Parrot mini-drone, $100, reviewed

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"The latest quadcopter from toy 'drone' maker Parrot is the palm-sized $100 Rolling Spider," writes Wilson Rothman for the WSJ.

"Like other Parrot robots, it can be controlled by your smartphone, and uses a certain amount of internal intelligence to stay aloft when your hands aren’t on the controls."

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  1. Now add a better camera facing forward (or, even better, cam array for 360-degree coverage), add contactless charging (so when the drone gets back to its resting pad it can feed), add an ethernet gateway so the thing can be controlled over the Net, and voila, a home guardian that can be used for checking up on (in and around) the house from away. No more holiday worries.

  2. add a couple OCP recoilless rifles and you'll have 5 seconds to comply!

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