Tech This Out for 12/07/17

If you can’t find one of the hottest toys this holiday season bots could be the reason why. Programmers write these bots to do what people do, only much faster… they scan sellers websites for the season’s hottest toys and buy up as many as they’re able to. Then the humans behind the bot will re-sell those toys on Amazon or eBay at double the price.

WowWee Fingerlings Interactive Baby Monkey Toy Mia
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