Items tagged with Hero

GoPro is continuing its drive to flesh out its low-end action cam lineup with the introduction of a new model: the Hero+ LCD. The Hero+ LCD might not have the wealth of features granted to its high-end siblings like the ability to capture 4K video or dazzle with extreme slo-mo, but it also doesn’t come with a wallet-busting price tag either. The Hero+ LCD has the ability to shoot 1080p video at 60fps, and can capture still frames at 8MP. You’ll also find a touch display on the rear of the camera to aid in framing your shot and controlling in-camera playback (not to mention adjust camera controls... Read more...
Let's be honest here, GoPro pretty much owns the action camera scene with its super popular line of Hero cameras. That being the case, what's a company to do that doesn't see much competition? One option is to rest on its laurels, though a better idea is to buckle down and keep innovating. It looks as though GoPro has chosen the latter, as a newly granted patent shows the company tinkering with a compact square camera. In the patent, GoPro describes the housing as being of substantially equal length on all sides. It’s a little cube, in other words, that can be secured in several... Read more...
Although the label below doesn’t look very impressive, it hints at a possible upcoming announcement from HTC and/or AT&T that the wireless carrier will soon be carrying the HTC Legend smartphone. This new smartphone will operate on the 850 and 1900MHz WCDMA bands. As the successor to HTC's Hero, the Legend offers a larger 3.2-inch AMOLED display and an optical trackpad surrounded by a clickable button. The Legend is HTC's first Android 2.1 device with the Sense UI. It also has a tough unibody design. Other specs we've seen for overseas variants of this phone include: 600MHz Qualcomm MSM7227... Read more...
HTC's Hero just sounds like a powerful phone. And with Android loaded in, it's hard to dispute the allure. But up until now, anyone interested in bringing one home had to purchase a GSM version in unlocked form for use on AT&T or T-Mobile, and that required quite a few hundred dollars. Starting early next month, however, all that changes. Sprint, home of "The Now Network," has just announced that it will be picking up the smartphone starting on October 11th, and it's not just the radio that'll be changing. The CDMA Hero will also boast a slightly refined look, one that dose away with the so-called... Read more...
HTC unveiled its latest Android phone, the Hero, earlier in the week. Perhaps more exciting than the phone itself, however, was the custom Android interface called Sense. This UI lets users customize their device and provides better access to the information you want at a glance. The UI supports widgets, customized profiles, and consolidated views of various types of information. HTC has said its future devices will use this Sense UI. Now, we’re seeing more good news from the company, with various sources reporting that HTC CEO Peter Chou has confirmed the new HTC Sense user interface "will be... Read more...
Man, what a month for cellphones! The Palm Pre, iPhone 3GS and T-Mobile myTouch 3G were just the beginning, as HTC has revealed its newest smartphone in back-to-back launch events in London and New York. While the handset hums along on Android, it's not a typical version of the OS. HTC asserts that its Hero is the world’s first Android-based phone with a customized user interface, a feature it's calling "Sense."The Hero doesn't look all that different that the T-Mobile G1. There's still a crooked chin, a full touchscreen and a rectangular design. According to HTC, it boasts an anti-fingerprint... Read more...
This one would make Vernon Reid proud -- or maybe not?  Regardless, here's a little something for Sunday night kick-back and amusement.  If you've ever played Guitar Hero and attempted Living Color's song, Cult of Personality on any setting but easy, you'll know why some axe-slinging musicians are called "heroes".  With his stylings classified as a hybrid "Metal Funk" fusion, Rolling Stone magazine ranked Reid as one of top 100 greatest guitarists of all time.  There's no question, in the game the song is a pretty steep... Read more...
Tired of playing Trogdor and Freebird over and over? Maybe help is on the way. Representatives of the remaining Beatles are in discussions with the makers of both the Guitar Hero and Rock Band video games. Activision and MTV Games are after a deal for the most sought-after catalog of music ever. A final deal would be worth several million dollars, according to a person familiar with the talks, and could be reached in a matter of weeks. However, it would have first to win the blessing of both Apple Corps, the company established by the band to oversee its business interests, and EMI, the UK music... Read more...
Activision keeps on rockin' with the mega-popular Guitar Hero brand. The gaming giant just announced plans for the next installment of the shreddin' series. Get ready, 'cause Guitar Hero: World Tour is set to hit shelves before the holiday season.In response to the racket created by Rock Band, Activision has turned up the volume with a new set of peripherals for World Tour. Faux rockers will be able to buy a drum kit and bass pedal to form a full band. With the promise of a "battle of the bands" mode in the offing, button-pushing buddies can strut their stuff and face off against four of their... Read more...
A common knock on the wildly popular Guitar Hero console gamer is that it's a shame that people don't just learn how to play the guitar instead. It's easier to play the actual guitar than many songs on Guitar Hero on its most challenging setting, after all. Perhaps the critics were wrong about Guitar Hero siphoning off interest in the actual instrument. Six of the top twenty iTunes podcasts are guitar tutorials by iVideosongs.When possible, iVideosongs gets guitarists who actually wrote popular songs to explain each riff in detail. At the very least, the instructors are professional guitarists... Read more...
Microsoft launches - not hardware or software, but a comic strip.The daily Web comic, called Heroes Happen Here, features tech savvy crime fighters like Lord Firewall, who "stands between chaos and order" and says things like "begone vermin!"Heroes Happen Here is sponsored by Microsoft and Seagate. If the name sounds familiar, it's because Microsoft has also dubbed its February launch event for the 2008 versions of SQL Server, Windows Server and Visual Studio as 'Heroes Happen Here.'The HHH comic strips are being created by Jordan Gorfinkel, a former DC Comics editor who helped revitalize the Batman... Read more...
The sale price alone is worth the story, but that's not the best part.  A Canadian dad, ebay username of k_lid, sold his son's Guitar Hero III game (for the Nintendo Wii) on eBay for $9,100.01 after catching him smoking pot in the backyard with two of his "delinquent" friends."I am now finding it hard to justify rewarding him with this gift after he so greatly disappointed me," writes the brooding parent on his eBay listing page. "I know smoking a joint isn't the end of the world, but if you can convince me that he deserves the gift, then I will end the auction."Consequently, the $90 game... Read more...
Google has all sorts of variations on its old standby search engine. They've combined parts of two of their lesser known searches into one new widget: Google Hot Trends. It's a list of the 100 top search trends, and you can tweak it to compare trends and peg it to different moments in time. I put in  a search term for a business I'm familiar with and it returned a list of articles, a search summary over a period of several years, and a listing of searches by geographic area which corresponded closely to  my own experience. In short, it's kinda handy. And a bit terrifying, when you see how mundane... Read more...