3-Axis Joystick Turns Your Phone’s Camera Into A Joystick

Phones. there just isn’t enough room on them for proper gaming. That must be why we are always looking for better ways to attach joysticks to them. If you put it on your screen, you are blocking some of the action and that’s no good. A research group at Keio University has the answer. The 3-Axis analog joystick is an elastic device that goes over the front facing camera of your smartphone and acts as a joystick.

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We have features a number of different cases for the iPhone here at Geeky Gadgets that let you carry money or credit cards with your smartphone, but if you are looking for a simpler solution then it may be worth having a look at these Poddities add on clips for the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S.

The Poddities is a money clip that can be added to the back of your iPhone, and as you can see from the photo below it is screwed onto the bottom of your iPhone using the existing screws on the device.

Poddities Adds A Money Clip To Your iPhone

Poddities Adds A Money Clip To Your iPhone

Tiny Ubi-Camera Snaps Photos With Your Hands (Video)

Researchers at the Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences in Japan, have developed a tiny camera that takes photos using your hands as a frame for the photo, and the device is called the Ubi-Camera.

The video below shows the Ubi-Camera in action, and this tiny camera features a range sensor, and the framing of the photo is determined on the distance between the camera and the person shooting the photos face.

Ubi Camera

“When you draw a picture or take a photo, you sometimes form a rectangle with your hands to decide the composition. With this camera, you can take a photo using the exact same motion. You attach this device to your index finger, and form a rectangle with your finger like this. You take the photo by using the rectangle as the viewfinder, like this. When you push hard with your thumb, the shutter is pressed.”

Black SMS iPhone App Keeps Your SMS Content Safe With Encryption

iPhone users that would prefer to keep their SMS message content concealed from prying eyes. Might be interested in a new iPhone application that has been created called Black SMS.

Black SMS has been designed to encrypt your SMS messages with a password and hides the encrypted data inside a black chat bubble, shown in the picture below.

Black SMS iPhone

PSA: Get your new iPad today in Austria, Ireland, Mexico and many other places

If your homeland wasn’t part of the initial iPad roll out we’ve got good news — today is the day for iOS tabletry. Maybe. The latest slab of Retina display-equipped machinery out of Cupertino is landing in 25 additional countries today, including Liechtenstein and Luxembourg. So, if you haven’t been waiting on line since the 16th in anticipation of this day, then go to your local Apple store to score one. Or don’t. For the full list of countries check the PR after the break.

RIM Says Jailbreaking Your PlayBook Will Void Your Warranty

Users of the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet have been able to jailbreak their device for a while now, although there has been no official word from RIM until now on how this will affect your device.

RIM’s Adrian Stone who is the Director of the BlackBerry Security Incident Response Team, has released the following statement, which clarifies RIM stance on jailbreaking the tablet.

RIM PlayBook

Google Now Informs You Why Messages Are Placed In Your Spam Folder

Google has rolled out a new update to its Gmail service this week which will no inform you why certain email messages have been placed in your spam folder. Google does a pretty good job of keeping most unwanted or malicious emails out of users Gmail inboxes. But the new indicators now provide you with a little extra information and help when sorting through your sSpam folder.

Google Spam