All items tagged with "GoPro"

King Kong ain’t got nothing on this drone-fighting chimp

This chimp did not appreciate being filmed by a drone and took Kong-trol by knocking it out of the air. Photo: Royal Burgers Zoo

This chimp did not appreciate being filmed by a drone and took Kong-trol by knocking it out of the air. Photo: Royal Burgers Zoo

You would have thought King Kong taught us never to fly too close to primates.

Like the giant silver screen ape swatting fighter planes out of the air, a chimpanzee at the Royal Burgers’ Zoo in the Netherlands defended its habitat with a long stick to knock down a camera-carrying drone flying over its habitat.

The GoPro camera survived the crash and managed to record everything, from the stick-wielding chimp making a ferocious face as it made a direct hit to the quadrocopter to the crash aftermath of the curious chimps looking into the camera before it destroyed the drone.

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Skydiver’s lost GoPro gives us all a nauseating ride

The GoPro camera that recorded this shot flew off the skydiver's helmet a shorttime later and survived the fall. Photo: Kristoff Orstadius/YouTube

The GoPro camera that recorded this shot flew off the skydiver’s helmet a short time later — and survived the fall. Photo: Kristoff Orstadius/YouTube

An extreme video that might be seen as a testimonial to the ruggedness of GoPro cameras probably won’t attract people to the sport of skydiving.

A GoPro camera that fell off a skydiver’s helmet in Sweden was found intact and the finder, in an attempt to reunite the camera with its owner, posted the dizzying video it contained to YouTube.

The camera flew off the helmet within the first minute of the jump from roughly 3,000 feet and began spinning, the browns, golds and greens of the Earth smearing in a swirl that, while pretty to look at, puts the viewer’s equilibrium off-kilter.

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Flying high again? Sony eagle-cam threatens GoPro

Victory, a white tailed eagle, ready to fly off the top of the Eiffel Tower with a Sony Action Cam Mini. Photo: Sony/YouTube

Victory, a white-tailed eagle, is ready to fly off the top of the Eiffel Tower with a Sony Action Cam Mini. Photo: Sony/YouTube

What’s good for endangered birds of prey might actually prey on GoPro’s hold on the point-of-view camera market.

Sony’s 2-ounce Action Cam Mini has been flying high since its release in September, thanks to an organization that has been strapping the tiny HD video camera on the backs of eagles to raise awareness about threatened species.

Darshan, an imperial eagle, flew Saturday from the world’s talent building, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. As he sought his handler, he gave BBC viewers a breathtaking five-minute live view before making a quick drop, following a signal to land.

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Octopus tries to eat camera that made him famous

An octopus reacts to a GoPro camera put in its tank by turning it around before trying to eat it. Photo: Benjamin Savard/Middlebury College

An octopus reacts to a GoPro camera put in its tank by turning it around before trying to eat it. Photo: Benjamin Savard/Middlebury College

GoPro may have a new celebrity endorser, but he seems like a real sour pus.

An octopus in the neuroscience lab at Middlebury College apparently did not like having a GoPro placed in its tank. It turned the camera around on his photographer before trying to eat it.

Benjamin Savard, a digital media producer for the College, retrieved the camera and was surprised to discover the photos, which he posted to Reddit following Monday’s shoot.

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Apple would take a bite out of GoPro with this action cam concept

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The iPro action cam concept. Photo: Curved

It’s no secret that Apple has given some thought to wearable cameras. The company already has a patent that would crush GoPro if it ever decided to make sports cameras, but there’s not enough money in the market for Apple to even bother.

We’ll probably never get to see what Jony Ive’s perfectly designed answer to GoPro would have looked like, but our friends at Curved have been busy dreaming up the perfect action cam that works seamlessly with the iPhone and Apple Watch. Their answer is called the iPro: an action cam that looks so good, you’ll never want to beat it up.

Take a closer look:

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Apple just patented a wearable camera that’s better than GoPro

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GoPro shares have dropped 42 percent since hitting an all-time high in October. Photo: Buster Hein/Cult of Mac

Shares of GoPro stock plummeted as much as 15% this afternoon after it was announced that Apple was awarded a patent that could put the wearable camera company in serious trouble.

Apple was granted a series of 34 patents by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office today relating to a camera system that can be mounted to helmets and scuba masks and controlled remotely. That patent specifically mentions weaknesses in GoPro’s system, which has sent investors worrying that Apple is aiming to crush the sports camera giant.

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Your wild GoPro stunts can now be livestreamed with help from your iPhone

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GoPro has become the camera-of-choice for adventurers to document their wild and crazy stunts, and now all the action-packed drama captured by your GoPro can be broadcast live, so all your buddies can watch along as you soar over mountains in your wingsuit.

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Gadget Watch: Staying home with robots

Amazing ski video will have you neck-deep in powder lust

Check out that shadow.

Check out that shadow.

With ski season closer than you can believe, it’s time to start drooling over the amazing HD footage out there on the web. So you can dream away your workday with these moving images, you’ll need to check out this amazing footage from four powder fanatics who used only Go Pro cameras to film their fresh exploits across the coolest drops in Hokkaido, Japan, Pemberton, British Columbia and Mt. Hood, Oregon.

Check out the extreme shots below and start gathering your lift tickets, high-end goggles and ski wax.

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