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GoPro to release prosumer spherical camera in fall 2017

 GoPro today announced the Fusion, a camera capable of capturing spherical video for use in VR and standard video formats through a software solution. The camera will be released this fall. GoPro has yet to name the price. If nothing else GoPro is becoming a camera company again. The Fusion shows that GoPro is going back to its core competency in creating hardware. Action cameras existed… Read More

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Matt Burns

April 20th

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GoPro to release prosumer spherical camera in fall 2017

 GoPro today announced the Fusion, a camera capable of capturing spherical video for use in VR and standard video formats through a software solution. The camera will be released this fall. GoPro has yet to name the price. If nothing else GoPro is becoming a camera company again. The Fusion shows that GoPro is going back to its core competency in creating hardware. Action cameras existed… Read More

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Matt Burns

April 20th

Gadgets

GoPro wants to buy the GoPro sitting in your junk drawer

 Likely in an effort to spur sales, GoPro just announced a trade-in program that nets participants $50 or $100 towards a GoPro Hero5 Session or Hero5 Black, respectively, for any older GoPro camera. Josh Constine got it right last year in his article called The GoProblem. “Action cameras are like tablets. Lots of people want ONE. But very few need to constantly update to the latest… Read More

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Matt Burns

April 11th

Gadgets

The leaked DJI Spark looks to be the Mavic Pro’s little bother

 DJI appears to be about to launch a drone even smaller than the Mavic Pro. Supposedly called the Spark, pics of the little drone has been popping up on several sites though DJI has yet to officially announce it. First, the Spark is smaller than the Mavic Pro when the Mavic’s prop arms are extended. The Spark appears to have fixed arms and brushless motors similar to the Mavic’s… Read More

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Matt Burns

April 6th

Gadgets

Pebble preps for the end of its smartwatch services

 The end is near for Pebble. The latest update to Pebble watches should extend their life a bit longer by removing the dependency on cloud servers. This allows the devices to work without the Pebble services that have up until now was required for many user interactions. When Fitbit purchased Pebble in late 2016, uncertainty hung over the purchase. Would Fitbit keep supporting the device?… Read More

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Matt Burns

April 6th

Gadgets

Pebble preps for the end of its smartwatch services

 The end is near for Pebble. The latest update to Pebble watches should extend their life a bit longer by removing the dependency on cloud servers. This allows the devices to work without the Pebble services that have up until now was required for many user interactions. When Fitbit purchased Pebble in late 2016, uncertainty hung over the purchase. Would Fitbit keep supporting the device?… Read More

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Matt Burns

April 6th

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Alleged CIA leak re-demonstrates the dangers of smart TVs

 Wikileaks published today notes on what it alleges are a large set of CIA hacking tools. Among the dump was a tool developed by the CIA and MI5 that attempted to turn certain Samsung smart TVs into remote listening and monitoring devices. It’s called Weeping Angel. Because Doctor Who. The exploit only targeted certain Samsung TVs though if this tool exists, there are likely more hacks… Read More

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Matt Burns

March 7th

Gadgets

Blue Origin reveals the ‘New Glenn’ takeoff and landing sequence in new video

 Blue Origin is working towards the first launch of its super heavy-lift rocket, the New Glenn. Bezos’s rocket company just released a video showing how the rocket will launch and land. Spoiler: It’s a lot like SpaceX’s Falcon 9. In the video embedded below, the rocket takes off from a pad close to a company facility and lands vertically on a large barge in a similar fashion… Read More

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Matt Burns

March 7th

Gadgets

Apple and Samsung are set to reignite the fanboy wars

apple-samsung-bling2 The latest rumors put Apple and Samsung on a direct collision course. If they pan out, the next iPhone and Galaxy will look very similar with curved screens and thin bezels. But then there’s the price. One option is going up market, while the other will probably stay mainstream. Once upon a time Samsung blatantly copied Apple to the point the courts agreed and forced Samsung to pay… Read More

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Matt Burns

March 1st

Apple

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This is the Samsung Galaxy S8

samsung-galaxy-s8 Behold. The Samsung Galaxy S8 a month before you’re supposed to see it. This image comes from professional leaker, Evan Blass, who is responsible for a good chunk of the mobile phone leaks. The image here shows a redesigned Galaxy phone. It lacks physical buttons and still has the wrap-around screen of the Galaxy S7 edge. The bezel is smaller than past models, taking up just a tiny… Read More

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Matt Burns

March 1st

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