GoPro Releases Crowdsourced HERO8 Black and MAX Million Dollar Challenge Video, Awards Equal Cut of $1 Million to 45 Creators
HERO8 Black and MAX Deliver Industry-Leading Video Stabilization, Image Quality and Advanced Camera Features to Enable Every-Day Users to Produce Professional Quality Highlight Video Challenge Received More than 42,000 GoPro Customer Submissions from 104 Countries
SAN MATEO, Calif., Jan. 29, 2020 /HalcyonTV/ -- At 6 a.m. PST, GoPro, Inc. (NASDAQ: GPRO) dropped its second annual Million Dollar Challenge video—a crowdsourced product highlight video to celebrate GoPro's new HERO8 Black and MAX cameras while championing the incredible passion and creativity of its customer community.
Owners of GoPro's new cameras were encouraged to submit inspiring videos featuring unique perspectives, spectacular visuals and captivating moments of activities or subject matters they're passionate about. The very best shots were selected by GoPro to be included in its GoPro Million Dollar Challenge product highlight video and the featured submitters will receive an equal share of one million dollars.
This year, creators from 104 countries sent in their HERO8 Black and MAX content for consideration, resulting in 42,000 video clips — nearly double the submissions from the year prior.
"The technology and ease-of-use of our HERO8 Black and MAX cameras makes it easy for everyday users to capture mind-blowing, professional quality footage of any activity," said Nick Woodman, GoPro founder and CEO. "HERO8 Black and MAX capture cinematically stunning content straight out of the box in the hands of even a novice user, and the GoPro Million Dollar Challenge is our way of celebrating both the insane capabilities of our newest cameras along with our customers' incredible creativity. Our world is such an awesome place filled with amazing people and you can see that clearly in this year's GoPro Million Dollar Challenge video."
GoPro's internal video production team watched every submitted clip, totaling more than 350 hours of video, to select the best moments and integrate them into a seamless celebratory GoPro anthem. Ultimately, 45 creators were selected for the final video earning $22,222 a piece—an equal share of $1 million—for their submission. No one was given advance notice of their inclusion—each learned of their award by watching.
For a complete list of GoPro Million Dollar Challenge award recipients, visit GoPro's news page, The Inside Line. For more information on the game-changing technology of GoPro's flagship HERO8 Black and it's versatile dual-lens camera, MAX, please visit gopro.com.
G-SHOCK's Latest Metal Timepieces Marry Luxurious Looks and Street Style
DOVER, N.J., Jan. 27, 2020 /HalcyonTV/ -- Today, Casio G-SHOCK announces brand new GM6900 timepieces for Spring 2020, bringing an edgy, lux street-style look to a classic G-SHOCK silhouette. The all-new GM6900-1, GM6900G-9 and GM6900B-4 models are a nod to today's elevated streetwear style with their forged metal bezels.
Inspired by popular music icons and created for today's street fashion enthusiasts, the new timepieces come in a stylish chromatic colorway for a trendsetting look. Taking from the popular GM-5600, these models feature metal bezels with a unique, eye-catching accent buckle.
Sure to turn heads, the GM6900-1 features a silver bezel with a matching silver metal button while the GM6900G-9 stands out with a gold IP bezel and button. Additionally, the GM6900B-4 comes with a black IP and metal bezel, metallic red dial and transparent red band.
The new GM6900 timepieces come equipped with G-SHOCK features such as:
DENVER, Pa., Jan. 24, 2020 /HalcyonTV/ -- Gold and silver may set the standard for commodities on Wall Street, but medieval steel was the metal that ruled the day on January 16 at Morphy's $2.3 million auction of the Susquehanna Collection. To the delight of a packed house that had gathered to bid on a 40-year collection of early Pennsylvania antiques and European heirlooms, a rare and outstanding early 16th-century composite suit of armor with royal provenance claimed top-lot honors at $270,600.
"The suit of armor was a constant source of interest in the run-up to the sale and a very popular attraction at the preview," said Morphy Auctions founder and president Dan Morphy. "We were contacted by collectors from all over the world who wanted to bid on it. They were very familiar with its provenance and importance."
The circa-1510 to 1520 Maximilian suit of armor, which is similar to an example shown in a book published by the Metropolitan Museum of Art titled Of Arms and Men: Arms and Armor at the Metropolitan 1912-2012, was assembled in the 1920s by Dr. Bashford Dean (1867-1928). Dr. Dean, who was the first president of the Arms & Armor Society and first curator of the Arms & Armor Gallery at The Met, used period elements in composing the historically accurate 75-inch-tall suit. Some of the components came from the distinguished collections of Carl, Prince of Prussia and the Princes Radziwill, Nieswiez Castle, Lithuania. Its pre-auction estimate was $75,000-$150,000.
The 219-lot Susquehanna Collection boasted many exceptional, historically significant 18th-century firearms. A pair of Revolutionary War flintlock pistols dated and marked for its original owner, "Robert Roberts 1775," had once been owned by R.H. Coleman, president of Remington Arms Co., and appeared in the July 1972 issue of The American Rifleman. Roberts served in the militia and participated in several engagements in Maryland, as well as at the battles of Brandywine and Germantown in Pennsylvania. The coveted guns, which were accompanied by extensive documentation, sold above estimate for $110,700.
Leading the selection of first-rate Kentucky rifles was a Jacob Kuntz (1780-1876) design with the Pennsylvania State Seal on its patchbox. Described by Dan Morphy as "undoubtedly one of the finest rifles Kuntz ever made," it was crafted in Philadelphia but displayed many of the Lehigh Valley characteristics typical of firearms Kuntz made while learning his trade in Allentown, Pa. It sold above estimate for $61,500. Another standout was a beautifully relief-carved Revolutionary War-era flintlock Kentucky rifle signed "J. Ferree," referring to a Lancaster County, Pa., gunsmith who produced guns and gun barrels under government commission during the Revolutionary War. Among its highly attractive embellishments are fleurs-de-lis, possibly a tribute to Ferree's French Huguenot ancestry. The rifle surpassed its estimate to reach $55,350.
An incredible collection of 18th-century powder horns was offered, none more profusely decorative than the 1763 example engraved with a map of Havana and such landmarks and sites as "Mooro" (Morro) Castle and Shepherds Battrey (Battery). Attributed to a British corporal posted in St. Augustine, Florida, during the French & Indian War and a presumed participant in the Battle of Havana, it sold for $50,430.
There was strong competition for a circa-1740 Philadelphia tall-case 8-day moon-phase clock made by Peter Stretch. The earliest known example of a clock with ogee feet, it more than doubled its high estimate, reaching $166,050.
Samsara Launches Pre-Sales for groundbreaking new generation of smart carry-on suitcase, introduced to the market at this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES)
NEW YORK, Jan. 16, 2020 /HalcyonTV/ -- Samsara Luggage announced today the launch of its online pre-sale for their next generation of smart carry-on suitcases with Wi-Fi Hotspot capabilities, making Samsara the first to market this innovative technology.
Samsara unveiled its new generation of smart luggage at this year's CES. Forbes broke the news to its online audience calling the new product line "incredible." The review continues with, "A competitor of Away, Samsara wasn't content to stick a battery in their bag and call it smart."
The new Samsara smart carry-on features more breakthrough innovation including an IoT tracking solution that offers consumers the most accurate location data for their smart-case. The new generation builds upon the original model's ergonomic on-the-go workstation design with a sleeker smart unit that is accessible from the exterior of the case and features a portable wireless charging dock for cell phones. This new generation is currently available for pre-order on the Samsara website for $199 without the Hotspot feature or $279 with it.
"I'm so excited to offer our new generation of smart luggage at such a competitive price point during the pre-sale," says Atara Dzikowski, Co-founder and CEO of Samsara Luggage. "Adding durable polycarbonate to the product line in vibrant colors and styles offers our diverse clientele the options they want leading into peak travel season. As part of the company's continued efforts to create an effortless travel experience, we brought together exclusive tech features with an enhanced design to show our customers a better way to travel."
Samsara Luggage recently announced its partnership with Monogoto, an affordable and reliable cellular provider, to enable its new Wi-Fi Hotspot feature. Customers will be able to subscribe to Monogoto at a preferred rate and enjoy access to a secured Wi-Fi Hotspot while traveling.
Franciscan Women's Health at Virginia Mason opens in Seattle
SEATTLE, Jan. 20, 2020 /HalcyonTV/ -- CHI Franciscan and Virginia Mason continue to fulfill their commitment to expand women's health care options with a new outpatient obstetric and women's health clinic, Franciscan Women's Health at Virginia Mason. The clinic, located on the Virginia Mason campus in Seattle's First Hill neighborhood, will offer convenient access to prenatal care and comprehensive obstetrical and gynecological services beginning Monday, Jan. 20.
This summer, CHI Franciscan and Virginia Mason will open a new birth center at Virginia Mason.
"The greater Puget Sound region continues to experience unprecedented growth, creating an increased demand in every specialty," said Ketul J. Patel, chief executive officer of CHI Franciscan. "CHI Franciscan has the largest and most comprehensive women's care program in the state and we are pleased to expand our premier services into Seattle with Virginia Mason to better serve our communities."
The new 3,800 square-foot outpatient obstetric and women's health clinic, located on Level 8 of the Virginia Mason Lindeman Pavilion, 1201 Terry Ave., combines CHI Franciscan's regional leadership in personalized obstetric care with Virginia Mason's focus on quality and innovation. To schedule an appointment, call (206) 287-6300.
"We are pleased to have CHI Franciscan as a partner in expanding women's health services in the Seattle market," said Virginia Mason Chairman and CEO Gary S. Kaplan, MD. "Adding high-quality obstetric services, in conjunction with our existing gynecological program, allows us to offer comprehensive care and continuity to better serve our patients and their families."
In addition to Franciscan Women's Health at Virginia Mason, the two organizations will open a full-service birth center with a Level II Special Care Nursery this summer, called the Virginia Mason Birth Center, an Alliance with CHI Franciscan. The new program will offer personalized birth experiences and easy access to high-quality care for mothers and families throughout the region.