Would Apple actually consider buying GoPro? It seems like a ridiculous question except, as MarketWatch informs us, GoPro’s stock has actually jumped recently on speculation that the company might get bought out by Cupertino. Two analysts have recently released research notes making the case for Apple to buy GoPro and they make for interesting, although not entirely convincing, arguments. More →
We’re not quite at the point where everyone has a virtual reality headset in their home, but once the proliferation begins next year, we’re going to have a ton of content to consume. GoPro is chief among the future content providers, and on Friday, the camera company released its latest 360-degree video on Facebook called Tahiti Surf VR. More →
The Martian is a spectacular movie, so you should definitely see it. The film paints a believable picture of the first human missions to Mars. The technology that fictional astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) uses to try to survive on the planet is inspired by existing technology, as NASA itself has revealed.
But there’s plenty of laughably outdated tech in The Martian, the kind that tech fans will immediately notice. And no, it’s not the advanced NASA geeky tech Watney uses, but the everyday tech shown in scenes back on Earth. Caution, some spoilers follow, so in case you plan to see/read The Martian, you’d better stop reading this right now. More →
This video is not for the faint of heart. YouTube user Michael Delaney recently took his GoPro out to film a rather large and scary pit of rattlesnakes. While the camera was dangling overhead, the snakes attacked it and eventually knocked it over into their pit, where they proceeded to crawl all over it. More →
There were plenty of interesting announcements at Google I/O this year, but none had my head spinning quite like GoPro’s 16-camera, 360-degree virtual reality capture rig. This week, the company made the device official by giving it its own landing page on the GoPro site and by officially naming it the Odyssey. More →
The rise of action cameras from companies like GoPro has flooded the Internet with footage that would have been impossible for most people to capture just a few short years ago. Thanks to popular cameras like the GoPro HERO4, the world can enjoy first-person video as if each viewer was him or herself.
Sometimes, GoPro videos give us fascinating footage of exciting adventures. Other times, GoPro videos can be terrifying — and such is the case with a video recently posted on YouTube by amateur car racer Tim Bucklin. More →
Amazon’s daily lightning deals put thousands of items on sale every day, and the BGR deals team has found something for almost everyone today. We have done the handwork and rounded up some sweet, albeit time-sensitive deals for the mobile user, and even the photographer in your family. More →
Don’t let the summer doldrums bring you down. This tech gear will liven up any beach excursion and make you want to soak up the rays for even longer. This year, GoPro released a new beach-worthy action cam called the Session while there’s a brand new paddleboard that inflates in minutes. There’s even a new Bluetooth speaker that looks like a rock you found on the shore. Basically, your gadgets don’t have to stay in an office, in your car, or the hotel room – they can hit the beach with you. More →
Because GoPro’s camera weren’t small enough already, the company has decided to shrink its product once again with the GoPro Hero4 Session. It’s 50% smaller and 40% lighter than the flagship Hero4 Black and Silver cameras, but still maintains the high image quality and performance you expect from a GoPro device.
These days, if you’re looking to capture some extreme sports action, whether it be Base Jumping or even surfing, you’d be hard pressed to find a better solution than a GoPro camera. Indeed, GoPro cameras are seemingly everywhere these days, even showing up during yesterday’s Google I/O presentation in the form of a virtual reality rig comprised of 16 GoPro cameras.
So while GoPro gets the job done today, what did the adventure seekers of yore do to capture their death defying and adrenaline pumping feats of grandeur? Well, they worked with the tools they had at the time and opted to attach bulky and unwieldy cameras to their helmets.
Virtual reality was one of Google’s most interesting Google I/O 2015 topics, as the company took its VR game to a whole new level. In addition to detailing its VR plans on stage, the company also helped various filmmakers use the new Jump technology to create some immersive videos that look absolutely incredible. More →