Action camera Stories January 26, 2016

Periscope streams are about to get a whole lot more interesting with the latest app update for iPhone. Periscope version 1.3.3 adds GoPro integration that actually lets you live broadcast from the view of your action camera.

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Action camera Stories December 10, 2015

GoPro has updated its iOS app with support for the Apple Watch, demonstrated in the video below featuring pro skateboarder Mikey Taylor. Owners previously had to use a third-party app to control their action cams from the Watch.

GoPro is excited to launch Apple Watch features for the GoPro mobile app, featuring a simple design that gives Apple Watch users quick access to the camera’s controls right from the wrist. The Apple Watch features allow users to preview their shot, toggle between capture modes, start/stop record and add HiLight Tags to the best moments of their videos.

The iPhone app has also been updated to make it easier to grab still images from video clips and easily trim videos to 5-, 15- or 30-second lengths using the smart editing feature first introduced in September …

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Action camera Stories June 26, 2015

9to5Toys Last Call: top-of-the-line previous gen 11″ MacBook Air $1,000, Monoprice Action Camera $60, more

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Today’s can’t miss deals:

Last Call Updates:

11.6-inch MacBook Air (previous gen) 1.7GHZ/8GB/512GB + freebies: $1,000 shipped (Reg. $1,200+)

Monoprice MHD 2.0 1080p Action Camera: $60 shipped (Reg. $90)

App Store Free App of the Week: Halftone 2 Comic Book Creator ($2 value)

Amazon’s Treasure Truck brings daily deals to the streets

Giveaway: Grovemade’s latest wooden creation provides a luxurious home for your Magic TrackPad

More new gear from today:

Free McGraw-Hill educational iOS apps for your kids: Monster Squeeze, Beat the Computer, more (Reg. $2 ea.)

Games/Apps: BioShock, Civ Rev 2 & XCOM go 50% off on iOS, Rayman Legends $20, iOS freebies, more

Firebox’s new WTF section has a $236K Apple Watch and a full-size Delorean

Daily Deals: Canon Multifunction Laser Printer $95, Insignia 65-inch LED 1080p HDTV $700, more

More deals still alive:

LG 49-inch 4K 60Hz Smart LED UHDTV: $600 shipped (Reg. $900)

Verus iPhone 6/Plus cases in multiple styles & colors starting at $2 shipped

New products & more:

LEGO unveils the highly detailed new Ferrari F40 Creator series set

The Luzi Smart Lamp has Siri-like powers with charging options for Apple Watch

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Action camera Stories June 11, 2015

Action cams are a great way to relive fun experiences, and also provide the reassurance of video evidence should anything untoward happen while cycling. I’ve run a camera on my bikes for a few years now, my current one being the Garmin Virb Elite. The Drift Stealth 2 has a similar form-factor to the Garmin, but is about half the size, so I thought I’d see how well it stacks up.

If I lived in California, I might be able to entertain you with some surfing footage from the morning, skiing from the afternoon. As I live in London, however, the best I can offer is a cycle commute across central London. While lacking the big scenery, there are days when it can feel like an adrenaline sport …  expand full story

Action camera Stories January 14, 2015

Market goes crazy over spurious Apple action camera patent, GoPro shares take a dive

We’ve cautioned many times that Apple patents a huge number of inventions that will never see the light of day. Last year alone, the company was awarded 2,566 ‘utility’ patents–those covering actual technologies, rather than mere designs. The fact that Apple has patented something tells us absolutely nothing about its future product line.

But that didn’t stop traders going crazy yesterday over a patent awarded for a GoPro-like action camera: GoPro shares fell as much as 15% as panicking traders dumped the stock. The ‘thinking’ was that if Apple was entering the action camera market, GoPro was doomed. The slump was so dramatic that it even tripped a Nasdaq safeguard at one point, reports MarketWatch.

It’s even more absurd in this case: not only is the patent one of thousands of things that Apple probably won’t do, it isn’t even an Apple patent in the first place–it was, as Fortune notes in passing, just one of a number of patents acquired by Apple from Kodak.

Yep, if Apple really were moving into a new market, established players would indeed be sweating. But there is precisely zero evidence that Apple has any plans to move into GoPro’s territory.

That’s not to say competition isn’t heating up in the space however. HTC introduced the Re late last year ($99-199) as an iOS and Android connected camera and many others have been joining in starting at much lower prices.

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