The Best Action Camera: Spring 2014 Edition

You can't just do something dangerous and insane these days without filming it for posterity. And while action cameras let us relieve these life-highlights over and over, they aren't all created equal. We decided to see for ourselves which one could handle your extreme adventures best. » 4/17/14 1:00pm Thursday 1:00pm

How to Get Better Action Cam Footage

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Action cameras seem simple enough. Strap it to your head, hit record, and go, right? While that's essentially true, your video may not turn out like the ones you see the pros making. So we wrangled up some of them up at Winter X Games, and got some simple, easy to incorporate tips that'll kick your next video up a… » 2/14/13 2:00pm 2/14/13 2:00pm

The Best Action Camera

Action cams have always sounded great. Just strap them to a bike, a surfboard, a car, or a helmet, and record a ride from the daredevil's POV. Now they're getting fancy, with full 1080p HD recording, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS. So which is the right one to capture your classic runs and epic wipeouts? » 6/20/12 2:00pm 6/20/12 2:00pm

Helio Cuts All Phone Prices by $50, Flashes Some Leg, Winks

First they dropped their all-in plan to $99 a month, and now they've gone and slashed the prices of all their phones by $50. Helio really wants you to switch to them in a bad way, which could be a sign that they aren't doing so hot, or they may be paving the way for a new device to drop. Either way, now that you can… » 11/15/07 10:40am 11/15/07 10:40am

Sizemodo: Helio Heat vs. All Helio Phones

Now that you know what the Helio Heat looks like, you're probably wondering whether you want to use this instead of other Helio phones. Well here ya go. The Heat compared to the Drift, the Hero, and the Kickflip. It's noticibly smaller than the Drift, so if you're looking for size over functionality, the Heat is the… » 3/01/07 6:30pm 3/01/07 6:30pm

Grope: Helio Drift GPS Buddy Stalker Vs. Dodgeball

Hey, you know our exclusive on Helio's Frost White, GPS-enabled Drift phone? Well we've had a bit of time with the phone, and basic stats aside, the buddy finding, GPS, and mapping features are outstanding. But I'm not sure if its better than the combination of the already-downloadable Google Maps and Dodgeball buddy… » 11/26/06 11:11am 11/26/06 11:11am

Helio Copies Apple, Launches Retail Store Complete With Hipster…

Helio, the "don't call is a phone" cellphone company behind the Drift, just launched its flagship retail store in Santa Monica and they've done a really good job at replicating the Apple Store style and motif. Just like the Apple Store, Helio's neighborhood shoppe features big, wide open spaces perfect for lectures,… » 11/21/06 2:15pm 11/21/06 2:15pm

Mio C250 GPS Device Hits UK Running: They Still Make Standalone GPS…

Gizmodo loves it some GPS and resident GPS nerd Charlie White recently drove around his neck of the woods with several thousand of them simultaneously yelling at him to turn right . One of the featured GPS units is by Mio, who have just unleashed its C250 navigation system over in Albion. (The UK, folks.) The big news… » 11/13/06 3:09pm 11/13/06 3:09pm

Helio Drift Phone with Google Maps Plus GPS Buddy Stalking

Helio's Drift, which we wrote about awhile back, has just gone official. What makes this phone special is that it ships with google maps, as well as an integrated GPS module. Cool, but cooler is that it adds dodgeball-like meat space social networking with its Buddy Beacon. Flip it on, and friend with the same phone… » 11/09/06 4:46am 11/09/06 4:46am