In Brief: Feb. 28, 2000

PSSSST!!! Kids love to share secrets, and now they can do it in high-tech style with a new line of personal communicators. Hasbro's Talkin'acha ($30 in August) is a handheld-size mini-recorder that lets kids create voice messages as long as 8 sec. and pass them to similarly equipped friends three ways: through removable "buzz cards," by holding up two communicators together or simply by touching each other on the arm. Shown here is Girl Tech's Laser Chat ($15 this spring), which can record a message and send it wirelessly as far away as 35 ft. For more advanced messaging, Tiger's Lightning...

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