GoPro Gunpoint Robbery Video

Scariest GoPro video yet shows gunpoint robbery, helps police catch bad guys

By on June 5, 2014 at 2:15 PM.

Scariest GoPro video yet shows gunpoint robbery, helps police catch bad guys

A GoPro user in South Africa recorded the scariest experience of his life using a wearable GoPro camcorder while biking through Somerset West in South Africa last week, and he posted the resulting video on YouTube. A man holding a gun helped by two others stopped Malcolm Fox on Saturday, asking for his belongings and bike, all the while ignoring the GoPro camera on his helmet that was recording the whole ordeal. More →

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360-degree GoPro Roller Coaster Video

This 360-degree GoPro video takes you on the strangest roller coaster ride of your life

By on June 3, 2014 at 12:15 PM.

This 360-degree GoPro video takes you on the strangest roller coaster ride of your life

Regular roller coaster rides are thrilling experiences that can be frightening, depending on whom you ask, but they can become even stranger when recorded on video. That’s what videographer Ignacio Ferrando did, using six GoPro cameras to record a roller coaster ride and then stitching together the resulting clips for an amazing 360-degree experience, which then he posted on YouTube. More →

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Amazon Photography Background Patent

The silliest patent ever awarded may already be infringed by millions of people

By on May 9, 2014 at 5:05 PM.

The silliest patent ever awarded may already be infringed by millions of people

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has awarded Amazon what appears to be the silliest patent yet – detailed by Photography Bay, the patent describes ways of taking pictures of subjects or products on a white background – which could turn the company into the a giant patent troll, assuming it ever finds a way to enforce it. Titled “Studio arrangement,” the patent was awarded to Amazon on March 18. More →

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CENTR Panoramic Video Camera

Ex-iPhone engineers have built the most amazing panoramic camera you’ve ever seen

By on May 1, 2014 at 3:15 PM.

Ex-iPhone engineers have built the most amazing panoramic camera you’ve ever seen

Your smartphone is a totally adequate replacement for a standard point-and-shoot camera, but there are still plenty of limitations holding you back from advanced photography and videography. The designers of the most ubiquitous smartphone camera of all, that of the iPhone, are aware of those limitations, yet want their latest creation to be as portable as a smartphone. Their new invention is called CENTR and it’s a portable, affordable 360-degree video camera that could change the way you record your family vacations, your trips abroad or even your next feature film. More →

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HTC One M8 Camera Tips Tricks

How to take the best possible pictures with the HTC One (M8) UltraPixel camera

By on April 11, 2014 at 11:30 AM.

How to take the best possible pictures with the HTC One (M8) UltraPixel camera

HTC’s new flagship smartphone is the best Android phone the world has ever seen. The HTC One (M8)’s design is sleek and elegant, the build is fantastic and the software includes a number of great new features. The camera, however, is a mixed bag. HTC’s new Duo Camera technology includes a second lens that collects depth information and facilitates some pretty awesome effects, but we found the quality of photos and videos captured by HTC’s UltraPixel camera to be lacking.

Some people have seen much better results than we did with the M8’s camera, however, and now one blog has put together a nice quick guide to help users get the most out of the camera on HTC’s new flagship smartphone. More →

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HTC One M8 Vs iPhone 5s

HTC One (M8) pitted against iPhone 5s in massive photography showdown

HTC One (M8) pitted against iPhone 5s in massive photography showdown

By on April 1, 2014 at 11:05 AM.

The brand new HTC One (M8) is without question the best Android phone on the planet right now. I’m not sure there’s even a close second. I explained why in my HTC One (M8) review last week, but it boils down to the combination of HTC’s fantastic design, premium materials, remarkable attention to detail, powerful components and great new Sense 6 software. Nothing is perfect, however, and I found that the quality of photos captured by the new Duo Camera on the M8 is the worst thing about the new M8. Is the new One’s camera really as bad as I said it is, though? More →

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Best iPhone Camera Apps Ultrakam

You can upgrade your iPhone 5s camera to shoot 2K video for only $7

By on March 31, 2014 at 10:20 AM.

You can upgrade your iPhone 5s camera to shoot 2K video for only $7

The iPhone 5s already has a strong smartphone camera but one new app is pledging to make it even better. 9to5Mac points us to Ultrakam, a new iPhone camera app released this past weekend that modifies your iPhone’s camera software to let it film in resolution of 2240 x 1672 pixels at 30 frames per second. More →

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Samsung Transparent Display Camera

Future Samsung cameras might have awesome transparent displays

By on March 19, 2014 at 4:19 PM.

Future Samsung cameras might have awesome transparent displays

Samsung has filed a new patent in South Korea, the Wall Street Journal reports, in which it describes a new camera concept that apparently fixes a camera issue users may have not been aware of – the lack of direct eye-contact. The patent proposes a device with a transparent screen, that will allow users both to look at pictures that were taken with the device, but also see the subjects of their photo sessions through it while taking photos. More →

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GoPro Camera Thrown From Airplane

Amazing video shows what it’s like to fall thousands of feet to your death

By on February 12, 2014 at 12:39 PM.

Amazing video shows what it’s like to fall thousands of feet to your death

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to fall thousands of feet to your death but have been understandably too scared to try it yourself? Well thankfully some skydivers have decided to help us experience this particular sensation vicariously after they tossed a GoPro camera out of an airplane and actually found it still in one piece after it landed in a muddy pig pen. The person who owns the camera says that she actually thought it was gone for good until finding it eight months later on her own property. This is the second amazing GoPro-filmed video we’ve seen this year as last month we saw a similarly amazing video of a plane crash. The full video is posted below. More →

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Olympics Downhill Skiing Video

Another amazing GoPro video: What it’s like to ski the most horrifying downhill course of the Olympics

By on February 10, 2014 at 10:58 AM.

Another amazing GoPro video: What it’s like to ski the most horrifying downhill course of the Olympics

Last week we showed you the most terrifying GoPro video of all time, which had just been made available in high-definition for the first time ever. The video showed us what it’s like to free-fall to the Earth from space, filmed by a GoPro camera strapped to Felix Baumgartner as he made his famous space jump in 2012. While it’s hardly as crazy as falling from space, a newly filmed high-definition video posted over the weekend by BBC’s Graham Bell gives us a first-hand view of what it’s like to ski the Rosa Khutor men’s downhill course, which U.S. Olympic gold medalist Bode Miller recently said is so intense that it “could kill you.” More →

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Space Jump Video

The best (and most terrifying) GoPro video of all time: What it’s like to fall from outer space, in HD

By on February 3, 2014 at 12:15 PM.

The best (and most terrifying) GoPro video of all time: What it’s like to fall from outer space, in HD

WARNING: The following video is as terrifying as it is amazing, and probably should not be watched by the faint of heart. With that out of the way, GoPro on Friday released what is without question the most amazing high-definition video of all time that was captured by a GoPro camera. Known for their durability and portability, GoPro cameras are often the tools of choice for capturing video in extreme conditions. Simply put, we’re not sure that there’s anything more extreme than leaping off of a space craft and free-falling from outer space. More →

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Stolen Camera Recovery

Brilliant website finds your stolen camera while you sit back and relax

By on January 30, 2014 at 11:00 AM.

Brilliant website finds your stolen camera while you sit back and relax

Losing your gear or having it stolen is always a horrible experience, but one website is looking to take some of the sting out of the ordeal for people with missing cameras. In an age where sharing photos is just as important as capturing them in the first place, camera thieves are increasingly likely to let their guard down and post images they snap with stolen goods on Facebook, Flickr or elsewhere on the Web. What they often don’t realize, however, is that a camera’s serial number is stored in the metadata attached to each photo file. Unless a thief is savvy and knows to scrub that data from each image taken and shared, the website Stolen Camera Finder is going to hunt him or her down. More →

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