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GoPro cutting lineup to 3 models in effort to boost revenue

GoPro cutting lineup to 3 models in effort to boost revenue

Following the disclosure of severe revenue losses during their latest quarterly results report, action camera maker GoPro has made the drastic decision to reduce its model lineup by nearly half in order to reduce costs. Starting in April, GoPro will continue offering just three cameras: the Hero 4 Black, the Hero 4 Silver, and the Hero 4 Session. Any remaining models are being discontinued.

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Periscope update brings GoPro broadcasting

Periscope update brings GoPro broadcasting

Putting your phone in danger to broadcast on Periscope is a risky activity, particularly given how expensive some phones are. To give its users a different option, Periscope has announced support for the GoPro HERO 4 action camera in its iPhone app. With it, the GoPro camera can be set up over WiFi to broadcast video through the Periscope app, no smartphone risk necessary.

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GoPro to layoff 7% of workers after poor holiday sales

GoPro to layoff 7% of workers after poor holiday sales

Following a poor holiday season, GoPro has announced that it will be laying off 7-percent of its workforce. As well, the company expects that its revenues for the last quarter will be substantially lower than analysts had estimated. GoPro expects to report revenue of $435 million, while analysts were expecting the company to pull in $521 million or thereabouts in its fourth quarter.

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GoPro Channel comes to PlayStation Network

GoPro Channel comes to PlayStation Network

PlayStation owners that are fans of videos shot with action cams are in for a treat, as GoPro has announced that its GoPro Channel streaming service is now available on the PS4 and PS3. This comes a year and half after the channel launched an app for Xbox One. The PS4 and PS3 versions of the app will let users stream the same videos as on other platforms, so expect lots of sports, animals, action footage, and other clips filmed in HD.

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GoPro Apple Watch app lets users control recording from the wrist

GoPro Apple Watch app lets users control recording from the wrist

Action camera-maker GoPro has just released an updated iOS app that lets users start and stop recording from their wrist. Assuming there's an Apple Watch on it, that is. The new Apple Watch app gives access to quick and seamless camera controls, but doesn't overload the tiny screen with a ton of unnecessary options. As their video demonstrates below, there's a big red button to control recording, as well as a few other features.

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Karma is what GoPro named its drone, coming 2016

Karma is what GoPro named its drone, coming 2016

It seems that all the pieces are set and GoPro is ready to take to the skies in just a few months. It has finally given a formal name to its first direct entry into the growing drone market. GoPro Karma, as it is now known, is set to take flight in 2016, but much about it remains unknown and GoPro has done the almost impossible and has kept much of the drone's details under wraps up to now. Something that smartphone makers probably need to learn how to do better.

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GoPro HERO4 Session price cut to $200 for action on a budget

GoPro HERO4 Session price cut to $200 for action on a budget

GoPro has again slashed the price of its most affordable action camera, cutting the GoPro HERO4 Session to under $200. Now just half of the price it launched at back in July, the cube-shaped video camera still records up to 1080p60 video or 8-megapixel stills, with a streamlined control system that aims to make filming stunts, parachute jumps, and other madcap adventures more straightforward.

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Recon Instruments app binds GoPro HERO4 with Oakley Airwave snow goggles

Recon Instruments app binds GoPro HERO4 with Oakley Airwave snow goggles

Winter is coming. That cliche might be ominous for some, but for snowboarding fans, it's the reason and season to be jolly. But in this hi-tech age of action cams and live streaming, snowboarding is no longer something you can only watch from the sidelines. But snow and wind are unpredictable as weather and don't always play nice with our best laid plans. With Recon Instruments' new Airwave GoPro Connect app, snowboarders need no longer risk their safety, or their fingers, just to control GoPro HERO camera.

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Xiaomi releases its wallet-friendly Yi Action Cam in the US

Xiaomi releases its wallet-friendly Yi Action Cam in the US

Xiaomi has just made available one of its products in the US, but no, it's not one of its high profile smartphones. It is, however, an item that's also quite hot in these parts. The Yi action camera is now available for purchase on Amazon for a measly $100, almost a year after the Chinese OEM debuted the budget-friendly device at MWC earlier this year. Despite the price, however, the Yi camera might be just as talented as GoPro's most basic offering, giving action cam fans on a budget something new to chew on.

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Polaroid sues GoPro, says it ripped off Cube camera

Polaroid sues GoPro, says it ripped off Cube camera

Remember GoPro’s new Hero4 Session, the action camera that looks strikingly similar to Polaroid’s previously launched “Cube” camera? That camera has earned GoPro a lawsuit, with Polaroid’s maker C&A Marketing lobbing accusations of patent infringement at GoPro. While C&A Marketing holds a U.S design patent for its Cube camera, GoPro doesn't have a U.S. patent for its Session.

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GoPro footage teases how stable its drone really is

GoPro footage teases how stable its drone really is

Drones may have not yet littered our skies, but they do already litter product brochures and retail sites. Many of them come with their own camera for fun and profit, but a lot also swear fealty to GoPro's line of action cameras, long considered to be the authority in that field. Now, however, GoPro is trying to spread its wings almost literally by entering into the UAV market itself. Not only has it formally acknowledged the existence of such a project, it is now also teasing how buttery smooth footage taken from its quadcopter will be.

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GoPro wants you to send them your videos and photos

GoPro wants you to send them your videos and photos

Since inception, GoPro has been no stranger to using fan-made media to promote the cameras they've been shot on. Movies and photographs captured with GoPro devices are the primary point-of-engagement media for the company - unless you count the billboard-centric photos of athletes craning their necks with cameras on their helmets over the sides of cliffs, of course. To attain that media, GoPro has so far been fairly behind-the-scenes with content creators. Now they're planning on getting it all out in the open.

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