toys

FBI: Your Kid's Internet-Connected Toys Might Be Spying on Them

The FBI says sensors, microphones, cameras and other components in internet-connected toys 'could put the privacy and safety of children at risk.'

Chloe Albanesius

· 3 min read

What Your Kids Will Be Playing With Next Year: Toy Fair 2017, a Product Recap

Think drones, robotics, and toys connected to family-friendly movies. Something else: Play-Doh is back!

Stephen Key

· 6 min read

Fisher-Price's Cute New Toy Aims to Teach Preschoolers the Basics of Computer Programming

The legacy toymaker is finally gearing up to cash in on to the trendy kid-coding movement with the 'Code-a-Pillar.'

Kim Lachance Shandrow

· 4 min read

Study: Women Pay Thousands More Than Men for Products

New York City's Department of Consumer Affairs looked at almost 800 products from more than 90 brands.

Holly Ellyatt

· 3 min read

How an Industrial Oops Led This Gunk to Become a Stretchy Smash-Hit Toy

The surprising story of how Silly Putty accidentally sprang from a wartime dilemma.

Kim Lachance Shandrow

· 6 min read

Children's Photos Among Data Stolen in Hack of Toy Maker VTech

A vigilante hacker's breach of 5 million accounts for the Hong Kong-based Internet-connected toy maker brings parents' worst nightmares into reality.

Kim Lachance Shandrow

· 3 min read

Angry Birds Maker Rovio Signs Toy Deal With Lego

The pair will launch a line of Angry Birds building blocks.

Reuters

· 1 min read

Why Google Might Be Getting Into the Teddy Bear Business

Imagine a Google-made stuffed robot listening, watching, sensing your every move.

Kim Lachance Shandrow

· 3 min read