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.
The term "bullet time" has been loosely applied to camera-based projects that take on what's been made most famous back in the original Matrix movie and spread wide with film, television, and even advertisement spots before and since. What we're seeing this week as a Hack-a-day project that takes the concept and makes it a do-it-yourself project. All you need to DIY is a fan, a dimmer switch, a GoPro camera, and some fireworks!
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.
GoPro, the makers behind the Hero series of action sports cameras, has had an iOS app for a while now, but finally the company released an Android app today that gives users the ability to control their GoPro cameras from their Android handsets, along with some other fun features that iOS users have been enjoying for some time now.
The GoPro is capable of capturing some excellent action shots for such a small and portable camera, but activating and controlling one while you’re on the move can be a bit of a chore. The company is now shipping the Wi-Fi BacPac and Wi-Fi Remote Combo Kit, allowing users to control the camera using smartphones and tablets, as well as via the waterproof remote control.
GoPro has announced that it is now the official camera of the Global RallyCross Championship. RallyCross is a bit like a combination of off-road rally racing and Supercross for motorcycles where cars compete on very tight courses featuring both asphalt and dirt along with jumps and lots of tight corners. It's a very interesting motorsport with some really fast cars and great action.
CamOneTec has created a digital camera designed for the active and adventurous called the CamOne Infinity. The camera has an incredibly small size and form factor that appears to copy the popular GoPro cameras, but it also offers something unique with interchangeable lenses, a feature that's perhaps the first in the action cam market.
We’ve sent monkeys, humans, and even phones into space, so why not a space shuttle made out of Lego? That was what Raul Oiada and Steve Sammartino set out to do on December 31st 2011. They successfully launched a Lego space shuttle with a budget of around $1,000.