If you’ve got a car that can hustle, chances are you’ve at least thought about taking it for a spin and filming it. BMW owners will want to check out the video below, which gives us our first official glimpse of an M3 and M4 controlling a GoPro camera right from the dash. Using your smartphone as a backbone for the functionality, BMW just made driving for sport a lot more fun.
Virtual reality holds promise beyond the realm of gaming, and in few ways is this better demonstrated than in the medical field, where Oculus has been used to present surgeons-in-training with a no-risk way to get a bit of experience.
Wearable cameras like GoPro do a great job of giving a first-person view of extreme sports and other activities, but their often jerky footage can also end up doing a good job of triggering nausea. That's where Microsoft Research's new Hyperlapse system comes in, timelapse videos that run smoothly and pretty much jerk-free, despite coming from raw footage that jumps around madly.
MINI drivers looking to recreate the classic chase scene from The Italian Job will be able to remotely control their GoPro from the car's dashboard, as it and select BMW models become the first to integrate the action camera. The new app hooks up the MINI Connected and BMW Apps infotainment systems to a WiFi-equipped GoPro, allowing it to be remotely turned on and off, switched between recording modes, and previews viewed.
In Early March, word surfaced that Microsoft Executive Vice President of Business Development and Evangelism Tony Bates would be departing the company, something rumored to result from a spat revolving around the appointment of Satya Nadella as CEO. At the time, it was said Bates was being sought as CEO of GoPro, something that has become official today.
GoPro will soon be revealing its next compact video camera, the GoPro Hero4, and has already been the subject of leaks and rumors. This latest round contains quite a few pieces of information coming from system-on-chip manufacturer Ambarella, the very same one that provides the chips for GoPro's other cameras.
The Xbox One is Microsoft’s living room commander. It makes sense, therefore, that they’re continuing to push gaming as well as non-gaming content to the masses. This week they’ve made clear that Game DVR and Upload Studio will be working with a YouTube update that’ll allow direct uploads - that means no more transferring to OneDrive, downloading, and re-uploading again. Now it’ll be extra-simple.
GoPro makes some of the most popular and compact video cameras on the planet and there are mounts available that allows the cameras to be secured to a person, car, and just about any other surface. GoPro has announced some new accessories, mounts, and software for its new Hero3+ and Hero3 cameras. Among the new mounts are the Blackout Housing for $49.99 that has a non-reflective back matte finish and LCD concealment stickers for recording in stealth mode.