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GoPro Karma drone’s Grip now on sale by its lonesome self

GoPro Karma drone’s Grip now on sale by its lonesome self

We’re still not sure when the Karma, GoPro’s first ever and ill-fated drone, will return. IF it will return, which may be in doubt given GoPro’s financial troubles. But while the Karma itself may not be here, or may never be again, it’s legacy will live on. Or at least part of it. GoPro has just made available the Karma’s stabilizer as a standalone handheld product, the Grip. Perhaps it’s a last ditch effort to salvage what it can from the Karma, by selling the feature that made the drone quite impressive.

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GoPro slashes jobs and axes divisions amid growing HERO5 sales

GoPro slashes jobs and axes divisions amid growing HERO5 sales

Solid sales of GoPro's newest action cameras may be warming the hearts of company execs this holiday season, but it's not enough to save the workforce from sizable job cuts. The GoPro HERO5, announced back in September as the camera firm's flagship model, has succeeded in turning around the slump in demand, the company said today. In fact, sales over the week including Black Friday suggest a 35-percent rise year-on-year in the US.

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GoPro Karma owners given free HERO5 for returning failed drone

GoPro Karma owners given free HERO5 for returning failed drone

GoPro’s Karma drone was a big, disappointing flop, and the company proceeded to recall the model shortly after launching it. The whole ordeal has been frustrating for buyers who now have to proceed with returning the unit and waiting for a refund. To try and make up for that, GoPro is giving those buyers (the ones located in the U.S., that is) a free HERO5 Black action camera once they return the drone and everything related to it.

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GoPro Karma recalled over power loss issues

GoPro Karma recalled over power loss issues

It has barely been two months since GoPro launched its much-awaited and much-delayed first ever drone, but it seems that the Karma’s time in the spotlight will be short-lived. The company whose name has become synonymous with action cameras has just announced a recall of its GoPro Karma drones, all 2,500 or so of them, citing still undetermined issues that lead to power loss in the middle of operation. Considering the company’s coffers are already in the red, this recall has unsurprisingly made its market shares take a nosedive again.

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Birdie lets you (safely) throw your GoPro through the air

Birdie lets you (safely) throw your GoPro through the air

The best way to get aerial footage with your GoPro action camera is a drone. The thing is, drones are expensive and take training to operate safely, and newly enacted regulations have caused some to shy away from them regardless. Filling the void is a new shuttlecock-like contraption called Birdie (due to its obvious badminton inspiration), and it enables anyone to throw a GoPro into the air.

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Update your GoPro HERO5 Black to v1.20 for auto uploads and more

Update your GoPro HERO5 Black to v1.20 for auto uploads and more

GoPro released firmware version 1.20 for the HERO5 Black action camera this month, adding things like auto uploads for GoPro Plus members, a bunch of bug fixes, improved features, and more. If you have the newly launched camera but haven't yet updated, now is the time to do so, otherwise you'll miss out on its best-yet functionality. GoPro offers a few different ways to update, including via its Quik desktop software.

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GoPro Karma drone price and release specs fold, connect, and collaborate

GoPro Karma drone price and release specs fold, connect, and collaborate

The GoPro Karma drone has been revealed with Hero 5 capabilities and the ability to fold down into a neat little package. This drone is made to fold down, fitting in a backpack with relative ease, and comes with its own unique open-shell controller. It's like an original NVIDIA SHIELD Portable but slightly less ergonomic. This drone comes with the controller and with or without a new Hero 5 camera. Users can get packages if they want, or skip the packages if they've already got a camera on-hand.

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GoPro Hero 5 release details: simply better

GoPro Hero 5 release details: simply better

This week the folks at GoPro have revealed the GoPro Hero 5 (or Hero5), the most advanced in a line of action cameras that've all but dominated the market for the past several years. This newest version of the GoPro works with voice commands, too. Just in case GoPro users wanted to yell at their devices. This newest in the top-level line of action cameras comes around a year and a half after its predecessor - an eternity in tech device refresh time.

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Look closely: This is the GoPro HERO5, Karma drone, and Osmo-rival

Look closely: This is the GoPro HERO5, Karma drone, and Osmo-rival

GoPro isn't quite ready to officially show us either its new HERO5 action camera or its Karma drone, but you can get ahead of the schedule with a quick glimpse of what the company has in store. An update over at the Italian GoPro site has prematurely confirmed what both camera and drone look like, as well as a new stabilizing accessory.

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GoPro Hero 5 leaks suggest voice control is inbound

GoPro Hero 5 leaks suggest voice control is inbound

The nature of action cameras dictates where you find them: in places where pausing to mash buttons and tap screens can be inconvenient and, at times, entirely impossible. Another GoPro Hero 5 leak suggests the company understands that limitation and has taken steps to address it via the inclusion of voice commands, of which it is suggested users will be able to take photos, record videos, highlights clips, and more, all with their voice.

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GoPro’s Omni 360-degree camera ships next week

GoPro’s Omni 360-degree camera ships next week

GoPro has confirmed the shipping date for its Omni 360-degree camera, a rig of the company's compact action cameras that's capable of filming fully spherical video. Announced back in April, Omni mounts six HERO4 Black cameras - pointing in six different directions - in an aluminum frame, and comes with software to stitch the resulting footage together into a single video that's viewable with a VR headset.

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GoPro Hero 5 with touchscreen teased in video leak

GoPro Hero 5 with touchscreen teased in video leak

An announcement of the next flagship action-cam from GoPro, surely to be called the Hero 5, could be coming in the near future. A brief video has been posted to Vimeo and shared on Reddit, highlighting a new touchscreen-based interface on the rear of the camera that's completely different from GoPro's existing Hero models.

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