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Overnight, GoPro announced a new top camera in its Hero line-up: the Hero6 Black, built around a new custom-designed processor and with the ability to shoot 4K video at 60fps, as well as 1080p super-slow-mo. Here's how much it'll cost, and when you can buy it in Australia.

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GoPro's long-awaited drone has finally reached Australian shores. It's not made necessarily for drone enthusiasts, but for GoPro enthusiasts -- the company's fanatic fanbase who already document everything they do on the ground and in the sea. But what's it like to actually fly?

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GoPro needs a nice, clear-cut win. The company that makes such good action cameras it's become nearly synonymous with the product has had a rough time. Last year, it had to lay people off and delay the release of its drone after declining sales and improved competition put a severe dent in its coffers. Then, that new drone was recalled because it kept falling out of the sky. After that, the latest iteration of the GoPro action camera was released and sales were sluggish. So, in an effort to fabricate a win, GoPro is begging people in the US to trade in their old GoPro camera for a new one.

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Video: Watching brave kayakers navigating tumultuous whitewater rapids is terrifying enough, but Rush Sturges and Ben Marr decided they needed a more exciting way to risk their lives. So they dragged a tandem kayak up to the top of a drainage ditch in the bush, and then hopped in for a ride back down that looks more thrilling than any roller coaster.

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Bali is a lovely place, if you get out of Kuta and travel to somewhere nice and picturesque like Ubud. That's exactly where filmmaker Sam Evans went when he put together this 360-degree 4K video, which makes Australia's favourite holiday destination look nicer than it has any right to.

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Video: Mounting a GoPro onto a sword and then watching it chop the hell out of things is awesome, but it isn't as easy as I thought. You can't just tape a camera down on one end of the blade and hope for the best, because the shot will look all wacky. The sword moves too fast so it's all blurry, the camera angle is capturing the wrong thing and everything is bad.

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We use a lot of GoPros here at Gizmodo. We use them to shoot timelapse battery tests for phones and 360 degree videos of multibillion dollar transit hubs and test runs of quarter million dollar cars on a dirt track. So a new GoPro action camera with a lower price tag and badass features has us pumped. We'd love for this to be the camera we choose to update our own fleet of GoPros -- more on that in a second -- but the Hero5 is definitely the one we'd recommend to a bike nut friend who wants to get into the action cam game.

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Whether a beginner, a serious aviation enthusiast, or just a fan of gadgets, many of you will have received drones as Christmas gifts. Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have surged in popularity and affordability in recent years, and there’s no doubt that recreational drone use is on the rise as a result.