Google Glass wearers can now stream video directly from their GoPro sports cameras, thanks to a new app that hooks up the WiFi-enabled camera to the wearable. Hindsight, the handiwork of developer team ShadyDev, allows a GoPro like the Hero 3 to pair directly with Glass and then stream video from it, all controlled with voice commands.
New footage from Felix Baumgartner's terrifying 128,100 foot fall from space has been released, with GoPro releasing a new, extended cut from the cameras strapped to the daredevil. Baumgartner made headlines back in October 2014 when he skydived 23 miles from a balloon; GoPro will use excerpts of the new video for its Super Bowl 2014 campaign.
There are a lot of sports that require gloves to keep your hands warm or to provide protection in the event of an accident. A company called BearTek has unveiled a new line of gloves that feature wearable technology integrated for outdoor and action sports fans. The company offers gloves designed for motorcyclists, skiers, or outdoor adventures.
GoPro has announced a new updated line of action cameras called the HERO3+. GoPro promises that the camera is 20% smaller than previous generation cameras and has 30% better battery life. The camera also features an updated lens and some new video capture modes making it the most advanced GoPro action camera around.
JVC is getting in on the sports camera action, joining GoPro and Contour with the JVC GC-XA2 ADIXXION, a ridiculously named, ruggedized Full HD camera intended for extreme sports. The chunky little shooter can film at up to 1080 60p/50p - or 720p at up to 120fps for slow-motion use - and packs WiFi and and an integrated LCD display.
If you were thinking about working with a GoPro camera in the near future for all your hardcore sports-filming action and were deciding on which smartphone you'd like to pair with it, Nokia may have just made the choice a bit easier. This week the developers on the GoPro app team have made a GoPro app for Windows Phone 8, bringing exclusive features to the Nokia Lumia smartphone line while they're at it. While most Windows Phone 8 devices will be able to use this app to connect to and control their GoPro camera, only Lumia devices will have PiP (Picture-in-Picture) mode for overlaying the smartphone camera view on top of the live GoPro camera view.
GoPro cameras are great for capturing race-track or extreme sports footage, but Lehmann Aviation wants to take the compact camcorders to the sky with the new autonomous LA100 UAV drones. Designed for those who want to capture bird-level footage but don't have time to learn how to fly a glider or other aircraft, the LA100 is fully automatic and follows a preset flight-plan at 80-100m height, coming straight back after its finished the loop.
In what may be an interesting move by Foxconn, the Taiwanese electronics manufacturer announced that it has purchased an 8.88% stake in camera maker GoPro for $200 million. This gives the US camera company a valuation of $2.25 billion. The move will also see Foxconn founder and CEO, Terry Gou, joining GoPro's board.