Best New Toys and Games

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Opening Education's Gates - The Gates Foundation Invests In Innovative Education

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is putting over $20 million into innovative learning tools, including gaming and social networking.

Sbyke--Easier To Ride Than To Say

Between the awkward name and poor marketing, the Sbyke probably won't be seen in many neighborhoods.

Fridgeezoo Fridge Pets are Cool and Environmentally Friendly

Looking for a cool, low-maintenance pet that costs nothing to feed and just might save the planet? Well step right up, Fridgeezoo Fridge Pets from Japan are just what you've been looking for!

Wicked Fast - A Robot That Springs Into Action

A new soft-bodied robot that curls into a wheel and rolls is "wicked fast," according to its creator.

Steam Train Humidifier Keeps Air Moist, Friends Amused

A PET bottle humidifier with a body shaped like a steam train: obvious or what? Get one before dry, stagnant air makes you go achoo-choo-choo!

Save Power with Online Energy Conservation Game '#denkimeter'

Imagine being able to harness the collective power of the world's electronic gaming community to enact positive social change and effect energy conservation. Something like that is happening in Japan, where a game called “#denkimeter” has 'Net denizens tweeting their home electric meter readings and competing to see who can save the most power.

What Have You Been Up To? - Find Out With Daytum

Daytum charts everything and anything about your life.

The Razer Hydra And Portal 2

Like it or not, motion control's been kind of a big deal in gaming lately. We've got the Nintendo Wii, Sony Move, and the Microsoft Kinect. I suppose there's just something about being able to game with a gesture that enchants us. Two days ago, Razer announced that motion control is finally coming to the PC, via the Razer Hydra. If that's not enough to grab you, it's going to come bundled with Portal 2.

Shall we see what Razer's got in store for us? 

Doodle Jump: Watch What Really Happens When He Falls

If you've already tried your hand at Doodle Jump, then chances are you've experienced a fall or two in your jumping exploits. I know I have. But what really happens when your doodler fails to land on a platform and begins the long trek down?

The Wii 2 Rumors: It's Going To Be More Powerful Than Ever

Recently, we talked about the price cut that was going to implemented on The Wii. The timing made some pretty observant parties note that it's convenient a few weeks before the E3 2011 show, fueling speculation that Nintendo might be planning to announce the successor to the highly-successful gaming console.