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Rise of the robots, from sci-fi to our homes – CNET

The Furby robot was the hot holiday toy in 1998, with resale prices fetching up to $300.

Out of the box, a Furby spoke only ‘Furbish’ and was able to communicate with other Furbies using infrared, but was able to learn English commands.

Hasbro’s Furby, that weird, warbling piece of toy nostalgia that just won’t die, is back. Now, though, Furby wants to stay connected via Bluetooth, receiving new information. It might know what time it is, or what the World Series scores are. Furby. Will. Know.

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