Liz Gannes

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Tech Goes Viral: Frozen Blackberry, Facebook Official, Leaping Chairman (Videos)

Sometimes the world of tech finds its way into viral videos. By that measure, it was a good week!

This hilarious, punny sketch about a frozen BlackBerry — from “The One Ronnie” — got a lot of play in light of this week’s BlackBerry outages.

The first single from a new boy band called Heart2Heart is about making a relationship “Facebook Official.” Their dramatic guyliner is almost as ridiculous as lyrics like “Status update, what/Checking the pics of your butt/Did you see that link on your wall/Girl I don’t wanna play FarmVille, I just wanna play for real.”

A nearly 20-year-old clip that surfaced this week shows off Bill Gates’s impressive ability to leap over an office chair from an (almost) standing position. Too bad his day job distracted him from his true potential!


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik