It’s been a wild ride for GoPro. It went from a niche camera company for surfers, to a media behemoth that was printing money, and now to a company undergoing large-scale layoffs, and publicly considering selling itself. Oof. Rather than piling on, we decided to flash back to happier times. So, I went on Amazon and…
You might think you’re a good driver. But you’ve got nothing on a nameless 8-year-old hero from Ohio. This past weekend he and his 4-year-old sister waited for their parents to fall asleep, stole their car, and then drove to McDonald’s to chow down on some McMeats.
It’s pretty simple even if we don’t want to acknowledge it: movies are pretty much set up all the same and a hero’s journey roughly follows a pretty universal 12-step process. Or at least that’s what Iskander Krayenbosch thinks in his animation The Hero’s Journey. He deftly utilizes characters from popular movies to…
GoPro’s got itself quite a stable of little cameras these days. We already had (from high end to low end) the Hero4 Black, Hero4 Silver, Hero4 Session, Hero+LCD, and the straight up Hero. Now, squeezing in between those bottom two, comes the Hero+. It’s a $200 version of the Hero ($130), but it has Wi-Fi and has…
So you’ve got a tiger loose in your local abandoned auto plant. Who you gonna call? Detroit area bus driver Andy Didorosi, obviously. He’s my buddy, I just called and had him walk me through what happened.
If I’m going to be doing stupid things that risk the health of my various important body parts—and I do, often—I want to make sure I capture those moments so I can relive them later. That’s how I elbowed my way into the action camera beat more than three years ago, and I haven’t looked back.
After several gagillion leaks over the last few days, they're finally here: GoPro's 2014 line of action cameras. As rumored, there are in fact three models. There's the Hero, GoPro's new entry-level camera that comes in super cheap; the Hero4 Silver, which is basically last year's best action camera plus an LCD…
For years, if you wanted an action camera you would buy GoPro by default. And for good reason! Sony has caught up in a hurry, though. Its newest entry into the increasingly crowded field looks like it might be one of the first legitimate GoPro alternatives. It just depends on which compromises you're willing to make.
This is just awesome. Jim 'Pee Wee' Martin, a 93-year-old WWII veteran paratrooper, just did the same jump out of a plane into Normandy that he did for D-Day 70 years ago when he was 23-years-old. But he says this jump was much easier because "there wasn't anybody shooting at me today."
In 2008 someone broke into Rob Norman's house. He had speculated about this situation since he was a kid and thought of different heroic ways of repealing an attack. When it actually happened, he realized that he wasn't Bruce Willis in Die Hard.
This is what happens when your dad works for Dreamworks. The Creators Project recently featured Dreamworks animator Daniel Hashimoto, who turned his son James into an epic superhero, just using Adobe AfterEffects.
After an spectacular match—and recovering from a knee injury that was supposed to take him out of the competition forever—Rafael Nadal has won the the U.S. Open in New York against Novak Djokovic. An incredible comeback.
The summer TV season is ramping up, and there are some pretty frickin' great shows coming our way. Falling Skies is back and juicier than ever, and so are Continuum and Teen Wolf. But there's one new show you absolutely can't afford to miss.
When Sony announced their Action Camera, we guessed everyone else was in deep trouble. After all, Sony makes some of the baddest, most darkness-proof image sensors out there. But images speak louder than specs. So we put this little sucker through its paces.
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?
After 16 days of an agonizingly slow process, a paralyzed woman has become the first person to complete a marathon in a bionic suit. Talk about an inspiration.
You don't have to be a doctor to know that eating hundreds of strips of bacon at a time can't possibly be good for your health. A reporter for Japan's Rocket News 24 obviously didn't get that memo. Because he ordered a burger from Burger King with 1,050 slices on top.
We loved our GoPro HD Hero. It was simply the sweetest wearable action camera we'd seen... until now. The brand spankin' new Hero 2 isn't dramatically different, they just made everything a lot better. I may never take it off.