Please do not ask me why this is the case, but it sure seems to be. Humans take sides. Whether politics or religion, family, friends, or neighbors, or, our choice of computing devices, we seem to be creatures eager to take a side, sometimes just for the hell of it.
Apple vs. Samsung is a good example, though the reasons to choose one over the other are not purely limited to emotional choice, toss of a coin, or rock, paper, scissors. The latest news shows that a Samsung smartphone can do something you’re not likely to even want to do with an iPhone.
Pee on it.
Actually, I’m being coy with both the headline and the premise. Scientists in the U.K. have found a way to charge a Samsung smartphone by using human urine, with enough of a charge to send text messages, browse the web a little, and make a phone call.
Without question, putting urine through a cascade of microbial fuel cells applies equally to iPhones in need of a charge as it does Samsung phones.
When will Samsung advertise that to get their smartphones to work when the battery dies you’ll have to drink a glass of water and then pee into a device to get the phone working again?
For some Apple die hards, peeing on a Samsung smartphone to give it a charge seems only fitting, given Samsung’s penchant for peeing on Apple in public.