3D imaging

  • Where GoPro goes next

    Where GoPro goes next

    GoPro, already a beloved camera brand, just couldn’t take flight. The GoPro vision – a little box you can attach to the wing of a plane or your ski helmet and catch unparalleled views of the world – is cloudy now on news that trading halted this morning due to low performance attributed to price slashing, layoffs, and the closing of the company’s nascent drone… Read More

  • GoPro cuts 200-300 jobs, largely impacting its drone division

    GoPro cuts 200-300 jobs, largely impacting its drone division

    GoPro is in the process of laying off around 200-300 employees this week, TechCrunch has learned from sources close to the company. The hits to the company were largely concentrated in its aerial division, the segment of the company responsible for its Karma drone. In a letter to impacted employees GoPro explained these cuts are part of a larger restructuring “to better align our… Read More

  • Williams-Sonoma, Inc. acquires AR 3D imaging startup Outward for $112M

    Williams-Sonoma, Inc. acquires AR 3D imaging startup Outward for $112M

    Furniture and kitchenware giant Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (WSI) is acquiring augmented reality startup Outward in an all-cash deal for $112 million. The furniture mega-brand, which operates stores like Williams Sonoma, Pottery Barn, West Elm and others, will be using the startup’s 3D imaging tech to “enhance and extend its high-touch customer service platform,” the company says. Read More

  • The Lily drone is kind of back

    The Lily drone is kind of back

    Remember the Lily drone? It was the drone a person could launch by throwing it in the air and then it would follow the user gallivanting around Dolores Park. It was also the company that couldn’t live up to its crowdfunding campaign and ultimately shut down last January. It’s now available. Sort of. It’s called the Lily Next-Gen and looks much like the original with a blue… Read More

  • GoPro actually had a good quarter and the stock is spiking 15%

    GoPro actually had a good quarter and the stock is spiking 15%

    GoPro is flying high and mighty after releasing its 2017 second-quarter earnings. The camera company took in $297 million in revenue equaling a non-GAAP loss of 9 cents per share. This was way above Wall Street’s expectations, as the general consensus was that GoPro would report revenue of $269 million with a loss of 25 cents per share. That’s growth any way you slice it. Read More

  • GoPro wants to buy the GoPro sitting in your junk drawer

    GoPro wants to buy the GoPro sitting in your junk drawer

    Likely in an effort to spur sales, GoPro just announced a trade-in program that nets participants $50 or $100 towards a GoPro Hero5 Session or Hero5 Black, respectively, for any older GoPro camera. Josh Constine got it right last year in his article called The GoProblem. “Action cameras are like tablets. Lots of people want ONE. But very few need to constantly update to the latest… Read More

  • GoPro gives the Karma drone another try

    GoPro gives the Karma drone another try

    The GoPro Karma drone is now available for purchase. The camera maker today announced the general availability of the drone and at writing, it’s available from GoPro.com, and other retailers like Best Buy, B&H Photo Video and Amazon. Buyers can opt for the Karma drone bundled with a GoPro Hero 5 for $1099 or $799 without a camera. This is GoPro’s second try at the Karma drone. Read More

  • 3D TVs are dead

    3D TVs are dead

    Remember those heady days of yesteryear when everything was going to be 3D? Tangled in 3D! Puss in Boots in 3D! Video games in 3D! Those days are gone, friends, as LG and Sony quietly phase out the 3D features for their latest TVs. Buried in the releases that plagued CES was a notable absence – 3D TV capabilities. Industry experts are saying that 3D – which rose to prominence in… Read More

  • GoPro is recalling the Karma drone after just 16 days on the market

    GoPro is recalling the Karma drone after just 16 days on the market

    GoPro just issued a press release announcing the recall of the Karma drone. It just happened to be while the United States is watching the election results roll in. The press release is below. Customers can view return instuctions here. The Karma drone was on the market for 16 days and GoPro says it sold 2,500 drones thus far. All of them are recalled. GoPro says a power loss malfunction is… Read More

  • GoPro shows its vulnerability after horrific Q3 earnings

    GoPro shows its vulnerability after horrific Q3 earnings

    Expectations were already incredibly low for GoPro this go around and yet somehow the company managed to eclipse even the worst fears of analysts. The company’s stock trading was halted prior to the release of results that missed revenue expectations by 23 percent and nearly $75 million. When trading began again, shares were down 22 percent. This means that, in a matter of minutes… Read More

  • Cloud video editing could be GoPro’s real hero

    Cloud video editing could be GoPro’s real hero

    The future of GoPro is not hardware. It’s services. Editing video is hard but GoPro is moving it to the cloud in a bid to make it a bit easier. The service, called GoPro Plus, is a subscription-based service that GoPro says gives owners access to their photos and videos from any device, and allows for sharing and editing. This service addresses one of GoPro’s main hurdles: How do… Read More

  • GoPro’s Karma drone gets its debut on September 19

    GoPro’s Karma drone gets its debut on September 19

    GoPro’s drone dayz are finally upon us: The action camera maker is going to reveal its Karma aerial photography drone on September 19, via its website. There’s lots of early speculation about the drone, and some teaser footage that suggests it could be a good option for videographers. Read More

  • Garmin releases a GoPro clone

    Garmin releases a GoPro clone

    Garmin has stopped trying. Meet the company’s new action camera: A clone of a GoPro. The company that innovated in the personal navigator space just announced the second generation of its action camera and it looks exactly like a GoPro. The new Virb Ultra 30 packs the goods to record at 4k and allows the user to control its functions through voice commands. Just say “Okay… Read More

  • Researchers pack massive amounts of data into a stream of light Crunch Network

    Researchers pack massive amounts of data into a stream of light

    If you’re hungry for a little holographic data storage and transfer this morning have I got a flapjack for you. Researchers at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg have packed 100 times more data into a light stream by using a pair of holographic Spatial Light Modulators to encode and decode transmissions. Their paper, which has been published in Nature, details a… Read More

  • GoPro releases a pair of mobile video editing apps

    GoPro releases a pair of mobile video editing apps

    GoPro is going more mobile. Today the company announced two new mobile apps — one creates GoPro-ish videos automatically and the other gives the user more control. Both are free and both are welcome additions to the GoPro ecosystem. These apps might sound familiar. Earlier this year, GoPro purchased the teams behind Quik and Splice and have relaunched the apps with several updates but… Read More

  • Struggling GoPro Falls 10% On Earnings Miss; Announces New CFO

    Struggling GoPro Falls 10% On Earnings Miss; Announces New CFO

    Sales of action camera maker GoPro fell short of Wall Street expectations on Wednesday, with the company reporting a loss of 8 cents per share, whereas analysts were predicting an average of 0 cents.  Fourth quarter revenue also fell short, coming in at $437 million, but investors had been forecasting $496 million. This is also down 31% from the $634 million in the same period the year… Read More

  • Here’s What Watching The Super Bowl With Microsoft’s HoloLens Could Look Like

    Here’s What Watching The Super Bowl With Microsoft’s HoloLens Could Look Like

    Watching sports could soon be a very different experience — at least if it’s up to Microsoft and the NFL. Before you know it, a holographic player could be charging through your walls and replays could play in 3D on your coffee table. Microsoft today released a new concept for its HoloLens augmented reality goggles that shows off its vision for what the combination of sports… Read More

  • GoPro Integrates With Periscope

    GoPro Integrates With Periscope

    Action camera maker GoPro is integrating with Periscope, the livestreaming app from Twitter. Owners of the GoPro HERO4 cameras will be able to broadcast their adventures directly to Periscope. As soon as the GoPro is paired to an iPhone, it will recognize the Periscope app and let users record and share their surroundings with a live audience. (The GoPro will still be able to record the videos… Read More

  • Watch Two Guys Stick A GoPro Into A Homemade Pneumatic Cannon And Shoot It Really High

    Watch Two Guys Stick A GoPro Into A Homemade Pneumatic Cannon And Shoot It Really High

    There are few things as exciting as shooting things into the air using a 3D-printed cannon. That’s why this video is so important – and so educational. The two lads who made it, David and Ryan, have created a sort of cannonball for their GoPro and then have been shooting it up, up, up until it tumbles, whistling back to the ground. But this is pretty dumb, you say. It’s just… Read More