The NHL Will Use GoPros To Make Hockey Into Awesome Television

As the video above shows, hockey from the vantage point of a hockey players is nuts. The stick work! The speed! That’s why the NHL and GoPro are teaming up to fill NHL broadcasts with hot, first-person action cam footage. It’s going to be awesome.


The Eerie Ruins Of 11 Abandoned Hotels

Tourism is a funny thing. Sometimes hot spots are hot, prompting opportunistic developers to build. And sometimes they’re not. (The outbreak of a civil war is a great way to shut down a tourist destination.) Photographer Dietmar Eckell has spent the past several years visiting the hotels and resorts that got left behind.


This YouTube Star Had A Way Better 2014 Than You Did

Video: Professional YouTuber Devin Graham (also known as Devinsupertramp), goes around the world shooting amazing and beautiful videos for his channel. He’s put together a bit of a wrap-up video showing off all the stuff he did in 2014, and it’s fair to say he had a better year than all of us.


Smart Home Security Guard Piper Now Has Night Vision

Piper is many things in a tiny package. The pint-sized home security device — it’s literally the size of a pint glass — watches over your house, automates your connected devices and helps you keep in touch with friends. And now with night vision too.


18 Terrifying Photos Of Ships In Trouble

The fight against Earth’s oceans is almost as old as humankind. Through millennia, humans have battled typhoons and waves as high as buildings. “To sail is necessary, to live is not necessary,” said Plutarch during a huge storm in the Mediterranean. Here are 18 photos that perfectly illustrate that idea.


A GoPro For Kids Captures How Those Skinned Knees Happened

The outlandish stunts of even the most extreme athletes still can’t compare to the exploits of a bored six-year-old on a Saturday afternoon. And the only thing more thrilling than jumping a tricycle off a makeshift ramp is watching the replay of the resulting crash again and again. So VTech has made a kid-friendly GoPro-like action cam that can be mounted to skateboards, wagons and scooters.


Seek's Smartphone Thermal Camera Can Now Zoom In On Your Target

Just a few weeks ago at CES FLIR announced an updated version of its FLIR ONE thermal camera for smartphones with a compact new form factor similar to the Seek Thermal. And to keep the smartphone thermal camera arms race going, Seek Thermal has now returned fire with its new Seek XR that introduces an optical zoom feature letting you spot targets up to 600m away.


All The Fun Of Disposable Cameras, Without A Trip To The Photography Shop

Back before the days of selfie-sticks, or selfies or even the concept of front-facing cameras, humanity had plastic disposable cameras. You’d shoot your 20 photos, take it to the photography shop, rewind the film — yes, film — and walk out with 20 blurry holiday snaps of your own. WhiteAlbum is an app that’s trying to bring that experience back, but without having to pay a visit to a printer.


How I Shot An Upside-Down Glacier In Antarctica

I travelled to Antarctica in December on holidays with my family. I brought along my camera rig to shoot the glaciers, ice and penguins. We saw thousands of icebergs of course, but only one revealed its gorgeous underside — the 90 per cent “below the surface” you hear so much about.


The Truly Brilliant Design History Of The Selfie Stick

I was at the beach a few weeks ago when I witnessed a three-generation family taking a group selfie (just try to make me call it an usie) in the surf using a selfie stick. A few minutes later, an adult couple repeated the scene. And so on. When, I wondered, did this weird little gimmick become a ubiquitous gadget?