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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.

Video demo after the cut

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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.

Video demo after the cut

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: December 6 2010

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: December 6 2010

Welcome to the world, Nexus S and Android 2.3 Gingerbread! We've been expecting you! Check out our full collection of Gingerbread and Nexus S posts below. Then have a nice read courtesy of Philip Berne, a column by the name of [A Cartoonish Way to Prevent Cruelty]. Feel free to have a glance at our [Acer Aspire 5745DG review] and switch over to the new Facebook profile with a simple [CLICK]. After that, you can press the "like" button on our [Parrot AR.Drone review] and figure out [Which is better: Short or long video games?] with a column by Don Reisinger. All this and MORE on SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up!

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Parrot AR.Drone Review

Parrot AR.Drone Review

Parrot's AR.Drone was the surprise hit of CES 2010, breaking the French company out of its Bluetooth prison and instead taking to the skies with an iPhone-controlled quadricopter. Reminiscent of something out of a William Gibson novel, the AR.Drone promises to best all R/C helicopters before it, with its combination of four-rotor stability and onboard autopilot intelligence. Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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Parrot Releases MINIKIT Smart Smartphone Docking Bay for your Vehicle

Parrot Releases MINIKIT Smart Smartphone Docking Bay for your Vehicle

Lookin quite snappy, Parrot! Today Parrot sent out a press release all about their brand new Parrot MINIKIT Smart, a docking bay that connects to your car and holds your phone, giving you full range of motion for driving (exactly what you SHOULD have) while you continue to work with calls, maps, and other such stuff. The Parrot MINIKIT Smart works with Bluetooth and all your smartphones, (just so long as they're 56mm to 70mm in width).

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