GoPros are synonymous with action cameras and for good reason. Ever since the company’s 2002 founding, the miniature, waterproof devices have made appearances in a range of adrenaline-fueled videos, from skydiving over Dubai to snowboarding in Verbier to surfing in Maui.
The company’s Hero line is now in its fifth installment, the first to break free from the polycarbonate housing that enables water, dust and shockproof recordings. For land-based adventurers, that means no more muffled sound from a blocked-off microphone. Divers will be disappointed by the shortened waterproof rating (up to 10 meters instead of the Hero4’s 40), but the company offers a Super Suit accessory that can handle up to 60 meters.
Rival companies poached novice videographers with easier to use action cameras, prompting GoPro to implement a two-inch touchscreen for simply reviewing footage. The device can record 4k video at 30 fps and capture 12 megapixel stills, all of which can be controlled by remote, button or voice.
Users have three apps at their disposal for taking their project to the final cut. Capture assists with recording, allowing you to easily adjust camera settings if you prefer to do it manually. Quik is a simple editing app to put together and upload shots right after a shoot. Splice is the more advanced version of this, but still simple enough to use on a smartphone.
You’ve booked your flights, you’ve found your hotel, you’ve spent the last six months dreaming about your trip. One problem? You don’t know what to do once you get there. If only there was an app that acted as your own personal tour guide, that led you to the city’s top sights and hidden gems, helping you make remarkable discoveries …
Netflix has always been stingy when it comes to content. License agreements prevent it from showing its entire catalogue here in the United States. That just means you get new options when you travel overseas. Check out these great shows next time you’re out of the country.
People need a “chance to get some well-needed rest, relaxation and fresh air.” This is a sentiment we all likely share, as does the European Commission, the executive branch of the European Union. The EC included that phrase when it released its plan to help reopen Europe following the COVID-19 global pandemic. While most EU borders remain closed to international travel until at least mid-June, the EC’s plan starts with inter-Europe travel, and are non-binding recommendations and guidelines. European countries still have the final decision, so travelers are advised to check the restrictions of the countries they plan to visit. According to the EC, “blanket restrictions of free movement are replaced by targeted measures.”