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SlashDeals: Pre-Black Friday, Week 47 – Smarthome locks and a Haswell monster PC

SlashDeals: Pre-Black Friday, Week 47 – Smarthome locks and a Haswell monster PC

Black Friday may be a week out, but that's not to say there are no bargains to be had for those who can't wait. In today's SlashDeals round-up we've got a monster Dell desktop PC ideal for gaming and multimedia, a super-affordable laptop perfect for college, upgraders, or putting aside for a holiday gift, and even some smart home tech magic in the shape of wireless locks. That's not all, so head on past the jump to see all the deals.

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Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 and Zik hit Windows 8 and Windows Phone soon

Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 and Zik hit Windows 8 and Windows Phone soon

This week the folks at Parrot have announced that they're working with Microsoft closely to release not only apps and connections between Windows Phone and their Parrot.AR Drone 2.0 and Zik, but Windows 8 as well. This means that you'll be able to work closely with the Zik headphones and pilot this beastly drone from your Windows 8 desktop or tablet as well as Windows Phone 8 devices in the very near future.

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Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 Elite Edition appears in sand, snow, and jungle colors

Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 Elite Edition appears in sand, snow, and jungle colors

The Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 has been on the scene essentially dominating the press for its unique segment - smartphone-controlled drones - for some time, but until now only in a couple of color combinations. Here in the Fall of 2013, the Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 suits up for hunting season. Three different color combinations are set to be available soon in an "Elite Edition" of the Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 from the folks at Parrot include Sand, Snow, and Jungle.

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Parrot Flower Power launch detailed for green-fingered geeks

Parrot Flower Power launch detailed for green-fingered geeks

Parrot has confirmed launch details for its Flower Power plant monitoring sensor, the wireless plastic shrub that shares pot space with your petunia and tells your iPhone when it needs water. Shown off at CES back in January, though with no price attached, the Parrot Flower Power uses Bluetooth LE to push information on soil moisture, fertilizer, ambient temperature, and light intensity to the companion app, which can then give advice on different types of plant, where they should be placed during the day, and what might be wrong for them.

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Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 becomes first UAV to cross Bosphorus Strait

Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 becomes first UAV to cross Bosphorus Strait

It's not often that you hear about a device - what's essentially a high-powered toy - breaking records flying across international waters. That's what's happened this week, though, as Parrot engineers have successfully programmed their AR.Drone 2.0 to fly across the Bosphorus Straight in Turkey - that's more than a kilometer - with a single battery. This device was recently given a bit of a reboot with the release of a new "High Density Battery", so as you can guess, that's exactly what this unit was deployed with.

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AR.Drone 2.0 “Power Edition” brings on colorful customization

AR.Drone 2.0 “Power Edition” brings on colorful customization

While it might seem a little absurd to fly the mobile device-friendly AR.Drone 2.0 with more propellers then it already has - have no fear - the "Power Edition" of the device delivers said extras as replacements for customization only. This reboot of the rather popular AR.Drone 2.0 works with the same base device as the original, delivering with it a "Piano Black" indoor hull and outdoor hull. The propeller additions come in three sets: blazing red, fiery orange, and cool blue.

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Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 High Density Battery: fly higher longer

Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 High Density Battery: fly higher longer

This week the folks at Parrot have revealed several additions to the AR.Drone 2.0 ecosystem, not least of these being a new High Density Battery. While the current iteration of the Parrot AR.Drone's in-box battery does offer quite a bit of flight time, there's always room for more action - and longer-lasting action, at that: a non-stop 18 minute flight is in store with this slightly more orange-looking Lithium-Polymer battery pack.

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Parrot ZIK Touch-Activated Bluetooth Headphones Review

Parrot ZIK Touch-Activated Bluetooth Headphones Review

With the release of the Parrot ZIK touch-activated Bluetooth headphones, the company has come up with what's easily one of the most advanced pairs of eardrum blasters on the planet. You'll be rolling with not only a pair of top-tier deliverers of sound for your head, you've got a set of futuristic controls and connections as well. You'll be able to control the headphones by touching the side of the phones, connect with NFC, and work with unique applications on Android and iOS for sound modification.

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NVIDIA SHIELD Hands-on with Parrot AR.Drone 2.0

NVIDIA SHIELD Hands-on with Parrot AR.Drone 2.0

Integrated with NVIDIA's upcoming handheld gaming device SHIELD, Parrot's AR.Drone 2.0 brings on a rather unique set of abilities. Here with the final release iteration of SHIELD, we've gotten the opportunity to take the AR.Drone 2.0 out for a spin - again. While we've seen this device combo in action before, and even got the opportunity to take a look at it with Google Glass on to boot, here we're taking a bit of a different approach.

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