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Play with—and program—Star Wars droids with Sphero’s new R2-D2 and BB-9E

BB-8 gets friends as more app-controlled robots appear, now with a learning twist.
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Andrew Hayward is a Chicago-based games, apps, and gadgets writer whose work has been featured in more than 70 publications. He's also a work-at-home dad to an unruly four-year-old.