Fantasy gadgets for parents: The NANC-E Nannybot

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First things first – this isn’t real. It’s a clever bit of viral marketing for upcoming Pixar robot movie WALL-E. Don’t want any of you to think we’ve actually fallen for some viral marketing, that would be extremely embarrassing.

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NANC-E here comes from a rather awesome pretend technology web site Pixar’s stuck up called Buy n Large, where you can get a look at the bots that star in the new movie. There’s SALL-E, the cute vacuum cleaner, WEND-E the also cute washing machine, and my personal favourite the GAR-E Yardbot. A robotic leaf sweeper. Once again the Gary is stereotyped as a menial labourer.

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