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Posted 2/15/17 , edited 2/16/17
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0iWAG-Gv5JY

Wikibear is a groundbreaking toy that connects to the internet via wifi to answer all the questions a kid may pose to it! My questions to you, would you buy your kid a Wikibear? Or would you rather keep the cute furball to yourself?

Edit: Watch the video you bloody baffoons. Just.. just watch it. You wont understand the post if you don't -.-

Posted 2/16/17 , edited 2/16/17
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They definitely picked the wrong name
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No way am I buying internet toys with microphones attached that I can't unplug.

EDIT: Ok, so I watched the video. That was NOT what I was expecting! Still, I don't think I could give one of these to my kid in good conscience.
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Nothing says 'child friendly' like a freeflow if info from the internet.
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These are actually quite comical. I wouldn't mind having one but it wouldn't necessarily be a great idea for a child to have access to one of these without some type of filter. There's always the concern of an internet-heavy device with a microphone, especially due to some of the recently exploited toys that have a similar principle feature.

Outside of that, kind of a cool device/toy.
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Posted 2/16/17 , edited 2/16/17
That bear will be a fountain of information to the people who made that bear. Not only will they have access to everything you kid thinks, but will also know what his/her siblings and parents think as well.

Spy-tech disguised as a toy....

NO THANK YOU.

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Also, if it can connect to the Internet, then it can be hacked. So not only will nosy corporates have access to your kid, so will cyber criminals.
Posted 2/16/17
pass on that bear bring back Teddy Ruxpin

https://youtu.be/8EshrR-xk2E >what is so funny is how brain-washed the kids look
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Posted 2/16/17 , edited 2/16/17
"groundbreaking toy that connects to the internet via wifi to answer all the questions a kid may pose to it! "
pretty sure there were already other toys that did this, so i'm not too sure if sarcasm was used here.

regardless, nope. i'd rather not have to deal with privacy issues that comes with it. besides, if i have to use a toy to answer my children's question, then i already failed as a parent.
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Posted 2/16/17 , edited 2/16/17
forget toys kids need to read more
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Posted 2/16/17
Nope, if I ever had any kids I'd just give them regular toy animals.
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No. I kind of wish they would stop with this pornographic obsession with putting the internet on everything. Over and over again it has failed, miserably, and still they're obsessed with it.
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Posted 2/16/17

foraslan wrote:

No way am I buying internet toys with microphones attached that I can't unplug.

EDIT: Ok, so I watched the video. That was NOT what I was expecting! Still, I don't think I could give one of these to my kid in good conscience.


Welcome to the club of only 1 of the few who have watched the video! I saw this posted on reddit and I was like... wikibear... okay? Once I watched the video I was laughing my ass off so hard. He reminds me of my sense of humor X)
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Posted 2/16/17

ninjitsuko wrote:

These are actually quite comical. I wouldn't mind having one but it wouldn't necessarily be a great idea for a child to have access to one of these without some type of filter. There's always the concern of an internet-heavy device with a microphone, especially due to some of the recently exploited toys that have a similar principle feature.

Outside of that, kind of a cool device/toy.


I don't think it would ever really work as a toy with current technology. The voice recognition isn't there right yet (though it is growing fast). As for the videos... I adore them. I was in stiches as I watched them. I guess I have quite the dark sense of humor!
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Posted 2/16/17 , edited 2/16/17
Ah. It's Conan O'Brian.

Damn it. There's a lot of these.
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