Action Camera

Xiaomi could be buying GoPro

When you think action cameras, you think GoPro. It’s like Jacuzzi or Tupperware or Maggi. It’s a brand that has become so synonymous with what they make that they’ve become it. But, despite its global brand recognition, the action camera maker is in dire straits. Things are so bad, in fact, that they could be looking at a sale to Xiaomi.

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This rugged smartphone wants to replace your GoPro

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If you need a smartphone for demanding situations, there are a couple of rugged options that can withstand the elements. At MWC 2016, we saw the CAT S60 which is basically the Chuck Norris of smartphones. It’s waterproof up to 5 metres and you can drop it onto concrete from up to 1.8 metres high. The biggest highlight, of course, is its FLIR camera which provides thermal imaging in the palm of your hands.

If predator vision isn’t your thing, check out this new Kyocera DuraForce Pro.

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Follow this GoPro Hero4’s epic journey into space and back

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Action cameras are capable of some pretty incredible things. Their small size and variety of mounts make it easy to strap a camera to something with an interesting point of view and hit record.

While we’ve seen some awesome surfing, biking, skiing and snowboarding action, we have yet to see someone strap an action camera to space rocket and launch it into the sky…until now.

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