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Matt 'fires' digital expert for on-air error

March 8, 2012 at 9:12 AM ET

Update at 10:15 a.m. ET: After being pretend-fired by Matt Lauer, TODAY digital lifestyle expert Mario Armstrong is fighting back.

After Matt jokingly promised to bring a "new digital expert for the 8:30" hour, Mario sent this photo.

Armstrong, who endured some mocking for an on-air mistake, is "not leaving without a fight," he told TODAY.com. "That was foolish of Matt and Al! Don't they realize I do know hackers that work for Anonymous?" he joked.

Original post: Matt shows no mercy!

He jokingly "fired" TODAY's digital lifestyle expert Mario Armstrong on air after he made a small mistake during a segment about the new Apple iPad. 

"I'll never let this happen again," Mario pleaded to Matt.

Guess that promise was enough: Mario returned a few minutes later to showcase eight ways websites, apps and gadgets can help viewers save money

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