back to article Toucan play that game: Talking toy bird hacked

The same researchers whose hack on the My Friend Cayla doll prompted regulatory action have followed up with a hack on a talking toy robot bird. My Friend Cayla and i-Que robot Creepy Cayla doll violates liberté publique, screams French data protection agency READ MORE Researchers from UK security consultancy Pen Test …

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They should have used a different type of bird, maybe a shag or a bustard? I'm quite fond of tits myself.

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What about the

BOOBIES

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Re: What about the BOOBIES

That remark was out of tern.

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Re: What about the BOOBIES

Yep, it's starling to get a bit silly

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...any bird from the genus Bugeranus tickles my fancy.

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genus Bugeranus

Thrushes are also good. The Tibetan Blackbird (a thrush) always reminds me of senior manglement: Turdus maximus.

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In a barbed remark to manufacturers....

Was the barbed remark in Cantonese and addressed to someone that gives a hoot* about any westerners security?

*required bird reference

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Re: In a barbed remark to manufacturers....

Nah, they were just trying to wing it

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Re: In a barbed remark to manufacturers....

That just doesn't fly with me.

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Re: In a barbed remark to manufacturers....

Nothing to get in a flap about

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Re: In a barbed remark to manufacturers....

Does this breach any data protection law? Somebody could find themselves up before the beak

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Re: In a barbed remark to manufacturers....

Well it doesn't look like any robin has been done......

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Another toy my younger relatives won't be getting from me.

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Another toy my younger relatives won't be getting from me.

Yes, El Reg readers aren't quite so gullible

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El Reg readers aren't quite so gullible

That is a rather broad statement (ducks and runs)

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Re: El Reg readers aren't quite so gullible

I believed it.

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I saw a toucan in my back garden the other day...

But when I looked at it more closely I realised it was just a magpie eating a banana.

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Looks like a toy

that could be rather fun, once you hack it and replace the controller/firmware with something more fun/useful

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Coat

It's just a mynah glitch.

Mine's the one with the cracker in the pocket.

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Anonymous Coward

This bird needs flipping.

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Fuck it

I used to have one of these, got rid coz it was shite (bought as a jokey present for wife).

If I'd known we could have turned it into a tourette-a-phone toucan it would still be living! (where did the tourette-a-phone go anyway?....minge!)

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Hmm ...

If you link enough of these things together do you get a toucan ring network?

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Re: Hmm ...

That's awful!...and the best of bunch so far! To you --->

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Who needs a robot parrot to swear just get the real thing. Mate has a parrot, common phrases spoken

"G'day dickhead"

"Nice tits"

"Blow Me"

"Me so horny"

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Could be a feature for the adult version.

I'd buy a electronic parrot that randomly insulted guest to the house....

The Pirate Captains Pal (tm)

Smart, Connected (that's clearly what 'smart' means),

- gratis, update every day with new swear words (a special seasonal one at xmas)

- enter your d.o.b to our 'anonymised' (yeah, we don't know what that means) db and you'll get a special swear word on your birthday....

- Slightly offensive virtual assistant, with Amazon echo - like capabilities (TBD).

Think of the children ? Of course; imagine the education value of at least two new words added to their vocabulary a day, that's better results than many schools....

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Something to crow about.

I remember when dangerous toys from China involved lead-based paint. Then it was noxious urine-smelling plastic. Now it is lax security on electronics to turn a toy parrot into a potty-mouth? They're making huge strides both in technology and in safety!

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