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Izzy Keane with one of the new barbie dolls and their Izzy x Barbie wheelchair

Click on the Izzy Wheels website and you might think you’ve landed upon the Hermès of wheelchairs. The wheelchair spoke covers by Izzy Wheels are “mas(...)

We could be so much more advanced in Stem research if we could overcome the archaic patriarchal legacies dominating so many fields of expertise. Photograph: Getty Images

Oxford linguistic philosopher J L Austin was invited to give a guest lecture at Columbia University in New York 25 years ago. Known for his expertise (...)

Toy Story 4 sees Woody struggling to find purpose in Bonnie’s room.

There’s a moment in Toy Story 4 in which Bonnie (the little girl who inherited the franchise’s central characters at the end of Toy Story 3) and her p(...)

UK consumer information organisation Which? warned of security vulnerabilities in the Furby Connect toy.

Smart toys such as Furby Connect and My Friend Cayla have been making headlines over the past few years but for all the wrong reasons. UK consumer inf(...)

Paper and packaging group Smurfit Kappa, due to update the market next week, was a key performer, adding 3.2 per cent to €27.30.

European shares finished higher in the final session of the week as some strong earnings helped overturn slippage from earlier in the session, althoug(...)

The Fisher-Price Rock ‘N Play sleeper which has been recalled. Photograph: US Consumer Product Safety Commission

Fisher-Price has recalled all of its 4.7 million Rock ‘n Play sleepers, days after a group of pediatricians urged its parent company, Mattel, to stop(...)

Mattel shares dropped 3.3%  – company said demand for its iconic Barbie doll was slowing.

European shares dipped on Tuesday as a disappointing update from HSBC hit the heavyweight banking sector and a rally fuelled by optimism about a possi(...)

SuperAwesome founder and chief executive Dylan Collins. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

SuperAwesome, the London-based “kid tech” company established by Irish tech entrepreneur Dylan Collins, has raised a further $13 million (€11.5 millio(...)

Traders  on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Friday. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

European stocks slipped again on Friday and put an end to five straight weeks of gains as fears about an economic slowdown in the euro zone and a pote(...)

Barbie dolls are have been manufactured by Mattel since 1959. These days, dolls, action figures and miniature cars are competing for the attention of children, who are spending hours a day playing online games

Beekeeper Barbie was lonely. On a rainy Sunday afternoon in December, the foot-tall plastic doll stood on a store shelf, perfect smile frozen in place(...)

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