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You’ve Never Seen a Decepticon This Big Before

Hasbro is delivering on a two-year promise to collectors at Toy Fair this weekend, and they’re doing it in the biggest way possible. For the first time since the original toy was released in the ’80s, Trypticon is coming, and Hasbro says he’s the biggest Decepticon model they’ve ever made. The story behind this toy […] This story was originally published at You’ve Never Seen a Decepticon This Big Before

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Hologram Barbie is Cooler than Siri and Alexa Combined

Barbie has not been messing around during Toy Fair lately. A couple years ago, Mattel showed off the Hello Barbie doll, which had natural voice recognition, and last year Barbie got her own voice-activated smart house. She’s no less tech savvy this year — she’s now going holographic. Hologram Barbie isn’t actually a doll — the toy itself […] This story was originally published at Hologram Barbie is Cooler than Siri and Alexa Combined

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Google Boss Tables Seven-Year-Old’s Application With a Smiley Face

Call it a dream deferred. Seven-year-old Chloe Bridgewater of Hereford, England sent off a handwritten letter straight to Google HQ (addressed to “Google Boss”) inquiring about job opportunities (and praising office amenities), and hey, she got a response! In other words, she’s probably already doing better than most applicants to Google. To be fair to […] This story was originally published at Google Boss Tables Seven-Year-Old’s Application With a Smiley Face

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Dancing Beauty and the Beast Belle Doll Teaches Kids How to Code

In the upcoming live-action Beauty and the Beast (you may have heard of it), one major change is that Belle is the inventor in the family instead of her father. Hasbro must have taken some inspiration from that, because their new Belle doll is pretty into hard sciences herself. The company is introducing the Dance Code […] This story was originally published at Dancing Beauty and the Beast Belle Doll Teaches Kids How to Code

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The Last Domino Falls as AT&T Makes Their Unlimited Plan Available to Everyone

We know things move fast in the tech industry, but this is ridiculous. At the beginning of August 2016, having an unlimited plan with one of the big four meant you got grandfathered in on what’s now a truly ancient plan. Just six months later, unlimited plans are officially back at all four and available […] This story was originally published at The Last Domino Falls as AT&T Makes Their Unlimited Plan Available to Everyone

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MetroPCS Now Has a Prepaid Unlimited Plan for $50

T-Mobile, not content to help reintroduce unlimited plans to the postpaid market, is now doing the same for prepaid through MetroPCS. The carrier just updated their pricing tiers, giving both their $50 and $60 plans unlimited 4G LTE data. The difference between the two plans is in the hotspot — tethering, in other words. Tethering with high-speed […] This story was originally published at MetroPCS Now Has a Prepaid Unlimited Plan for $50

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McDonald’s Designed a New Straw So You Can Drink a Chocolate Shamrock Shake Properly

When you have something as venerated as the Shamrock Shake, you need to get serious about making sure people can enjoy them as the milkshake artist intended. Seeing glaring deficiencies in the drinking straw, McDonald’s has created the STRAW pretty much just for the new Chocolate Shamrock Shake and no other reason. The problem arises […] This story was originally published at McDonald’s Designed a New Straw So You Can Drink a Chocolate Shamrock Shake Properly

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