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Like regular action cameras, 360-degree video is slowly coming to life around the world. The second iteration of the Gear 360 supports a significantly higher video resolution than the original, and when paired with a recent Samsung smartphone it can live broadcast 360-degree video to Facebook and YouTube.

The brand new Samsung Galaxy S8, just introduced to the world at Unpacked in New York, is Samsung's best phone ever. It's the most powerful, with an innovative screen and a design that's incredibly refined. It has Bixby, a voice agent that wants to be just as useful and integral to your phone as touch already is. It has a new motion-sensitive Gear VR headset and works with a new high-resolution Gear 360 camera.

At the same time, there's no one standout feature or gimmick with the new phone from the world's largest phone maker that makes you go wow -- after travelling the rocky road paved by the Galaxy Note7, Samsung is concentrating on getting the basics right with the S8 and larger S8+.

A sharper picture is a welcome addition to this tiny action camera with eyes in the back of its head. I'm still not convinced that your average punter will rush out and embrace 360-degree video, but if you're keen to be an early adopter then the 360fly should certainly be on your short list.

The 360fly camera has been around for the last six months, finding its place with the likes GoPro and others in the "action cam" category as 360 video and VR continued to become more "mainstream". At its heart, it is a single-lens camera that captures stitchless 360-degree video with interactive and mobile virtual reality viewing capabilities.

Today it sees an upgrade to address a complaint all too common for 360 cameras -- resolution. The new 360fly 4K camera, (which was unveiled at CES earlier this year) boasts, as the name suggests, higher resolution in addition to the ability to shoot point-of-view as well as 360 video.