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Tamagotchi L.I.F.E. app Review: too cute not to try

Tamagotchi L.I.F.E. app Review: too cute not to try

This week the folks at Sync Beatz have decided to revive the Tamagotchi craze with a 16th birthday present for the little toy creatures: an officially Bandai-licensed Android app! This app takes on the life of the original pocket toy, with your ability to work with the digital creature from your childhood in one of two modes: one looks like the original toy, the other utilizes your full Android smartphone display. Is it time to jump back in with the pixel-monster babysitting button-pusher once again?

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TailorToys shows off a smartphone controlled paper airplane kit

TailorToys shows off a smartphone controlled paper airplane kit

TailorToys recently participated in the American International Toy Fair with its very cool PowerUp conversion kits for paper airplanes and boats. One of the most interesting of the products the company was showing off was the PowerUp 3.0 smartphone controlled paper airplane. This kit allows you to build your own paper airplanes with a small propeller in the back that can be controlled using a smartphone.

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LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 robots hands-on

LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 robots hands-on

LEGO has been into robotics for quite some time now, but today at CES, the company unveiled the new MINDSTORMS EV3 robotic system, which is LEGO's first robotic system that comes with iOS and Android app support. The best part is, we got some hands-on time with a few of the robots on display at the company's booth at Pepcom.

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Portal 2 sentry turret protects your desk

Portal 2 sentry turret protects your desk

If you're gamer who's played the puzzle-platform game Portal 2, you'll undoubtedly remember the sentry turrets you encounter during the game. If you never played Portal 2, it's a cool game that debuted in 2007 and five years later fans are still playing. This isn't a the first Portal 2 sentry turret toy we've seen over the years, but this is one of the few we've seen that plugs into your computer via a USB port.

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Griffin Moto TC Monster and Racer roll out

Griffin Moto TC Monster and Racer roll out

I'm of the opinion that it doesn't matter how old you are; remote-controlled toys like cars and trucks are still a lot of fun to play with. Griffin is a brand typically associated with accessories for Apple gadgets, but it also makes a few remote-controlled toys. Naturally, those toys tend to be controlled by Apple gadgets making them accessories of a sort. through

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ThinkGeek Mega Stomp Panic isn’t a Celtic dance team

ThinkGeek Mega Stomp Panic isn’t a Celtic dance team

Trust me when I say this new ThinkGeek gadget has nothing to do with dancing or rivers. The Mega Stomp Panic might be the perfect complement to that Halloween costume you're going to be sporting in a few days. This device is a little box that attaches to your belt and creates sound effects to go along with your every step and stomp.

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