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Tiny Computer Is a Dickens of a Game 
…pick out a common, or not–so–common object, and prepare to be eerily amused.

by Lonnie Brown
December 10, 2006
The Ledger
Lakeland, Florida

Gift Wrap: Top–selling holiday gifts 

December 06, 2006
New York

The Gadget That Can Read Your Mind 
Play the classic game of 20 questions with this sophisticated pocket guru.

December 01, 2006

20 Questions: Can You Stump The Machine? 
Students build critical thinking skills as they attempt to stump a “20 Questions” machine.

by Gary Hopkins
September 15, 2006

The Lighter Side Of Artificial Intelligence 
I’m pleased and moderately frightened to report that the game has made a successful transition to the Internet Age.

by Glenn McDonald
August 20, 2006

Twenty Questions, Ten Million Synapses: Forget Chess - This A.I. Has Mastered A Classic Parlor Game 
It’s a computer program that’s nearly two decades old, but is only now gaining widespread recognition for being a powerful and novel piece of Artificial Intelligence.

by Karen Schrock
July 28, 2006
New York, U.S.A.

Gift Review—20Q 
…a brilliant piece of entertainment technology that easily fits in a handbag or briefcase.

by Brian Clegg
July 4, 2006

Top Books And Games To Keep Kids Entertained In The Car 

by Caroline Lamar
June 26, 2006
Knoxville, U.S.A.

Game Designer Apparently Not From South 
As it turned out, there was a lot of “way.”

by Otis Gardner
May 10, 2006
The Daily News
Jacksonville, U.S.A.

It Is Animal, Vegetable Or Artificial Intelligence? 
Robin Burgener wants to turn child’s play into rocket science.

by Ian Harvey
May 02, 2006
The Globe and Mail

Inside Your Mind 

by Matt O’Donnell
February 15, 2006
ABC Action News

All Third Graders In Unicoi County Receive Free Educational 20Q From NFS And FRAMATOME 
The real winner in this game is the students…

by Ron Scalf
January 18, 2006
The Valley Beautiful Beacon

It’s True: Once A Military Man, Always A Military Man 
Santa originally bought the toy for my 5–year–old son Ford, with no clue whatsoeverhow much fun the “adults” would have with it instead.

by Sarah Smiley
January 18, 2006
Sarasota Herald Today
Sarasota, U.S.A.

Retro Games Making A Comeback 

by Aman Batheja
January 15, 2006
ContraCosta Times
Fort Worth, U.S.A.

Want A Perfect Playlist? Clairvoyant Computers Come To The Rescue 

by Andrew Leifer
January 15, 2006
The Stanford Daily

20 Questions With The Inventor Of 20Q 
It’s the surprise hit of the holidays, a toy that so impressed movie star Will Smith he can’t stop showing it to his buddies.

by James A. Fussell
January 7, 2006
The Kansas City Star
Kansas, U.S.A.

It’s Reading Your Mind Right Now 
Not your grandma’s guessing game.

by Bill Hutchens
January 6, 2006
Tacoma News Tribune
Tacoma, U.S.A.

“Is It A Carrot?” 
A Web site had never before been turned into a game.

by TD monthly staff
December 16, 2005
Toy Directory Monthly

Great American Toy Test 

by Ken Amaro
December 9, 2005
NBC News

Other Toys 

December 9, 2005
Fort Wayne Journal
Fort Wayne, U.S.A.

Great American Toy Test 

by Ken Amaro
December 9, 2005
ABC News
Jacksonville, U.S.A.

The Year’s Best Toys 

by Karen Macpherson
December 6, 2005
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Pittsburgh, U.S.A.

Santa’s Top Toys: Here’s What Might Be Under The Tree This Year 

by Karen Macpherson
November 27, 2005
The Toledo Blade
Toledo, U.S.A.

Mind Reader 
The game is decepetively addictive—so cool that parents are now giving them out in loot bags at their kids’ birthday parties.

November 26, 2005
Saturday Night Magazine
Toronto, Canada

Gotta Have Gizmos 

November 23, 2005
New York Post
New York, U.S.A.

New Electronic Toys Give Control Back To The Children 
It’s uncanny how accurate the toy can be, and even grownups enjoy trying to stump the game.

by Karen Rudolph
November 16, 2005
The Calgary Herald
Calgary, Canada

Can You Stump The Little Genius Living Inside This Game? 

by Levi Buchanan
November 8, 2005

IEEE Spectrum Editor’s Pick 
The 20Q is so good at guessing, it’s almost scary.

by Stephen Cass
November 7, 2005
IEEE Spectrum

You Vs. Internet Hal 

by Jim Shea
July 2, 2005
Hartford Courant
Hartford, U.S.A.

Game For Some Road-Trip Fun? 

by Lynn Patrak
June 6, 2005
Chicago Tribune
Chicago, U.S.A.

Computer Identifies Anything Via 20 Questions 

by Craig Crossman
May 15, 2005
Computer America Radio Show

Is It Bigger Than A Breadbox? 

by Kim Komando
May 15, 2005
Kim Komando (Cool Sites)

If Search Engines Could Read Your Mind 

by Chris Sherman
May 11, 2005
The Guardian

Radica In The Hunt 

by Brent Felgner
May 11, 2005

Play 20Q Ten-dollar A.I. 
People who play chess machines won’t be surprised, but just about everyone else is tickled. It feels like the future.

by Kevin Kelly
May 10, 2005
Cool Tools Home

Twenty Questions Unlocking The Code? 
Impressive,to be sure, and a fun example of the increasing sophistication of artificial intelligence software.

by Jamais Cascio
May 10, 2005
World Changing Essays

A Toy With Attitude. Any Questions? 

by Rob Salem
April 30, 2005
Toronto Star
Toronto, Canada

Obsession Of The Week 

April 23, 2005
The National Post
Toronto, Canada

Radica 20Q Electronic Game 
This egg–shaped gizmo can zero in on almost anything I can think of. Its great entertainment for my 45–minute ferry ride to work.

by Anna Alexander
March 01, 2005
Wired Magazine

Is It Big? Does It Live In The Water? Does It Squirm? 

by Andy Rathburn
March 23, 2005
The State

Is It A Mineral? Yes. Is It Good At 20 Questions? You’d Better Believe It 
Smarter than any of us, for that matter. It is, to be sure, downright creepy.

by Mark Baker
March 20, 2005
The Register-Guard
Eugene, U.S.A.

Can You Outsmart An Online Brain? 

by Andy Rathburn
March 19, 2005
Indianapolis Newsday
Indianapolis, U.S.A.

Computing With Bifocals—Four Cool Web Sites 

by Nancy Carroll Gravley
March 18, 2005
Mac Observer

Is It Artificial Intelligence? 

by Nancy Fasoldt
March 16, 2005
Syracuse Post Standard
Syracuse, U.S.A.

No. 1 Can A Game Get Smarter? 

by Andy Rathburn
March 16, 2005
New York Newsday
New York, U.S.A.

Easter Basket Gift List Features Little Treasure for Spring 
The mystical sphere will ask a range of silly and bizarre questions.

March 3, 2005
Wayne, U.S.A.

Playthings Of The Future Increasingly Electronic 

by Karen Macpherson
February 27, 2005
The Blade
Toledo, U.S.A.

Guess Star: 20Q Is A Winner, Without Question 

by Vikki Ortiz
February 22, 2005
Journal Sentinel
Milwaukee, U.S.A.

Easter Basket Gift List Features Little Treasure For Spring 

February 14, 2005
Think Geek

20Q Offers Chance To Play Mind Games With A Computer 
A machine guessed what I was thinking! I’m no Luddite, but I was astonished.

by Sara Thompson
February 13, 2005
The Courier Journal
Louisville, U.S.A.

Handheld Version Of 20Q “Mind-Reader” Causing A Stir 

by Heidi Stevens
February 11, 2005
St. Paul Pioneer Press
St. Paul, U.S.A.

Guessing Game 

by Heidi Stevens
February 11, 2005
Lexington Herald-Leader
Louisville, U.S.A.

February 10, 2005 
And sure enough, it reads your darn mind.

by Heidi Stevens
Chicago Tribune
Chicago, U.S.A.

Competing With Your Computer 

by Jose Antonio Vargas
February 3, 2005
Free New Mexican

The Brain-Game Drain 

by Jose Antonio Vargas
February 1, 2005
The Washington Post
Washington, U.S.A.

Are These Toys For Kids Or Grown-Ups? 

by Parija Bhatnagar
January 25, 2005
CNN Money

Cogito Ergo Q 

by Ben Davis
January 10, 2005
New York, U.S.A.

Your Toys Will Be Assimilated 

by Alan Boyle
November 25, 2004

Gadget Of The Week 

by Wilson Rothman
November 19, 2004
Time Magazine
Toronto, Canada

Top Toys Kid Tested: Fancy Robot, And A New Twist On An Old Game, Among Top Toys 

by John Ward
November 11, 2004
The Halifax Herald
Halifax, Canada

Little Experts Pick Top Toys 
And it has a remarkable record, even for the quirkiest of objects.

by Luma Muhtadie
November 10, 2004
Globe and Mail
Toronto, Canada

Top Toys List Released By Toy Council 

by CBC News Online Staff
November 10, 2004 News
Ottawa, Canada

“The Best of Balanced Play”: The Canadian Toy Testing Council Announces Top Toys Of The Year 

by Leigh A. Poirier
November 10, 2004
CTTC Press Release
Ottawa, Canada

Rude Robot Is A Must-Have Toy 

by Richard Edwards
October 25, 2004
Evening Standard
London, U.K.

One Smart Game: A.I. Program Homes In On Right Answer 

by Sean McKibbon
July 25, 2004
Ottawa Sun
Ottawa, Canada

Toys, Books, Music, Snacks That Keep Kids Content 

June 17, 2004
Phoenix, U.S.A.

Not All Games For The Road Can Stand The Test Of Time 

May 16, 2004
San Francisco Chronicle
San Francisco, U.S.A.

Scary Toy: Devil In A Blue Ball 

May 1, 2004
Stuff Magazine

Toys and Games You’ll Want To Take Along For The Ride 
20Q is like having a brother in the back seat with you, only it stays on its side of the car.

by Marylou Tousignant
April 7, 2004
The Washington Post
Washington, U.S.A

Game Creator Stops Asking Questions And Gives Some Answers 

by Janis Campbell
April 6, 2004
Detroit Free Press
Fort Wayne, U.S.A.

The Ball Knows All 
It’s oddly addictive.

by Sandra Eckstein
April 3, 2004
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Atlanta, U.S.A.

The Mind Game Has All The Answers 
We couldn’t believe how a small, handheld game could know so much!

by Emily G., Joseph T., Taylor P. and Mitchell P.
March 30, 2004
Chicago Tribune
Chicago, U.S.A.


March 25, 2004

Gadget Check 
And it’s got attitude.

by David Hayes
March 21, 2004
The Kansas City Star
Kansas, U.S.A.

What Are You Thinking? 

by Jackie White
March 7, 2004
The Kansas City Star
Kansas, U.S.A.

Closer Look At Tech Toys 
Be prepared to be awestruck.

by Ed Curran
March 3, 2004
CBS 2 Chicago
Chicago, U.S.A.

What’s A Small Plastic Gizmo That Tries To Read Your Mind? 
It is amazing that a simple electronic device can deduce a thought.

by Charles Herold
February 26, 2004
The New York Times
New York, U.S.A.

Cool New Toys Previewed At Fair 

by Ed Curran
February 24, 2004
CBS 2 Chicago
Chicago, U.S.A.

Tech Toy Hits Shelves 

by Deborah Porterfield
February 17, 2004
Lansing State Journal
Lansing, U.S.A.

Chance To Rule The World In Social Setting 
So does the unit actually work? Much to my pea–brained amazement, yes.

by Joseph Szadkowski
February 12, 2004
The Washington Times
Washington, U.S.A.

Tech Now 

January 11, 2004
Ottawa, Canada

Game Hits The Big Time 

by Vito Pilieci
November 8, 2003
The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Canada

Vegetables And Minerals On The Radar 
The program has become a bit of a smart–aleck.

by Pamela LiCalzi O’Connell
March 27, 2003
The New York Times
New York, U.S.A.

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