Cracked Archive - Tech

The 6 Most Reckless Uses of Radioactive Material

Some people are, let's just say, a little more casual around nuclear material than the rest of us. And by people we mean governments, corporations and just random, everyday dumbasses.


6 Teenage Inventors That Changed The World

Give a kid a car and he's probably going to see how high he can ramp it off something. But that sholdn't negate the fact that some very ambitious teens have changed the world.


8 Apps Designed Specifically for Modern Douchebags

If you're a regular person, your regular-person-shield (otherwise known as common human decency) will repel you from apps like these. Of course, that doesn't mean there isn't a market for these things -- which is most frightening of all.


6 Awesome Vehicles of War with Ridiculous Weaknesses

These weapons almost worked, in a world where 'almost working' might as well be 'hilarious failure.'


The 9 Most Likely Reasons You've Been Unfollowed on Twitter

I'm actually speaking for all people on Twitter. Well, not all. I'm certainly not speaking for these jackasses herein.


7 Nuclear Weapon Screw-Ups You Won't Believe We Survived

Suprisingly, Stanley Kubrick was probably closest when he imagined the nuclear era as a game of poker between cocky, absent-minded lunatics. Only he probably didn't go far enough.


8 Gadgets That Lie to You Every Day

Now that we have all the fancy gauges and buttons modern life provides to us, we may have gotten a little bit overdependent on them. As it turns out, many of these gadgets are scarily inaccurate or even deliberately configured to lie to and appease us.


The 4 Worst Times to Be on The Internet

I've spent so much time on the Internet that I can now recognize the worst times of the year to be on it (you probably can too, because it's the day after Thanksgiving, and you're here, reading this silly column).


7 Ways Your Cellphone Is Screwing With Your Body and Mind

The cancer thing seems to have been overblown, but apparently the jury is still out on a whole host of much weirder effects your phone could be having on you right now.


5 Official Websites You Won't Believe Are This Bad

Every once in a while a website for a famous, successful actor, (or popular film, or service), will show up, and even though the subject is worth lots of money and has a whole team of people to worry about its image, the website is shockingly terrible.


5 True Stories That Prove You Shouldn't Piss Off The IT Guy

In some offices, the IT guys wield more power than the owner of the company. And if you want proof, just look at what happens when they get pissed off.


6 Terrifying Emergency Escape Pods (That Aren't Worth It)

We tend to think of escape pods as a science fiction trope: They jettison off of Star Destroyers or launch out the top of giant mechanical spiders just before Will Smith destroys them with a pun. But they're not all fictional: When everything has gone to hell, when the ship is sinking, when the shuttle is exploding, when that natural disaster is be


5 Tiny Computer Glitches That Caused Huge Disasters

There are certain jobs where making the same mistakes can cost companies billions of dollars, and sometimes costs people their lives.


6 Reasons Writing for the Internet is the Best Job Ever

Beyond just not wearing pants while typing this (though that certainly helps).


5 Things I Learned by Quitting the Internet

Recently, I decided to put my money where my mouth is and go offline for a week. That's right. One week with no personal email, social media, or Internet use of any kind.