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Parrot ZIK super-advanced headphones priced and dated for US

Parrot ZIK super-advanced headphones priced and dated for US

Parrot has confirmed pricing and availability for its advanced ZIK touch-activated Bluetooth headphones, with the app-supported pair shipping in the US from July 27. The Philippe Starck designed cans feature touch-sensitive surfaces on the outside of the earpiece, allowing wearers to adjust volume and skip through tracks simply by swiping a fingertip against them. However, style and performance like that doesn't come cheap.

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Parrot AR.Drone controlled via wearable Android headset

Parrot AR.Drone controlled via wearable Android headset

Ever since first coming to the market, Parrot's AR.Drone has found a wide variety of uses thanks to its agile nature combined with a camera able to pipe video directly to your smartphone. Controlling the drone and seeing video on such small screens hasn’t always been ideal, though. Thomas Sohmers, tech geek and inventor, has come up with an alternate method of controlling the drone while keeping an eye on the feed.

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AR.Drone 2.0 pre-orders to kickoff March 1

AR.Drone 2.0 pre-orders to kickoff March 1

If you are a big fan of the first Parrot AR.Drone, you be glad to hear this. The second version of that cool iPhone controlled flying machine is going on pre-order starting March 1. The latest version is called the Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 and it looks very similar to the original. The new version has an integrated camera so you can see from on high, and it comes with several accessories.

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Parrot’s ZIK by Starck hands-on

Parrot’s ZIK by Starck hands-on

Parrot has announced premium quality wireless headphones with features not currently offered on other headsets. Behind both earmuffs resides microphones providing 'anti-noise' to help regulate unwanted sounds. They also suggest the audio 'Concert Hall Effect' will provide a live-sound experience.

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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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Parrot names Horizon Hobby as distributor for AR.Drone in the US and Canada

Parrot names Horizon Hobby as distributor for AR.Drone in the US and Canada

We have a major infatuation with the AR.Drone around here. The thing flies, it's remote controlled, and control is handled by the iPhone or iPad. Add that in with the hackable nature of the device with geeks adding some cool features to the flying machine.

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Pioneer MVH-8300BT head unit packs iPhone support, App Mode & Bluetooth

Pioneer MVH-8300BT head unit packs iPhone support, App Mode & Bluetooth

Pioneer has outed a pair of new in-car stereos, the MVH-8300BT and MVH-7300, which each prioritize external digital media sources like iPods and iPhones. Each has a 3-inch LCD TFT display and a 7-way rotary controller; the button backlighting and wallpaper can be customized to match your dashboard, too.

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Parrot Asteroid head unit: Bringing Android to your Automobile

Parrot Asteroid head unit: Bringing Android to your Automobile

Parrot sticks the first Android OS into an automobile head unit. Indeed, it has been heavily skinned by the manufacturer and can only run the "less" intensive applications, but it runs the OS regardless.

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