Jeffery E. Watkins II

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Samsung mocks iPhone’s lack of waterproofing w/ Galaxy S5 ALS Ice Bucket Challenge video

With just about everyone in the tech industry getting in on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness for ALS (including Apple’s own Tim Cook and Dr. Dre), Samsung decided it would also be an appropriate time to mock the iPhone and others in the process.<p>The latest video posted to Samsung’s …

Swift: a developer's guide to Apple's new programming language

Apple surprised developers by unveiling a successor to Objective-C, the programming language used across the Apple ecosystem, but what are the benefits?<p>Apple took developers by surprise on Tuesday by announcing Swift, a new programming language for developing apps across Apple’s platforms.<p>Until …

This animated short about the future will make you cringe

Watch "Johnny Express," a hilarious, tragic little film about an ill-fated delivery guy from quite a few decades down the line.<p>OK, so an animated cartoon about a lazy delivery guy in the future isn't exactly unique (hello, "Futurama"), but "Johnny Express" on Vimeo is a highly entertaining short …

Animated Movies

Watch as driver's phone captures celestial road rage instant karma

On a Florida highway, a man is tailgating in his very large truck. He finally offers the driver he's following his middle finger. Then the gods offer him retribution. Now it's all over YouTube.<p>I am currently struggling with the belief in any deity.<p>Even serendipity seems to have got uppity with …

Tailgating

This is Healthbook, Apple’s major first step into health & fitness tracking

Seven years out from the original iPhone’s introduction, and four years past the iPad’s launch, Apple has found its next market ripe for reinvention: the mobile healthcare and fitness-tracking industry. Apple’s interest in healthcare and fitness tracking will be displayed in an iOS application …

iBetterCharge puts iPhone & iPad battery notifications on your Mac

A nice, new utility called iBetterCharge brings those 20% and 10% battery warnings from your iPhone or iPad onto your Mac. Rather than picking up your phone before heading out the door only to realize your battery is almost dead, the app will remind you to plug in with warnings that pop up as …

Take Your Next Flight On This Gigantic Solar Whale-Like Plane

When we picture transportation of the future, we tend to think “sleek.” A Spanish designer has gone in the opposite direction with his vision for an environmentally friendly, futuristic “whale plane” that looks like a cruise ship in the sky.<p>Oscar Viñals, from Barcelona, envisioned the “AWWA Sky …

'Doctor Who'/'Hunger Games' mashup is a bloody good time

Thirteen Doctors. Only one can survive. What will happen when "Doctor Who" enters the "Hunger Games" arena?<p>It's a simple premise. All the Doctors, including new Doctor Peter Capaldi and the War Doctor, are brought together in an outdoor arena. Only one Doctor will be allowed to leave in the Tardis. …

Mashups

Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display (13-inch, 2013) review: Not a Retina MacBook Air, but awfully close - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The <b>13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display</b> has phenomenal battery life, better-than-average integrated graphics, faster Thunderbolt 2 ports, and a lower price than last year.<p><b>The Bad</b> Still expensive if you plan to add more storage or RAM; no extra Nvidia graphics option as on the 15-inch …

Computer Hardware

Verizon iPhone upgraders finding they can keep their unlimited data plans

<b>Update</b>: <i>It does appear this was a glitch, as it’s no longer available. It’s not yet known whether those who upgraded while it was available will get to keep their unlimited data.</i><p>Contrary to Verizon’s stated claims that it is ridding itself of unlimited data plans on iPhone upgrades, a few readers …

15 more must-see iPhone 5S slow-motion videos

We've compiled more 15 must-see slow-motion videos shot on the iPhone 5S using the new time-bending feature.<p>The iPhone 5S has been out for more than a week, and the collection of slow motion videos has ballooned in size.<p>Earlier this week we posted 15 of our early favorites people had shot in their …

Videography