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Uber Has a Creative New Way to Distract Drunk Passengers
Uber

Uber Has a Creative New Way to Distract Drunk Passengers

As concerns over driver safety have increased over the past few months, the ride service is reportedly piloting one solution in the backseats of cars in Charlotte, N.C.
This Industry Just Had an Incredible Year
Toys; Games

This Industry Just Had an Incredible Year

Jedi warriors, genetically modified dinosaurs and a gang of rescue pups helped the toy industry deliver its most robust growth figures in more than a decade.
Krystina Gustafson
Google Uses Tiny Cameras to Capture Adorable Mini Street View
Google

Google Uses Tiny Cameras to Capture Adorable Mini Street View

With help from a specially-modified model train and bus, the search giant has captured a 360-degree Street View map of Hamburg's Miniatur Wunderland, the world's largest miniature railway.
Matt Brian
'Shark Tank' Update: The Mensch Is Off the Bench
Shark Tank

'Shark Tank' Update: The Mensch Is Off the Bench

A Hanukkah doll has grown with the help of two very different sharks.
Brian O'Connor
Dissecting a Fad: How the Slinky, Mr. Potato Head and Pet Rock Became Crazy Popular
Fads

Dissecting a Fad: How the Slinky, Mr. Potato Head and Pet Rock Became Crazy Popular

These iconic toys were conceived of by individual inventors and subsequently adored by kids everywhere.
Catherine Clifford
This $100 Lifelike Robotic Companion Cat Is a Toy Made for Seniors
Toys; Games

This $100 Lifelike Robotic Companion Cat Is a Toy Made for Seniors

It's the first in Hasbro's line of 'companion' pets for the elderly.
Laura Entis
'Candy Crush: The Movie' Isn't Real, But These 7 Game-Inspired Flicks Are
Movies

'Candy Crush: The Movie' Isn't Real, But These 7 Game-Inspired Flicks Are

On 'Late Show with Stephen Colbert,' the host and actor Liam Neeson starred in a Candy Crush movie parody, but the idea of making blockbusters out of classic games is not such an outlandish one.
Carly Okyle
Lego Is the Latest Toymaker Vying for a Piece of This $4 Billion Market
Toys; Games

Lego Is the Latest Toymaker Vying for a Piece of This $4 Billion Market

Toys-to-life is a concept that combines gaming with the physical toys, and it is a genre that is worth $4 billion in the toy industry.
Karma Allen
How Cards Against Humanity Is Helping Women in STEM
Games

How Cards Against Humanity Is Helping Women in STEM

The card game's expansion pack is a big help for a good cause.
Mario, the World's Most Famous Video-Game Character, Is 30 Years Old
Video Games

Mario, the World's Most Famous Video-Game Character, Is 30 Years Old

The iconic Nintendo character debuted in Japan on Sept. 13, 1985.
Why This $9 Billion Publicly Traded Toy Company Is Crowdfunding to Find the Next Big Game
Crowdfunding

Why This $9 Billion Publicly Traded Toy Company Is Crowdfunding to Find the Next Big Game

Hasbro and Indiegogo today announce that they are partnering to seek out, identify and grow the most innovative gaming ideas out there.
Catherine Clifford
Tamagotchi, the Digital Toy from the '90s, Arrives on Apple Watch
Nostalgia

Tamagotchi, the Digital Toy from the '90s, Arrives on Apple Watch

It's not quite the same, but it should bring you back.
Laura Entis
Watch This Whiz Kid Solve a Rubik's Cube Faster Than You Can Read This Headline (VIDEO)
Viral Videos

Watch This Whiz Kid Solve a Rubik's Cube Faster Than You Can Read This Headline (VIDEO)

Speedcuber Collin Burns beat the previous record by a hair, a seriously impressive one. Don't blink or you'll miss it.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Don't Let Bumps in the Road, or Other People's Skepticism, Stop You From Success
Success Stories

Don't Let Bumps in the Road, or Other People's Skepticism, Stop You From Success

A former toy maker turned inventor shares the story of one of his first big victories in entrepreneurship.
Stephen Key