• Weekend Read: Why Design Matters More than Moore

    Computers, when first developed, had a fraction of the power they have today. For example, 15 years ago we were astonished to hear that the Furby toy had more computing power than the machines that launched the Apollo missions to space. To put Moore’s …

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  • Google patented the terrifying toys of our nightmares

    It’s like a smarter, creepier Furby. The stuffed animals can then react to voice commands given by a human. Maybe Google wants to create really fun and smart kid’s toys. Or maybe, just maybe, this is how Chucky is actually born.

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  • Google wants to make creepy bunny robots to talk to your kids

    Perhaps the patent drafters were big fans of the Furby toy. But those concerned about privacy may have qualms about Google’s idea: a toy that monitors your every move, created by the company that already knows pretty much everything about us adults.

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  • WANT: This super-cute hoody has a cat-sized pouch

    Or, you can just carry your little furby around with you at all times. The hoody was created by a Japanese company (obvs) called Unihabitat and costs a bargain $5,980 yen (£31). Maybe buy a few because, let’s face it, if you even get them to go in the …

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  • Thai parents pawn Hermes, Gucci, LV bags and Blythe dolls to pay school fees

    Furby dolls were pawned for between 1,000 baht and 3,000 baht because they were not as popular any more, he said. The company would buy brand-name bags at appropriate prices according to the brand and the condition and a bag could fetch a five-digit price …

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  • Man and reptiles safe after escaping house fire

    A man was taken to hospital in stable condition after a smoky house fire in the 600 block of Furby Street. Several snakes were also saved from the fire. Neil Badger, a neighbour, took the snakes home with him and put them in his bathtub. “I smelled smoke …

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  • A man and his reptiles are safe after escaping a house fire

    A man was taken to hospital in stable condition after a smoky house fire in the 600 block of Furby Street. Several snakes were also saved from the fire. Neil Badger, a neighbour, took the snakes home with him and put them in his bathtub. “I smelled smoke …

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  • Fire rips through Furby Street home Sunday afternoon

    Winnipeg – Smoke and flames came billowing out of a three storey home on Furby Street Sunday afternoon. Just before 4 PM, the fire sparked in the home. Flames were coming from the second storey window. The occupants in the house were able to escape …

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  • Baby of the Year: Saturday is your final chance to take part

    Charlie Milnes, of Ripley, won a teddy bear from Paper Kisses, Sarah Amin, of Derby won a gift set and Callie Mundell, four, won a Furby Boom. The photographs will appear in The Telegraph and readers will be able to vote for their favourite.

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  • Everyone is a winner! More daily spot prize winners celebrate with their goodies

    The prizes included ASDA vouchers, a Furby, Smyths Toys giftcard, Thorntons chocolates and family passes to Butlins. Don’t miss our photo supplement which will appear in-paper on Monday June 22 with full details on how to vote for your favourite.

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