In Brief: Dec. 20, 1999

LOOK OUT, FURBY Just when it seemed we were safe from those cloying Furbies, along comes another batch of furry wannabes. Wuvvies from Trendmasters ($30) are bright blue or green toys that sing, talk, laugh and speak gibberish when kids age 4 and up touch hidden sensors on the Wuvvy's forehead, back and mouth. But unlike Furbies, the larger Wuvvies have blinking antennae and little kangaroo pouches that open to reveal a baby Wuvvy that sings and talks with its mom.

DUST BUSTER Why hire a housekeeper when technology can do the dirty work for you? Dyson's DC06 robotic vacuum...

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