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VIRAL TODAY! WOLVERINE DIY CLAWS

CRAZY DIY BUILDER MAKES PERFECT WOLVERINE CLAWS THIS IS NUTS! OK, so this guy seems to be a bit of a whack-job, but he deserves a job as a Hollywood Special Effects artist! Actually, I think he is just super excited about his accomplishment and loving every minute of it.   Posted on YouTube by […]

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HASHTAG HOPES AND FOIBLES

BOKO HARAM KIDNAPPINGS Q: “WHAT DOES TECHNOLOGY HAVE TO DO WITH THE BOKO HARAM KIDNAPPINGS?” A: “A LOT.” There are several tech-related oddities pertaining to the recent kidnappings of schoolgirls in Nigeria. The first tech-related issue is that today, messages of hate can be so easily transmitted throughout the world, in this case, the online […]

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STOP EXPLORING!

-INTERNET EXPLORER SECURITY FLAW- A Tech Explosion warning: If you are still using Microsoft’s Internet Explorer as your browser, now may be the perfect time to try something else. This flaw is so potentially serious that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has issued a stern warning. The versions of Internet Explorer in use, and potentially […]

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GRIMM ARREST

-CONGRESSMAN GRIMM ARRESTED ON MULTIPLE CHARGES- The subject of one of our favorite viral videos has now been arrested. “Tough guy” Congressman Michael Grimm has been arrested by the FBI on charges that became the subject of a viral video Tech Explosion posted back in February in a piece titled “Grim State of the Union”. […]

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TOUGH LOVE

VIRAL TODAY! FATHER KICKS SON DOWN SKATEBOARD HALFPIPE. Ouch! In a bizarre case of “tough love”, or described more appropriately, abuse, a father was caught on camera kicking his 6-year old son off of the edge of a fairly high skateboarding half pipe. The incident took place at Kona Skatepark in Arlington, Florida. Judging by […]

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9 YEAR OLD TUBE

YOUTUBE TURNS 9 YEARS OLD YouTube turned 9 years old this past week, having started on April 23, 2005 with one simple upload of a video titled “Me at the Zoo”, by one of its co-founders Jawed Karim. Within a short span of 9 years, YouTube now has millions of videos posted each month that […]

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BE DISRUPTIVE

NYU $200K ENTREPRENEURS CHALLENGE AWARDS ANNOUNCED TOMORROW. Tomorrow, April 25, 2014, will bring an exciting finish to an 8 month long challenge put forth to potential entrepreneurs to “be disruptive”. NYU’s Berkley Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation sponsored a $200K challenge to get entrepreneurs to come up with businesses based on ideas that are disruptive, […]

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TRAIN SAFETY?

VIRAL TODAY! U.S. SENATOR CLOSE CALL WITH TRAIN! The definition of Irony: “a situation that is strange or funny because things happen in a way that seems to be the opposite of what you expected.” In an hilarious case of irony, a U.S. Senator had a very close call with a speeding train during an […]

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NASA SELFIE!

IT’S NOT TOO LATE! CELEBRATE EARTH DAY WITH NASA. It’s not too late to get your Earth Day selfie to NASA and be included in their giant Earth Day project. NASA has put out a call for submissions to the entire world to submit selfies that they will “stitch” together into a massive image of […]

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HOLY SELFIE!

POPE GOES HIGH TECH ON PALM SUNDAY The selfie craze continues unabated. Now we’ve seen everything! First it was President Obama taking a selfie while at the solemn memorial service for Nelson Mandela back in December, 2013. The urge to take a selfie was so strong that Obama smiled like a teenager along with Danish […]

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GOOGLE FAKE OUT

VIRUS SHIELD APP WAS A TOTAL RIPOFF Google has removed a short-lived, very popular, but very fake app from the Google Play Store. The Android-based app called “Virus Shield” had quickly climbed to the #1 spot and had brisk sales at $3.99 a pop. Over 10,000 people paid for, and downloaded the app, earning the […]

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GREAT TECH-XPECTATIONS

CRIES OF “WHERE’S THE PLANE?” CONTINUE As of this writing, Malaysian Airlines flight 370 has still not been found. However, searchers seemed to have been on to some promising leads. A “pinger locator” picked up multiple signals at the same frequency reportedly emitted by the “black boxes”, which, by the way, are actually orange in […]

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FERRY SINKS! NOT SO TWEET!®

“…FERRY SANK!”…CONNECTICUT FERRY COMPANY SENDS FERRY BOGUS TWEET In our latest example of “Not So Tweet”® tweets, officials in Connecticut confuse the public and the press with bogus tweets as part of a “test”. It’s amazing how a taxpayer funded office can engage in such foolish behavior. Once again, the easy access to Twitter gets […]

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VIRAL TODAY! “CHARLIE BIT ME!” – HOLLYWOOD STYLE

TECH EXPLOSION: VIRAL TODAY! Monday, 3/3/14 “CHARLIE BIT ME!” – HOLLYWOOD STYLE Jimmy Kimmel does it again with another viral video! This updated version of “Charlie Bit Me!” is going viral today.

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BLACK BOX LACK

COULD ADVANCED “BLACK BOXES” FIND MISSING FLIGHT? Anyone who loses an iPhone today can quickly go online to icloud.com and find the location of their phone on a map in an instant. So, how does an airline lose a plane? Malaysian Airlines flight 370 vanished off of radar screens and no one seems to know […]

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TWITTER EXPLOSION

OSCAR TWEET SHUTS DOWN TWITTER. VIRAL TWEET RE-TWEET-ED OVER 1.9 MILLION TIMES. Last night’s Oscar ceremony generated the most re-tweeted Tweet in history. Live, on national television, Ellen DeGeneres urged viewers to try to set a record for the most re-tweeted photo ever. DeGeneres succeeded hands down, no problem. With the challenge sent out to […]

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VIRAL TODAY! – “CHARLIE BIT ME!” HOLLYWOOD STYLE

Monday, 3/3/14 “CHARLIE BIT ME!” – HOLLYWOOD STYLE Jimmy Kimmel at it again! A very clever “Hollywood” version of “Charlie Bit Me!” One of the most popular YouTube viral videos ever.

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WHATSAPP? NOTHING

WHATSAPP GOES DOWN DAYS AFTER FACEBOOK PURCHASE. The WhatsApp app went down yesterday for an extended period of time, reportedly due to a faulty router. The outage of the ever-popular messaging app lasted four hours, the longest time the app has been down, this according to WhatsApp founder and CEO Jan Koum. One has to […]

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LINKED-OUT!

LINKEDIN FINALLY ALLOWS USERS TO BLOCK OTHERS. ONLINE PETITION CAUSES CHANGE. LinkedIn, the popular work / business / networking site, has finally added the ability to fully block another user, or users, who you do not want to be associated with. LinkedIn took a very long time to add this feature and only took action […]

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JIMMY CRIES WOLF!

TRULY EPIC SOCIAL FAIL! JIMMY KIMMEL FOOLS THE PRESS AND PUBLIC… VIRAL KATE HANSEN “WOLF” VIDEO A TOTAL HOAX!   It doesn’t get any better than this! This is a perfect example of the Tech Explosion and social media’s ability to fool people. Jimmy Kimmel pulled off an extremely elaborate hoax on the entire U.S. […]

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WEB JUNKIE

CHINA FIRST TO LABEL INTERNET ADDICTION A “CLINICAL DISORDER”. NEW DOCUMENTARY AT SUNDANCE. Countries the world over are dealing with internet addiction among certain segments of their populations. China may be the first country to really take this on in a more serious way. China has recently labelled internet addiction, officially, as a “clinical disorder”. […]

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MOM ALWAYS SAID…

MOM ALWAYS SAID…STUDY HARD AND BECOME A DOCTOR! NOT ANYMORE!!! According to a new, US News study, “The 100 Best Jobs”, the Number 1 job in the United States today is: SOFTWARE DEVELOPER! Remember when Mom used to always say “Stay in school and study to be a doctor…or a lawyer.”? Today, with the Tech […]

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CODE FEVER

CODE WRITING AND COMPUTER SCIENCE HOTTEST FIELDS Technology is growing rapidly and our students need to be ready for the future they are going to face.  How different will the workforce be in the next 20 years for our elementary school kids? As a nation, we need to prepare our students with the training and […]

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ENERGY CON FUSION!

U.S. ONE STEP CLOSER TO ENERGY “HOLY GRAIL”. FUSION REACTION A HUGE “LITTLE STEP”. The United States took a huge, yet baby-sized step, towards the innovation of harnessing nuclear fusion the other day. Basically, in the simplest terms, nuclear fusion is energy created by combining atoms. The nuclear power plants we have now, work with […]

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C’MON GROUPON!

GROUPON TRICKS THE PRESS AND SOCIAL MEDIA. GROUPON MAKES BIG “MISTAKE” ….. NOT EXACTLY! The web and app-based discounter Groupon made a big “mistake” this past President’s Day weekend by implying that Alexander Hamilton was a U.S. President. Groupon offered a $10 discount to users, showcasing Hamilton on the $10 bill. Hamilton, of course, was […]

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ROKER NO JOKER

AL ROKER SKEWERS NYC MAYOR VIA TWITTER. APOLOGIZES AFTER FOR “LOW-BLOW”. In Tech Explosion’s latest Not So Tweet® Tweet, Al Roker, arguably America’s most popular weatherman, attacked newly elected New York City Mayor, Bill DeBlasio yesterday. The reason? Snow and the fact that New York City kept its schools open during a snowstorm. Mr. Roker […]

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Win a meet up with Ben and Matt! Donate

Win a meet up with Ben and Matt! Donate! Check our Viral Today! section and view Ben and Matt’s video where they ask for your donations to their favorite charities. In exchange for a $10.00 donation, you get a chance to win a Hollywood meet up with both of them!

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NO FACES NEEDED

NO FACES OF PRESS! JUST FACE BOOK. NO PRESS CONFERENCE FOR JETER’S BIG ANNOUNCEMENT. Derek Jeter announced his retirement a short time ago…..via Facebook! Clean and simple. With a few hundred strokes of his own computer keyboard. Done. In the past, an announcement this big would have meant an elaborate press conference with literally hundreds […]

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COPS COP GLASS

NYPD HEADING TOWARDS ROBOCOP STATUS? The New York City Police Department, NYPD, is field testing Google Glass as a potential aid in crime fighting. Google Glass is a wearable internet browser and communications device that has been beta-tested, for quite some time, as a pathway on the road to its widespread implementation. This is yet […]

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FISH BURNS JACKSON

REPORTER MISTAKES SAMUEL L. JACKSON FOR LAWRENCE FISHBURNE. A KTLA News reporter mistakenly mixed up Samuel L. Jackson for Lawrence Fishburne on live TV the other day. In an incredibly uncomfortable moment, the reporter asks Mr. Jackson about his involvement in a Superbowl commercial. You can see the dumbstruck look on Samuel’s face when he […]

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