GoPro http://www.stuff.tv/gopro/news en-GB Fully Charged: Tesla’s teased “D” may be enhanced Model S, Roku adds screen mirroring, and watch a drone-shot volcanic eruption http://www.stuff.tv/dji/fully-charged-tesla-s-teased-d-may-be-enhanced-model-s-roku-adds-screen-mirroring-and-watch-dron <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Finish out the week with a smattering of news from around the tech world </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Tesla Model S P85D" alt="Tesla Model S P85D" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/tesla-model-s-p85d-photo.jpg?1412317981" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tesla’s “D” may be a more powerful Model S </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Yesterday, Elon Musk <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/netflix/fully-charged-tesla-teases-model-d-and-more-netflix-seeking-instagram-pros-film-set-snapshot">teased the Tesla fanbase</a> with a hint at another electric vehicle with the &ldquo;D&rdquo; moniker to be unveiled on 9 October. We wondered if it might be the final name for the Model III compact executive car discussed months back, but now it seems like it might be an enhanced version of the excellent <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/tesla-model-s/review">Model S</a>.</p> <p>A photo posted by a member of the Tesla Motors Club forum purports to show a new version of the Model S spotted at an airfield - the Model S P85D. Jalopnik speculates that it may be a dual-motor version of the Model S using the same all-wheel-drive tech developed for the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/tesla-model-x-electric-car-unveiled/news">Model X SUV</a>.</p> <p>And as for the other thing that Musk teased? He&rsquo;s since told CNN Money that Tesla expects to have a car next year that &ldquo;will probably be 90% capable of autopilot.&rdquo; Maybe it&rsquo;s that, or maybe it&rsquo;s something else. Whatever the case, we should have many more answers in one short week.</p> <p>[Sources: <a href="http://jalopnik.com/tesla-model-s-p85d-is-this-elon-musks-d-1641866673">Jalopnik</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/CNNMoney/status/517738916892270592">CNN Money</a> via <a href="http://www.engadget.com/2014/10/02/elon-musk-self-driving-tesla/">Engadget</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/tesla-model-s/review">Tesla Model S review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Roku adds Android and Windows screen mirroring </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>In an effort to keep up with <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/google-chromecast/review">Chromecast</a> and other cheap, screen-mirroring devices, Roku has announced that a new beta update adds support for the feature with compatible Android and Windows 8.1 phones and tablets.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s rolling out now to Roku 3 and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/roku/roku-streaming-stick/review">Roku Streaming Stick</a> customers, and the <a href="http://support.roku.com/entries/56698214-Roku-screen-mirroring-compatible-devices">list of tested devices</a> is admittedly pretty short for now, focusing on Samsung and Nexus devices, along with Surfaces. But if you have an Android or Windows 8.1 handset and a Roku, you might as well update and see if the added functionality works for you.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://blog.roku.com/blog/2014/10/02/introducing-roku-screen-mirroring-beta-for-microsoft-windows-and-android-devices/">Roku</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/chromecast/google-chromecast-vs-roku-streaming-stick/feature">Google Chromecast vs Roku Streaming Stick</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Roku Streaming Stick" alt="Roku Streaming Stick" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/roku-streaming-stick.jpg?1412317981" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> See a drone-flown, GoPro-shot volcanic eruption </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>How awesome is the pairing of a flying drone and an action camera? So ridiculously awesome that it can be used to shoot the inside of an active camera - even if it melted the face of the camera in the process.</p> <p>Eric Cheng, DJI&rsquo;s director of aerial imaging, traveled to Iceland and used one of his company&rsquo;s own Phantom 2 quadcopter drones with a GoPro Hero3 camera attached to capture the footage from Bardarbunga volcano in the Holuhraun lava field. Luckily, while the camera was damaged, the memory card remained intact; thus, the super cool clip seen above.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cICS9MtRRw">YouTube</a> via <a href="http://www.wired.com/2014/10/drone-video-iceland-eruption-bardarbunga-volcano">Wired</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/dji/dji-phantom-2-vision-quadcopter-drone/review">DJI Phantom 2 Vision quadcopter drone review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/8cICS9MtRRw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Netflix signs exclusive Adam Sandler movies </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This is the point in which we assume that Netflix has become so drunk with money and influence that it&rsquo;s struggling to make rational decisions. Why? Because the company has agreed to a deal that sees four movies produced by and starring actor Adam Sandler premiere exclusively on the streaming service.</p> <p>Yes, Sandler&rsquo;s movies through his Happy Madison Productions company tend to make a fair bit of money, and he&rsquo;s had some strongly memorable roles (both comedic and dramatic) in his career. But Sandler&rsquo;s more recent embrace of mediocrity via films like <em>Jack and Jill</em> and <em>Grown Ups 2</em> makes the prospect of positive results from the deal seem questionable. Still, anything has to be better than <em>Jack and Jill</em>.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="https://pr.netflix.com/WebClient/getNewsSummary.do?newsId=1651">Netflix</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/netflix/25-best-things-watch-netflix-right-now/feature">The 30 best things to watch on Netflix right now</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="661" title="Jack and Jill" alt="Jack and Jill" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/netflix-adamsandler.jpg?1412317981" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/dji/fully-charged-tesla-s-teased-d-may-be-enhanced-model-s-roku-adds-screen-mirroring-and-watch-dron#comments Cars DJI Film and TV GoPro Model S Netflix Roku Streaming Stick Tesla Fri, 03 Oct 2014 06:30:00 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1449235 at http://www.stuff.tv GoPro Hero4 Black guzzles up 4K video at 30fps http://www.stuff.tv/action-cam/gopro-hero4-black-guzzles-4k-video-30fps/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Finally, you can record your crazy 2560° barrel roles in the quality they deserve </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="600" height="450" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/hero4-black_1.jpg?1412070130" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>GoPro has announced a trio of new action cams, one of which will capture your antics in smooth, glorious 4K.</p> <p>First up, we&#39;ve got the GoPro Hero4 Black, which promises up to two times the performance of its predecessor, thanks to its beefier innards.</p> <p>That power means that it can record 4K video at 30fps, as opposed to the previous generation&#39;s 15fps. It can also handle 2.7K at 50fps, and full HD at 120fps for some slow-mo action.&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hero4 Silver </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Hero4 Silver packs in a colour touchscreen for previewing photos and videos and should provide easier navigation when there&#39;s no app or external remote on hand.</p> <p>Unlike the Hero4 Black however, the Silver can only shoot 4K video at 15fps. It does handle 2.7K at 30fps, but if you&#39;re after a smooth 4K experience, the Black will be the better choice.</p> <p>The Silver is also capable of diving up to 40 metres too, though its touchscreen won&#39;t work when its totally submerged.&nbsp;</p> <p>Like the Black, it&#39;ll lands on shelves on 5 October, for a more wallet-friendly &pound;290.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="600" height="450" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/hero4-silver_2.jpg?1412070130" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A regular Hero </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If you think 4K is overkill then the &pound;100 Hero might be all you need. It can shoot Full HD at 30fps, or 720p at 60fps, but lacks the audio smarts of its newer counterparts, including the external mic input.</p> <p>Still, not a bad buy at that price, and it could be just the thing you need to kickstart your lava surfing career.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/samsung-nx1-hands/review" target="_blank">Samsung NX-1 hands-on review</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/wTcNtgA6gHs" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="600" height="450" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/gopro-hero_1.jpg?1412070130" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> GoPro Hero4 Black: 4K at 30fps </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/action-cam/gopro-hero4-black-guzzles-4k-video-30fps/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/action-cam/gopro-hero4-black-guzzles-4k-video-30fps/news#comments Action Cam GoPro Mon, 29 Sep 2014 15:42:33 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1448864 at http://www.stuff.tv HTC’s action camera, the RECamera, leaked in photos http://www.stuff.tv/action-cam/htc-s-action-camera-recamera-leaked-photos/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Here’s our first look at the reported 16MP GoPro challenger </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="HTC RECamera" alt="HTC RECamera" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/htc-recamera-leak1.jpg?1412763279" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>HTC hasn&rsquo;t been terribly subtle about its next tech foray, with an October <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/action-cam/reports-claim-htc-about-launch-action-camera/news">event invitation and teaser video</a> both making it clear that a GoPro-esque action camera is imminent. And now it has leaked.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>These images came from HTC&rsquo;s own unpublicized (and now pulled) RECamera site, discovered by a Reddit user, and the info also hints at a companion app called REMoments for smartphones.</p> <p>All of this ties in well with the Bloomberg&rsquo;s previous report on the device, which claimed that it will be a waterproof 16-megapixel camera with both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, with the ability to pair with both Android and iOS devices.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="744" title="HTC RECamera" alt="HTC RECamera" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/htc-recamera-leak2.jpg?1412763279" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It&rsquo;ll also be great for high-resolution selfies (as seen in the second image), in case you needed another camera to provide such a thing. HTC&rsquo;s &ldquo;Double Exposure&rdquo; event takes place in New York on 8 October, so we&rsquo;ll know a lot more within mere weeks.</p> <p>[Sources: <a href="http://phandroid.com/2014/09/24/heres-photos-of-htcs-recamera-taken-from-their-site/">Phandroid</a>, <a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-09-12/htc-said-to-develop-waterproof-camera-to-challenge-gopro.html">Bloomberg</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/action-cam/reports-claim-htc-about-launch-action-camera/news">Watch out, GoPro: HTC may be about to launch an action camera</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/fi33uGiloGg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/action-cam/htc-s-action-camera-recamera-leaked-photos/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/action-cam/htc-s-action-camera-recamera-leaked-photos/news#comments Action Cam Cameras GoPro HTC Thu, 25 Sep 2014 19:55:00 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1448570 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: Samsung unveils Gear Circle headset, GoPro’s dog harness, and Doctor Who coming to Minecraft http://www.stuff.tv/doctor-who/fully-charged-samsung-unveils-gear-circle-headset-gopro-s-dog-harness-and-doctor-who-comi <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Once you’ve read the morning’s smartwatch news, take in everything else here </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Samsung Gear Circle" alt="Samsung Gear Circle" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/samsung-gear-circle.png?1409213740" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Samsung announces Gear Circle headset </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Alongside the Gear S standalone smartwatch, Samsung this morning revealed the Gear Circle, a new headset designed to be paired with smartphones. When connected via Bluetooth 3.0, you&rsquo;l be able to take calls, use voice commands, and listen to music via the device.</p> <p>The Gear Circle features a magnetic lock that secures the device around your neck when not in active use, with vibrations used to alert you to calls and notifications. As for how long it&#39;ll actually be useful while worn, Samsung says the 180mAh battery provides about 11 hours of talk time and nine hours of audio playback.</p> <p>Pricing details aren&rsquo;t yet available, but the Gear Circle is set to launch in October (like the Gear S), and we expect to see it next week at IFA.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.samsungmobilepress.com/2014/08/28/Samsung-Gear-S-Enhances-the-Smart-Wearable-Experience-1">Samsung</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/samsung/ifa-2014/samsung-announces-gear-s-its-standalone-3g-smartwatch/news">Samsung announces the Gear S, its standalone 3G smartwatch</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> GoPro’s dog harness is a wonderful thing </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We&rsquo;ve seen insane shots of extreme sports antics, car crashes, and so much more thanks to the versatility of GoPro cameras, but even amidst all that large-scale action, the thought of seeing the world through the perspective of our pups can&rsquo;t help but bring a huge grin to our faces.</p> <p>That&rsquo;s now officially possible thanks to GoPro&rsquo;s new Fetch dog harness, which has two mounting locations (chest and back) for multiple views, plus it&rsquo;s washable, water-safe, and well-padded, not to mention designed for dogs between 15-120lbs. It&rsquo;s sold for US$59.99 (about &pound;36) from GoPro&rsquo;s website, and YouTube should be flooded with amazing dog clips any moment now&hellip;</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://shop.gopro.com/mounts/fetch-dog-harness/ADOGM-001.html">GoPro</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/bmw/turn-your-car-movie-camera-gopro-integration-bmw-and-mini/news">Turn your car into a movie camera with GoPro integration for BMW and Mini</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/-VBKUMNcmWU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Doctor Who skin packs coming to Minecraft on Xbox 360 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Marking the recent premiere of Series 8 of Doctor Who (with the new doctor, played by Peter Capaldi), BBC Worldwide announced yesterday that characters from the long-running show will be made available for Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition in premium content packs.</p> <p>The first, due out in September, brings Capaldi&rsquo;s Twelfth Doctor along with five others to be named, each with its companions and some adversaries, including the Daleks. More packs are due out as Series 8 unfolds over the next few months.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.doctorwho.tv/whats-new/article/doctor-who-comes-to-minecraft-on-xbox">Doctor Who</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/netflix/25-best-things-watch-netflix-right-now/feature">The 30 best things to watch on Netflix right now</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="675" title="Minecraft Doctor Who" alt="Minecraft Doctor Who" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/minecraft-doctor-who.JPG?1409213740" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disney planning massive drone-controlled puppets? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Disney is in the business of amusement and entertainment, so it&rsquo;s no doubt always seeking new and interesting ways of bringing that to paying customers. Might the next big thing for Disney parks be gargantuan, blimp-like puppets controlled by flying drones?</p> <p>That&rsquo;s what some recently discovered patents for &ldquo;aerial display systems&rdquo; seem to imply, which includes one that would &ldquo;turn the sky or some other airspace into a display &lsquo;screen,&rsquo;&rdquo; says the Washington Post. With regulations for commercial drone use still being hashed out in many places, this might not be an innovation we see anytime soon - but at least Disney&rsquo;s thinking about it.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/08/27/disney-filed-a-patent-for-blimp-sized-puppets-controlled-by-drones-but-that-doesnt-mean-theyll-be-in-parks-soon/">Washington Post</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-4/disney-infinity-20-marvel-super-heroes/review">Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes preview</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="851" title="Disney&#039;s drone plans" alt="Disney&#039;s drone plans" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/disney-drones.png?1409213740" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/doctor-who/fully-charged-samsung-unveils-gear-circle-headset-gopro-s-dog-harness-and-doctor-who-comi#comments Doctor Who Drones GoPro Minecraft Samsung Thu, 28 Aug 2014 06:30:00 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1446046 at http://www.stuff.tv Microsoft tech turns frantic GoPro footage into slick, stable time-lapse clips http://www.stuff.tv/glass/microsoft-tech-turns-frantic-gopro-footage-slick-stable-time-lapse-clips/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Algorithm dramatically smooths out first-person video, and it’s coming to Windows </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="GoPro" alt="GoPro" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/gopro-skydiving.jpg?1407808996" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>GoPro, Google Glass, and other first-person-centric personal video cameras have made it easy to capture your antics and adventures, but having a heap of juddering, uninteresting footage to sift through can be a real drag.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Hyperlapse takes your footage and creates an ideal path along the 3D camera route, stitching together and blending scenes to stabilise the image throughout. It&rsquo;s not perfect, as you can see with the rock-climbing footage, but the odd software artifacts seem a far better trade-off than watching something that&rsquo;s bound to give you motion sickness while sitting still.</p> <p>Best of all, the Microsoft Research team behind the project says that they&rsquo;re working on making the algorithm available to Windows users as an app, so we may all be able to make killer time-lapse clips from our mundane bike jaunts before long.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/um/redmond/projects/hyperlapse/">Microsoft Research</a> via <a href="http://www.theverge.com/2014/8/11/5990287/microsoft-hyperlapse-video-tool">The Verge</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/action-cam/gopro-hero-3-silver-edition/review">GoPro Hero3+ Silver Edition review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/SOpwHaQnRSY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/glass/microsoft-tech-turns-frantic-gopro-footage-slick-stable-time-lapse-clips/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/glass/microsoft-tech-turns-frantic-gopro-footage-slick-stable-time-lapse-clips/news#comments Glass GoPro Microsoft Windows 8 Mon, 11 Aug 2014 19:17:46 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1444585 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: NASA aims to capture an asteroid in 2019, Nest acquires Dropcam, and the crazy GoPro-filmed car crash http://www.stuff.tv/google/fully-charged-nasa-aims-capture-asteroid-2019-nest-acquires-dropcam-and-watch-crazy-gopro-fil <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Start off the week with a diverse hodgepodge of hot tech news </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Asteroid Redirect Mission" alt="Asteroid Redirect Mission" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/nasa-asteroid.jpg?1403512941" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> NASA planning asteroid capture mission for 2019 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has been talking about getting its hands on an asteroid for research purposes for a little while now, and late last week revealed new plans that it intends to get underway in just five years.</p> <p>NASA&rsquo;s current plan is to launch an Asteroid Redirect Mission in 2019, which will include a capture vehicle that can either collect a small asteroid in open space or otherwise snag a sample from a larger space rock. Either way, the sample will need to be less than 10 metres in size. After that, NASA&rsquo;s plan is to redirect the asteroid into orbit around the Earth, at which point astronauts will be able to take samples and study it (as visualized above).&nbsp;</p> <p>Sounds like science fiction, right? If NASA has its way, it&rsquo;ll be science fact before long. The benefit is reportedly twofold, as it will help NASA better understand how to deal with potential hazardous near-Earth objects in the future, and also further its plans to send astronauts to Mars in the 2030s.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.nasa.gov/press/2014/june/nasa-announces-latest-progress-upcoming-milestones-in-hunt-for-asteroids/#.U6eVIdzhiCb">NASA</a> via <a href="http://www.engadget.com/2014/06/22/nasa-asteroid-mission-launches-2019/">Engadget</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/just-because-they-could-–-asteroid-mining/news">Just because they could &mdash; asteroid mining</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nest acquires Dropcam for US$555 million </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Google just bought smart thermostat company Nest a few months back for US$3.2 billion, and now Nest is making its part of the Google family a little larger with its acquisition of Dropcam for US$555 million. The deal went down on Friday, and Nest tells Recode that the deal was handled on its own independent of Google.</p> <p>Dropcam&rsquo;s super-simple security and surveillance cameras are meant for the average consumer, who can set one up inside or outside the home and keep an eye on what&rsquo;s happening from afar. The standard US$149 and Pro US$199 cameras also support an optional Cloud Video Recording (CVR) subscription feature, which saves a week or 30 days of footage online for viewing later.</p> <p>Even if Google didn&rsquo;t drive the deal, this move gives it an even stronger position within the connected home market, and Nest and Dropcam acting as one will no doubt make the smart home even smarter down the line. We&rsquo;re curious to see if Google has anything to share about Nest (and/or Dropcam) at its I/O developer conference this week.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://recode.net/2014/06/20/googles-nest-buys-dropcam-for-555-million/">Recode</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/british-gas/nest-learning-thermostat-launches-uk/news">Nest Learning Thermostat comes to the UK</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Dropcam" alt="Dropcam" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/dropcam.jpg?1403512941" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Watch a horrific stunt car crash thanks to GoPro </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Well, this seems like a slightly odd way to promote a product. GoPro, the leading personal video camera maker, usually builds buzz around its tiny devices by posting awesome moments viewed from incredible perspectives&mdash;like, say, Felix Baumgartner&#39;s <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYw4meRWGd4">edge-of-space Red Bull Stratos jump</a> from late 2012. But in this case, the moment goes spectacularly awry.</p> <p>Guerlain Chicherit is a snowboarder and rally driver, and in this clip, he vaults a Mini off of a ramp at nearly 160kph in an effort to clear a 101 metre gap&mdash;and an array of GoPro cameras capture every brutal detail as the car flips repeatedly after the botched landing. There&rsquo;s a happy ending, of course, and a nice motivational quote for the cameras at the end, but it&rsquo;s still a tough one to watch without cringing.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWOANXNGrZc">YouTube</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/action-cam/gopro-hero-3-silver-edition/review">GoPro Hero3+ Silver Edition review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/HWOANXNGrZc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nintendo&#039;s adding a Mercedes Benz to Mario Kart 8 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Even the colorful Mushroom Kingdom isn&rsquo;t immune from the pressures of product placement, as Nintendo has announced plans to add a Mercedes Benz GLA-Class kart to Mario Kart 8 on Wii U as downloadable content this summer. It was first announced for Japanese players recently, but Nintendo&rsquo;s European and North American Twitter feeds have since confirmed a wider release.</p> <p>As seen above, the luxury vehicle takes a slightly cartoonish demeanor for its series debut, but still looks a bit out of place cruising amongst the clouds on vine roads populated by dinosaurs and mushroom men. It&rsquo;ll likely be free&mdash;and hopefully not a sign of much larger things to come for real-world advertising within the stellar Wii U racer.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.joystiq.com/2014/06/20/mario-kart-8s-mercedes-dlc-drifts-toward-north-america-europe/">Joystiq</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/mario-kart-8/mario-kart-8/review">Mario Kart 8 review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="675" title="Mario Kart 8" alt="Mario Kart 8" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/mariokart8-mercedes.jpg?1403512941" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/google/fully-charged-nasa-aims-capture-asteroid-2019-nest-acquires-dropcam-and-watch-crazy-gopro-fil#comments Connected home Google GoPro Mario Kart 8 Nintendo Mon, 23 Jun 2014 06:30:00 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1439859 at http://www.stuff.tv With AirDog and Hexo+, camera-equipped drones are going autonomous http://www.stuff.tv/action-cam/airdog-and-hexo-camera-quipped-drones-are-going-autonomous/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This new, smarter breed of aerial vehicle can automatically follow you around to film your extreme stunts </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The AirDog auto-follow drone, currently seeking funding on Kickstarter" alt="The AirDog auto-follow drone, currently seeking funding on Kickstarter" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/airdog-main.jpg?1403808140" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The quadcopter and camera-equipped drone market is providing some of the most exciting new gadgets we&rsquo;ve seen &ndash; and here are a couple more examples, both of which offer the pretty astonishing feature of being able to follow the user around automatically.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The AirDog is a small, foldable and impact-resistant quadcopter that can accommodate a GoPro camera on its gyroscope-stabilised gimbal. It&rsquo;s possibly the first camera drone designed very much with water sports in mind: it&#39;ll work with a GoPro in a waterproof case (other GoPro-compatible drones just carry the &ldquo;naked&rdquo; camera).</p> <p>Its auto-follow function works courtesy of a device called the AirLeash, a transmitter (also waterproof) that can be attached to your wrist, helmet, bike or surfboard and communicates with the AirDog via long-range Bluetooth. The drone can fly at up to 40mph, and the whole time (its battery can provide 10-15 minutes of flight per charge) it&rsquo;ll be pointing the camera in the direction of the AirLeash. Distance, height and other settings can be changed via an app available for iOS and Android devices. If you prefer, it can also be controlled via a manual remote (this will be sold separately from the main kit).</p> <p>You&#39;re probably wondering how the AirDog avoids obstacles. Well, that ability is apparently coming as a post-release software update, so early users will either have to fly in an open area or programme the flight path using the smartphone app.</p> <p>AirDog&rsquo;s creators are <a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/airdog/airdog-worlds-first-auto-follow-action-sports-dron">currently seeking funding for the drone via Kickstarter</a>. Pledging US$995 (&pound;590) or more can get you one of the first drones off the production line, providing they reach their target of $200,000. That&#39;s significantly cheaper than the DJI Phantom 2 Vision, for instance &ndash; but you&rsquo;ll need to buy your own GoPro on top of that.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/action-cam/gopro-hero-3-silver-edition/review">GoPro Hero 3+ Silver Edition review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/GOKW6PdHIp0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="AirDog&#039;s AirLeash transmitter" alt="AirDog&#039;s AirLeash transmitter" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/airdog-airleash.jpg?1403808140" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="The AirDog can follow you at up to 40mph" alt="The AirDog can follow you at up to 40mph" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/airdog-following.jpg?1403808140" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Hexo+ is the second autonomous model arriving on Kickstarter today. It&rsquo;s a hexacopter (the two extra rotors should theoretically make it more stable and manoeuvrable than a quadcopter) with a gimbal GoPro mount with 15 minutes of flight time and a top speed of 45mph, but the chief difference between it and the AirDog is the way in which it follows the user.</p> <p>The Hexo+ uses your iOS or Android smartphone as a transmitter and controller: an app allows you to set up the distance (up to 50 metres), height and framing of the shot.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s priced at less than the AirDog, and pledging US$299 (&pound;175) to the <a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sqdr/hexo-your-autonomous-aerial-camera">Kickstarter campaign</a> will secure you files to 3D print your own Hexo+ drone. Alternatively, $599 (&pound;355) will get you an early model (but not until May 2015). The campaign has smashed its target in less than a day, so there&rsquo;s no danger of it falling short and the product not being built.</p> <p>Despite not being much good on a skateboard and even worse on a surfboard, we&rsquo;re itching to get our hands on both of these drones to see if their auto-follow claims really hold water. Look out for reviews of both in the future.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/dji/dji-phantom-2-vision-quadcopter-drone/review">DJI Phantom 2 Vision quadcopter review</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/sKy_Qa6lMU0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The Hexo+ is a hexacopter with six rotors" alt="The Hexo+ is a hexacopter with six rotors" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/hexo-plus-drone.jpg?1403808140" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="The Hexo+ app allows you to set distance, height and more" alt="The Hexo+ app allows you to set distance, height and more" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/hexo-app_0.jpg?1403808140" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/action-cam/airdog-and-hexo-camera-quipped-drones-are-going-autonomous/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Action Cam GoPro Mon, 16 Jun 2014 14:14:04 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1439260 at http://www.stuff.tv GoPro Hero3+ Silver Edition http://www.stuff.tv/action-cam/gopro-hero-3-silver-edition/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The best action cam to buy isn&#039;t always the most expensive and feature packed, as this GoPro proves </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="GoPro Hero 3+ Silver Edition" alt="GoPro Hero 3+ Silver Edition" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/DSC05172.JPG?1403024180" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/tony-horgan" title="View user profile.">Tony Horgan</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>This is the Hero 3+ Silver Edition of the latest GoPro action camera fold, sitting between the entry-level White and top-of-the-range Black Editions.</p> <p>And, unless money is no object, we reckon the Silver is the best buy of the lot.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £280.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-pros"> <div class="field-label">Pros:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Best value GoPro of the range </div> <div class="field-item even"> Smooth 1080p footage @60fps </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Wider range of mounts than other brands </div> <div class="field-item even"> Matchbox design squeezes into small spaces </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cons"> <div class="field-label">Cons:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Screen is £80 extra </div> <div class="field-item even"> Main unit is vulnerable when not in waterproof housing </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Tiny buttons, fiddly in use </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> What&#039;s the difference? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>What you get with the &pound;280 GoPro Hero 3+ Silver Edition is almost the same as the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/action-cam/gopro-hero3-black-edition/review">&pound;360 Black Edition</a>, so if you fancy saving yourself &pound;80 it&#39;s worth checking to see if you really need those extras.</p> <p>The Silver Edition has a slightly smaller sensor (10MP vs. 12MP) and lacks the remote control unit, which is an optional extra. It has a slower Burst mode when shooting stills (10fps vs 30fps), doesn&#39;t bother with the 15fps 4K video mode, no &quot;SuperView&quot; mode and no Auto Low Light Mode. We could live without all of that.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/action-cam/gopro-hero3-black-edition/review">GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition review&nbsp;</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="GoPro Hero 3+ Silver Edition" alt="GoPro Hero 3+ Silver Edition" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSC05157.JPG?1403024180" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="GoPro Hero 3+ Silver Edition" alt="GoPro Hero 3+ Silver Edition" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSC05160.JPG?1403024180" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> What&#039;s the same? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Here&#39;s the good news: everything that we liked about the Black Edition is present in the Silver Edition. That includes smooth 1080p footage than can be pushed up to 60fps, which really helps reduce judder with footage captured from a bike mount or anything fast moving. The footage isn&#39;t brilliant but it is the best of all the action cams we&#39;ve tested recently, which includes the Sony HDR-AS100VR, <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/action-cam/garmin-virb-elite/review-0">Garmin VIRB Elite</a> and Rollei Actioncam S-30.</p> <p>Because it&#39;s part of the most widely used family of action cams, the Hero 3+ Silver has access to the widest array of mounts, and that counts for a lot. Whether you want to stick it onto your head, bike, car, surf board or chest, there&#39;s a way to do it, and you&#39;re likely to find it easier to get hold of GoPro mounts than other brands.</p> <p>While many rivals favour the bullet-cam form, GoPro is sticking with the matchbox design. There will be situations where one form works better than another, but in general we&#39;ve found the GoPro&#39;s fairly shallow front-to-back dimensions make it suited to more uses because it can be squeezed into tighter spaces.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: </strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/action-cam/garmin-virb-elite/review-0">Garmin Virb Elite review&nbsp;</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="GoPro Hero 3+ Silver Edition" alt="GoPro Hero 3+ Silver Edition" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSC05168.JPG?1403024180" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="GoPro Hero 3+ Silver Edition" alt="GoPro Hero 3+ Silver Edition" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSC05127.jpg?1403024180" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Room for improvement </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Even though we&#39;re bestowing five stars upon the Silver Edition, that fifth one is hanging by a thread. In use, the Silver Edition can be infuriating due to its tiny buttons, lack of a video monitor screen and general lack of useful feedback.</p> <p>Yes, you can buy a screen to plug onto the back panel but that&#39;s an extra &pound;80. More usefully, there&#39;s a remote control and remote viewing app for iPhone and Android which makes up for the fact the interface hasn&#39;t changed much over the years.</p> <p>We&#39;d also like to see a pre-ruggedised GoPro that can be snapped onto a mount in a flash. As it stands, the main unit is very vulnerable and unable to be mounted until it&#39;s placed inside the waterproof housing. The <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/action-cam/garmin-virb-elite/review-0">Garmin VIRB Elite</a> and Sony HDR-AS100VR show off major innovations in terms of ruggedisation and monitor screens, and GoPro will need to keep an eye on the competition if it&#39;s to remain the go-to brand for action cams.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/bmw/turn-your-car-movie-camera-gopro-integration-bmw-and-mini/news">Turn your car into a movie camera with a GoPro&nbsp;</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSC05159.JPG?1403024180" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="GoPro Hero 3+ Silver Edition" alt="GoPro Hero 3+ Silver Edition" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSC05163.JPG?1403024180" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> GoPro Hero 3+ Silver Edition Verdict </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A safe bet, the Hero 3+ Silver Edition comes with a certain peace of mind that only a long-established brand can offer.</p> <p>While its footage isn&#39;t up to the quality of a similarly priced regular camcorder or compact camera, it&#39;s as good as it gets in this field. The wide range of mounts and familiarity of the GoPro range will serve you well in your adventures too.</p> <p>For our money, the extras offered by the Black Edition aren&#39;t worth it, making the Silver Edition an easy choice.</p> <p>While some here at Stuff will be packing the more progressive rivals from Sony and Garmin, for now, GoPro is still King.</p> <p>Review by <a href="https://plus.google.com/106422809643177538618#106422809643177538618/posts">Tony Horgan</a>.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> video </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 9 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> build </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 8 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Connectivity </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 8 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> design </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 6 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> features </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 8 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Not the most user-friendly, but certainly the best value action cam out there</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/action-cam/gopro-hero-3-silver-edition/review#comments Action Cam Camcorders GoPro Hero3+ Silver Edition Fri, 06 Jun 2014 13:56:42 +0000 Tony Horgan 1438712 at http://www.stuff.tv Turn your car into a movie camera with GoPro integration for BMW and Mini http://www.stuff.tv/bmw/turn-your-car-movie-camera-gopro-integration-bmw-and-mini/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Recording that molten hot lap around the Nurburgring just got a hell of a lot easier thanks to the BMW Group’s free-to-download app </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Turn your car into a movie camera with GoPro integration for BMW and Mini " alt="Turn your car into a movie camera with GoPro integration for BMW and Mini " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/mini-gopro.jpg?1402661191" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>A trip around Germany&rsquo;s infamous Nordschleife circuit at the Nürburgring is a rite of passage for any self-confessed petrolhead.</p> <p>Yes, a crash could end up costing nearly &pound;1500, but the opportunity to thrash an everyday runaround along the challenging stretch of completely unrestricted tarmac is just too good to miss.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/leonpoultney" title="View user profile.">Leon Poultney</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Using the free-to-download Mini Connected app, you can start shooting movies, take pictures and adjust the settings on your cameras from inside the car and without touching your smartphone.</p> <p>iPhone users can download Mini Connected from the&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/mini-connected/id376699654?mt=8" target="_blank">App Store</a>; your iPhone links to the Mini Connected XL package or your BMW&#39;s iDrive console using ConnectedDrive software.</p> <p>From here, any wannabe Stig can hit record and select special modes, which optimise image quality in various driving conditions, such as low-light night driving and fast cornering.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/6VtKoknyTHA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A preview image can also be displayed that shows the camera&rsquo;s perspective but, in the interests of safety, it&#39;s only available when the car is stationary.</p> <p>Only Wi-Fi enabled Hero 3 GoPros need apply - or customers can order the WiFi Bacpac for older models - but it has put an end to the awkward guesswork involved in setting up the perfect shot.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/mini-superleggera-vision-concept-looks-simply-electrifying/news" target="_blank">Mini Superleggera Vision concept looks simply electrifying</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="You can control your GoPro through your Mini&#039;s touchscreen" alt="You can control your GoPro through your Mini&#039;s touchscreen" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/gopro-mini-2.jpg?1402661191" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/bmw/turn-your-car-movie-camera-gopro-integration-bmw-and-mini/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/bmw/turn-your-car-movie-camera-gopro-integration-bmw-and-mini/news#comments BMW Cars GoPro Fri, 13 Jun 2014 12:06:32 +0000 Stephen Graves 1439046 at http://www.stuff.tv GoPro Hero3+ Black Edition http://www.stuff.tv/action-cam/gopro-hero3-black-edition/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The king of the action cams returns - but will it still rock our world? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="GoPro Hero3+ Black Edition" alt="GoPro Hero3+ Black Edition action cam review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/gopro-hero3-black-edition-action-cam-review-002.jpg?1392991293" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/tony-horgan" title="View user profile.">Tony Horgan</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>GoPro cameras have been our go-to action cams since we were knee-high to a snowboard, so we&#39;re pretty stoked about the arrival of the Hero3+ Black Edition.</p> <p>This radical little box of tricks promises a better lens, longer battery life and faster wireless operation than the previous Hero3, while still packing such epic treats as 4K video and 30fps stills.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £360.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-pros"> <div class="field-label">Pros:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Excellent video quality </div> <div class="field-item even"> Huge range of mounts </div> <div class="field-item odd"> 4K and slow-mo modes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cons"> <div class="field-label">Cons:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Lacks a proper screen </div> <div class="field-item even"> 4K mode only 15fps </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ready for action </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The supplied waterproof case (or optional &pound;40 &lsquo;Frame&rsquo; mount) is a requirement for almost any use of the GoPro, as the matchbox-sized main unit has no ruggedisation or mount fixings. But in its favour, the tiny, boxy form works well in confined spaces.&nbsp;The waterproof case has been redesigned for the Hero3+ and is now smaller and lighter than before, and also fits more snugly - all good changes, we feel. </p> <p>As with all GoPro cams, operating the 3+ can be an awkward process because all feedback comes via the tiny mono LCD screen. Unless you never change any settings and just hit &lsquo;Record&rsquo;, you&rsquo;ll want to team it with the supplied remote or smartphone app. Alternatively, you can add an LCD touchscreen - but that&#39;s another &pound;80. Another slight annoyance is that once encased, the GoPro&rsquo;s three buttons are unmarked, making operation a more cryptic affair than your frozen fingers and rain-sodden head will appreciate. </p> <p>Still, there&#39;s better news when it comes to features. There&#39;s a remote app which works on iOS, Android and even Windows Phone - you don&#39;t see that very often - and a supplied wireless remote if you don&#39;t want to risk your phone on the slopes/in the surf. There are also loads of shooting options, from 4K to 1080p to slow-mo to time-lapse, plus 12MP stills at a blistering 30fps.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="GoPro Hero3+ Black Edition" alt="GoPro Hero3+ Black Edition action cam review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/gopro-hero3-black-edition-action-cam-review-001.jpg?1392991293" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tech specs </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Video</strong> - 4K@15fps, 1080p@60/50/48/30/25/24fps, 720p@120/60fps, WVGA@240fps</p> <p><strong>Stills</strong> - 12MP</p> <p><strong>Battery</strong> - 2hrs</p> <p><strong>Display</strong> - Mono LCD status screen</p> <p><strong>Connectivity</strong> - microHDMI, microSD, microUSB, Wi-Fi, microSD reader</p> <p><strong>Dimensions/weight</strong> - 41x59x30mm/74g (136g w/housing)</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Shooting star? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Yes, the GoPro will do 4K footage, but at 15fps and through these optics, there&rsquo;s little point.</p> <p>There&#39;s better news when it comes to full HD footage though. While not quite DSLR or high-end camcorder quality, it captures bags of detail and copes better with shadows and highlights than rivals such as the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/action-cam/garmin-virb-elite/review-0">Garmin VIRB Elite</a>. And, if you&#39;re interested in slow-mo, the fact that the GoPro can shoot 120fps at 720p and even 240fps at WVGA quality is a massive bonus.</p> <p>But for all the talk of video quality and fancy features, much of GoPro&rsquo;s success is down to the fact that you can stick them on to almost anything. The 3+ remains the king when it comes to mounts, with options to attach it to virtually anything. Well, there&#39;s no pig mount yet, but it can be only a matter of time.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="GoPro Hero3+ Black Edition" alt="GoPro Hero3+ Black Edition action cam review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/gopro-hero3-black-edition-action-cam-review-003.jpg?1392991293" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Verdict </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>GoPro&#39;s &lsquo;industry standard&rsquo; status has been well earned, and the Hero3+ Black Edition is a cracking good camera.</p> <p>However, in 2014 a &pound;350+ camera with no screen and a three-button interface doesn&rsquo;t quite stack up. We&rsquo;d like to see a major redesign for GoPro&rsquo;s next flagship, taking some cues from new rivals such as the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/action-cam/garmin-virb-elite/review-0">Garmin VIRB Elite</a>.</p> <p>That said, the GoPro&#39;s tiny form factor, 4K mode, extra mounts, and advanced slow-mo options are all advantages, and that&#39;s why it&#39;s still a fixture in our <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/camcorders/top-ten">Top 10 camcorders</a> list.</p> <p>And if &pound;360 is too much for you, there&#39;s also the Hero3+ Silver Edition, yours for about &pound;240 if you shop around.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/camcorders/top-ten">The 10 best camcorders in the world right now</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="GoPro Hero3+ Black Edition" alt="GoPro Hero3+ Black Edition action cam review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/gopro-hero3-plus-black-edition-action-cam-review-005.jpg?1392991293" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> build </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 8 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> design </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 7 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> features </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 9 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> video </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 8 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Another fine action cam from GoPro that&#39;ll please plenty of exteme enthusiasts</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/action-cam/gopro-hero3-black-edition/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/action-cam/gopro-hero3-black-edition/review#comments Action Cam Camcorders GoPro Fri, 21 Feb 2014 14:01:35 +0000 Marc McLaren 1432680 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: Enter the Matrix, Android PCs, and how to scramble a drone with the blink of an eye http://www.stuff.tv/gopro/fully-charged-fire-eating-how-scramble-drone-blink-eye-and/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Get up to speed with all the goings on in the tech world before you&#039;ve even got out of bed with Fully Charged - there&#039;s no better way to start your day. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="650" height="517" title="Fully Charged: Enter the Matrix, Android PCs, and how to scramble a drone with the blink of an eye" alt="Fully Charged: Enter the Matrix, Android PCs, and how to scramble a drone with t" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/13-04-17_K%C3%A1tia_Vega%28Thalyta_Veras%29%20%2819%29.jpg?1381991210" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Ever wanted to a launch a fleet of killer drones with the blink of an eye?&nbsp;Good news, researchers have just the thing.</p> <p>Katia Vega, a computer scientist at the Pontifical Catholic University in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, has created false eyelashes and eyeshadow that, when she blinks, complete a low power circuit and trigger commands.</p> <p>She's already demonstrated the technology at a Scottish conference, and is in talks to commercialise it - so just be warned, next time a girl flutters her eyelashes at you, it might not end well.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/mark-prigg" title="View user profile.">Mark Prigg</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Finally, you can enter the Matrix </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class="p1">If you've been playing around with a GoPro, it's time to raise your game. The firm has released this astonishing video of an employee who built a 24 goPro array to capture his fire eating prowess.</p> <p class="p1">It's an astonishing clip showing just how easy it is to recreate those Matrix-style special effects at home - so get ready for a new era in cat videos to arrive.</p> <p class="p1">[Source: <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3z_nYJoH6js" target="_blank">YouTube</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/3z_nYJoH6js" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The multiple personalities app </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If you want to give your Android handset a new look, the Aviate launcher could be worth a look.</p> <p>Dubbed a smart launcher, it gives you five different home screens—Morning, Going Somewhere, Work, Restaurants, and Nighttime—that pop up automatically based on time and your activity.&nbsp;</p> <p>It looks slick, and is a smart idea - and launched in beta today, so go snap it up.</p> <p>[Source:<a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tul.aviate&amp;hl=en" target="_blank"> Play Store</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1277" height="892" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/aviate.gif?1381991210" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The MiiPC get kickstarted </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It's a little bit of a Stuff favourite, and the MiiPC has finally been funded via Kickstarter, so expect to see the tiny Andoid powered PC coming to a desktop near you soon.</p> <p>The firm is already accepting preorders for the US$129 computer, and promises to get them out to its Kickstarter backers first.</p> <p>As well as a fully featured PC that's perfect for the kids bedroom, there's also a companion app for parents so you can limit access to the machine.&nbsp;</p> <p>Crucially, we also think it looks pretty cool.</p> <p class="p1">MiiPC features a 1.2GHz processor and 4GB of storage. A screen, keyboard, mouse and HDMI cable must be bought separately, however.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.miipc.com/" target="_blank">Miipc</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="756" height="504" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/gallery_04.jpg?1381991210" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/gopro/fully-charged-fire-eating-how-scramble-drone-blink-eye-and/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/gopro/fully-charged-fire-eating-how-scramble-drone-blink-eye-and/news#comments Android Cameras GoPro Thu, 17 Oct 2013 00:44:58 +0000 Mark Prigg 1427981 at http://www.stuff.tv GoPro Hero4 specs teased http://www.stuff.tv/action-cam/gopro-hero4-specs-teased/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> New specs from GoPro chip manufacturer give a taste of what to expect in the next-gen action cam </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="GoPro Hero 3" alt="GoPro Hero 3" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/GoProHero3.jpg?1380114158" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>For adrenaline junkies across the world the GoPro Hero3 is the action cam of choice, but we could soon see them hankering after the GoPro Hero4.</p> <p>GoPro's chip supplier has just released its new model, giving us a taste of what's to come in the Hero4. And while the GoPro Hero3 isn't exactly old, and is certainly no slouch, the specs of the new chip show welcome upgrades all round.</p> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Extreme performance </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The chip at the heart of the Hero3 is made by&nbsp;Ambarella, and its&nbsp;new A9 4K Ultra HD Camera SoC is likely to be the brains inside the Hero4.</p> <p>To recap, the current top-level Hero3 Black Edition will do 4K but up to a maximum of 15 frames per second (fps), 1080p at 60fps and 720p at 120fps with 12MP stills.</p> <p>The new chip, destined for "mirrorless, sports, and digital still cameras" has a 4K Ultra HD H.264 encoder, shoots 1080p at 120fps and 720p at 240fps, 700MP overmulti-exposure HDR, Wi-Fi and electronic image stabilisation. That's a doubling of frame rates, plus a lot of incremental improvements that should make the GoPro Hero4's performance even closer to professional camcorders.</p> <p>The Ambaralla chip will also cope with a maximum 32MP resolution, though it's unlikely that the GoPro 4 would sport a sensor with such a high pixel count.</p> <p>There's no word from GoPro about a Hero4 yet, but we're hoping it turns up in time for a spot of summer adventuring.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://fstoppers.com/whats-next-for-gopro-what-we-might-see-in-a-hero4">F-Stoppers</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/action-cam/gopro-hero4-specs-teased/news#comments Action Cam GoPro Wed, 25 Sep 2013 10:01:48 +0000 Jools Whitehorn 1427070 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: Supercharged Kindle Fires on the way, a genius new GoPro app and the robot that can perform parkour http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/fully-charged-clever-new-gopro-app-speedy-kindle-fires-way-and-robot-can-perform-parkour/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ease yourself into the day with these bite-size morsels of compelling tech news </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="RHex" alt="RHex" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/rhex.jpg?1375262871" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Updated GoPro app adds remote control and sharing features </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>GoPro users with Android or iOS devices should definitely get hold of the company’s new app, which opens up a wide range of new options for the HERO2 and HERO3 models of the action cam. Using a Wi-Fi connection (which means HERO2 users will require the Wi-Fi BacPac accessory), the app allows you to remotely control camera settings, monitor battery life and start/stop recording, as well as view footage and photos and share them via email, text, Instagram, Facebook and the like. The app is free and available from the <a href="http://gopro.com/software-app/gopro-app">usual places</a>. The Windows Phone app, sadly, has yet to be updated. [Source: <a href="http://gopro.com/share-your-gopro-experiences-with-the-new-gopro-app-for-mobile-devices/">GoPro</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="GoPro app" alt="GoPro app" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/gopro-app.jpg?1375262871" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Next-gen Amazon Kindle Fire tablet “specs revealed” </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Apparently Amazon is readying a trio of new <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/amazon-kindle-fire-hd-89/review">Kindle Fire</a> tablets – and they’re going to be mighty powerful. Boy Genius Report claims to have obtained details on the specs from “multiple trusted sources”, and they’re impressive. The entry-level 7in model will have a 1280 x 800 screen, replacing the existing model’s 1024 x 600 display. BGR reports that the 7in HD version will have a 1920 x 1200 screen, quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM, Wi-Fi and optional cellular connections and either 16GB, 32GB or 64GB of storage. The 8.9in Kindle Fire HD will feature the same specs but a 2560 x 1600 screen and 8MP rear camera. These specs – coupled with a presumably affordable price tag – would make the Fire HD models incredibly appealing as alternatives to the iPad and Nexus 7. [Source: <a href="http://bgr.com/2013/07/30/amazon-kindle-fire-hd-2-specs-exclusive/">BGR</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Kindle Fire" alt="Kindle Fire" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/amazon-kindle-fire.jpg?1375262871" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hong Kong man: Samsung Galaxy S4 burned down my house </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Speaking of Fire, here’s something every gadget fan fears: the exploding smartphone. A Hong Kong man named Mr Du claims that his <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/samsung-galaxy-s4/review">Samsung Galaxy S4</a> burst into flames in his hands, causing him to drop it onto his (clearly flammable) sofa; the resulting blaze, he says, destroyed his home and Mercedes. Mr Du had the phone plugged into a charger when the alleged incident occurred, suggesting that an exploding battery was the culprit; he says this was an official Samsung-branded battery. Samsung Hong Kong is investigating the blaze, and says chemical analysis of the site should determine whether or not it was a legit power plant or a dodgy third-party one. [Source: <a href="http://xianguo.com/article/2104424FB1DC2D9945E97B777F425C78">Xianguo</a> via <a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/07/29/samsung_phone_burns_down_house/">The Register</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Hong Kong man: Samsung Galaxy S4 burned down my house" alt="Hong Kong man: Samsung Galaxy S4 burned down my house" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-s4-fire.jpg?1375262871" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Meet RHex, the six-legged robot able to climb walls </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Does the idea of a robot that can climb frighten you? What about one that can leap through the air in order to navigate large obstacles? While such a robot doesn’t exist just yet, RHex XRL, a project in development at the University of Pennsylvania, is well on the way to becoming it. The six-legged creature can, by activating its legs in different sequences, perform double-jumps, flips and even drag itself onto ledges after leaping towards them. It’s still limited in its abilities – but how long before it breaks out of its masters’ labs and brings havoc to the world? [Source: <a href="http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-57596166-1/leaping-parkour-robot-is-cute-and-a-little-creepy">CNET</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/ntlI-pDUxPE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> Amazon Galaxy S4 GoPro Kindle Fire Samsung Tue, 30 Jul 2013 20:16:37 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1425180 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: iPhone camera goes slo-mo, GoPro plays fetch with a pug and Dropbox gets ambitious http://www.stuff.tv/gopro/fully-charged-iphone-camera-goes-slo-mo-go-pro-plays-fetch-pug-and-dropbox-gets-ambitious/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ponder these gadget headlines whilst you sip your morning cup o’ joe </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="900" height="700" title="GoPro dog" alt="GoPro dog" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/gopro-dog.jpg?1373476124" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Clue yourself in on the latest tech stories with Stuff’s daily morning newsblast of relevant headlines. Today we take in Apple’s plans for the next iPhone’s camera, Dropbox’s plans to rule the cloud and see what happens when you play fetch with a GoPro’d-up stick.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Apple iPhone 5S to offer slow motion camera? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>As the launch of Apple’s next smartphone draws ever closer, rumours about its “killer feature” abound. And, according to one such piece of online tittle-tattle, that’s going to be a camera able to record video footage at a high frame-rate (120fps) which, when played back at normal speed, will be in silky-smooth solo-mo. Which sounds wonderful… except it’s already on the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/samsung-galaxy-s4/review">Samsung Galaxy S4</a>. We’d imagine Apple will need something a bit more envelope-pushing to make its new phone stand out. [Source: <a href="http://9to5mac.com/2013/07/09/the-next-iphones-cool-factor-a-slow-motion-camera/">9to5Mac</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="604" height="453" title="New iPhone" alt="New iPhone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Budget-iPhone-4.jpg?1373476124" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> GoPro gives a stick’s eye view </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>By now you’re probably more than familiar with <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/gopro-hd-hero-3-silver-edition/review">GoPro</a>, the tiny, near-unbreakable sports action camcorder. But there’s always a new way to use it, and this video – from GoPro itself – shows off what happens when you attach it to a stick and toss it down the beach for your dog to fetch. [Source: <a href="http://gizmodo.com/gopro-proves-that-fetch-is-way-less-fun-when-youre-the-721801858">Gizmodo</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Dropbox wants to sync everything for you </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Dropbox has become the de facto “big name” in cloud syncing, but often it requires you to manually shift files around on whatever device you’re currently using. That’s all set to change, though, following the ambitious announcement of Datastores, a Dropbox API for third-party apps (on iOS, Android and in Javascript) that will allow any data from within an app – game saves, contacts etc – to be automatically backed up and synced across everything. That could well ensure Dropbox becomes, as <a href="http://gizmodo.com/dropbox-just-changed-everything-about-how-you-use-apps-722387495">Gizmodo</a> aptly puts it, "the Kleenex of 'sync my stuff everywhere'". [Source: <a href="http://www.theverge.com/2013/7/9/4507838/dropbox-moves-beyond-files-looks-to-offer-seamless-cloud-syncing-for">The Verge</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="900" height="700" title="Dropbox" alt="Dropbox" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/dropbox-logo.jpg?1373476124" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> GoPro iOS iPhone 5S Wed, 10 Jul 2013 05:51:15 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1424741 at http://www.stuff.tv GoPro HD Hero 3 Silver Edition http://www.stuff.tv/gopro-hd-hero-3-silver-edition/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A slimmed down HD Hero 2 with Wi-Fi? Yes please. But is there enough in this Silver action-cam to stop us waiting for the flagship Black Edition? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/gopro-hero3-main2.jpg?1383118395" /> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £280.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-pros"> <div class="field-label">Pros:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sharp underwater focus </div> <div class="field-item even"> Slicker build </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Wi-Fi with remote control </div> <div class="field-item even"> Bigger, less fiddly, buttons </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cons"> <div class="field-label">Cons:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It&#039;s not the Black Edition </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> intro  </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>GoPro has been leading the field in action cameras for a while now, despite spirited attempts by contenders including Ion Air Pro, Swann Freestyle HD and Contour Roam.&nbsp;The Hero 3 is now split into three different flavours — starting with the budget White Edition, then the Silver Edition, and with the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/cameras/hands-on/gopro-hero3-black-edition-hands-on-review">Black Edition</a> at the top of the range.&nbsp;This one is the Silver Edition and, according to the spec sheet, it is essentially the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/review/gopro-hd-hero-2-outdoor-edition">HD Hero 2</a> slimmed down and with Wi-Fi built in, but there have been further refinements that we’ll cover in a bit.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/gopro-hd-hero-3-silver-edition-review-hands-on-main_new.jpg?1383118395" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> new housing </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The new case looks similar to the last version but its flat, square lens window solves the problem that the old version had with focus in underwater footage. It also has a slightly raised surround that means you’re less likely to put scratches in it as we did our Hero 2 when mounted to skis. The catch on top is also vastly improved, now with a much more reassuring action and a sprung locking mechanism to keep the sensitive electronic bits safely inside.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/gopro-hd-hero-3-silver-edition-review-hands-on-1_2_New.jpg?1383118395" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Wi-Fi remote </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Silver Edition comes with Wi-Fi capability built in, meaning that you no longer have to buy a separate ‘Wi-Fi BacPac’ unit to bolt on the back. This is turned on via the new button on the side and lets you use it with the Wi-Fi remote (sold separately) or with the GoPro App that turns your smartphone into a remote with viewfinder. However, at the time of testing GoPro hadn’t released the firmware update required to connect with the app.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/gopro-hd-hero-3-silver-edition-review-hands-on-4_2_New.jpg?1383118395" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> camera body </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Out of the housing, the camera unit itself is much improved – it now looks like a proper bit of tech, rather than the plasticcy toy of previous iterations. It has a knurled rubber edge and is equipped with bigger, easier-to-push buttons, translating to easier operation with the case on too. In the name of miniaturisation, the SD card slot has been replaced with a Micro SD card slot. A six-element glass lens with 170 degree field of view produces a wide enough picture to capture all the action.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/gopro-hd-hero-3-silver-edition-review-hands-on-8_2_New.jpg?1383118395" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> new video options </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The menu system has had an upgrade, with subdivisions making it quicker to find the setting you’re trying to change, whether that’s setting it to record upside down, or changing the frame rate. There is also the new Protune video setting available (this is now available for the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/review/gopro-hd-hero-2-outdoor-edition">Hero 2</a> via a firmware update). For the more serious ‘mounted videographer’ this records video at a higher bit rate. It produces a flatter image that looks dull upon first inspection, but produces professional results when run through a colour grading process thanks to the extra picture information recorded.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/gopro-hd-hero-3-silver-edition-review-hands-on-5_2_New.jpg?1383118395" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> video quality </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>As it’s essentially a revised&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/review/gopro-hd-hero-2-outdoor-edition">HD Hero 2</a>, the footage is up to the same standard as its predecessor, producing detailed 1080p footage at 30fps, or 720p at 60fps, if you’re planning to convert to slo-mo. Colours are accurate and changes in exposure are handled well. Its 11MP snaps are full of detail, too. If you want better than this, you’ll have to wait until closer to Christmas for the Black Edition which which produces footage up to a massive 4k resolution, will do 720p at 120fps for even better slo-mo and comes with a WiFi remote control.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> mounting options </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The new Hero 3 inherits its predecessors’ mounting system so owners of previous Heros can bolt straight onto their old kit. The new design’s lower bulk brings more benefit than just lower weight – the thinner form means it can be positioned in much tighter corners and has a larger range of motion on top of its mounts. Great for getting creative.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/gopro-hd-hero-3-silver-edition-review-hands-on-7_2_New.jpg?1383118395" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> new accessories </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The new, thinner camera still has BacPac accessories, the most notable of which is the <a href="http://www.gopro.com ">LCD Touch BacPac</a> (£80) which lets you use it as a regular touchscreen camera, even with the case on. This lets you line up your shots easily and review the video and photos you’ve taken. It’ll be coming on our next holiday for sure.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-8"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> verdict  </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The latest iteration of the leading action camera builds on its already rock-solid reputation. Thinner, lighter and with more features it won’t disappoint seasoned users and will delight first time owners. It’s built for action but is even more refined than before – its slim body, improved controls and built-in Wi-Fi make it a must for mid-budget action afficionados, however we suspect <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/review/gopro-hd-hero-2-outdoor-edition">GoPro HD Hero 2</a> owners would do well to hold out for the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/cameras/hands-on/gopro-hero3-black-edition-hands-on-review">Black Edition</a>.</p><p>Review by <a href="https://plus.google.com/107229190917578360831/posts">Jools Whitehorn&nbsp;</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The HD Hero 3 Silver Edition continues to defend its crown as the first choice in action cameras, but expect it to be outclassed by the Black Edition.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/gopro-hd-hero-3-silver-edition </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/gopro-hd-hero-3-silver-edition/review#comments Camcorders GoPro HD Hero 3 Silver Edition Fri, 23 Nov 2012 16:37:10 +0000 Sophie Charara 423543 at http://www.stuff.tv