a small electronic toy with a screen, programmed to behave as if it were a pet, requiring the owner to push buttons as if to feed it, clean it, etc.
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How to use Tamagotchi in a sentence
Its idea was to create a sort of Tamagotchi that people could train while they were alive to preserve a digital version of themselves.Technology that lets us “speak” to our dead relatives has arrived. Are we ready? | Charlotte Jee | October 18, 2022 | MIT Technology Review
Lexi Pandell mines the Tamagotchi craze to demonstrate just how, over millennia, humans evolved to develop a brain chemistry that today draws us so irresistibly to fads.
I had a Tamagotchi as well but I think that thing died really quick.Jessica Biel on ‘The Truth About Emanuel,’ Motherhood, Justin Timberlake, and More | Marlow Stern | January 7, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
I remember my sister had a Tamagotchi and our family had to feed it while she was at summer camp.Jessica Biel on ‘The Truth About Emanuel,’ Motherhood, Justin Timberlake, and More | Marlow Stern | January 7, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Furby and Tamagotchi Return for the Holidays: Makers of the classic '90s toys announced a revival this holiday season.Kanye West Ditches Nike for Adidas; H&M Promises Living Wages to Suppliers | The Fashion Beast Team | November 26, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Might Fine, a Los Angeles-based T-shirt company, has teamed up with Tamagotchi creators Bandai to develop the collection.Scarlett Johansson Gets Engaged; Nineties Toy Tomagotchi Gets a Clothing Line | The Fashion Beast Team | September 5, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
All this roboparenting reminds me of that Japanese digital keychain pet called Tamagotchi.