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Parrot Asteroid in-car Nav & Entertainment systems revealed

Parrot Asteroid in-car Nav & Entertainment systems revealed

Parrot has unveiled a trio of new Asteroid in-car hands-free and navigation systems, the Asteroid CK, Asteroid Nav and Asteroid 2DIN, each offering voice control and more. The Asteroid CK is Android powered, running 2.3.4 Gingerbread on a 3.2-inch TFT display and supporting iPod/iPhone input, three USB ports, SD/SDHC media and line-in, and allows drivers to access apps, web radio - streamed through Bluetooth or USB tethering - and voice-controlled album search.

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Parrot AR Drone 2.0 has better controls and 720p video

Parrot AR Drone 2.0 has better controls and 720p video

Parrot's awesome flying remote control drone stole the hearts and minds of the young and young at heart, and the second revision seems to improve upon it in every way. The AR Drone 2.0 includes a higher resolution camera, an upgraded app, and perhaps most importantly, a revised control scheme that allows the user to more precisely control the quadcopter in relation to the user.

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Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 revealed: 720p recording and easier flight

Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 revealed: 720p recording and easier flight

Parrot's AR.Drone 2.0, the second-generation iPhone, iPad and Android controlled quadricopter, has leaked ahead of its official debut at CES 2012 this week. The four-rotor'd gadget now has a 720p HD camera which can record as well as stream footage to the new AR.FreeFlight 2.0 piloting app, a premature press release at DIYDrones [reg. required] confirms, while a new "Absolute Control" method promises to make flying the AR.Drone 2.0 even easier than before.

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Researchers create AR.Drone that can hack into wireless networks

Researchers create AR.Drone that can hack into wireless networks

When the Parrot AR.Drone landed a last year, it was a toy that many of us wanted really badly. We put up our review of the AR.Drone from Parrot last December and liked the toy pretty well. I am surprised that it has taken so long for us to see hacks that use the AR.Drone for things that are potentially nefarious. Hackers have created an AR.Drone that can hack into wireless networks while flying.

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Parrot offers launch date and pricing on Asteroid Android car stereo

Parrot offers launch date and pricing on Asteroid Android car stereo

Back during CES in January Parrot unveiled a new car radio that was powered by Android and had the ability to connect to the web and run apps. The radio was called the Parrot Asteroid and at the time it debuted, some of the details like when you could buy and what it would cost were unknown. Parrot has now announced that the Asteroid will be landing in October and the single DIN car stereo will set you back a bit under $350.

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Nokia N900 gets Parrot AR.Drone remote control [Video]

Nokia N900 gets Parrot AR.Drone remote control [Video]

The Nokia N900 continues to show its appeal this week; after getting Android 2.3 Gingerbread on Wednesday, now the Maemo smartphone has become the next way to control Parrot's AR.Drone. As we found in our AR.Drone review, Parrot only offers iOS remote control apps officially, and has left the APIs open for developers to create Android and other apps themselves. That's just what Maemo chief engineer Kate Alhola has done with her N900.

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Parrot AR.Drone gets object-tracking hack & Wiimote control [Video]

Parrot AR.Drone gets object-tracking hack & Wiimote control [Video]

Parrot's AR.Drone isn't short on intelligence - as we discovered in our recent review - but it's also the ideal platform for quadricopter-based experiements. Tinkerer Psykokwak has figured out Urbi integration - an open-source robotics software platform - to give the AR.Drone object-tracking abilities (in this case it can identify and follow a red ball) as well as broader control options, including a Wiimote, a joystick or pretty much anything else that can hook up to your computer, in a mere 25 lines of code.

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