What happens at CES 2013 doesn't stay in Vegas. From giant tablets to $20,000 televisions, take a peek at a few early standouts for gadget lovers.
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Many drones are controversial -- but not Parrot's AR Drone 2.0, a gravity-defying spectacle that puts yesteryear's remote-control helicopters to shame with its ability to dive, spin and whirl through the air. The $300 device itself isn't new, having made appearances at several recent trade shows. But the company is attending CES to debut several new accessories, including a GPS recorder that plugs into the drone's USB drive and an extended battery that improves the standard 1000 mAh battery by 50%.
Parrot project manager Yoni Benatar said the company will also be showing a new "Director's Mode" app for the camera's 720p, 30-frames-per-second video camera. Added capabilities include pre-programmed routes and fine controls for smooth rotations, tilts and pans. He also stated that the company has an SDK available. "We have a community of developers that we share a lot with," he remarked. "If they want to do their own application, we can help them."
Building A Mobile Business MindsetAmong 688 respondents, 46% have deployed mobile apps, with an additional 24% planning to in the next year. Soon all apps will look like mobile apps – and it's past time for those with no plans to get cracking.
Top IT Trends to Watch in Financial ServicesIT pros at banks, investment houses, insurance companies, and other financial services organizations are focused on a range of issues, from peer-to-peer lending to cybersecurity to performance, agility, and compliance. It all matters.
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