Here’s another “Celebrities Read Mean Tweets” for your Friday

Last night’s “Celebrities Read Mean Tweets” is the 8th in the Jimmy Kimmel Live series and features celebrities like Gerard Butler, Lena Dunham (my favorite mean tweet), and even Britney Spears. So, procrastinate your work a little longer and check it out.

Thanks to technology, the Philly hate crime suspects have been identified

Admittedly, with all this constant surveillance it’s easy to feel a little uneasy about being watched all the time. Not everyone feels comfortable with the whole Big Brother concept. Plus, it lends itself to the obvious question of whether or not this surveillance helps us or hurts us. Whatever your stance, there is a story that has been developing this week about a hate crime that took place in Philadelphia, which utilized technology to identify the suspects. And as someone who lives in Philadelphia who was extremely disturbed by the hate crime, I couldn’t be more thrilled that these people will be brought to justice. But it wouldn’t have been possible without technology.

GeoTech: 7 tricks to doing Halloween at Disney World right (Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party)

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is one the few things in life that makes Disneyphiles absolutely bonkers with excitement. Between the faint briskness in the air, the decorations, the unusually short ride lines and the impending sugar rush, Disney World guests are hard-pressed to find something to complain about during this time of year. Now that more »

Conan’s Acer keynote defeats the Apple keynote by a landslide

This week, I am in Denver for the CEDIA Expo 2014. Usually, I can’t stay up late enough to watch Conan because I am a 24-year-old trapped in a 75-year-old’s body but because of the jet lag, time change, and good ole fashioned Mountain Time, I was finally able to watch my favorite late night host in action. So, imagine my surprise when Conan showcased the “Acer” keynote on his show.

LG G Watch R officially announced, a more stylish version of the LG G wearable

Well, it didn’t take LG that long to announce its latest take on the smartwatch market as the company officially puts the wraps off the LG G Watch R. Take note that this is not a follow-up to the LG G watch released not so long ago but a different iteration. In fact, it’s a stylish iteration of the LG G Watch.

TinderUs thinks you should spend $50 to up your Tinder game

Well, OKCupid already let the cat out of the bag this week in terms of the UNIMAGINABLE AND TOTALLY UNEXPECTED SECRET TO THE ONLINE DATING WORLD. So what’s the secret? Everyone is shallow, and it should be no surprise that people care about looks as a top priority when it comes to dating. So, it’s a wonder that TinderUs thinks it can bamboozle gullible people into thinking a $50 Tinder consultation will change anything for them. That’s right, 50 dollars! That’s useful dating money just being thrown away!

GeoTech: How China gave the world gunpowder

If you’ve ever shot a gun and felt that burning rush of power-lustful adrenaline, and totally loved the sh*t out of it, you can send your thank you letters to China. Yes, 11th century Chinese alchemists are to credit for all the explosive deaths the world has seen and, more importantly, for your Fourth of July fireworks. more »

Russia has restored control over the gecko sex satellite

Phew, we were all worried there for a second, but those sex-crazed lizards are back under Russian control. According to a statement from Russian space agency Roscosmos, control has been restored over the orbiting Foton-M4 satellite. If you recall, the satellite was launched a week ago for the purpose of observing gecko mating habits in zero gravity.


Russia has lost control of a gecko sex satellite in space

Ground control to Major Tom: There’s lizards doing the dirty in space, and mission control has lost the ability to control it. In my web-perusing, I was lucky enough to come across this news gem. And it’s Friday, so I’m going to write about it. Consider it your Funky Friday Fun Fact.

Coolio will release new music through…Pornhub?!

Apparently, Pornhub is giving Coolio some models for his video “Take It To The Hub,” in exchange for an exclusive premiere of Coolio’s new tracks. Because isn’t that what you really want to see when you come to Pornhub? Coolio? I’ll take your suspicious silence as a yes!

Can’t we all just get along?

Two of my colleagues wrote articles yesterday about their very different stances regarding “Internet delusions.” I suppose it’s in my nature to find a diplomatic common ground, instead of choosing sides. Maybe it’s because I’m the oldest of three kids, and someone’s always got to be mediator. Whatever it is, I’d prefer to look at both sides of this argument through a neutral lens (as best I can), as opposed to the dreaded Millennial scope. Perhaps if we can all agree on something, we can avoid this argument erupting into a heated West Side Story feud. Although, I think Devon could pull off those dance moves perfectly. Scott, I’ll have to meet you in person first.

To sum up: The World Cup and technology

The World Cup ended on Sunday with Germany defeating Argentina in the finals, and while some news outlets prefer discussing German scorer Mario Götze’s post-World-Cup-boner (no joke), I prefer to focus on the technological aspects of this year’s World Cup. A fascinating element of a sports tournament that takes place every four years is that advancements in technology are sure to be both pivotal and noticed. Even something as simple as social media was a huge change from the last World Cup. I guess I’m corny, but I think it’s all awesome. And hey, if technology helps pick a more accurate winner, I’m all about it.