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French drone bods Parrot wheel out 'prosumer' division

French professional drone firm Parrot says it will expand into the "prosumer" market – after laying off almost 300 staff and abandoning the consumer market. The new Parrot Professional business unit will offer drones priced between $1,000 and $5,000, according to Recode, as opposed to its usual offerings of around $11,000. …
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Parrot drone pwned (and possibly killed) with Wi-Fi log-in

Lack of security in the Wi-Fi link to the Parrot AR drone allows it to be blown out of the sky by telnetting in and killing the process. Ryan Satterfield, who describes himself as an ethical hacker and runs consultancy Planetzuda.com, explains on his YouTube channel that the Parrot drone hack was demonstrated at DEF CON 23. …
Simon Rockman, 18 Aug 2015
Parrot Minidrone Jumping Sumo

Feeling a physical present: Ten summer games and gadgets

Product Roundup Bored of summer yet? I'm guessing that you, just like everyone else, assumed that as a lecturer, I get the summer off. No chance. Yet on the days I do escape this hellhole of forthcoming teenage subjugation, I am keeping myself busy – during unpredictable lightning storms, or sweltering and unseasonable conditions – playing with …
Lucy Orr, 17 Aug 2015
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Be Your Own Big Brother: Going to pot

Feature A lot of the tech we've looked at so far in this series has been for safety – like monitoring seniors – or curiosity, like pet tracking. Another very useful area is productivity... and we don't mean the sort that involves management jargon. We're talking horticulture. With the right tech, even the least green-fingered of us …
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BEAK DRONE: 1080p HD Wi-Fi quad-copter by Parrot takes to skies

Vid French phone-accessories-maker-turned-drone-manufacturer Parrot has built a quad-copter with a super wide-angle lens and hi-def cam. Like its predecessor, the Parrot AR Drone, the new BeBop has a polystyrene foam shell that protects itself and whatever it collides into. Also, like the earlier version, you control the device …
Simon Rockman, 12 May 2014
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Amazon's non-existent drone delivery army ALREADY P0WNED

Weak ownership of the radio control in the world's most popular quadcopter means it's trivial to take ownership of any device within range, according to a neat bit of tinkering that points up yet another problem Amazon would have to solve if its “drone delivery” were ever tofly. And how hard is it? Let's quote directly from …
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'Jogobot' lures lonely lardies

The lonely life of the lazy runner need not be desolate or uninspired ever again thanks to a new companion robot from RMIT’s Exertion Games Lab, the Joggobot. The unmanned aerial gadget, based on the A.R. Parrot, is equipped with a camera which zeroes in on sensors in a custom designed shirt tracking the jogger and putting him …
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Parrot puts on headphone gesture gadgetry

CES 2012 CES 2012 Week Parrot ruffled feathers at CES 2012 this week with the second generation of its smartphone-controlled quadricopter, the AR.Drone 2.0, however the company has much more that just that up its sleeve, also launching a set of snazzy Bluetooth headphones that boast NFC connectivity and a built-in accelerometer. The …
Caleb Cox, 11 Jan 2012
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Parrot takes flight with next-gen quadricopter

CES 2012 CES 2012 Week Parrot spread its wings at CES this week and launched a new version of its popular smartphone-controlled quadricopter, the AR.Drone, adding 720p video capture to the chopper, as well as improving its controls and aerodynamics. The Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 has been upgraded to support resolutions of 1280 x 720, …
Caleb Cox, 9 Jan 2012
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Fired-up eco-boffin gives it '180 per cent'

Old school football managers are often heard to confess they're "as sick as a parrot" because despite the lads "giving it 110 percent", their team has just taken a severe pasting. The problem is, 110 per cent just isn't enough of an overcrank for the modern world we live in. The proof comes in the form of environmental …
Lester Haines, 14 Apr 2011
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Gifts for the Geeks

Product Round-up Christmas time is here and we all know what that means: family feuds, nativity plays, decorative trees and brussel sprouts. Such are the joys of commercialised religion. But while you worry about where the gift money will come from, there's no need to worry about what you're gonna get. We've put together a selection of what's …
Caleb Cox, 22 Dec 2010
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Linux 'copter flies in to Blighty

Parrot's helicopter-like executive toy, the AR.Drone, will land in the UK in August, the company revealed last night. Priced at £299, the Drone is a tad too pricey to pick up for the offspring, but eminently affordable for your average gadget fan. After all, they'll need an iPhone to run the remote control software - 'nuff …
Tony Smith, 23 Jun 2010
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Parrot flies in iPhone-controlled chopper

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Parrot to cast iPhone as games console controller

Parrot, best known for its headsets and other wireless audio products, will turn the iPhone into a Wii Remote-style gaming controller at the upcoming Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The system appears to centre on an application that takes feedback from the iPhone's accelerometers and sends it to a gaming rig …
Tony Smith, 18 Dec 2009
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Disgruntled parrot lays into copper

A rookie police officer suffered scratches and bites to his hands and arms after being asked to escort a celebrity parrot to a Dover police station, the Telegraph reports. The parrot in a scene from Curse of the Black Pearl. Still: Walt Disney Pictures The owner of the 3ft wingspan macaw was pulled at Dover ferry dock after …
Lester Haines, 11 Sep 2009
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Parrot displays near-field photo frame

Digital photo frame connectivity options are usually pretty similar: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or memory cards. But manufacturer Parrot has designed one that’ll soak up your images using Near-Field Communication (NFC) technology. The wireless data transfer technology, as used by London Underground’s Oyster system, enables anyone with …
James Sherwood, 24 Oct 2008
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BBC jumps gun on Ofcom rethink

The battle for the digital dividend is far from over, with Viviane Reding firing another salvo in Dublin yesterday, but the BBC yesterday decided to unilaterally declare Ofcom is rethinking the auction in response to received comments. In an un-bylined piece, originally titled "Ofcom rethinks airwaves sell-off", the BBC …
Bill Ray, 2 Oct 2008

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