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Parrot AR.Drone WiFi helicopter gets augmented reality iPhone control

Parrot AR.Drone WiFi helicopter gets augmented reality iPhone control

We primarily know Parrot as a purveyor of all things Bluetooth, but now the French company is segueing into remote controlled devices.  The Parrot AR.Drone is a quadricopter - i.e. a four-propellor helicopter - that's packed with WiFi for remote-control from an iPhone or iPod touch, two video cameras (one for auto-pilot, another for streaming birds-eye footage back to the pilot) and various sensors and gyroscopes.  Parrot are also releasing an SDK so that developers can create games and other software such as augmented reality (AR).

Multiple video demos after the cut

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Hearst’s Skiff digital media service announced; 3G e-reader coming in 2010

Hearst’s Skiff digital media service announced; 3G e-reader coming in 2010

We can't say we think much of the name, but Hearst Corporation's new Skiff electronic content distribution service will likely be seen as a lifeboat for beleaguered publishers.  Combining an "enhanced content experience" delivery service and digital store, Skiff will make its newspaper, magazine, book and other content available on various existing devices, including smartphones like the iPhone, Hearst are also planning their own ebook reader for release in 2010, based on a Marvell chipset and using Sprint's 3G EVDO Rev.A network for wireless connectivity.

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2011 Audi A8 packed with tech: handwriting recognition, 1,400W B&O audio, more

2011 Audi A8 packed with tech: handwriting recognition, 1,400W B&O audio, more

With what must be a strong candidate for the longest press release of 2009, Audi have launched their new flagship, the Audi A8.  Since we usually save our interest in cars for only the most outlandishly technical or geekily endearing, the new A8 earns its place by bolstering its multimedia interface (MMI) with handwriting recognition, an optional 1,400W Bang & Olufsen audio system, twin 10.2-inch displays for the rear-seat passengers, and a 20GB hard-drive for digital media.

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Nokia N97 mini review

Nokia N97 mini review

We've had two QWERTY Nokia smartphones on the SlashGear test-bench this past week, and the surprising thing is how differently the respective user experience is. Our Nokia E72 review went live earlier today; now we turn to the Nokia N97 mini, viewed by many - for better or for worse - as the Finnish company's second attempt at the N97. Second-time lucky or still well short? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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Spring Design Alex gets hands-on; shows off new Marvell ARMADA 166E ebook SoC

Spring Design Alex gets hands-on; shows off new Marvell ARMADA 166E ebook SoC

Whether or not Barnes and Noble liked it enough to copy it, Spring Design's Alex prototype dual-display ebook reader is certainly nifty enough to capture our interest.  MaximumPC had a chance to go hands-on with the Alex, which has a 6-inch e-ink screen up top and a 3.5-inch color capacitive touchscreen underneath for control and navigation, as part of a Marvell demonstration for the company's new ARMADA 166E SoC.

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Amazon Kindle DX Review

Amazon Kindle DX Review

Amazon's Kindle DX was announced back at the beginning of May, but it's taken until now for the first of the oversized ebook readers to reach buyers' hands.  The Kindle DX begins shipping this week, promising more E Ink real estate, more memory, and more file-type support on top of the Kindle 2's existing Whispernet wireless and other features.  Is bigger necessarily better?  SlashGear put on our reading glasses and set to finding out.

The differences between the Kindle 2 and the new Kindle DX are obvious: a 9.7-inch E Ink monochrome display dominates the front panel, offering around 2.5x the space of the smaller ebook reader and squashing the QWERTY keyboard into tic-tac tininess at the bottom.  Amazon has obviously worked hard to minimize the screen's impact on the overall chassis, with mixed results.  It's a scant 0.02-inches thicker than the Kindle 2, at 0.38-inches, with a metal back-plate lending stiffness, but the left-side page controls have been dropped.

Make sure to click through for the full review, photo gallery and unboxing/walkthrough video of the Amazon Kindle DX.

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SanDisk ImageMate All-in-One USB 2.0 Card Reader review

SanDisk ImageMate All-in-One USB 2.0 Card Reader review

What’s the fastest card reader out there? That’s probably one of the most frequent questions, as flash storage becomes increasingly popular in everything from digital cameras to cellphones and PMPs. Of course, the answer boils down to numerous parameters such as bus medium, interface and storage. All things considered, a Firewire 800/IEEE 1394B reader with UDMA support (for CF cards) has the edge in speed, but the standard is not widely popular, especially in PC industry. Though it’s backward compatible with its lower-bandwidth sibling Firewire 400/IEEE 1394A, itself commonly found in most PCs these days, that connection will inevitably reduce the transfer rate. With that in mind, a commoditized USB-standard multimedia card reader with the fastest possible data transfer is perhaps the most straightforward choice, such as the SanDisk ImageMate All-in-One USB 2.0 Reader.

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