DamnGeeky http://www.damngeeky.com The geek's guide to awesomeness Tue, 13 Oct 2015 11:44:26 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Acer Aspire R 14 convertible laptop with unlimited flexibilityhttp://www.damngeeky.com/2015/10/13/36281/acer-aspire-r-14-convertible-laptop-with-unlimited-flexibility.html http://www.damngeeky.com/2015/10/13/36281/acer-aspire-r-14-convertible-laptop-with-unlimited-flexibility.html#comments Tue, 13 Oct 2015 11:44:26 +0000 http://www.damngeeky.com/?p=36281 Along with Aspire Z3-700 all-in-one PC, Acer announced the Aspire R 14 convertible notebook at the Win 10 event in the Grand Hyatt in Taipei, Taiwan. The Aspire R 14 is an improved version of a laptop announced before by the same name. It now comes with diamond-cut edge design and has slimmer 360-degree dual torque hinge, which offers unlimited convertible flexibility to the laptop.  The Aspire R 14 as you would have guessed is a 14-inch laptop that weighs just 1.9kg (4.1 pound). Posing a serious competition to the Surface Book, in both style and features, the Aspire R...

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Best 55-inch 4K UHD LED TV’s to buy this holiday seasonhttp://www.damngeeky.com/2015/10/13/36271/best-55-inch-4k-uhd-led-tvs-to-buy-this-holiday-season.html http://www.damngeeky.com/2015/10/13/36271/best-55-inch-4k-uhd-led-tvs-to-buy-this-holiday-season.html#comments Tue, 13 Oct 2015 10:51:03 +0000 http://www.damngeeky.com/?p=36271 4K content has arrived in a big way and to display this UHD content you need a compatible display. In this edition of our holiday season gift guide we take a look at the 4K Ultra HD TV options in the market and filter down the best one’s for you. To make it easier for you to select the screen size we recommend 55-inch screen size which is the most popular and fits in you room with no hassle at all. Take a look at these 55-inch 4K UHD TV’s in chronological order of their preference and get the best...

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Acer Aspire Z3-700 all-in-one PC wants to be a 17-inch tablethttp://www.damngeeky.com/2015/10/13/36266/acer-aspire-z3-700-all-in-one-pc-wants-to-be-a-17-inch-tablet.html http://www.damngeeky.com/2015/10/13/36266/acer-aspire-z3-700-all-in-one-pc-wants-to-be-a-17-inch-tablet.html#comments Tue, 13 Oct 2015 10:34:13 +0000 http://www.damngeeky.com/?p=36266 When Window 10 hardware market is stuffed with most amazing of hardware, including recently released Microsoft Surface Book; what do you do to standout as a third-party OME? If you’re Acer, you stuff in an all-in-one computer with a battery and make it portable. At a Windows 10 event in Grand Hyatt in Taipei, Taiwan, Acer unveiled the Aspire Z3-700 all-in-one PC that features a battery onboard. Dell and Lenovo have already pioneered the technique in their system, but Acer’s 17.3-inch PC with full-HD (1920 X 1080) display stands out in its own right. With the internal battery, Acer Aspire Z2-700...

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Apple fanboys rejoice: Six Apple Stores opening in India for Diwalihttp://www.damngeeky.com/2015/10/13/36263/apple-fanboys-rejoice-six-apple-stores-opening-in-india-for-diwali.html http://www.damngeeky.com/2015/10/13/36263/apple-fanboys-rejoice-six-apple-stores-opening-in-india-for-diwali.html#comments Tue, 13 Oct 2015 09:57:13 +0000 http://www.damngeeky.com/?p=36263 To tap into the every-growing Indian market, which is now a bigger taker of Apple devices than China; Apple has signed a deal with Tata-owned consumer electronics chain Croma to open six Apple Stores in the country as a pilot. The stores will be identical to 460 odd stores Apple has in 17 different countries, showcasing the entire range of products to simplify purchasing for Apple aficionados in India. Talking about the deal, Avijit Mitra, CEO Infiniti Retail parent company of Croma said, We are proud to partner Apple to launch the Apple Store in India and extremely bullish about...

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Tests reveal almost similar iPhone 6s battery life with TSMC and Samsung A9 chipshttp://www.damngeeky.com/2015/10/13/36258/tests-reveal-almost-similar-iphone-6s-battery-life-with-tsmc-and-samsung-a9-chips.html http://www.damngeeky.com/2015/10/13/36258/tests-reveal-almost-similar-iphone-6s-battery-life-with-tsmc-and-samsung-a9-chips.html#comments Tue, 13 Oct 2015 06:43:57 +0000 http://www.damngeeky.com/?p=36258 Apple has been under immense pressure since iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus users started testing their phones for battery life. Geekbench 3 battery tests pointed towards a large gap in the battery performance in iPhones with chips from different manufacturers (TSMC and Samsung). TSMC chips showed better battery life than phone models with Samsung chips. Apple however confirmed the difference in battery life was not really significant – 2 to 3 percent at large, and tests being used were not representative of real world situations. Now, Ars Technica has carried out controlled battery life test on two separate iPhone...

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Make a funky Darth Vader disco ball for your Star Wars-themed partieshttp://www.damngeeky.com/2015/10/13/36246/make-a-funky-darth-vader-disco-ball-for-your-star-wars-themed-parties.html http://www.damngeeky.com/2015/10/13/36246/make-a-funky-darth-vader-disco-ball-for-your-star-wars-themed-parties.html#comments Tue, 13 Oct 2015 06:12:16 +0000 http://www.damngeeky.com/?p=36246 Darth Vader, the famous villain of Star Wars series is more of an inspiration and probably a hero for all the DIY’ers out there. We have seen so many Darth Vader-inspired DIY’s in the past and many more to come in the future. For now we concentrate on this easy DIY by Justin Poulsen who has made a Darth Vader disco ball which is perfect for Halloween, and more so for people who keep away from the gore stuff. # Things you’ll need Halloween costume mask, preferably an original rubies helmet Krylon premium chrome spray-paint for matte stainless steel look...

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Best Android Phones you can buy this holiday seasonhttp://www.damngeeky.com/2015/10/12/36227/best-android-phones-you-can-buy-this-holiday-season.html http://www.damngeeky.com/2015/10/12/36227/best-android-phones-you-can-buy-this-holiday-season.html#comments Mon, 12 Oct 2015 14:19:07 +0000 http://www.damngeeky.com/?p=36227 Year 2015 has seen plentiful of Android smartphone. There is still time before the year ends, and we expect a few more high-end handsets rolling out soon. One advantage Android fans have over Apple buffs is that they have more varieties and more manufacturers to choose from. There are many variations in screen sizes, processors, cameras and even the keyboard options. Since, Android users are spoilt for choice – to help you choose, we have round up the best Android phones (in no particular order) you can buy this holiday season. # Huawei Nexus 6P Developed by Huawei, the Nexus 6P...

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13-year old invents a device to detect drivers under the influence of drugshttp://www.damngeeky.com/2015/10/12/36219/13-year-old-invents-a-device-to-detect-drivers-under-the-influence-of-drugs.html http://www.damngeeky.com/2015/10/12/36219/13-year-old-invents-a-device-to-detect-drivers-under-the-influence-of-drugs.html#comments Mon, 12 Oct 2015 13:16:25 +0000 http://www.damngeeky.com/?p=36219 People driving on the roads under the influence of drugs or alcohol are the major reason for road accidents and fatalities all around the world. Surely, there are breathalyzers which are capable of detecting the consumption of alcohol, but they are rendered useless if he person is under the influence of some drug or chemical. 13-year-old Krishna Reddy from Wichita Falls, Texas wants to plug this loophole with an invention. RELATED: Teenage inventions that are changing the world The teenager has come-up with a tool as a part of the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge which is capable of...

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Apple News deliberately blocked in Chinahttp://www.damngeeky.com/2015/10/12/36242/apple-news-deliberately-blocked-in-china.html http://www.damngeeky.com/2015/10/12/36242/apple-news-deliberately-blocked-in-china.html#comments Mon, 12 Oct 2015 12:39:24 +0000 http://www.damngeeky.com/?p=36242 China’s internet censorship program has forced Apple to kill its new, iOS 9-friendly, news-reading app called Apple News. According to New York Times, Apple faced demands from Chinese government to filter articles on its news reading app; instead of trying to pass through the complex censorship system, Apple has taken the straightforward route and has disabled Apple News app in the country. China’s censorship requires companies to filter content themselves, which amounts to additional cost on the company. By outrightly stopping the Apple New service in China, the Cupertino tech giant is simply trying to save on all the additional...

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“Back to the Mod” –Yeah, that’s what this DeLorean PC case is actually calledhttp://www.damngeeky.com/2015/10/12/36211/back-to-the-mod-yeah-thats-what-this-delorean-pc-case-is-actually-called.html http://www.damngeeky.com/2015/10/12/36211/back-to-the-mod-yeah-thats-what-this-delorean-pc-case-is-actually-called.html#comments Mon, 12 Oct 2015 11:34:16 +0000 http://www.damngeeky.com/?p=36211 Modder Marc Molella has refurbished his old PC into an impressive mod that pays homage to the legendary DMC-12 DeLorean from the movie “Back to the Future”. Very aptly he calls this DeLorean-shaped PC case mod as “Back to the Mod” and says that this modding effort focuses on the design aspect rather than its hardware configuration. Not that the hardware fails to impress in any way, but Marc wants us to concentrate more on the looks of this cool PC case. The PC case is fitted with water-cooled components and with a total cost of $3,000 this PC case...

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