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Business 25 Dec 2005 | 12:00 AM

Christmas profits of China toy maker slumps

For years, China's thousandsof toy factories and busyworkers have dominated much ofthe global toy industry but now risingcosts and faltering sales have leftmanagers crying over miserly profits.

Lifestyle 18 Feb 2006 | 12:00 AM

Thinking with toys

Touting itself as a store for smart toys, Xplorer Toys isn't just about toys but introducing the young to science in a fun way.

Business 07 Apr 2008 | 12:00 AM

How businesses gain big from child raising

I>PARENTING, Inc/I(Times Books, US$25) looks at how parents are sold on everything from pre-preschool classes and educational toys to US$800 strollers and US$1,500 diaper bags.

TECH 20 Aug 2013 | 12:00 AM

Smart toys for smart devices

GIVEN the popularity of smartphone and tablet games, it comes as no surprise that toy makers have also invaded the mobile space.

Technology 20 Aug 2013 | 12:00 AM

A toy's life

You don’t have to fall asleep for your toys to come alive.

TECH 13 Mar 2015 | 1:19 PM

Wrist action: phone firms bet on ‘year of smartwatch’

Defying scepticism and geek-stigma, mobile phone firms are determined this year to sell you a wristwatch wirelessly connected to your mobile phone.

TECH 12 May 2015 | 10:00 AM

IBM's Watson strives to be jack of all trades

Watson already has won a major TV game show, is looking for a cure for cancer and has ambitious gastronomy ambitions including devising a recipe for chocolate-beef burritos.

TECH 06 Dec 2016 | 8:43 AM

‘Spy’ toys face complaints from EU, US watchdogs

EU and US consumer watchdogs announced they are filing complaints against a clutch of smart toys that can “spy” on children and their homes, for allegedly breaching privacy and data protection laws.

TECH 18 May 2017 | 12:00 AM

Cyber kid stuns experts showing toys can be ‘weapons’

An 11-year-old "cyber ninja" stunned an audience of security experts by hacking into their Bluetooth devices to manipulate a teddy bear and show how interconnected smart toys "can be weaponised".

Science & Technology 19 May 2017 | 6:26 AM

Toys can be weapons, proves 11-year-old boy

An 11-year-old “cyber ninja” stunned an audience of security experts in The Netherlands by hacking into their bluetooth devices to manipulate a teddy bear and show how interconnected smart toys “can be weaponised”.