I Was There When a GoPro Rig Completely Changed the X Games

If you're watching the X Games on ESPN this weekend you'll get to see the new GoPro POV system in action. I'm at the Games now and got a peek at the hardware, and it's clear that while it's early days yet, this represents a gigantic leap forward in live sports broadcasting. » 1/23/15 4:00pm 1/23/15 4:00pm

The Caleb Moore Crash: Watching Someone Die on YouTube for Fun and…

On January 24th, 25-year-old snowmobiler Caleb Moore crashed during the X Games freestyle finals in Aspen. A week later, he died of complications from his injuries. And if you want, today, you can watch the fatal crash in its entirety right on YouTube. It's been uploaded dozens of times by perverse opportunists,… » 2/12/13 1:00pm 2/12/13 1:00pm

Watch This Renegade Phone Pull Off Its Own Aerobatic Stunts at the X…

We've all broken our share of phones, and generally the only day-to-day danger they face is a three or four foot fall, or maybe the odd puddle of water. Norwegian X-Games competitor PK Hunder's phone had a bit more to deal with when he lost it in mid-air, half-way through a 720 during practice yesterday. » 1/27/13 6:00pm 1/27/13 6:00pm

This Snow-Chomping Beast Cuts Half-Pipes For Breakfast

If you're watching the Winter X Games this weekend, you might see that insane Super Pipe course and wonder how they cut something that big (22 feet tall) out of snow and make it so perfectly symmetrical. The answer is the Zaugg Pipe Monster. It's like a Zamboni for frozen half-pipes. » 1/27/13 11:00am 1/27/13 11:00am

It Takes More Than a DSLR and Warm Clothes to Shoot the X-Games

Think about it this way: For every 1080 McTwist you ogle at the Winter X-Games, there are dozens of shooters scrambling to capture it in any way possible—and often that means gear. Lots of gear. » 2/06/12 1:40pm 2/06/12 1:40pm

X-Games Branded iPod Skateboard Speakers Are Extreme to the Max Shelving

I ripped a sick backside fakie 360 ollie and shotgunned a Mountain Dew when I saw this $179 X-Games skateboard shelf and iPod stereo today. Then I cranked some All American Rejects just for good measure and sighed heavily. The sounds of pure emo moods spewed forth from the player's two 5" speakers, and I quickly fired… » 7/27/08 1:00pm 7/27/08 1:00pm