DamnGeeky http://www.damngeeky.com The geek's guide to awesomeness Sat, 04 Jul 2015 14:35:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Stella Lux is a solar-powered family car well-prepared for the World Solar Challengehttp://www.damngeeky.com/2015/07/04/32893/stella-lux-is-a-solar-powered-family-car-well-prepared-for-the-world-solar-challenge.html http://www.damngeeky.com/2015/07/04/32893/stella-lux-is-a-solar-powered-family-car-well-prepared-for-the-world-solar-challenge.html#comments Sat, 04 Jul 2015 14:35:13 +0000 http://www.damngeeky.com/?p=32893 Solar-powered vehicles that have unearthed so far are two-seater cars that haven’t paid much attention to family. That fact has just got a reality check as a team of 21 Dutch students from the Eindhoven University of Technology have developed a solar-powered family car which is self-sustainable in itself for World Solar Challenge in Australia. The family car dubbed as Stella Lux looks quite unlike than your usual commuter and it comes as no surprise as most of the futuristic vehicles look different from the current breed of automobiles. Stella Lux is powered by solar cells that measure around 62.4...

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Super secret Nintendo NX scheduled to launch in July 2016http://www.damngeeky.com/2015/07/04/32890/super-secret-nintendo-nx-scheduled-to-launch-in-july-2016.html http://www.damngeeky.com/2015/07/04/32890/super-secret-nintendo-nx-scheduled-to-launch-in-july-2016.html#comments Sat, 04 Jul 2015 10:48:54 +0000 http://www.damngeeky.com/?p=32890 Since Nintendo announced its plan to launch the next-gen gaming console dubbed Nintendo NX in 2016, we have been waiting for an official word on when a release date will be finalized. There is hearsay that Nintendo has begun visiting its supply chain associates and is planning to launch the Nintendo NX in July 2016. There is no official word from Nintendo but we learn Nintendo has ordered its manufacturing partners to begin a pilot production of the NX in October this year. Nintendo is expected to kick off mass production of the NX in March 2016, and the device...

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DIY: Cool Woodburning art that can be fatal if touched!http://www.damngeeky.com/2015/07/04/32884/diy-cool-woodburning-art-that-can-be-fatal-if-touched.html http://www.damngeeky.com/2015/07/04/32884/diy-cool-woodburning-art-that-can-be-fatal-if-touched.html#comments Sat, 04 Jul 2015 08:37:41 +0000 http://www.damngeeky.com/?p=32884 DIY on a weekend is a good way to get your creative brain bits charged, and today we have one that is simple but should be performed under extreme precaution. The Backyard Scientist has put up a DIY in Youtube that shows how you can create some cool artwork for your home or office using microwave oven transformer and a pile of neatly cut plywood. The main motive for this DIY project is to win the 2015 Streamies Award that appreciates the best Youtube creators in specific categories. The Backyard Scientist explains every detail about how to make the electronic...

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U.S. challenges Japan to a giant robot battle in real lifehttp://www.damngeeky.com/2015/07/04/32878/u-s-challenges-japan-to-a-giant-robot-battle-in-real-life.html http://www.damngeeky.com/2015/07/04/32878/u-s-challenges-japan-to-a-giant-robot-battle-in-real-life.html#comments Sat, 04 Jul 2015 07:09:58 +0000 http://www.damngeeky.com/?p=32878 We have seen robots fight it out in Real Steel movie and Pacific Rim will take that to another level come 12 July 2015. So why can’t we have robots fight it out in real life? There is a hot battle in the making as US company MegaBots Inc. has challenged its closest rival Suidobashi Heavy Industry to a duel through Youtube’s channel. In this video, the makers of Mark II robot have put up an open invitation to Kuratas robot for testing their robots ability one on one with a worthy competitor. Basically it is going to be a...

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Fluid-based micro implant promises to restore vision ceased by Glaucomahttp://www.damngeeky.com/2015/07/03/32873/fluid-based-micro-implant-promises-to-restore-vision-ceased-by-glaucoma.html http://www.damngeeky.com/2015/07/03/32873/fluid-based-micro-implant-promises-to-restore-vision-ceased-by-glaucoma.html#comments Fri, 03 Jul 2015 13:51:16 +0000 http://www.damngeeky.com/?p=32873 Researchers at Fraunhofer University have given us enough reasons in the past to believe technology has the ability to put things right. In a recent development, researchers at the University are working on an implantable micro-fuild pump which would effectively be placed in the eye to treat ocular pressure and restore vision. There are various eye ailments which create elevate or reduce pressure in the eye and lead to diminishing vision, in intense cases even leading to blindness. There have been no real solutions for such problems that include Gluacoma and Phthisis bulbi. Gluacoma is damage caused to the optic...

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Apple Music hits initial roadblocks, here’s an insighthttp://www.damngeeky.com/2015/07/03/32868/apple-music-hits-initial-roadblocks-heres-an-insight.html http://www.damngeeky.com/2015/07/03/32868/apple-music-hits-initial-roadblocks-heres-an-insight.html#comments Fri, 03 Jul 2015 13:34:02 +0000 http://www.damngeeky.com/?p=32868 Apple Music has got off from its infancy stage and is steadily settling down. But are the subscribers liking it? Well, there are mixed reactions from the users who have tried out the service which will come for free in the first three months. There white spots and then there are the black spots for this music service looking to compete with Spotify. Since, there are people who have reported more bads than the goods in this Apple music streaming service, for today we’ll drill out all the loopholes in Apple Music. Just for your knowledge this is our interpretation...

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Batman Vs. Superman movie should feature this intimaidating 3D printed Batsuithttp://www.damngeeky.com/2015/07/03/32851/batman-vs-superman-movie-should-feature-this-intimaidating-3d-printed-batsuit.html http://www.damngeeky.com/2015/07/03/32851/batman-vs-superman-movie-should-feature-this-intimaidating-3d-printed-batsuit.html#comments Fri, 03 Jul 2015 12:02:37 +0000 http://www.damngeeky.com/?p=32851 Anything that has to do with Batman sells like hot cakes. Whether it is a Batmobile or Batsuit, DIYers have shown us the possibilities of creating merchandize related to this Gotham superhero. Another one that has come to light is a 3D printed Batsuit that seems to be inspired by the upcoming Batman: Arkham Knight Origins video game which shows our superhero in a funky armored suit in a graphics intensive setting. The Batsuit is developed by Julian Checkley who is a popular film sculptor and art director running an effects studio dubbed Order 66 Creatures and Effects. To develop...

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Kingii smart wristband inflates to save you from drowninghttp://www.damngeeky.com/2015/07/03/32845/kingii-smart-wristband-inflates-to-save-you-from-drowning.html http://www.damngeeky.com/2015/07/03/32845/kingii-smart-wristband-inflates-to-save-you-from-drowning.html#comments Fri, 03 Jul 2015 11:09:23 +0000 http://www.damngeeky.com/?p=32845 Wearable technology is going to make all things we call bulky and mundane, more useful and effective. Case in point is Kingii – a smartish wrist wearable device which promises to revolutionize water safety. Kingii developed by Gridley California touts to be the world’s smallest inflatable which could show life jackets a way out of industry and make boating, sailing, surfing and even swimming a lot safer. Kingii fits on the wrist securely with a strap and when its hook is pulled along a buoyant orange-colored safety balloon is triggered which drags the wearer’s body to the water’s surface. According...

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Olympus Air A01 clip-on camera turns smartphone into DSLR for just $299http://www.damngeeky.com/2015/07/03/32839/olympus-air-a01-clip-on-camera-turns-smartphone-into-dslr-for-just-299.html http://www.damngeeky.com/2015/07/03/32839/olympus-air-a01-clip-on-camera-turns-smartphone-into-dslr-for-just-299.html#comments Fri, 03 Jul 2015 08:23:23 +0000 http://www.damngeeky.com/?p=32839 For anyone dissatisfied with his smartphone camera’s picture capturing ability, Olympus has introduced the Air A01 clip-on camera that attaches to a smartphone’s camera and using wireless connectivity, snaps better quality pictures using your dissatisfactory camera. The Olympus Air A01 comes with interchangeable lenses, which means by snapping the Air A01 to your smartphone camera, you can transform the later in to a professional DSLR. The immensely portable clip-on camera is really versatile, it can attach with your Android or iOS smartphone just about anywhere you want. Olympus Air A01 that measures 56.9 x 57.1 x 43.6mm, weighs 147g and...

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Researchers develop device that uses smartphone to detect pregnancyhttp://www.damngeeky.com/2015/07/03/32833/researchers-develop-device-that-uses-smartphone-to-detect-pregnancy.html http://www.damngeeky.com/2015/07/03/32833/researchers-develop-device-that-uses-smartphone-to-detect-pregnancy.html#comments Fri, 03 Jul 2015 06:57:12 +0000 http://www.damngeeky.com/?p=32833 Detecting pregnancy could very well be done with your smartphone in the future if we believe what is going on in Hanover Centre for Optical Technologies (HOT), University of Hanover, Germany. The researchers at this university have developed a prototype sensor for smartphone that is capable of detecting first signs of pregnancy and even diabetes. The fiber optic sensor in conjunction with a compatible app is going to monitor various body fluids like blood, urine, saliva or sweat and also analyze breath. Making use of the Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR) technology, the device detects presence of certain bio-molecules and thus,...

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