Casio announces G’z EYE series of rugged action cameras starting with GZE-1

Casio has announced a new series of rugged action cameras, a first for the brand, called the G’z EYE. The first model to be launched in the series is the GZE-1. The GZE-1, which looks remarkably like the company’s G-Shock series of watches, is like an armoured version of your typical GoPro camera. The body is dust, shock, water and low temperature resistant, making it suitable for use even in the harshest of conditions. The camera works underwater up to 50m without requiring any additional case and in temperatures as low as -10°C. The similarity with G-Shock watches is intentional,…

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Casio’s rugged action camera looks like a G-Shock with a lens

In the latest case of a product to be filed under “of course this exists,” Casio has announced a rugged action camera heavily influenced by its iconic G-Shock brand. Though the G’z Eye GZE-1 takes its name from Casio’s line of sturdy smartphones, its design comes straight from the company’s tough watches.

The GZE-1 isn’t the most capable action camera in the world — it shoots 1080p at 30fps, 480p at 120fps, and 6-megapixel photos — but with 50 meters (164 feet) of waterproofing and 4 meters (13 feet) of shockproofing, it’s one of the toughest. At 190.8 degrees, the f/2.8 lens is also wider than those of most action cameras. And if you happen to have Casio’s latest Pro Trek Android Wear watch, you can use it as a viewfinder; in the…

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Xiaomi’s latest US-ready devices include an action cam

Xiaomi has chosen to focus its efforts on dozens of markets outside the US that very few of its products ever make it stateside. It has slowly been bringing its offerings into the country, though, and has started selling four new products on Amazon (…
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‘Assassin’s Creed’ producer is creating a new action game franchise

BioWare's Anthem isn't the only awe-inspiring action title on Electronic Arts' slate. According to EA CFO Blake Jorgensen, the company's Montreal-based studio Motive is building an original franchise with Assassin's Creed producer Jade Raymond, which…
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Action Launcher updated to v31 with Essential Phone support, adaptive folders, and more

A new version of Action Launcher is rolling out today with a couple cool new features, plus some new device-specific support. If you liked adaptive icons, you’ll love adaptive folders. For those of you with the increasingly budget-friendly Essential Phone, you’ll be happy to know the launcher works better with that device’s unusual display. Want more? Well, there is more.

Here’s the full changelog.

  • NEW: Full support for Android 8.0’s shortcut and widget pinning from external apps, allowing for, as an example, Chrome to add a url shortcut to the Home screen.

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