DamnGeeky http://www.damngeeky.com The geek's guide to awesomeness Tue, 03 Mar 2015 11:57:24 +0000 en-US hourly 1 MWC 2015: Microsoft Lumia 640 XL budget smartphone releasedhttp://www.damngeeky.com/2015/03/03/29997/mwc-2015-microsoft-lumia-640-xl-budget-smartphone-released.html http://www.damngeeky.com/2015/03/03/29997/mwc-2015-microsoft-lumia-640-xl-budget-smartphone-released.html#comments Tue, 03 Mar 2015 11:57:24 +0000 http://www.damngeeky.com/?p=29997 At the ongoing World Mobile Conference 2015 in Barcelona, Microsoft announced their two major upcoming smartphones, the Microsoft Lumia 640 XL and Lumia 640. The major talking point has been the Windows Phone 8.1 operating system based Microsoft Lumia 640 XL which is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, 1GB of RAM and comes preloaded with Lumia Denim Update. Interestingly the phone will be upgradable to Windows 10 OS when the new Windows operating system is rolled out for consumers. The 5.7-inch HD display (1280 x 720, 16:9) phone has a bold design with cyan, orange, white...

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MWC 2015: HTC RE Vive VR headset promises smooth augmented reality imageryhttp://www.damngeeky.com/2015/03/02/29988/mwc-2015-htc-re-vive-vr-headset-promises-smooth-augmented-reality-imagery.html http://www.damngeeky.com/2015/03/02/29988/mwc-2015-htc-re-vive-vr-headset-promises-smooth-augmented-reality-imagery.html#comments Mon, 02 Mar 2015 14:55:23 +0000 http://www.damngeeky.com/?p=29988 It’s been an eventful day at the Mobile World Congress and the surprise of this year’s event came from HTC. They revealed to the world a virtual reality headset that is powered by Valve’s Steam VR platform. HTC RE Vive VR headset vouches to be a wearable headset that traverses you into an immersive 3D environment and interact with objects like never before. The headset is loaded with a full-room scale 360-degree environment actuated by 70 sensors providing visual data at 90Hz on the 1200 x 1080 pixel screen in front of both eyes. This results in a photorealistic imagery...

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MWC 2015: SanDisk reveals world’s largest capacity 200GB microSD cardhttp://www.damngeeky.com/2015/03/02/29984/mwc-2015-sandisk-reveals-worlds-largest-capacity-200gb-microsd-card.html http://www.damngeeky.com/2015/03/02/29984/mwc-2015-sandisk-reveals-worlds-largest-capacity-200gb-microsd-card.html#comments Mon, 02 Mar 2015 12:16:19 +0000 http://www.damngeeky.com/?p=29984 At Mobile World Congress 2015 SanDisk has introduced the world’s highest capacity microSD card. The 200GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC UHS-I card, Premium Edition is a small fingernail sized card that is enough to store your music, videos and pictures in plenty without the need to worry about storage limitations. This is the second major revelation by SanDisk as few months ago they released the 512GB SD card which is the world’s largest capacity SD card. SanDisk is quite farsighted and knows very well that in the coming years the demand for high capacity microSD cards is going to escalate in...

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MWC 2015: Huawei Watch is an impressive Android Wear smartwatchhttp://www.damngeeky.com/2015/03/02/29963/mwc-2015-huawei-watch-impressive-android-wear-smartwatch.html http://www.damngeeky.com/2015/03/02/29963/mwc-2015-huawei-watch-impressive-android-wear-smartwatch.html#comments Mon, 02 Mar 2015 09:17:03 +0000 http://www.damngeeky.com/?p=29963 Huawei has released their first ever smartwatch at the Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona, and it is damn impressive. Matching Moto 360 smartwatch in the looks, the Huawei Watch is a stunner, and dare I say it is even better than other smartwatches in the market. With a classic analog watch design, this smartwatch also doubles as a fitness tracker by analyzing your heart rate and other activities. The 1.2GHz Qualcomm APQ8026 smartwatch is going to be well assisted by the 512MB RAM and 4GB ROM along with all the sensors including barometer, PPG and vibration motor. The Android...

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MWC 2015 – Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge with UFS 2.0 flash memory is a turbo-boosted phonehttp://www.damngeeky.com/2015/03/02/29958/mwc-2015-samsung-galaxy-s6-edge-with-ufs-2-0-flash-memory-is-a-turbo-boosted-phone.html http://www.damngeeky.com/2015/03/02/29958/mwc-2015-samsung-galaxy-s6-edge-with-ufs-2-0-flash-memory-is-a-turbo-boosted-phone.html#comments Mon, 02 Mar 2015 06:59:18 +0000 http://www.damngeeky.com/?p=29958 The anticipation for the curve edged screen Samsung Galaxy S6 has been relentless in the last few weeks leading up to the Mobile World Congress 2015. Now, in Barcelona at the mega event Samsung has revealed the metal body Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge to the world. The dual-edged 5.1” Quad HD Super AMOLED display (2560 x 1440, 577 PPI) lights up whenever a notification comes in. Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is powered by a 64-bit architecture Quad 2.1GHz + Quad 1.5GHz, Octacore application processor and 3GB, LPDDR4 RAM for peak performance. And as speculated it comes...

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Monohm Runcible – Smartphone that resembles a pocket watchhttp://www.damngeeky.com/2015/02/28/29951/monohm-runcible-smartphone-that-resembles-a-pocket-watch.html http://www.damngeeky.com/2015/02/28/29951/monohm-runcible-smartphone-that-resembles-a-pocket-watch.html#comments Sat, 28 Feb 2015 08:36:55 +0000 http://www.damngeeky.com/?p=29951 These days if you go out to find a good smartphone, you’ll get a thousand options that will lure you. In this super crowded mobile device market there was a need for something that is out of the ordinary. This is Runcible, a Mozilla Firefox OS smartphone that is designed by Monohm (company based in Berkley, California), to look like a pocket watch. The minds behind this unique circular looking smartphone are Former Apple and Sony employees Aubery Anderson, Geroge Arriola and Jason Procter. The smartphone has a virtual watch face on which you can browse the web or access...

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Researchers developing talking drone with artificial intelligencehttp://www.damngeeky.com/2015/02/28/29949/researchers-developing-talking-drone-with-artificial-intelligence.html http://www.damngeeky.com/2015/02/28/29949/researchers-developing-talking-drone-with-artificial-intelligence.html#comments Sat, 28 Feb 2015 07:08:33 +0000 http://www.damngeeky.com/?p=29949 Drones are one of the most exciting modern day toys that everyone wants to own because of their flying capabilities. They have been put to a number of uses and for good reason too as they are quite versatile. But sometimes their telemetry can go astray and put them in no man’s land during their flight. Such instances are very common as drones go out of the flight area and lose contact with the person flying them. That is why RMIT University in Melbourne have developed a drone that can communicate with an air traffic controller to get the waypoints...

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Designer builds exoskeleton suit for firefightershttp://www.damngeeky.com/2015/02/27/29944/designer-builds-exoskeleton-suit-firefighters.html http://www.damngeeky.com/2015/02/27/29944/designer-builds-exoskeleton-suit-firefighters.html#comments Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:54:10 +0000 http://www.damngeeky.com/?p=29944 Firefighters are no less than super heroes but their physical capabilities also have a limit. Well, in an attempt to give these heroes some super powers, a Melbourne-based designer have developed an AFA (Advanced Firefighting Apparatus) Exoskeleton Suit. Ken Chen, a graduate of the Master of Industrial Design Program at Monash University undertook the project about two years ago after reading a report in which a high-rise building in Shanghai was engulfed in fire and killed over 50 people. The exoskeleton suit created by Ken Chen will greatly increase firefighter’s performance in walking, running and carrying up to 91 kg...

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Diageo to showcase Johnnie Walker smart bottle at Mobile World Congress 2015http://www.damngeeky.com/2015/02/27/29940/diageo-showcase-johnnie-walker-smart-bottle-mobile-world-congress-2015.html http://www.damngeeky.com/2015/02/27/29940/diageo-showcase-johnnie-walker-smart-bottle-mobile-world-congress-2015.html#comments Fri, 27 Feb 2015 12:43:48 +0000 http://www.damngeeky.com/?p=29940 Diageo, London-based multinational alcoholic beverages company have created a smart Johnnie Walker Blue Label bottle. Indeed an intelligent bottle, which with the help of a smartphone can detect if its seal has been broken. The smart bottle will allow distributors to track their stock better and can send personalized messages to users who will be able to read the bottle’s sensor tags with their smartphones. Developed in collaboration with Thinfilm Electronics, a Norwegian printed electronics company, the printed sensor tags uses Near Field Communication (NFC) technology which will allow smart bottles to carry digital information that can be accessed via...

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Raht Racer Trike = Electric Bike + Pedal-Powered Commuter + Fitness Machine = Awesomeness!http://www.damngeeky.com/2015/02/27/29926/raht-racer-trike-electric-bike-pedal-powered-commuter-fitness-machine-awesomeness.html http://www.damngeeky.com/2015/02/27/29926/raht-racer-trike-electric-bike-pedal-powered-commuter-fitness-machine-awesomeness.html#comments Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:48:26 +0000 http://www.damngeeky.com/?p=29926 How about a pedal-powered electric trike that can go at the top speed of 70 mph? Have a look at this electric three-wheeler that has pedals for charging the electric motor and moving forward on the road. A pretty unique idea perhaps for a hybrid vehicle that incorporates the best of environmentally-friendly commuting and boosts fitness too! Christened as Raht Racer this trike/velomobile is the brain-child of Minneapolis-based Rich Kronfield. This project has been under development for more than couple of years and after much homework it is now ready for the world. Racht Racer is up on Kickstarter platform...

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