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Pepcom’s Digital Experience gives the media a chance to take a sneak peek at some of the coolest gadgets as CES kicks off, so we checked out the latest gear from HP, Patriot, and the like. This year we found ourselves dodging a number of drones, including Parrot’s Bebop, which hovered at about eye-level, taking in the show with its built-in camera.Parrot is touting its Skycontroller remote, which looks a bit like an oversized console remote at first glance. But plug your tablet or smartphone into the Skycontroller and you’re in for an entirely different experience. With the tablet as a display,... Read more...
You surely know about Parrot and its drone quadricopters, but the company is releasing a new version called the Bebop that comes loaded with impressive features, including the ability to experience POV flight via the drone’s HD camera and an Oculus Rift headset. (Incidentally, we sort of did the same thing with a Nokia Lumia 1020 and a different Parrot drone. Fun stuff.) The Bebop comes equipped with a 14MP Full HD fisheye lens camera with 3-axis image stabilization and horizontal curve correction, and if you connect an Oculus Rift headset to the optional Skycontroller that controls the Bebop,... Read more...
There's no question, what we do here at HotHardware definitely has its perks.  Sure, the hours are long, the work can be grueling with benchmark run after run, take after take in the video studio or fighting with finicky, just-released products that don't want to cooperate.  So what sorts of things do we do to relax and blow off a little steam?  Well, sometimes we take the hardware for a joy ride; in this case quite literally. You may recall our recent review and showcase of Nokia's Lumia 1020 Windows Phone, with its high resolution 41 Megapixel camera, floating image stabilization... Read more...
Well, this thing just looks...frightening! And in more ways than one. Parrot's stable of robo-copters aren't anything new at this point. The company has already shocked the tech/toy world with their first flying objects, but now, the SkyNET is taking things to a new level. And yes, it's really called SkyNET. Straight out of Arnold's Terminator realm, this do-it-yourself robotic helicopter is reportedly cheap to build and easy to operate. But it's more than just a toy. It's a potential threat to your home Wi-Fi network, which makes it all the more interesting. The device is part helicopter and part... Read more...
You might remember Parrot's AR.Drone Quadricopter which was released back in September. Well, the first in what is hoped to be a string of augmented reality (AR) games is about to be released by Parrot. It's called AR.Pursuit and it is a two-player pursuit game. One player, as it sounds, "has to escape from the other one, as in the game of cat and mouse." The "pursuer" has virtual missiles and machine guns to slow down or take out the "pursued." Once hit by a missile, the "pursued" becomes "pursuer" and vice versa. The game is time limited, and at half time, the roles are automatically reversed.... Read more...
These days, it's hard to find a new vehicle on the showroom floor without iPod support. Even lower-end automobiles are opting to add USB sockets in order to support Apple's iPhone and/or iPod, and one look at the company's latest earnings report will help you understand why. But what if you opted not to trade in your clunker last month? If you're still wheeling around with a cassette deck, it's probably time to get with the program. Parrot's new RKi8400 is here to help, bringing an iPhone/iPod-centric head unit to single-DIN radio openings that are commonly found in late model vehicles. The fully... Read more...