Parrot lays off 35 percent of its drone team

Parrot French company Parrot has had a rough year and missed its sales expectations. That’s why the company will lay off 290 employees who were working on drones. In total, Parrot currently has 840 employees on the drone team and more than a thousand employees in total. While the company isn’t just selling drones, it represents a good chunk of the business. But it looks like other… Read More

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Parrot Unveils Bebop Drone 2 With Twice The Battery Life

Parrot Parrot on Tuesday unveiled its Bebop Drone 2, a smaller version of its popular consumer model that has a 25-minute battery life — twice that of its predecessor.
The Bebop 2 will hit stores and the skies on December 14 and retail at $ 550. Read More

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Parrot Enables Autonomous Flight For The Bebop Drone

parrot-bebop-camera The Parrot Bebop can now fly by itself. After purchasing Flight Mode, Bebop owners can tap out waypoints and sit back while the drone flys autonomously. The ability is enabled by purchasing the in-app upgrade called Flight Plan. It costs $ 20. It takes just a few presses on the mobile app to set the trajectory and flight height. It’s a drag and drop affair. Users can even tell the… Read More

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This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Nokia N1, Intel MICA, And The New Parrot Drone

gadgets141121 News is picking up in time for the holiday season, with Nokia announcing the Android-powered N1 tablet. Meanwhile, Intel got into the fashion game with the new MICA data-connected bracelet, complete with a Sapphire OLED touchscreen. Plus, Parrot just released its latest drone, and Matt can’t get enough of it. Read More

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This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: The Elvie, Nexus Player, And Parrot Headphones

gadgets141107 It was a highly argumentative morning with the old gadgets gang, as we all have incredibly strong feelings towards media streamers and headphones, apparently. We start out with a relatively docile conversation about the Elvie, which is surprising considering the Elvie is a pelvic fitness wearable for women to get more out of their Kegel exercises. Then we move on to the Nexus Player, Android… Read More

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