Frank Jenkins

25 Flips | 1 Magazine | 5 Likes | 14 Following | @vegas45 | Keep up with Frank Jenkins on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Frank Jenkins”

She's Not Talking About It, But Siri Is Plotting World Domination

Apple has a vision of a future in which the disembodied voice of Siri is your constant companion.<p>It goes something like this: You arrive home at the …

Happy Birthday, William Shatner!

Today another geek legend celebrates a birthday. He's best known for his series of science fiction novels <i>TekWar</i>... wait, what? Oh, best known for …

Red-Light Cameras Can Stop Crime, Says Red-Light Camera Advocacy Group

One way to catch criminals is by giving police departments access to red-light camera footage even when a traffic violation isn't involved, according …

Robots, Electronics Hacking, and Kids

I built my first robot at age 7. It was made out of parts from an Erector set and stood about three feet tall. It had arms and legs and wheels under …

This Pill Bottle Is a Smartphone Wannabe

The technologies that made you fall in love with your iPhone or Galaxy are now making their way into pill bottles.<p>To help patients take their …

Mayor Bloomberg Predicts Drone Surveillance In New York's Future

Keeping an eye on the Big Apple from above<p>New Yorkers of the future will be better watched and have less privacy than they do today, Mayor Michael Bloomberg predicts in an interview on Christian talk radio station WOR 710.<p>His foretelling came after host John Gambling asked what he thought of the …

Max Greenfield On Being An Axe Auteur

Max Greenfield is best known for playing Schmidt, the womanizing—and often shirtless—roommate on Zooey Deschanel’s FOX sitcom <i>New Girl</i>, and Axe, the …

TV

Before its release, West Virginia may regulate Google Glass while driving

It's a ban on devices that "project visual information into the field of vision."<p>You didn’t think that those crazy Britons were the only people …

Apple Launches U.S. iPhone Promotion Offering Free Next Day Shipping On All Models

Apple today launched a new promotion for U.S. customers, providing free next day shipping on all of its iPhone models. While Apple typically provides free shipping for all orders over $50, the promotion also includes the iPhone 4, which is free with a two year contract.<p>The shipping promotion comes …

Teenager in need of £18m? There's a Yahoo app for that

A 17-year-old London schoolboy has sold his app company to the internet giant Yahoo for an estimated £18m. But he won't be moving to the company's …

iPhone 5S expected to launch late June, says analyst

Apple will likely bring out its next iPhone in late June, projects Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster.<p>Assuming that forecast comes true, Munster believes Apple will sell 4 million units of the new phone before the month and the quarter are over. That estimate compares with the 5 million iPhone 5 …

Summly app no longer functional soon: tech to return in Yahoo

The Yahoo purchase of the app Summly and the technology therein have had one rather important effect on those users out there that’ve been using the …

Apps

Print your own Google Glass and look the part

Han Solo, Honest Abe, and even Aristotle are just a few of the people who look absolutely fantastic wearing their Google Glass computers. But unless you're a deep-pocketed developer from the US, chances are nil of getting anywhere near the audacious $1,500 spectacles. So why not do the next best …

Your robot army, controlled by Arduino and Bluetooth

Open-source hardware project shrinks Arduino, adds wireless, creates awesome.<p>Soon, you could make everything in your life …

LG patents RFID-labelled cookbook, attempts to offer more than just another place to spill sauce

LG is no stranger to mixing together patents and white goods and this time it's trying to bridge the gap between recipes and those all-too-often underwhelming results. One of its patents, granted today, outlines the idea of two RF tags that would offer food information and appliance specs, with a …

These Six Regular People Just Got Invited To Use Google Glass

It will be sending out thousands of invites telling these lucky people that they can buy the Google Glass device for $1,500.<p>Google just sent us a list of some of the winners along with the things they will do with Glass once they own a pair. Here's the full email.<p>In February we asked people across …

Google Glass

Yahoo sale makes UK schoolboy millionaire

A British schoolboy's hobby has turned him into one of the youngest self-made multi-millionaires in the world.<p>Yahoo! announced on Monday that Nick D'Aloisio, 17, had sold his news-condensing mobile app Summly to the US tech giant for an undisclosed sum, reported to be £20m ($30m).<p><b>"It was</b> …

Digitimes says Apple is working on a 4K TV for either later this year or early next year

According to <i>Digitimes</i>, Apple is planning on launching a TV set either later this year or in early 2014. The site, which has a mixed track record, says that the display is of 4K resolution. Specifically, the report calls for a 3840 x 2160 panel in the TV. While the site says Apple could be working …

Why Trekkers Should Play 'Star Trek' the Video Game

James Tiberius Kirk. Three to beam up. He’s dead, Jim. If any of these words elicit a geeky thrill, then you’ll also know that many past <i>Star Trek</i> videogames…do not. The MMO <i>Star Trek Online</i> notwithstanding, <i>Star Trek</i> videogames have not earned the love that <i>Star Wars</i> fans gave <i>Knights of the Old</i> …