Tonight could potentially be very interesting indeed. It’s Google I/O time, which means three days of the latest and greatest Google tech. At 6PM (UK time) we’ll see Google CEO Sundar Pichai kick off proceedings and we’re hoping that those rumours of Android apps running on Chromebooks will become a reality.
Join us in just a few minutes to learn all about the product and platform innovation at Google with the direct feed below…
Being able to cycle around in these balmy sunny evenings is really refreshing, but when it does eventually get dark you’re going to need a bike light. These are plentiful, and you can even put an action camera on the handlebars to record your journey and log any incidents.
Trouble is, that’s two things to worry about. Two things to maybe detact and reattach, two things to charge and so on. This is where a company called Cycliq has stepped in with their new Fly12 1080p Action Camera with Integrated Front Light. It’s ideal for making you visible and safe, with a 400 lumens light and a camera which will record on a loop for up to 10 hours straight.
Inside, the camera features a 16GB microSD card (which you can upgrade if you want) and also has “Incident Capture” technology so you can get those accidents or incidents logged on video. It also integrates with Strava, adding speed, power, heart rate and map location – all of which can be overlaid onto the final video if you want to film and show off your latest mountain biking ride or speedy road bike adventure.
At £249 it’s not cheap, but does include WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity to the CycliqPlus companion app plus an alarm which will sound and record if the bike is tampered with.
It’s available today online and from independent bike shops.
See below for more info..
Cycliq Announces Availability of Fly12 1080p Action Camera with Integrated Front Light
London [May] – Cycliq, maker of innovative cycling accessories, has announced the availability of its newest product, Fly12. Designed for cyclists, a combination Full HD camera and front light, the device makes commuters, road cyclists and mountain bikers more visible while recording the action ahead. It also includes a feature-rich companion app and integration with Strava.
Fly12 is compact with a modern design delivering wide angle, HD 1080p footage for crystal clear recordings. In camera-only mode it will record for up to 10 hours. At full power, the light delivers 400 lumens providing ample low light visibility and enough output to negotiate unlit roads. Utilising the latest Nanotechnology and a weatherproof construction, Fly12 will not suffer from water ingress or corrosion.
Set and Forget. Fly12 features a looping record so there is no need to worry about running out of memory. The light also features ‘Incident Capture Technology’. Footage is automatically saved in the event of an incident. A 16GB Class 10 microSD card is included meaning Fly12 is ready to go straight from the box.
Fly12 features WiFi and Bluetooth for connectivity to the CycliqPlus companion app. The Fly12 app allows full control of settings and enables users to review and share video. Strava integration adds a choice of Strava ride characteristics such as speed, power, heart rate and map location, which can be overlaid onto the final video edit. Fly12 purchasers receive three months free Strava Premium membership.
The Fly12 app also features a Bike Alarm. Once armed, any movement of the bike will set off an audible alarm, start the light flashing and turn on the camera. An alert is then also sent to the paired smartphone notifying the bicycle owner.
Jeroen van Zon, Marketing Manager of Cycliq said: “Fly12 is already in the hands of our Kickstarter backers after a second successful funding campaign, and we’re really excited now to be announcing worldwide stock availability this May. Fly12 not only helps us share the joy of cycling with our friends with dynamic Strava overlays, but helps keep us as cyclists and our bikes safe. Our rear facing Fly6 camera has already been used successfully in a number of police and insurance cases involving cyclists and other road users.”
Fly12 will retail for £249. It’s available online and independent bike dealers from 17th May.
For more information visit www.cycliq.com
We’ve seen the teeny-tiny GoPro cameras shooting some pretty excellent footage over the years. The cameras have also helped TV makers to film in cars, on bikes, motorbikes, boats and – when strapped to people – they can grab point-of-view footage in full HD.
Now they’ve stuck one onto a rocket. This is the SL-10 from UP Aerospace. It blasted off and reached 396,000 feet, which is classed as “near space”. The footage below was capture exclusively on a GoPro HERO4 camera as the rocket shot off at speeds of up to Mach 5.5, which is 3,800mph.
The shots at around 1.30 are particularly spectacular..