DamnGeeky http://www.damngeeky.com The geek's guide to awesomeness Sat, 24 Jan 2015 11:45:46 +0000 en-US hourly 1 What new features got added to Windows 10 operating systemhttp://www.damngeeky.com/2015/01/24/29160/new-features-got-added-windows-10-operating-system.html http://www.damngeeky.com/2015/01/24/29160/new-features-got-added-windows-10-operating-system.html#comments Sat, 24 Jan 2015 11:41:08 +0000 http://www.damngeeky.com/?p=29160 Earlier in November last year Microsoft released the all new operating system Windows 10 which is for Windows PCs and Windows mobile devices. The operating system comes with a lot of new features and an overhauled interface to overcome Windows 8’s shortcomings. Now another update to the Windows 10 Technical Preview lets select Windows users explore the new additions to the fullest. However it is confirmed that this release doesn’t allow users to test the operating system on mobile devices for now. That freedom is going to come in February 2015, as we speak. The updated technical preview version comes...

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Google Project Ara smartphone to have third party hardware componentshttp://www.damngeeky.com/2015/01/24/29134/google-project-ara-smartphone-third-party-hardware-components.html http://www.damngeeky.com/2015/01/24/29134/google-project-ara-smartphone-third-party-hardware-components.html#comments Sat, 24 Jan 2015 09:53:33 +0000 http://www.damngeeky.com/?p=29134 Google’s ambitious modular phone project codenamed Project Ara has gained quite a lot of attention and when it is going to be finally available for purchase one can expect many takers. The modular components of the phone will be customizable according to user’s need with swappable hardware that can be changed any time. Seeing the future of Google Project Ara and other modular smartphone prototypes that will dominate the future, Lapka (sensor manufacturing company) has come up with its take on a good looking, power-packed modular Ara smartphone. Their initial iteration is dominated by health scanners, personal environment sensors, UV...

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DALER robot – Autonomous flying vampire bat that’s a little less uglyhttp://www.damngeeky.com/2015/01/23/29130/daler-robot-autonomous-flying-vampire-bat-thats-little-less-ugly.html http://www.damngeeky.com/2015/01/23/29130/daler-robot-autonomous-flying-vampire-bat-thats-little-less-ugly.html#comments Fri, 23 Jan 2015 10:30:09 +0000 http://www.damngeeky.com/?p=29130 Whether we call them UAVs, drones or quadcopters; all of these robotic unmanned flying gadgets have changed the way we perceive aerial surveillance. Taking inspiration form the flight of vampire bat (Desmodus rotundus), Ludovic Daler has created a flying robot that has foldable wings and walks on land like an ugly bat would do. Ludovic calls it DALER (Deployable Air-Land Exploration Robot) which has ground locomotion mode aimed for surveillance missions that require both aerial and land search in constricted spaces. The details of robot have been published in a paper by Bioinspiration & Biometrics. Of-course the flying ability of...

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Microsoft HoloLens brings holographic imaging to your real worldhttp://www.damngeeky.com/2015/01/23/29105/microsoft-hololens-brings-holographic-imaging-real-world.html http://www.damngeeky.com/2015/01/23/29105/microsoft-hololens-brings-holographic-imaging-real-world.html#comments Fri, 23 Jan 2015 09:31:26 +0000 http://www.damngeeky.com/?p=29105 At the Windows 10 event Microsoft has released the HoloLens holographic computer which has an unreleased Intel Atom chip dubbed Cherry Trail. This new HUD technology blends high-definition holograms with the real world to make possible things you’ve never done before. With the HoloLens one can play 3D games chat on Skype or build 3D objects for a very fresh kind of human-computer interaction. The Cherry Trail microchip used in the HoloLens is made using Intel’s 14-nanometer manufacturing process, deemed as one of the most advanced in the semiconductor industry. Microsoft didn’t reveal much about the hardware details of this...

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How long can Apple dominate the stock market?http://www.damngeeky.com/2015/01/22/29098/long-can-apple-dominate-stock-market.html http://www.damngeeky.com/2015/01/22/29098/long-can-apple-dominate-stock-market.html#comments Thu, 22 Jan 2015 13:18:19 +0000 http://www.damngeeky.com/?p=29098 iPhone, the best-selling phone of all time, made Apple the world’s most valuable company. But with the flagship phone now in its seventh generation and not having launched a new line since their iPad in 2011, could the California tech star be losing its shine? Certainly compared to Google and Facebook, Apple’s ongoing investment in research and development is staggeringly low. But while Apple could be seen to be underspending on their product line-up, they ploughed over $45 billion into buying back shares in 2014. Investor Carl Icahn, who holds a 1% stake in the company, wrote an open letter...

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ZeroHour Relic XR = Powerful flashlight + portable battery bankhttp://www.damngeeky.com/2015/01/22/29072/zerohour-relic-xr-powerful-flashlight-portable-battery-bank.html http://www.damngeeky.com/2015/01/22/29072/zerohour-relic-xr-powerful-flashlight-portable-battery-bank.html#comments Thu, 22 Jan 2015 12:12:51 +0000 http://www.damngeeky.com/?p=29072 Quite a while back we had the ZeroHour flashlight that doubles as a battery bank that was quite impressive. Now, ZeroHour Relic XR, the next version of the gadget accessory is up on Kickstarter platform for funding and has already surpassed the funding goal by almost 6 times with more than 3 weeks still left to go. This comes as no surprise as ZeroHour flashlight also got funded quite well last year. ZeroHour Relic XR comes with USB charging port, waterproof protection (to I meter depth) and adjustable illumination to make it an accessory worth having on adventure and hiking...

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Tumbler Batmobile baby stroller for your superhero kidhttp://www.damngeeky.com/2015/01/22/29066/tumbler-batmobile-baby-stroller-superhero-kid.html http://www.damngeeky.com/2015/01/22/29066/tumbler-batmobile-baby-stroller-superhero-kid.html#comments Thu, 22 Jan 2015 08:25:22 +0000 http://www.damngeeky.com/?p=29066 We are all obsessed with superheroes, and in particular Batman and his Batmobile saving Gotham city from evil. No wonder there have been many Batmobile DIY’s by people all around the world trying to emulate the superheroes ride to perfection. This time around it’s kind of cute, as Tim Baker (Hollywood prop designer) and his friends make a Tumbler Batmobile (from Batman begins/Dark Knight movie) which is a baby stroller. Now your little one is going to love this superhero treatment as you go strolling in the park and on-lookers are flabbergasted by your cute superhero. This Batmoible baby stroller...

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Bike Sense: Jaguar’s latest in-car warning system to increase road safetyhttp://www.damngeeky.com/2015/01/21/29059/bike-sense-jaguars-latest-car-warning-system-increase-road-safety.html http://www.damngeeky.com/2015/01/21/29059/bike-sense-jaguars-latest-car-warning-system-increase-road-safety.html#comments Wed, 21 Jan 2015 11:52:27 +0000 http://www.damngeeky.com/?p=29059 Jaguar Land Rover, British car manufacturer is working on a Bike Sense System to increase the on-road safety and reduce the number of accidents involving pedestrians, cyclists and motorcycle riders. The in-car warning system will use sensors to warn the drivers of unseen dangers such as detecting the movement of cyclists and pedestrians in a vehicle’s blind spots. The system will use number of different ways in order to caution the driver inside his own car such as playing the sound of a motorcycle horn or a bicycle bell, flash of light or using headrests that will tap on the...

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ATLAS robot makes a comeback with loads of improvementshttp://www.damngeeky.com/2015/01/21/29054/atlas-robot-makes-comeback-loads-improvements.html http://www.damngeeky.com/2015/01/21/29054/atlas-robot-makes-comeback-loads-improvements.html#comments Wed, 21 Jan 2015 11:11:46 +0000 http://www.damngeeky.com/?p=29054 Way back last year we featured the ATLAS robot for disaster struck areas, and now the robot has unearthed for the DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC) with cool new upgrades. The ATLAS Unplugged robot has a 75% improvement from its predecessor version with new looks and functionality. Now it is more like a humanoid robot with a powerful battery which gives it 1 hour of freedom for operation and flexibility to lift itself up in case it falls. The major changes in this robot are variable-pressure pump and 3.7-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery. Along with that other numerous small tweaks like re-positioning of...

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Garmin Approach S5 GPS golf watch brings golf course details to your wristhttp://www.damngeeky.com/2015/01/21/29047/garmin-approach-s5-gps-golf-watch-brings-golf-course-details-wrist.html http://www.damngeeky.com/2015/01/21/29047/garmin-approach-s5-gps-golf-watch-brings-golf-course-details-wrist.html#comments Wed, 21 Jan 2015 07:26:44 +0000 http://www.damngeeky.com/?p=29047 Garmin has revealed a lightweight and slim form factor watch that comes as a handy accessory to have for golfers. Garmin Approach S5 GPS golf watch comes with a high-resolution color display and preloaded maps for over 38,000 international golf courses with the option for Touch Targeting and Manual Pin Positioning. This enables precise data tracking and via the Garmin Connect app compatible with iOS and Android devices, one can easily share and compare their rounds. Water-proof (up to 50 meters) Garmin Approach S5 has wireless connectivity and battery power of 10 hours in GPS mode and up to 20...

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