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GoPro or Go Home

Nick Woodman can be referred to as the founder and CEO of the action camera brand GoPro, but many of his closest friends and colleagues refer to him as a surf loving adventurist with the trademarked excited wail: “YEEEEEEEEEEEEEOW”.

He is one of the youngest billionaires with a net worth of around $1.3 billion and his journey to finding and bui [...]

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The Panasonic HX A500 4K 25fps Action Camera (A World First)

Panasonic recently announced their 4K resolution wearable action camera. Capable of shooting 4K at 25 fps, the HX A500 is unique in design and uses a clip on mechanism for attachment onto loose clothing or onto your head via an included head strap mount.

 “We’ve seen the action camcorder market grow year on year as people look to share thei [...]

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Worldwide Wifi Hot spot with the Iridium GO!

Imagine being able to communicate with anyone in the world, from any location, over satellite using your smartphone. This is exactly what the Iridium GO helps you do. Using their Iridium GO device, users will have the ability to use any Wi-Fi enabled device such us a smartphone, tablet or laptop, to access both data and voice communication with [...]

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Virtual Reality through the Oculus Rift

As the years go by, the world sees more and more unique and slightly strange inventions as time progresses. One of these innovative inventions is the Oculus Rift. 

The Oculus Rift is built around the concept of virtual reality. Virtual Reality s (VR) revolves around the concept of being able to use a set of specially made googles that create a [...]

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Liquid Image announce the 4G LTE streaming Ego LS.

Hot on the heels of this year’s action camera releases is Liquid Image with their Ego LS action camera. With the very wide range of action camera available, manufactures are doing all they can to make their product that stand out from the crowd.

In Liquid Image’s attempt at uniqueness, the 8 year old company recently announced their 4G LTE Wi-F [...]

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The Phantom 2

The 2nd new version of the ever-popular Phantom quadcopter has been given a new look and performance level to his predecessor. With a clear focus on ariel filming, this version is aimed at those looking to take advantage of their Phantom to achieve stunning ariel views.

An advantage that the Phantom had over other ariel drones was its ease of f [...]

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2014 and back in Action.

As a big hand waves goodbye to 2013, 2014 brings a year of new times, new thrills and new year’s resolutions.

Last year saw Action Gear giving a little change with a brand spanking new, bigger and more colourful office work space in the same office block. 2013 also saw the release of the much anticipated GoPro Hero 3+. Some liked it and others [...]

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DHL Germany Testing Delivery Drones

In the wake of Amazon announcing it's plans of using flying drones to deliver parcels, the German branch of international delivery service DHL, have begun their own plans into swing. According to the Deutsche post company, full testing of the flying copter is currntly under-way in the German capital.

The technology behind the service, is the th [...]

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Panono Panoramic Ball Cam

Capture stunning 360° panoramic images with the Panono Ball. A perfect combination of camera and tossable, trowable ball.

Innovated by Technical University of Berlin student Jonas Pfeil, It makes use of a clever design that includes 36 evenly spaced lenses that work together as one camera system.

The fun thing about the Panono ball is that is [...]

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The Cardboard Bike

Who would have ever thought that you could make and ride a bicycle made completely out of recycled cardboard.

The innovative bike is made from about US$9 worth of cardboard and is being unveiled to the world by inventor Izhar Gafni. Izhar aims to create full scale production by the end of 2014 with his main target market the underdeveloped regi [...]

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Meet the Morpher, The world 1st foldable bike helmet.

Meet the Morpher, The very special biker’s helmet.

What's so special about it you ask? On top of looking ultra-stylish, this little baby is compact, safe and foldable. Yes foldable.The Morpher, is a helmet that folds away for easy storage after use.

The invention, which is still in its beginner stages, is the creation of Jeff Woolf. [...]

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4K Resolution the new TV Display hit

4K Resolution the new TV Display hit.

While many people are getting used to seeing and having large LCD High definitions TVs, internationally a roll out of 4K cinema quality televisions are hitting the shelves.

A level above LED and 3D, these types of TV sets are said to be the next television standard after HD. What exactly is 4K?

In terms o [...]

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Kwikset Kevo Bluetooth Door Lock.

The dream of having an all-electric home seems to be moving closer and closer. With the new Kwikset Kevo, locking and unlocking your home can be done safely from you smartphone.

Kwikset is the American company that specialises in digital and coded home security. Moving their products to the next level, they have unveiled their new Kevo product. [...]

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The ikettle that lets you tap your screen to boil water.

Who would have thought that one day your kettle would be able to ‘message you’ when fully boiled.

That’s exactly what the innovative iKettle does. This little wonder comes complete with a fully functional iOS app for control of the iKettle.

Now what is the iKettle exactly? Simply put, it is a medium sized stainless steel kettle 1.8L that is eq [...]

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Sony Smartwatch 2 VS Samsung Galaxy Gear

Local interest in smartwatches has increased since the recent launch of the Samsung’s Galaxy Gear smartwatch.  South Africans are looking to jump on the latest smart technology band wagon.

With the smartwatch market yet to reach its full potential, here is a head to head comparison of the Galaxy Gear and the Sony Smartwatch 2, two of the front [...]

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The new Samsung Galaxy Gear Watch

Is it a phone? Is it a watch? Hybrid? Well Samsung’s watch come mobile phone, The Galaxy Gear kinda does both.

Revealed at the exclusive event in Berlin, it will mark Samsung’s first entry into the world of smart watches. Now what makes this hyped up product so wow?

Firstly let’s start off correctly. The Galaxy Gear is not a phone, well not in [...]

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The Jetovator – The Ultimate Water Sport Thrill Ride.

Nothing gets more exciting than being lifted 8 metres into the air above a clear blue sea being stunned by the beautiful ocean below you and the sky above you.

The Jetovator offers breath-taking rides that few water sports accessories can offer.

It works by using external power from a high power personal watercraft (PWC), like a Jet Ski or sup [...]

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Toshiba Unveils the Camileo X SportCam.

Toshiba have unveiled their latest soldier in the battle of the action cameras with the Camileo X Sportcam.The strike out feature of the Camileo X is it's striking resemblance to the GoPro Hero. A look which might confuse the newbie action camera user. Similarities aside, the camera does have some stand out features, with Full HD 1080 video capt [...]

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What is Google Glass?

Google are hard at work to complete its Google Glass project. It was announced in 2012 that Google would dare to enter the shaky technology sector known as augmented reality. As the world slept, Google has been on a mission to create a complete hands free, desktop fr [...]

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Crazy iPhone 6 Pics.

Crazy Iphone 6 Pics. With iPhone users already waiting eagerly for the iPhone 6 to hit stores, many rumours of its specs and designs have started to pop up.

And with Apple having released a new iPhone every year for the last 3 years, the lovely iPhone lovers are expecting a new one to come out year end. Incredibly. Due to all the speculation an [...]

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Tracking Poachers with Camera Traps

The alarming rate of poaching in South Africa is now warranting larger and larger budgets being made available to clamp down on the rate at which these poachers are slaughtering SA's rhino population. The increasing plight of the rhino is now also attracting attention to the common poaching of many, many other of our animal species. 

The fight [...]

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Geo-tag your photos and videos with the i-GotU GPS Logger

Cameras seem to have reached a point where the quality is as good as it can get (hopefully we're wrong on this!) so now a lot of the manufacturers have turned their focus to including a heap of extra features to ensure that their camera is better than their competitors. One of the features which some camera brands have played around with is incl [...]

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ClearShot Credit Card Sized Camera Stand

There's a lot of interesting projects coming out of crowd funded programs like Kick Starter but the ClearShot invention of Mike Carney from Seattle is our favourite so far. Mike's simple yet ingenous idea is a clever plastic design which is small enough to fit in the credit card slot of your wallet but when you take it out it converts into a min [...]

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