Toys Will Be Toys

by Matthew Brennesholtz

On February 17th I went to the North American International Toy Fair in New York to see the latest in toy technology. The vast majority of toys at the show were made with old …

Tags:AI & Machine Learning| Consoles| Game Playing| Toys| USA

What Bob Saw on the Net 18/2/2019

by Bob Raikes

Most days, our editor, Bob, spends some time looking around the net for news. Here are some articles and links that he thought worth sharing… (note that registration or subscriptions may be required!) Sony …

Tags:Augmented Reality| Blu-ray| Blu-ray Players| Cinema| | Market Data| Samsung| Smartwatches| sony| STBs| Toys| Virtual Reality

Christmas in February

by Matthew Brennesholtz

The Toy Fair in New York has just ended. It may be February, but everyone there was looking forward to Christmas, in particular the Christmas selling season. While most of the toys on display …

Tags:Toys| Voice Input| Vol 25 - Issue 07

The Design of Hasbro’s New HMD is Eye Catching

by Arthur Berman

There are currently many smartphone based Head Mounted Displays (HMDs) for sale in the marketplace. This mini article is written because one HMD that will debut at the annual Toy Fair to be held …

Tags:Augmented Reality| Mobile Display Monitor| Toys| Vol 25 - Issue 06

K’Nex Rollercoaster Construction Toy Set Includes VR Features

by Andrew Fenn

Toy-maker K’Nex has created a building set that not only allows children to build and operate their own toy rollercoaster, but also to ride it in virtual reality, using a VR headset. The BBC …

Tags:AR/VR| Mobile Display Monitor| Toys| Virtual Reality| Vol 25 - Issue 05

Toys and Displays in New York

by Matthew Brennesholtz

This year’s New York Toy Fair, the 114th, was held February 18 – 21 at the Jacob Javits convention center in Manhattan. The focus of the Toy Fair is selling toys. Not at retail, …

Tags:BYOD| Embedded Pico Projectors| Toys| Vol 24 - Issue 09

Hisense HDR and More at Pepcom

by Matthew Brennesholtz

The Pepcom Holiday Spectacular in New York City on Thursday, September 15th was titled “Tinsel & ‘Tinis” – Pepcom knows how to get the press into its press-only events. The goal of one of …

Tags:Colour Critical Monitors| DLP Projectors| Epson| HDR - High Dynamic Range| Hisense| Toys| ViewSonic| Vol 23 - Issue 37

VR is Child’s Play

by Matthew Brennesholtz

I went to the 2016 North American International Toy Fair on February 15th & 16th to see the latest in toy technology, especially how it relates to displays. Normally I only go to the …

Tags:Education| Toys| Virtual Reality| Vol 23 - Issue 07


Draw and Code Combines Toys and Augmented Reality Game

by Norbert Hildebrand

If you have never heard of Draw and Code, you certainly don’t know what SwapBots are. Draw and Code is a software development company based in Liverpool, UK that develops games using new technologies. …

Tags:Augmented Reality| Game Playing| Mobile Display Monitor| Toys

Smart Toy Revenues Driven by ‘Connected Toys’

by Tom Allen

Skylanders toys are imported to a game through an NFC code.‘Smart toys’ will generate revenues of $2.8 billion this year, says Juniper Research – driven by those that connect to mobile apps and game …

Tags:Market Data| Mobile Display Monitor| Toys| Vol 22 - Issue 45

More BYOD, Fewer Displays at Toy Fair 2015

by Matthew Brennesholtz

I went to the Toy Fair 2015 in New York on February 15th. One thing I saw very little of was toys with displays in them. Instead, since everyone has an iPhone, or so …

Tags:Android| BYOD| iOS (Apple)| Toys| Vol 22 - Issue 09