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POLO LAPTOP BUNGLE

JUROR IN POLO MAGNATE TRIAL WENT ONLINE A sequestered juror in a very high profile case has been caught going online with his laptop while back in his hotel room. Juror # 3 apparently could not resist checking in on his fantasy football league. Investigators say he visited the popular sports-tracking site “BleacherReport.com” as well […]

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VICIOUS TWEETS TORMENT ZELDA WILLIAMS

Williams’ Daughter Leaves Twitter “For a Good Long Time” In a heartbreaking example of the negative side of the Tech Explosion, Robin Williams’ daughter, Zelda Williams, has left Twitter “for a good long time”. A series of vicious tweets lead Zelda to send one last “sign-off” tweet before quitting the service. It’s the dark side […]

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ROBIN WILLIAMS’ GOLDEN APPLE VOICE

Apple iPad Air Commercial Featured Robin Williams Monday was a very sad day for millions of people in the U.S. and all over the world. The very saddest thing is how someone as brilliant as Robin Williams could take his own life, although he touched so many people with his incredible gifts. Robin Williams entertained […]

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KIDS’ FELONIOUS TEXTS

STUDENTS GETTING IN TROUBLE FOR “SEXTING” CHICAGO-AREA MIDDLE SCHOOLERS CHARGED WITH FELONIES. “FAKE” INSTAGRAM ACCOUNTS WENT VIRAL. High school and middle school students across the country are increasingly getting themselves in trouble due to the Tech Explosion. With a technology that simply didn’t exist a few years ago, students are now running afoul of the […]

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CHANGE PASSWORD DAY!

Change your passwords TODAY! Russian hackers have obtained the personal information of over 1.2 billion people. That’s BILLION!!! With a capital B! It’s the downside of the Tech Explosion – our increasing reliance on everything tech makes our lives much easier, yet leads to an increased vulnerability – until someone invents a new way to combat […]

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WANT TO PLEY?

New Service RENTS  Lego Sets! The Tech Explosion strikes again! Online ordering, fast shipping and personalized distribution is allowing parents a great way to keep their construction-loving kids engaged. A new service called Pley! is renting Lego sets to kids and keeping them occupied with new sets to build each month. This is an awesome […]

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TECH KILLZ! R.I.P. Super-8

Super-8 Was “IT” Way Back When… Once upon a time there was Super-8 film. It was a miracle when it was first introduced. Now it’s pretty much gone due to the Tech Explosion. In fact, my entire career was launched due to Super-8 film and a camera handed to me by my best friend’s dad. […]

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UNFAIR TECH? NOT REALLY

Jesse Jackson Claims Tech Unfair to Minorities According to a USA Today report, Jesse Jackson has called on the Obama administration this week, to take a look at what he claims is a lack of diversity in the tech industry. Statistics do seem to bear this out. It seems that there are a relative few […]

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HIGH SCHOOL, VIRTUALLY

States Offering Diplomas to Online Students Vote Below: Is Virtual High School a good idea? Feel free to post a comment as well. I happen to be traveling right now in Minnesota, shooting for a TV show. I’m so tuned in to anything relating to advances in technology, but this example of the Tech Explosion really […]

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THE VIDEO RENTAL STORE, R.I.P.

THE VIDEO RENTAL STORE, R.I.P. Once upon a time, there was Blockbuster. He was the big boy, the biggest of the video rental stores. Sadly, he grew too big, too fast and lost all of his friends. Once he was the most popular video rental store in the country. Unfortunately he was sickened by a […]

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#PutInJail!

#PutInJail! Put Putin In Jail Now. From a technology standpoint, it’s become immediately obvious that Putin and Russian-backed separatists are fully responsible for the downing of the Malaysian Airlines jet. This has caused a tidal wave of online posts calling for action against the Russian leader. Many people have created Twitter hashtags, including #PutInJail! and […]

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VIRAL TODAY! CHOKEHOLD

VIRAL TODAY! MAN DIES AFTER POLICE CHOKEHOLD The New York City Police Department has launched an internal investigation into an incident in Staten Island, NY. In the latest Tech Explosion “Viral Today!” video, a video that has gone viral, a man is seen being arrested by being placed initially in a chokehold in order to […]

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Fireworks Drone Flights Get FAA Attention

DRONE TROUBLE

FAA INVESTIGATES VIRAL FIREWORKS DRONE FLIGHTS The Tech Explosion has brought us a number of recent viral videos showing fireworks being shot by aerial drones. These viral videos have caught the attention of the FAA and possibly other agencies as well. Some of the videos were posted last week for July 4th, however, it seems that at […]

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VIRAL TODAY! Near Miss by two planes.

VIRAL TODAY! NEAR MISS

TWO PLANES HAVE A CLOSE CALL Thank goodness this did not lead to a real tech “explosion”! In this TechExplosion.com VIRAL TODAY! video, we see two planes get way too close to each other.   Video Courtesy Aerobarcelona   This video comes courtesy of Aerobarcelona and has gone viral today. This definitely does not help […]

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SAFE AT HOME!

WITH ADT PULSE STAY SAFE AND SECURE WITH ADT PULSE REMOTE HOME SECURITY It seems we are all using our smartphones for pretty much everything now. We order food, call up a taxi, text, e-mail, take pictures, etc, etc. The Tech Explosion has brought us an endless number of ways to make life easier using […]

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APPLE’S WEARABLE VISION

APPLE’S NEWEST ADS SET THE STAGE FOR ITS “WEARABLE VISION”. If you take a look at Apple’s latest ad campaign, you will see a not-so-subtle vision of Apple’s future plans for us all to become “one with our devices”. It’s the next step in our society’s total transformation via technology.     Try and count […]

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APPLE PILGRIMAGE

ANNUAL APPLE RITUAL HAPPENING RIGHT NOW! Just Added:  (1:47PM PT, Monday) Apple “Inside WWDC!” Keynote attendees just got in a short while ago. Here, the doors are still locked, prior to their being opened to the masses who waited all night on the street. An unbelievable amount of preparation goes into this, both by Apple […]

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COKE “SEX” GOES VIRAL!

COKE’S CLEVER “CAP-MATING” MARKETING GOES VIRAL! “FREE” ADVERTISING TO 1 MILLION PEOPLE AND COUNTING Coke is no joke! In a super-clever marketing ploy, Coke has created a viral YouTube campaign based on a new bottle cap and a very well-shot YouTube video. It’s the Tech Explosion meets bubbly sugar water, creating million$ in free publicity […]

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WHO KNEW? NEW NEWS!

INTRODUCING FRESCO: FRESH, SHAREABLE NEWS, CROWD-SOURCED. A NEW iPHONE APP TO REVOLUTIONIZE NEWS. An in-depth look at the news industry and a new app that will change it forever. Exclusive: Tech Explorer Steven Lee’s Interview with Fresco News Founder John H. Meyer A revolutionary new iPhone app called Fresco is about to change the entire […]

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LOOK MA! NO HANDS

Viral Today! GOOGLE’S NEW SELF-DRIVING CAR! Check out today’s viral video: Google’s new self-driving car. Google’s longterm project to create self-driving cars is a huge effort. For the past few years, Google has worked with several existing car models and retrofitted them with the equipment necessary to make them autonomous. They have driven tens of […]

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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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