account and connect the doll to use the conversational features.
Hello Barbie™ doll can remember up to three different WiFi locations and does not require a smart device after WiFi configuration.
More here

"Children are arriving at nursery school able to 'swipe a screen' but lack the manipulative skills to play with building blocks, teachers have warned. They fear that children are being given tablets to use 'as a replacement for contact time with the parent' and say such habits are hindering progress at school. Addressing the Association of Teachers and Lecturers conference in Manchester on Tuesday, Colin Kinney said excessive use of technology damages concentration and causes behavioural problems such as irritability and a lack of control."

Source: http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/ap...

"Meet the offspring of iRobot, and Transformers creator Hasbro. No, really. Back in 2000, the two companies teamed up on a project to create a baby doll called "My Real Baby" that had emotionally expressive animatronic facial expressions.

One look at this pic could explain why the project was later discontinued."

 Source: http://gizmodo.com/5332377/creepy-irobots-my-real-baby

Source: http://gizmodo.com/5332377/creepy-irobots-my-real-baby

 Source: http://www.irobot.com.au/Cool-Stuff/iRobot-DNA

Source: http://www.irobot.com.au/Cool-Stuff/iRobot-DNA

From the company that has brought us the Packbot and the Roomba! How cute, NOT!

And now for a real baby riding a real Roomba!