technology
GoPro Is Upgrading the Brains of Its Best Camera for Easier Shooting

You know the old adage, “it’s what’s on the inside that counts.” That’s just what GoPro is banking on with its new flagship camera, the £499 Hero6. Physically, it looks identical to last year’s Hero5 Black, and that’s not a bad thing. Under the hood, though, there’s a hell of a lot more power. Read More >>

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Shooting With Sony’s Killer A9 Almost Feels Like Cheating

If you’ve ever wondered how a photographer managed to capture the exact moment of an incredible end zone reception or the instant a bird takes flight, the answer, in part, is that the photographer’s camera also captured the garbage moments directly before and after that golden frame, with a very expensive camera rattling off photos at tommy gun speeds. For these professional sports and nature photographers there are two widely accepted options: The tippy top cameras from Canon and Nikon, with their big bulky bodies, incredible power, and the most advanced image sensors. Well, Sony finally has an answer to the incumbents in its A9. Not only is this full-frame, mirrorless camera smaller, lighter, and cheaper than the Nikon and Canon competition, it absolutely blows their doors off when it comes to speed. Read More >>

cameras
You Can Now Livestream Your GoPro Stunts Directly to Periscope 

DIY broadcasters of Periscope, rejoice! You are no longer limited to the crappy, low-resolution, front-facing camera on your phone. Following an update to the Periscope app today, you can now use a wide-angled, high-resolution GoPro Hero camera to broadcast live to the world. Read More >>

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Chromecast (2015) Review: Smaller, Faster, and Still Totally Worth It

Two years ago the Google god in the sky gave unto us a £30 media-streaming dongle, and lo, it was good. Pretty good anyway, and it got better with software updates, but it still has lagging tendencies. Well, it’s 2015 baby, so what’s the new Chromecast got? Less lag! And... that’s pretty much it. But honestly, that might be enough. Read More >>

cameras
GoPro’s New Awards Offer Up Millions for First-Class Content-Creation

Back in July GoPro announced a way for you to get paid for the videos you shoot through a licensing portal, but now it’s upping the ante. With GoPro Awards, an ongoing contest pays you for the photos and videos you shoot. The figures? Ok: $500 (£324) for a photo, $1,000 (£648) for a raw video clip, and $5,000 (£3,240) for a video edit. Not bad. Read More >>

cars
Tesla’s Model X is Finally Here: The Stuff We Didn’t Already Know

Tease much? We’ve known Tesla’s SUV was coming since 2012, back before the Mayan apocalypse. It has finally arrived, and we were at the grand unveiling outside of the Tesla factory in California. A lot of information has already been released in the lead-up, but we wanted to find out the things we didn't already know and to attempt to rub my face on this sweet-looking vehicle. Read More >>

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The Hero+ is GoPro’s New Entry-Level Camera, Now With Wi-Fi

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 (UK price £170) version of the Hero, but it has Wi-Fi and has significantly upgraded shooting modes. Read More >>

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I’m Going to Kayak From Cuba to Florida

A couple of months ago a friend of mine approached me with something that sounded insane. Did I want to kayak from Cuba to Florida? I hadn’t paddled in a year, it was just a month away, and I’d just broken a rib. It was almost certainly a very, very stupid idea. So I said yes. Read More >>

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How the Hell Did I End Up in Michigan?

Welcome back to the Connected States, the project that involves me living in a van for a year, driving around and telling stories. After going live I was absolutely overwhelmed by the positive response. I received so many tips, well-wishes, and offers of help that I haven’t been able to respond to them all yet. It was truly moving. Read More >>

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Welcome to the Connected States: Living in a Van in America

In August 2014 I put everything I owned into boxes, climbed into a U-Haul, and started driving. Read More >>

fitmodo
The Best Fitness Tracker for Every Need

Like many of you, I work in front of a computer. They’re powerful devices, but they also suck your will to live and trick you into never, ever getting up and going outside. Reasons like that are why fitness trackers were invented. Read More >>

happy hour
How to Drink All Day and Not Pass Out

Look, drinking all day is not healthy. But what if you and the missus signed up for a nine-hour Bordeaux wine tour, and you want to get your money’s worth? Or maybe you’re hitting your bachelor pal’s BBQ, and the action starts at noon. Or, maybe, what the hell, you just want to go all out on a hot summer day. This afternoon bender is probably not a good idea. But here are some tips to make sure you stay awake—and, you know, survive. Read More >>