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Old 18.03.2015, 20:08
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New Hello Barbie - Creepy or Cool?

Looks like Mattel will be coming out with a new version of Barbie later this year, called Hello Barbie. The technology seems to be pattered off apps like Siri, where she can listen to what your child says and then respond. Trick is, Barbie will record what your child says and send it over the web to a server where it is analyzed and stored. The story hasn't lit up mainstream media just yet, probably because the product is not officially out and has only been shown at tech conferences. Parents - Creepy or Cool? Would you get one for your child?

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/...tting-shelves/

http://geekdad.com/2015/03/hello-barbie/
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Old 18.03.2015, 20:39
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Re: New Hello Barbie - Creepy or Cool?

Creepy!!
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Old 18.03.2015, 20:41
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Definitely creepy.
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Old 18.03.2015, 20:45
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Re: New Hello Barbie - Creepy or Cool?

Creepy or cool - I am still pulling dirty stones, bits of dried plants and leaves, feathers, sticks and broken shiny things from my child's pockets every day. Her Barbies are somewhere in her room and get out about once a year.
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Old 18.03.2015, 21:09
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Re: New Hello Barbie - Creepy or Cool?

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Creepy or cool - I am still pulling dirty stones, bits of dried plants and leaves, feathers, sticks and broken shiny things from my child's pockets every day. Her Barbies are somewhere in her room and get out about once a year.
Ditto here...

Plus my daughter doesn't like the fanciful talking dolls. She plays must better with the normal cheap ones, where she can imagine their reactions and make them enter her imaginary world.
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Old 18.03.2015, 21:14
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Re: New Hello Barbie - Creepy or Cool?

Definitely creepy, Siri is not allowed on my phone and this Barbie would have to spend the night in the garden (w/Ken).

Don't imagine anyone will be wanting Barbie sitting close to them on the bus/train/tram
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Old 18.03.2015, 21:50
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Re: New Hello Barbie - Creepy or Cool?

Who needs a doll?

I've got a three-year old child who remembers everything I say (especially what I say if I stub my toe or burn myself) and repeats it at the least opportune moment.
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Old 18.03.2015, 22:01
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Re: New Hello Barbie - Creepy or Cool?

Poll now added for those that don't feel like typing.
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Re: New Hello Barbie - Creepy or Cool?

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Who needs a doll?

I've got a three-year old child who remembers everything I say (especially what I say if I stub my toe or burn myself) and repeats it at the least opportune moment.

Hahahahahha!!! I face the same with the 8yo kiddo... hahahah!
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