GoPro Hero4 Hands-On: The Best Action Cam Goes 4K Beast, For a Price

After several gagillion leaks over the last few days, they're finally here: GoPro's 2014 line of action cameras. As rumored, there are in fact three models. There's the Hero, GoPro's new entry-level camera that comes in super cheap; the Hero4 Silver, which is basically last year's best action camera plus an LCD… » 9/29/14 11:54am 9/29/14 11:54am

Huge GoPro Hero4 Leak Reveals Silver and Black Edition Features

Yesterday, we shared the information some sleuths on Reddit had been able to pull together about the rumored GoPro Hero4 action camera. Now PetaPixel has a huge scoop revealing what appears to be real official photos of the new camera as well as the features of differing Silver and Black editions of the camera » 9/26/14 11:22am 9/26/14 11:22am

No, Smartphones Aren't Going To Kill GoPro

GoPro saw its stock dive this morning, after some bad press predicted that its action cams are destined to go the way of the dodo thanks to smartphone cameras. Untrue! Here's why. » 7/14/14 2:27pm 7/14/14 2:27pm

Spectacular video shows Russian car pushing police car out of the road

Oh Russia, land of fascists, suicidal kids, and sexually confused homophobes, you never cease to entertain us. Your dash cams are an endless source of joy and amazement and terror and, most often, just confused emotions. Here's the latest one: A car pushes a police car out of the road, ending a chase A-Team style. » 5/22/14 7:20am 5/22/14 7:20am

This Portable Sound Camera Shows You Where It's Loud

Trying to pinpoint what exactly in your car is making that weird ticking noise can drive anyone to madness. As sensitive as our ears are, they're not always as great at precisely locating where a sound is coming from. Thankfully you have four other senses to help, particularly your sight, which this unique SeeSV-S205… » 5/09/13 10:34am 5/09/13 10:34am

NYC Commuters Will Soon Be Getting Microwaved

Getting caught in traffic sucks for everyone. So New York City Mayor Bloomberg and his crack team of engineers are working on a way to both monitor traffic and get you moving, involving more cameras and a lot of microwaves. » 7/20/11 7:00am 7/20/11 7:00am

Clash of the Camera-Designing Car Designers

Walter de'Silva, head of Volkswagen design, has reinterpreted a Leica camera to the tune of $26,500. He's not the first car designer to venture into camera design. In the red corner is Giorgetto Giugiaro of Nikon and supercar fame. » 11/29/10 2:15pm 11/29/10 2:15pm

How Google Street View Really Works

Leave it to Japan’s all-conquering distortion field of kawaii to immerse even a mundane technology demonstration video in vats of cute. Here, Google Japan explains how Street View works. » 9/10/09 10:30am 9/10/09 10:30am

Toshiba Smart Side Mirrors Claim To Gauge Distance; Accuracy Unknown

At the 2008 Automotive Engineering Exposition, Toshiba demonstrated a new technology with the potential to change how drivers view the lowly side mirror. By replacing a vehicle's standard side mirrors with cameras that feed live footage to monitors inside the vehicle, the Toshiba Smart Mirrors can display a yellow,… » 6/05/08 1:40pm 6/05/08 1:40pm

Unique Clause Gets Google Street View Banned From Minnesota Town

The wacky and crazy Google Street View vehicles that manage to capture all of the perfect moments have gotten themselves banned from a United States city, again (kind of). The town of North Oaks, a northeast community and suburb of Minneapolis has chased the Google cars away. They were able to do so because the roads… » 6/02/08 5:00pm 6/02/08 5:00pm

Brits Give Crossing Guards Cams To Catch Speedsters

First off, are crossing guards in the U.K really called lollipop ladies and men? If it is true, is it because their signs look like lollipops. Or even more creepily, do they hand out lollipops to kids? Regardless, these men and women are now being equipped with helmet-mounted cameras to catch aggressive motorists.… » 5/01/08 4:20pm 5/01/08 4:20pm

Mounting Evidence Says Red Light Cameras Increase Accidents

Absentee policing is always a contentious issue. Those for it argue that red light cameras increase intersection safety and act as a deterrent to law breakers. Folks against them get the itchy, big-brother-is-watching feeling and then talk about due process. Well, that or they just blow the things to kingdom come. It… » 1/09/08 12:30pm 1/09/08 12:30pm

Dumb British Hooligans Burning Traffic Cams in England

MAD — no, not the drunk driving group, but the Motorists Against Detection — is a group in England that is actively burning and destroying traffic cameras and making sure everyone knows about it. The group claims to be responsible for 1,000 destroyed cameras in the past 7 years. » 1/04/08 7:30am 1/04/08 7:30am

CarCam Voyager Keeps an Eye on the Road So You Don't Have To

Here's a toy great for the amateur spy photographer or for the middle-aged gold digger needing to protect her Hummer. It's the CarCam Voyager from Brick House Security. (Disclaimer: Jalopnik does not advocate taking your eyes off the road unless it is to take good spy photos for us.) » 12/18/07 6:15pm 12/18/07 6:15pm