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Dude avoids extortion thanks to having dash cam installed in his car

Posted by Andrey Malskiy Categories: Cameras, Transportation, Videos

For those that drive on a daily basis, we’re sure you all have your horror stories to tell, and we’re sure some are just too good to believe. That said, when the issue is pressed can you prove that what you say is true, or will it be our word against yours? We hate to give you a reality check, but the law may not always be on your side; even if you’re not at fault. Here in Washington, if you hit someone from behind, it’s automatically your fault. How could you prove that you were completely stopped and that the person in front of you rolled backwards into you? If you're like the dude in the video above, the answer is simple. Install a dash cam. Sure, it may seem nerdy, but at least it got him out of paying $500 for something that wasn't his fault. Check out the video above for the full story.


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Black Friday 2011: Sears

Sears Black Friday 2011

Sears is looking to bring the heat on Black Friday 2011 with a sale that begins at 4:00 am the day after Thanksgiving. We've got the highlights of the sale for you after the break, which include a $99 Kinect sensor, some cheap digital photo frames, and a $30 HD camcorder.

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Deal of the Day: 50% off JVC Everio GZ-MS110 camcorder

jvc everio gz-ms110 sale

This Deal of the Day from eBay offers 50% off the JVC Everio GZ-MS110 camcorder. This camera sports a 39x optical zoom, can uploads videos directly to YouTube, and is an all around good buy at full price. These usually sell for $199, and this deal brings it down to $99, saving you a full $100. That's a discount of 50%. Even better? Shipping is free. If you're interested, head on over:

Save 50% on JVC Everio GZ-MS110 camcorder

Don’t forget, if you’re looking for other deals, be sure to check out our Newegg Promo Code thread. Oh, and if you're on Twitter, be sure to follow @TechPromos for the latest deals, or you can Like TechPromos on Facebook.

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Bleeding Edge TV 375: Looxcie wearable video recorder

If you've ever wanted to be able to capture a moment that you knew was coming, but weren't sure exactly when, you may want to check out Looxcie. It's a wearable video camera that constantly records. You can stream what you are recording live over the Internet, and if you wanna capture something, you just hit the button and it clips the last 30 seconds and saves it for you. If you have an iPhone or Android device, then you can even get an app that lets you use the phone as a viewfinder.

You can pick up Looxcie at Amazon.

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Video: Canon 7D vs. Barbie Video Girl

There are a lot of options out there when it comes to buying a portable video recording device. There are a myriad of camcorders, you’ve got devices and the that can shoot in high definition, even high-end DSLRs can now shoot great video. In an effort to help you decide between two of the more popular choices out there, Brandon Bloch put together this video comparison showing the pros and cons between the Canon 7D DSLR and the Barbie Video Girl digital camcorder accessory. Both have some nice qualities, as you’ll see in the video. You know you wanna watch.


Unboxing Live 062: DXG USA A80V 1080p camcorder

Cheap handheld camcorders seem to be all the rage these days, so it’s rare that we focus on them unless they have some sort of standout feature set. Heck, the records 720p H.264 video itself. Today, we are focusing on the DXG USA A80V handheld camcorder because we think it has a few features that set it apart from the pack.

The A80V is a 1080p camcorder that records at 30 fps, 1080i at 60fps, and 720p at 60fps. All videos are recorded in H.264 MOV file format, which is perfect for pulling directly off the camcorder and viewing/editing immediately. A lot of similar cameras require a transcode before you can view or play with the files. It’s got a 10 megapixel CMOS sensor, 5x optical zoom, 10x digital zoom, 3-inch touch display, and even an HDMI output (with HDMI cable included.)

You can get the DXG USA A80V for $239 on Amazon.


Bleeding Edge TV 337: Sony Bloggie HD camcorders

Sony’s new line of Bloggie HD video camcorders debuted at , and we caught up with Sukhgit, Social Media Evangelist at Sony, to get the full scoop. She gives us the rundown on the Sony Bloggie PM5 and CM5 camcorders. If you are looking for an inexpensive and feature-rich high definition camcorder, you’ll want to check out the video above for the full scoop on these two cameras. You can pick up the Sony MHS-CM5 Bloggie on Amazon for $199.99, and the Sony MHS-PM5 Bloggie for $169.99.

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2009 Holiday Gift Guide: Kodak Zi8

Kodak Zi8We love how inexpensive it’s gotten for people to attain the ability to record high definition video, and we think this category is set to explode this holiday season. Based on this, and you know how much we love video, we’ve got to recommend the Kodak Zi8 handheld camera. Why? Well, the Kodak Zi8 records full 1080p HD video at 30 fps, and can also take 5 megapixel still images. It incorporates image stabilization as well, which helps avoid that whole Blair Witch shaky cam effect that none of us enjoy, and in a rare move, it even has a microphone jack so you can connect a nice, high quality audio device, if you so choose.

It’s definitely a great value for such a small device that packs a nice punch. The Kodak Zi8 typically sells for $179, but you can find it on Amazon for a little less than that.

Honorable Mention:
Flip Mino: It isn’t HD, but it’s about $60 cheaper than the Kodak Zi8.

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JVC Picsio GC-FM1 should hit Japan by October

Posted by Mark Rollins Categories: Cameras, Handhelds

JVC Picsio GC-FM1

It would appear that is going into the Kodak Z series territory with the Picsio GC-FM1.  As you can see, it is one of those rectangular frame jobs with 1080p video, 8-megapixel stills, a 2-inch LCD, as well as HDMI out. 

These video cameras are set to hit Japan by the beginning of October for about $220.  However, we found this odd video that is reminiscent of Mr. Peanut and those animated M&M guys.  You might notice that there are at least two western languages (English and French) in the commercial.  We’re betting that it’ll make its way to Europe and North America soon. 

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Medion Life S470000 digital HD sports cam

Posted by Mark Rollins Categories: Cameras, HDTV

Medion S470000

For those of you who are outdoor enthusiasts, you might appreciate the Medion Life S47000 digital high definition sports camcorder.  This camera is designed to be splash resistant, and it can belay onto your belt.  It allows filming of 720p H.264 videos, but only has 90MB worth of internal memory.  Fortunately, it comes with an SD/SDHC slot, so no worries about running out of space with the quickness. The S47000 also has a 2 inch screen. 

I mentioned before that this might be good for outdoors people, but I don’t know if the S47000 is resilient enough for the extreme sports crowd.  Whatever the case, you can purchase it at the Medion online store for 99 Euros (about $164.)

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