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A stuffed bear that's a know it all: WikiBear

Boot Camp feature for Wednesday, March 19, 2014

A stuffed bear that’s a know it all.   I’m Fred Fishkin with technology BootCamp, a report on gadgets and gear.    It’s called WikiBear…a toy slated to arrive this summer…that kids will love and so will their parents.   It’s an interactive bear that connects to smartphones or tablets via Bluetooth to access Wikipedia.   Ask WikiBear almost anything and it will come back with an answer through a mouth that moves.   Kind of like Teddy Ruxpin in the Internet Age.   Commonweath Toy & Novelty Executive VP Alec Kessler…

“So similar to Siri it’s another kind of software that can interact with families and children.  It’s educational, it’s factual, it’s fun, it tells jokes, it tells stories.  And kids can just have a general conversation with it.  So the bear has an electronic moving mouth and a speaker inside of its body with replaceable batteries. “

The responses can be adjusted to make sure they are age appropriate.   WikiBear will sell for under seventy dollars. You can find us at BootCamp.com.   I’m Fred Fishkin.

Categories: Consumer Electronics | Kids