Cracked Archive - Tech

6 Things You've Done This Week With Terrifying Side Effects
6 Things You've Done This Week With Terrifying Side Effects

Truly, there is no downside to a technologically advanced society ... except for all of the terrifying ones we're about to tell you.

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5 Stories That Prove Craigslist Is the Scariest Website Ever
5 Stories That Prove Craigslist Is the Scariest Website Ever

Time to learn about some of the lesser-known, but still unsettling, Craigslist crime epidemics.

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4 Annoying Steps Added to Break-Ups in the Past Few Years
4 Annoying Steps Added to Break-Ups in the Past Few Years

This new freedom to ogle porn stars without having to quickly scrub away the evidence, was just the first of many technological changes that I would soon experience as I began going through the stages of the breakup.

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We Found Pirates at the Consumer Electronics Show
We Found Pirates at the Consumer Electronics Show

How technology actually gets pirated is pretty ridiculous and infuriating.

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5 Ways Tech Companies Let You Know They Think You're Dumb
5 Ways Tech Companies Let You Know They Think You're Dumb

The purveyors of the credit-score-ruining gadgets of tomorrow seem less like Tony Stark-esque mad-geniuses and more like Professor Marvel from The Wizard of Oz.

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4 Things I Learned About Teenage Trolls (From Being One)
4 Things I Learned About Teenage Trolls (From Being One)

Back in 2001, my 15-year-old self and some friends trolled a previous version of Cracked.com so hard that the editors almost went mad.

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5 Lessons From a 1970s Female Programmer
5 Lessons From a 1970s Female Programmer

To protect this woman's, I will refer to her only as 'Mom,' because she is my mom.

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3 Excuses Online Plagiarists Need to Stop Making
3 Excuses Online Plagiarists Need to Stop Making

Stealing has been around since the dawn of time, and, like most things, the Internet makes it easier.

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The 6 Most Baffling Attempts to Improve Classic Products
The 6 Most Baffling Attempts to Improve Classic Products

You probably didn't realize that reboots happen to products also -- but they do, and they can be just as awful.

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3 Internet Shortcuts That Help No One
3 Internet Shortcuts That Help No One

When it comes to shortcuts, the question to ask is: Is this shortcut worth taking because it's the smarter, more efficient way to do something, or am I really just being lazy?

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7 Things That Will Never Happen Again Thanks to Technology
7 Things That Will Never Happen Again Thanks to Technology

From Internet-ready refrigerators to cars that drive themselves no matter how drunk you are, there are some things we lose along the way, generally without even noticing.

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5 Sci-Fi Weapons (That Already Exist)
5 Sci-Fi Weapons (That Already Exist)

Here is some space age technology that is already within our grasp.

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5 Modern Luxuries You Need to Stop Paying Full Price For
5 Modern Luxuries You Need to Stop Paying Full Price For

Lots of things fall under the 'you get what you pay for' umbrella. These do not.

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