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Top 5: Action / Sports Cameras

Published by on May 15th, 2015, No Comments

Five-Best-Action-Cameras-Gear-Patrol-Lead-FullThe past decade or so has seen a rise in personal fitness and living healthy. Every weekend you will see runners, cyclers and other outdoor enthusiasts descend on their favorite routes or adventure trails. The tech industry has definitely capitalised on this sports / outdoors revolution, no more so than with camera/video gadgets. Who wouldn’t want to show off that sick mountain decline you mostly did just on one wheel on your mountain bike? Let’s have a look at the top 5 action / sports camera options currently available… (more…)

Sony launches the Xperia A4

Published by on May 14th, 2015, No Comments


Following last month’s quiet launch of the Xperia Z4 in Japan, Sony have launched a new addition to its Xperia range: the A4.

The A4, which shares many similar specifications to last year’s Z3 Compact, has so far been launched exclusively for Japanese carrier NTT Docomo, with no present word on global availability.


GoPro CEO gives $229 million to his college roommate

Published by on May 14th, 2015, No Comments

Nick Woodman

Neil Dana basically won the lottery when he ended up being college roomies with Nick Woodman.

Woodman, as some of you may know, is the founder and CEO of the world’s largest action camera company, GoPro.

However, 10 years ago, Woodman wasn’t a camera wielding, billionaire CEO when he attended the University of California in San Diego with his friend, Neil Dana. He was simply a young man with a vision.

Before GoPro was known around the world, and when the company was merely in its development phase, Woodman had made a promise to his roommate. A very lucrative promise, that is.  (more…)

‘Top Gear’ coming to Netflix as ‘House of Cars’?

Published by on May 14th, 2015, 4 Comments


Has the BBC made a massive mistake in canning Jeremy Clarkson and shut down Top Gear in all but name? Time will tell, as it is rumoured that the BBC will continue making Top Gear but with three new presenters.

Not only that, but the internet is abuzz with reports that Clarkson, May and Hammond is looking to revive their show (obviously under another name) on another network or broadcasting service. (more…)

Video: Introducing the self-flying Lily Camera drone!

Published by on May 14th, 2015, No Comments

Lily1Action and sports related cameras have become essential tools to all adventure seekers and outdoor sports enthusiasts. Products like the Go Pro have been dominating this market over the past couple of years due to its lightweight, durable and functional design.

Now though the market has another competitor and it brings a whole new dimension to action / sports cameras, literally! Introducing the Lily Camera, a self tracking drone camera that will enable any outdoor enthusiast to capture amazing sweeping videos (and stills) of their adventures. This is a must see! (more…)

Ultra HD Blu-ray is the next standard for high-def viewing

Published by on May 14th, 2015, 2 Comments

UHD Blu-Ray

Can you believe how long it has been since Blu-ray became the dominant entrant in the 1080p era of discs and storage? After DVD was the leader of the previous generation they missed out with this one with HD DVD thanks to some wrong decisions and dubious business dealings.

Now Blu-ray want to cement their place as the world leader in discs with their newly announced Ultra HD Blu-ray specification. (more…)

Google debuts its first Apple Watch app

Published by on May 14th, 2015, No Comments


Ever since the launch of the Apple Watch, more and more software from the world’s biggest companies have made its way to the Watch OS in the form of various apps. Many have announced their intentions to launch an app for the Watch (while a couple have already released one). (more…)

Skype Translator Preview is now open to all users

Published by on May 13th, 2015, No Comments


If ever there were a tangible sign that we’re living in the 21st century, it’d be live digital language translation. Following their announcement last year, Microsoft has officially brought real-time translation to all Skype users.

The service, while currently an open preview (or beta) is far from perfect, but allows for real-time transcription between two Skype users speaking different languages.