In February earlier this year, Microsoft Research rolled out BLINK, which happens to be a handy free photo app for Windows Phone 8 which is capable of capturing a burst of images whenever you keep the shutter button on your smartphone pressed down, letting you select the best shot from the entire bunch later on. Microsoft claimed the BLINK ended up as an unprecedented hit, having achieved over 317,000 downloads and hundreds of 5-star reviews in the four month period following its release.
Well, there is no point in sitting on one’s laurels, which is why Microsoft scientists have churned out an update to BLINK, where version 2.0 would be able to introduce additional abilities that enable one to create and share short video clips. Is it just me, or are short video clips growing to be all the rage these days? After all, Instagram is set to unveil video support from June 20th onwards, while Vine continues to rise in popularity. BLINK could be taken to the next level where a Lens app is concerned.
Here is where Daft Punk’s “Higher Stronger Faster” song comes in to echo the latest updates that are applied to the Parrot AR.Drone 2.0, where it would then allow this particular device to fly further, faster and of course, higher. You will get to experience even more astonishing flights, as flights will now be able to be displayed in 3D, while video storage and GPS localization is also made possible courtesy of a new Flight Recorder module. Not only that, you are able to gain access to the Director Mode feature which will cater for filming what is under the Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 from high up above, making you feel like you are an old hand with it.
Not only that, a spanking new High Density Battery has also been touted to increase the flight time by a whopping 50%, now how about that? I guess it is technological advancements and updates like these which breathe a new lease of life into your Parrot AR.Drone 2.0, and we definitely are wondering what other surprises that Parrot has in store for the AR.Drone 2.0 sometime down the road.