Tech Tidbits
by Joe Cunningham - Thursday, July 17th, 2014
A few pieces of tech news this week.

Tech Meets Taste

Tech Meets Taste

Thursday July 17 at the Tech Garden in Downtown Syracuse, AmeriCU Credit Union is sponsoring a “Tech Meets Tate” annual bash with Syracuse First, CenterState CEO. The event hosts local food, brews, and music and combines area entreprenuers and business innovators. It runs from 5-7:30 this evening. Admission is free. See the Facebook page for more info.

Iranians Face 127 Years in Prison for Using Facebook

And you thought your Mom was tough.

An Iranian journalist in exile has told the BBC about several recent cases of imprisonment due to her countrymen’s use of the social network for extensively long sentences.

“They’re just ordinary people,” she said, unintentionally quoting the John Legend song.

This comes after a group of young men and women were arrested earlier this year for filming their own “Happy” video, dancing to the worldwide Pharrell Williams trend.

Happy is Trending Again – Sort Of

On that note, Weird Al Yankovic is back with “Tacky” – a Pharrell spin off that is going viral online, featuring Aisha Tyler, Margaret Cho, Eric Stonestreet, Kristen Schaal, and Jack Black.

It’s well worth the watch and a couple of chuckles, no matter how many times you have heard the Williams original.

“I will live-tweet a funeral, take selfies with the deceased. Because I’m…

If Google Were a Man

Some comic relief to end the week here.

Maybe this tech writer is just behind the times, but even if you have never wondered what a personified version of the world’s largest search engine would look like, these fun videos answer that question.

“Just because I have it doesn’t mean it’s true!”

Very true. Enjoy the watch and see you at “Tech Meets Taste.”

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