GoPro’s Hero 7 camera has leaked via a store display

GoPro’s next camera appears to have leaked via a store display. Imgur user Austin Mittelstadt posted a series of images that show off the company’s Hero 7 camera, which is expected to be announced later this month.

The camera appears to come in three colors: white, silver, and black. The display also shows off some of the usual features that we’ve seen with prior models, like image stabilization and that it’s waterproof up to a depth of 33 feet. A couple of the models appear to come without a front screen, echoing what we saw with the Hero 4 line, where the silver model came without the screen, while the black version did.


Image: AustinMittelstadt

GoPro has had a rough couple of years. It slashed its camera lineup to three models in the spring of 2016, in an effort to focus its lineup and cut costs, launched a 360-degree camera called Fusion and the Hero 6 camera last year, which bumped up the specs from prior models. It also got out of the drone business this past spring. Those efforts to slim down a bit appear to have succeeded: the company had a profitable quarter last year. Earlier this year, the company released the Hero, a new entry-level camera, and indicated that others would follow later this year.

Ecobee’s Peak Relief mode will adjust your thermostat to help save money during the priciest hours

Ecobee is launching a “Peak Relief” pilot program for its smart thermostats that will automatically cut down on heating and air conditioning during the day’s peak hours to help curb the cost of temperature control.

The company says that this program will be customized specifically for each individual’s home by taking electricity rates, comfort preferences, the local weather forecast, and the home’s energy efficiency into account. Peak Relief bundles this data and ramps up either heat or AC just before those peak times to regulate temperature inside your home. Ecobee says the goal is to help find ways to keep users comfortable while reducing their community’s energy usage and electricity bills. The company claims the feature can save customers an additional 10 percent on their heating or cooling bills.

The Peak Relief pilot rolled out today in select markets in California, Ontario, and Arizona. However, it looks to be a pretty limited rollout overall since the program is only available to users with electric heating and cooling systems and time-of-use utility rates. Interested users can sign up to learn when it’ll be available for them.