DamnGeeky http://www.damngeeky.com The geek's guide to awesomeness Mon, 03 Aug 2015 14:46:09 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Leaked images of iPhone 6s supposedly reveal slot for Force Touch sensorhttp://www.damngeeky.com/2015/08/03/33831/leaked-images-of-iphone-6s-supposedly-reveal-slot-for-force-touch-sensor.html http://www.damngeeky.com/2015/08/03/33831/leaked-images-of-iphone-6s-supposedly-reveal-slot-for-force-touch-sensor.html#comments Mon, 03 Aug 2015 14:46:09 +0000 http://www.damngeeky.com/?p=33831 From what we know about the new iPhone offerings from Apple, we aren’t expecting any real changes on the outside. Apple just revamped the iPhone last year in form of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus. Only a year since, we don’t see Apple ditching the new design; but we are expecting a few changes to the innards of course. In addition to a better camera one thing we are expecting is the integration of Force Touch. If the recently revealed images of display assembly supposedly of the forthcoming iPhone 6s by Chinese repair firm GeekBar on Weibo are anything...

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Off-roading electric vehicle that looks like an agile spider on four wheelshttp://www.damngeeky.com/2015/08/03/33820/off-roading-electric-vehicle-that-looks-like-an-agile-spider-on-four-wheels.html http://www.damngeeky.com/2015/08/03/33820/off-roading-electric-vehicle-that-looks-like-an-agile-spider-on-four-wheels.html#comments Mon, 03 Aug 2015 12:59:44 +0000 http://www.damngeeky.com/?p=33820 When we talk of off-roading vehicles, the first picture that comes to mind is one with huge wheels and a heavy body. One look at this car and you won’t believe it is actually an off-roading monster that can conquer practically any terrain. Swincar is a French invention that restores our faith back into hardcore vehicles that are built purely out of instinct. And to top everything off, this crazy car is an all-electric vehicle. The work of French company Mecanroc, the electric car can take on any terrain with confidence thanks to its highly flexible suspension system that almost...

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What will Samsung Galaxy Note 5 look like? 3D printing has the answerhttp://www.damngeeky.com/2015/08/03/33812/what-will-samsung-galaxy-note-5-look-like-3d-printing-has-the-answer.html http://www.damngeeky.com/2015/08/03/33812/what-will-samsung-galaxy-note-5-look-like-3d-printing-has-the-answer.html#comments Mon, 03 Aug 2015 11:23:38 +0000 http://www.damngeeky.com/?p=33812 Samsung is all set to make some interesting revelations at the Galaxy Unpacked 2015 event in New York. Two phones that are going to be revealed (as speculated) or even announced with a few more details at the event are going to be the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus and the Galaxy Note 5. Galaxy S6 Edge Plus is going to be a bigger version of the S6 Edge phone which apparently also came in limited edition Iron Man themed models. But our focus is on Samsung Galaxy Note 5 which will be powered by an octa-core Exynos 7420 processor and...

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Brain-training iPad game is helping schizophrenia patients improve memoryhttp://www.damngeeky.com/2015/08/03/33808/brain-training-ipad-game-is-helping-schizophrenia-patients-improve-memory.html http://www.damngeeky.com/2015/08/03/33808/brain-training-ipad-game-is-helping-schizophrenia-patients-improve-memory.html#comments Mon, 03 Aug 2015 10:53:13 +0000 http://www.damngeeky.com/?p=33808 Help maybe on cards for schizophrenia patients. Researchers at the University of Cambridge have developed a brain-training app for iPad, which they believe has an effect where medicines have failed to make a difference. The game, dubbed Wizard, is found to be improving patient’s memory. The game is allowing schizophrenic patients live their lives better and with more independence. There are yet no licensed pharmaceutical treatments to improve episodic memory – which is the kind of memory required to remember the simplest of things like where you’ve kept the car keys or if you have locked the door before moving...

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Watch this Lego robot emulate the maker’s body movement with precisionhttp://www.damngeeky.com/2015/08/03/33802/watch-this-lego-robot-emulate-the-makers-body-movement-with-precision.html http://www.damngeeky.com/2015/08/03/33802/watch-this-lego-robot-emulate-the-makers-body-movement-with-precision.html#comments Mon, 03 Aug 2015 06:56:52 +0000 http://www.damngeeky.com/?p=33802 The concept shown in Real Steel movie is quite intriguing where robots are controlled by their human counterpart’s body movements. Daniele Bendettelli seems to be inspired by that very sci-fi though as he has come-up with a cool way to control humanoid robot Cyclops MK ll that he build using Legos and electronic parts. He just has to wear a Bluetooth connected exoskeleton suit on his body and then whatever body movement he makes, the robot emulates that. Robot in question here is a modified version of Daniele’s Cyclops Prototype, and it uses Arduino and potentiometer installed on the suit...

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World’s first water resistant socks ensure you walk dry in rainshttp://www.damngeeky.com/2015/08/01/33796/worlds-first-water-resistant-socks-ensure-you-walk-dry-in-rains.html http://www.damngeeky.com/2015/08/01/33796/worlds-first-water-resistant-socks-ensure-you-walk-dry-in-rains.html#comments Sat, 01 Aug 2015 07:47:50 +0000 http://www.damngeeky.com/?p=33796 We all wear socks, and at some point all of us have dealt with problems of wearing wet socks. Drenched socks can become smelly, can get heavy and even lead to itching in the foot. To provide a realistic alternative to wet socks, Jaspreet Singh, an Indian origin student in Detroit, US, has developed water resistant socks he calls the 5 Water Socks. The name 5 Water Socks may sound peculiar, but it draws inspiration from Punjab, Indian state that Singh’s family belongs to. Punjab means ‘Land of Five Rivers’. 23-year-old Singh, a student of law at Wayne University, Detroit...

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Samsung patents movable display UI for future smartwatcheshttp://www.damngeeky.com/2015/07/31/33783/samsung-patents-movable-display-ui-for-future-smartwatches.html http://www.damngeeky.com/2015/07/31/33783/samsung-patents-movable-display-ui-for-future-smartwatches.html#comments Fri, 31 Jul 2015 13:19:04 +0000 http://www.damngeeky.com/?p=33783 Samsung has always been known to come-up with bold innovations and there is no reason why they should stop. In a latest patent filed by the electronics giant, they have come-up with the idea of a very interesting smartwatch user interface that changes position according to the position of wearer’s face. To do this the smartwatch uses camera, motion sensor and input via the microphone to locate the position and then determine where to position the screen elements. Practically that would mean a lot of processing and battery consumption. Samsung is banking on the fact that battery power for wearables...

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In India husbands are empowering wives with ‘self-defence umbrellas’http://www.damngeeky.com/2015/07/31/33789/in-india-husbands-are-empowering-wives-with-self-defence-umbrellas.html http://www.damngeeky.com/2015/07/31/33789/in-india-husbands-are-empowering-wives-with-self-defence-umbrellas.html#comments Fri, 31 Jul 2015 12:51:35 +0000 http://www.damngeeky.com/?p=33789 Did you know an umbrella could be used as a weapon; not as most effective weapon of course, but surely as an easy tool for self defence? Vodafone India has realized the incessant virtue and is running a campaign to empower women in rural parts of the country with self-defence umbrellas. The initiative is part of Vodafone m-pesa to educate, protect and empower women, reminding them that ‘safety, after all, lies in their own hands.’ Violence against women – rape, molestation and eve teasing – is a common sight in India. Such crimes against women are reported from the urban...

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Next-gen Apple TV with its own App Store coming this Septemberhttp://www.damngeeky.com/2015/07/31/33779/next-gen-apple-tv-with-its-own-app-store-coming-this-september.html http://www.damngeeky.com/2015/07/31/33779/next-gen-apple-tv-with-its-own-app-store-coming-this-september.html#comments Fri, 31 Jul 2015 12:14:03 +0000 http://www.damngeeky.com/?p=33779 Trust me when I say, we have been long time waiting for Apple to announce the next-gen Apple TV (successor to the Apple TV] – yes, it’s been in works for quite some time now. The new Apple TV was once scheduled to launch at the World Wide Developers conference in June, Apple somehow dumped the plan and went ahead revealing Apple Music instead; leaving consumers like us waiting some more before we could have our hands on their new set-top box. If reports on BuzzFeed News are believed, we could be luck at the Cupertino giants’ event in September,...

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Android security flaw sends affected device into complete paralysis!http://www.damngeeky.com/2015/07/31/33775/android-security-flaw-sends-affected-device-into-complete-paralysis.html http://www.damngeeky.com/2015/07/31/33775/android-security-flaw-sends-affected-device-into-complete-paralysis.html#comments Fri, 31 Jul 2015 11:30:42 +0000 http://www.damngeeky.com/?p=33775 Android looks to be having a rough ride in the last couple of days owing to the Stagefright vulnerability that executes malicious codes through Multimedia Messaging System (MMS). Apparently this hack can affect any Android OS from 2.2 to the current 5.1.1 version which accounts for approximately 50% of all the Android-powered devices. Yet another headache just struck Google Android as a hack has propped-up that attacks the mediaserver service which controls video playback on the devices. This new unknown vulnerability can affect the user’s system by sending it into a cold freeze and auto-start the device on will. Also...

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