Figure Games has released a real-world digital pet called Animin, that uses augmented reality to bring the toy experience to life.

Animin uses an app for smartphones and tablets to help you feed, give medicine, clean up, and play with your virtual pet. There are a number of mini games to be played, and social networking features so you can compare high scores with friends. Figure Games calls it your "companion and portal to communicate with friends".

Given Animin uses virtual reality, there isn't anything physical to touch. There's a pack of cards that can be bought at retail stores, with a code to redeem your virtual pet. The augmented reality app then beams your pet on to any surface, and it can grow as you nurture it in life.

Pocket-lint will be live from Toy Fair 2014 in London next week to bring a hands-on look at Animin. Figure Games says it will launch in retail stores sometime during 2014. - learn about it / talk about it / deal with it At parents can find all the advice they will need to keep their children safe online. Designed specifically for parents, the site offers a wealth of up-to-date, unbiased information and advice about how to deal with online safety. Parents can learn about the latest issues and technologies, get great tips on how to talk about online safety with their children and get the best advice on dealing with issues and taking action. Created with experts, Internet Matters provides detailed information, but also signposts to best-in-class resources from individual expert organisations. Our goal is to ensure parents can always access the information that they need, in a format that is clear and concise.