Australians have been warned to be careful when buying gifts this holiday season as losses to online shopping scams have already increased 42% this year as the country enters the busy Christmas-New Year period.
It’s not just fun and games for kids this Christmas, as more 56% of Aussie parentsare expected to buy their children toys they secretly want to play with, according to new research from eBay, with 62% of Dads the main culprit.
SPONSORED NEWS (Sponsored by iTWire): As Australians start to think about the gifts they will share over the festive season, children’s education charity The Smith Family urges them to also consider stepping up to help change the course of a child’s life, by supporting their education to break the cycle of poverty.
Based on Australian shopper trends and research, eBay's toy experts have handpicked the most-wanted toys.
New Zealand’s competition regulator, The Commerce Commission, has released new product safety videos with the hard-hitting message “don’t toy with the life of a child”.
Australia toy retailer Kidstuff has successfully migrated its online store to the BigCommerce ecommerce platform.
Silicon Valley-based robotics, consumer robotics, smart toys and video games company Anki is set to launch its robotics products Cozmo and OVERDRIVE in the Australian market.
In 2004, before modern smartphones became app-enabled controllers for everything, WowWee used advanced handheld remotes to control its robots. But in 2016, they’ve "AppCessorised!"
Smart toy sales of Skylanders, Amiibo and Lego will soar to 136 million units this year, with the entire smart toy industry to be boosted.
Design company Autodesk is partnering with Mattel to bring cutting-edge 3D design and 3D printing experiences to Mattel’s toy line for families and kids.
For the first time, Sydney’s Easter Show for 2015 has a ‘Tech Arena’, with several selling gadgets and toys, and a free tech tutorial ‘class’, too.
According to Mattel no; because she is a girl she still needs the boys to help with those things called computers.
Oi! Sphero’s app-controlled robot racer, Ollie, is coming to Australia this month for $149, and while more apps for Ollie are yet to come, its 60 minutes of playtime between charges and awesome on-phone sound effects is great fun!
The Lego Movie, made in Australia, was a massive success and the Danish toy company is looking to continue its momentum with a new product that allows kids (and kid-like adults) to copy their Lego creations into phone and tablet games.
French wireless products manufacturer Parrot is once again taking to the skies, this time showing off a drone which can be controlled by a smartphone, dubbed Bebop.
A forthcoming online auction may be of interest to collectors of early IT equipment.
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