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Waterproof Splash Drone can automatically follow your jet ski

Waterproof Splash Drone can automatically follow your jet ski

There are all kinds of ways to record your surf session. You used to need a friend to film from shore, or you could wear a camera helmet, or attach a Go Pro to your surfboard for a first-person view. Aerial shots over water have always been tricky, even with quadcopter drones because it has been risky to fly your drone over open water. It used to be that once it touched down in the water, it was toast. With the Splash Drone, you'll never need to worry about losing your drone in the water. This little guy can even launch from the sea.

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Xiaomi unveils low-priced Yi action camera at MWC 2015

Xiaomi unveils low-priced Yi action camera at MWC 2015

If you've ever wanted a GoPro but couldn't part with the cash, then this may be your chance. Chinese company Xiaomi just unveiled their newest action-ready camera at MWC2015. Xiaomi's Yi camera will retail for only $64 USD, which is less than half the price of GoPro's basic Hero model which sells for $130 USD. It offers better technical specs than the GoPro Hero, but it is lacking in other respects. We'll take a look at they compare, and if we can even get our hands on a Yi cam stateside.

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GoPro and NHL team up to give fans a new perspective of the game

GoPro and NHL team up to give fans a new perspective of the game

GoPro cameras have been giving people the ability to record themselves playing all sorts of sports and the ability to share what they love with people from a first person perspective for a long time. The little cameras are used in some forms of auto racing as well. GoPro has announced a new tie up with the NHL that will give fans an inside look at what the players see on the ice.

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Sharp’s new infrared color camera is first of its kind

Sharp’s new infrared color camera is first of its kind

Sharp's clinically-named LZ0P420A Infrared Color Night-Vision Camera looks like most of the other slim connected security cameras on the market: it is cylindrical and hinged with a lens surrounded by infrared LEDs. The big difference comes in its functionality -- this is the first camera of its kind able to record color footage is completely dark settings, boosting the quality available to businesses and others in need of a security setup.

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Lehmann Aviation OpsCenter drone software lands for Windows Phone

Lehmann Aviation OpsCenter drone software lands for Windows Phone

Lehmann Aviation has posted a new video to Facebook that shows off its L-A series of fully autonomous drone aircraft and its new software. The drone aircraft appear to be made from foam and it uses a flying wing design. Take off and landing duties are automated.

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Police camera drone spied on all of Compton, CA in 2012

Police camera drone spied on all of Compton, CA in 2012

A civilian drone aircraft with high-resolution video capability was reportedly used by the police to conduct surveillance on the entire city of Compton, California at the same time. Compton is a small municipality that spans 10-square miles and during 2012, a drone with a high-resolution video camera was tested over the city without the knowledge of the citizens living there.

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GoPro Hero4 4K video recording hinted by SoC maker

GoPro Hero4 4K video recording hinted by SoC maker

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.

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DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ makes it easy for anyone to fly a drone

DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ makes it easy for anyone to fly a drone

Lately, we've seen drones move from potentially militaristic purposes to potentially crazy uses, like making deliveries for Amazon or even snooping WiFi hotspot connections. DJI's new Phantom 2 Vision+ has a less nefarious purpose of making impossible shots possible and even makes it easy for less experienced quadcopter pilots to do so.

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GoPro Hero3+ and Hero3 get new housings, mounts, and software

GoPro Hero3+ and Hero3 get new housings, mounts, and software

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.

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GoPro and an insane kayaker paddle down a 60-foot waterfall

GoPro and an insane kayaker paddle down a 60-foot waterfall

All sorts of insane stunts and other cool self-shot video turns up on YouTube each month. One of the most common cameras used to capture the extreme sports antics is the GoPro. Recently a kayaker named Dane Jackson took his GoPro on an interesting river ride.

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First Panasonic GH4 4K video footage surfaces

First Panasonic GH4 4K video footage surfaces

A few days ago, Panasonic rolled out its latest digital camera that fits into the Lumix range. The camera is the Lumix GH4 and one of the big features of that camera was the ability to record 4k video. The very first video footage shot using the camera has now surfaced.

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KitVision Edge HD30W Action Camera has 175-degree wide-angle lens and WiFi

KitVision Edge HD30W Action Camera has 175-degree wide-angle lens and WiFi

There is no shortage of action cameras on the market today designed to record all sorts of things from motorsports to extreme sports like skiing and others. GoPro is the undisputed leader in the action camera market and a lot of companies copy its products to the point that I am surprised there have been no trademark suits.

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