Cracked Archive - Tech

The 5 Most Mind-Blowingly Huge Machines Built By Science

Right at this moment, scientists and engineers are in the process of building -- or using -- instruments that look like the engine for a Star Destroyer.


The 6 Types of People Selling Stuff on Craigslist [CHART]

The Internet's trailer park garage sale.


5 Energy Crisis Solutions Clearly Designed by a Supervillain

Sure, these potential power sources we're tapping into would normally be considered ridiculous, cartoony or just plain evil. But are they worse than coal?


5 Criminals Who Pulled Off Major Crimes With Only a Phone

When we think of criminals, we tend to think of two types: The street-level thug committing his crimes with a gun or a fist, and the upper-level management, dictating orders to the thugs below. But there's a third type: The guys who picks up the phone and decide that crime sounds like a fun thing to do today.


5 Unintentionally Hilarious Soviet Versions of Good Ideas

Naturally, the results were often ridiculous (but kind of awesome).


The 4 Worst Things About Writing for the Internet

Before you go trading in your medical degree and stethoscope for some whiskey and an Internet gun, there are a few things you should know about this place first.


5 Sci-Fi Medical Procedures We'll Have in Our Lifetime

Let's take a moment to marvel at the fact that we're not too far away from having fiction turn into reality.


13 Useful Keyboard Shortcuts For the Insane Workplace

The most badass keyboard shortcuts around.


5 Sci-Fi Ad Techniques That Are About to Make Life Creepier

You've seen hundreds of ads today -- how many did you actually remember? Don't think for one second ad execs are going to let that continue.


4 Idiots Who Show Up Wherever Religion Is Discussed Online

Charting the only four online viewpoints when it comes to religion.


6 Real World Spy Gadgets Straight Out of the Movies

It's almost as if the spy world pays attention to Hollywood, simply saying, 'Yeah. Yeah that'll work.'


9 Self-Defense Gadgets Your Mugger Will Find Hilarious

Technology has always been about making the world a better place: one with less of your enemies in it. Jet engines, computers and radar were invented by geniuses in wartime, but we're looking at the inventions of idiots during peacetime, and the result is more ridiculously contrived self-defense systems than Jackie Chan's career.


6 Images of Abandoned Weaponry You Won't Believe Are Real

What happens when you get bored of your new toys? You just toss them out in the middle of a field somewhere. Who cares that they're worth a billion dollars and took dozens of years of intricate design and revision.


5 Mind Blowing Things Crowds Do Better Than Experts

There's nothing stupider than a crowd. Take an average, intelligent person and put him in an emergency and he'll likely remain calm and await instructions. Put him in a crowd and he'll start screaming, looting and overturning cars. Right? Well ... not really. That's why we have crowdsourcing.


5 Sci-Fi Technologies People Achieved By Hacking the Kinect

Kinect turned out to be a virtual puppy petting machine and awkward wedding-dance simulator. But some particularly handy people took a look at the Kinect and saw the true potential.