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Google's Smart Teddy Bear Patent

Any parent with small children who hires a sitter they barely know wishes they could have another set of eyes to keep tabs on what happens when they're not around. Take that one step further and connect it with the Internet of Things. Now a three-year-old Google patent filing recently emerged that could make that wish a reality. The smart teddy bear patent could listen to conversations, watch movements and control media devices. It would have built-in speakers, cameras and microphones. The patent filing suggests the technology could be made into a rabbit, bear, dragon or even alien form.

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