DamnGeeky http://www.damngeeky.com The geek's guide to awesomeness Wed, 06 May 2015 12:44:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Soft keyboard for smartwatch lets you send text from the wristhttp://www.damngeeky.com/2015/05/06/31208/soft-keyboard-for-smartwatch-lets-you-send-text-from-the-wrist.html http://www.damngeeky.com/2015/05/06/31208/soft-keyboard-for-smartwatch-lets-you-send-text-from-the-wrist.html#comments Wed, 06 May 2015 12:44:56 +0000 http://www.damngeeky.com/?p=31208 What is the most important feature of wearable gadgets like smartwatches or fitness trackers? Their size, the smaller the better. Although wearables like smartwatches have a small screen size area to read notifications and alerts, they lack any input method like sending back an email. This has prompted researchers from Universitat Politècnica de València and University of Stuttgart to design two different soft keyboards that can be used with wearables. The researchers presented their prototype soft keyboards at ACM conference on Human Factors in Computer Systems (CHI 2015) held in Seoul, Korea. Using the popular QWERTY keyboard layout format, the...

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Nintendo 64 modded with The Legend of Zelda themed lookhttp://www.damngeeky.com/2015/05/06/31191/nintendo-64-modded-with-the-legend-of-zelda-themed-look.html http://www.damngeeky.com/2015/05/06/31191/nintendo-64-modded-with-the-legend-of-zelda-themed-look.html#comments Wed, 06 May 2015 08:00:51 +0000 http://www.damngeeky.com/?p=31191 Do you love Nintendo 64 The Legend of Zelda, Ocarina of time? Then you are in for a cool surprise as famous gaming console designer Vadu Amka is out with his impressive new work of art as a gift for his friend Mika. Modding the retro Nintendo 64 gaming console in The legend of Zelda, Ocarina of time theme which brings out the gothic jungle look to its best. Keeping the game’s elements in mind, Vadu fitted the console with kokiri emerald, Goron ruby and Zora sapphire. The logo of this nostalgic console also got a complete makeover to emulate...

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Nikola Labs launches iPhone 6 case that charges your phone using RF signalshttp://www.damngeeky.com/2015/05/06/31188/nikola-labs-launches-iphone-6-case-that-charges-your-phone-using-rf-signals.html http://www.damngeeky.com/2015/05/06/31188/nikola-labs-launches-iphone-6-case-that-charges-your-phone-using-rf-signals.html#comments Wed, 06 May 2015 07:14:07 +0000 http://www.damngeeky.com/?p=31188 We are in an age where our mobile devices have become our lifeline. In such a setting, it’s important for our devices to remain powered all the time. Sadly, that’s not the case because we still rely on electricity to power our devices. But this could change if the Nikola Labs new iPhone case could see the light of day. This iPhone 6 case converts Radio Frequency (RF) signals such as Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and LTE, into electricity (DC power) which can be used to extend battery life of the iPhone 6 by almost 30 percent. Nikola Labs, company behind the...

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Affordable white shirt repels oil-based liquid for zero maintenance and carehttp://www.damngeeky.com/2015/05/06/31181/affordable-white-shirt-repels-oil-based-liquid-for-zero-maintenance-and-care.html http://www.damngeeky.com/2015/05/06/31181/affordable-white-shirt-repels-oil-based-liquid-for-zero-maintenance-and-care.html#comments Wed, 06 May 2015 06:57:25 +0000 http://www.damngeeky.com/?p=31181 Clothing manufacturers have always craved for a fabric that is hydrophobic and repels any kind of staining. White is perhaps one of the most susceptible clothing fabric that is rendered useless in case it is stained beyond cleaning. Moreover, sporting a white formal shirt or tee always exudes confidence, but it is also a dirt magnet which deters many from wearing this soothing colored clothes. A Kickstarter campaign that is on course to attaining almost 5 times the funding goal is all set to change that. This is The Unstainable White Shirt which can take any liquid or oily substance,...

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Galaxy S6 Edge coming in Iron Man themed attire, Samsung confirmshttp://www.damngeeky.com/2015/05/05/31177/galaxy-s6-edge-coming-in-iron-man-themed-attire-samsung-confirms.html http://www.damngeeky.com/2015/05/05/31177/galaxy-s6-edge-coming-in-iron-man-themed-attire-samsung-confirms.html#comments Tue, 05 May 2015 13:32:35 +0000 http://www.damngeeky.com/?p=31177 The rumored Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge Iron Man themed version has finally been confirmed by the South Korean company. To promote the Avengers: Age of Ultron movie, Samsung has formed alliance with Marvels Studio to release this special edition series by early June. As expected, these exclusive smartphones is going to sport red and golden colors, customary to the Iron Man theme. This limited edition theme will include wallpapers, lock screen and icons. This partnership will be the beginning of more such mobile devices carrying the Iron Man or other character’s theme for die hard movie fans....

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Erle-Copter is world’s first Ubuntu powered drone, anyone?http://www.damngeeky.com/2015/05/05/31171/erle-copter-is-worlds-first-ubuntu-powered-drone-anyone.html http://www.damngeeky.com/2015/05/05/31171/erle-copter-is-worlds-first-ubuntu-powered-drone-anyone.html#comments Tue, 05 May 2015 13:17:32 +0000 http://www.damngeeky.com/?p=31171 Until sometime back, world of robotics was all iOS and Android powered. Now, the trend seems to be shifting towards Linux powered bots and drones. Case in point the world’s first Ubuntu powered Drone by Erle Robotics. Erle Robotics is Spanish Company, which has been on the forefront of developing various kinds of Linux-powered robots including the Erle-Copter drone powered by Ubuntu Snappy Core and ROS framework. The novel Ubuntu powered Erle-Copter can carry a payload of about 2kgs, and can stay airborne for over 20 minutes, at least this is what the company guarantees. Payload of 2kgs means, the...

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AM37 Yacht – Aston Martin powerboat design is epitome of luxury and performancehttp://www.damngeeky.com/2015/05/05/31162/am37-yacht-aston-martin-powerboat-design-is-epitome-of-luxury-and-performance.html http://www.damngeeky.com/2015/05/05/31162/am37-yacht-aston-martin-powerboat-design-is-epitome-of-luxury-and-performance.html#comments Tue, 05 May 2015 12:43:08 +0000 http://www.damngeeky.com/?p=31162 Aston Martin, Mulder Design and Quintessence Yachts have formed an association to bring to the world a high-end water craft that is a perfect representation of luxury and high performance. You can call AM37 super boat the Vulcan supercar of yacht world, all thanks to its cool sporty looks and power performance packed under the hood. The 37-foot long super yacht is all about driving pleasure, handling and comfort for the riders; things you mostly associate with supercars. Powerboat set to rock the yacht world with Aston Martin branding under its belt. AM37 powerboat is still in its design phase,...

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Seven foot tall Star Wars sculpture crafted from automotive parts resurrected back to lifehttp://www.damngeeky.com/2015/05/05/31152/seven-foot-tall-star-wars-sculpture-crafted-from-automotive-parts-resurrected-back-to-life.html http://www.damngeeky.com/2015/05/05/31152/seven-foot-tall-star-wars-sculpture-crafted-from-automotive-parts-resurrected-back-to-life.html#comments Tue, 05 May 2015 10:48:57 +0000 http://www.damngeeky.com/?p=31152 Star Wars Day has just passed us and it is good time to reflect some light on a DIY project that celebrates this day in all its glory. Have a look at this seven-foot tall sculpture of Boba Fett (Star Wars antagonist) created from nothing else but motorcycle parts. This metal figure is resurrected by John Burden, 44 from Axwell Terrace, Swalwell and it cost the artistic builder around £3,000 to bring back to life. The original creators of this sculpture were University students in Scotland who celebrated the nostalgic release of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace in...

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Wireless retinal implant and video goggles to help blind see againhttp://www.damngeeky.com/2015/05/05/31147/wireless-retinal-implant-and-video-goggles-to-help-blind-see-again.html http://www.damngeeky.com/2015/05/05/31147/wireless-retinal-implant-and-video-goggles-to-help-blind-see-again.html#comments Tue, 05 May 2015 10:44:12 +0000 http://www.damngeeky.com/?p=31147 There are many retinal implants available in the market, but none really effective. Most of them are bulky, while others have wires, which create an opening around the eye allowing bacteria to enter and infect the eye. As an effective solution, researchers are working on an implantable photovoltaic chip, which is completely wireless, much safer and quite capable of restoring vision in people suffering with retinal degeneration. The honeycomb-shaped implantable chip has been licensed by the researchers to Pixium Vision – a French Company, to develop the device for human use. Using a pair of video goggles from Pixium Vision,...

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Glider Yachts Hyper Sports with skis like design to debut at Monaco Yacht Showhttp://www.damngeeky.com/2015/05/04/31136/glider-yachts-hyper-sports-with-skis-like-design-to-debut-at-monaco-yacht-show.html http://www.damngeeky.com/2015/05/04/31136/glider-yachts-hyper-sports-with-skis-like-design-to-debut-at-monaco-yacht-show.html#comments Mon, 04 May 2015 12:28:51 +0000 http://www.damngeeky.com/?p=31136 The granddaddy of all luxury yachts is going to turn heads at the Monaco Yacht Show to be held in September as Britain-based Glider Yachts aim to revolutionize the superyacht market. This is Glider Yachts HS18 (Hyper Sports) prototype that looks like a water vehicle on skis is all set for a grand debut as the company has signed a £100 million deal with marine engineers Burgess Marine. Combining luxury and speed into a yacht that makes all other speedboats look ordinary, this super yacht glides over water at top speed in excess of 170kmph. Minimizing the surface contact with...

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