Cracked Archive - Tech

Dear Hotmail: What The Hell Happened to You?
Dear Hotmail: What The Hell Happened to You?

It seems like yesterday when you were kicking ass, increasing your storage size and showing up on business cards. You asked for user feedback, you pioneered folder-based mail organization, you were the gold standard for free email. But somewhere along the line you stumbled. You got sloppy or you just gave up, and we drifted apart.

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5 Reasons It's Still Not Cool to Admit You're a Gamer
5 Reasons It's Still Not Cool to Admit You're a Gamer

Seriously, gamers, stop being such jackasses.

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5 Terrifying Ways Your Own Gadgets Can Be Used to Spy On You
5 Terrifying Ways Your Own Gadgets Can Be Used to Spy On You

All that paranoia you harbor about being spied on? Turns out it's totally justified!

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5 Guilty Pleasures The Web Killed While You Weren't Looking
5 Guilty Pleasures The Web Killed While You Weren't Looking

There are things we miss about the world before the World Wide Web. Mainly the guilty pleasures that a less connected world used to let us get away with.

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5 Reasons You Should Be Scared of Google
5 Reasons You Should Be Scared of Google

You knew Google would eventually show up on Cracked's 'We Don't Give a Damn' hit list.

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5 Insane File Sharing Panics from Before the Internet
5 Insane File Sharing Panics from Before the Internet

Media piracy has been rampant throughout history... probably since the first guy to smear his feces on the wall in the shape of a buffalo turned around and immediately saw 50 more just like it being smeared on the walls behind him.

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The 5 Biggest Mistakes Women (Like Me!) Make On The Internet
The 5 Biggest Mistakes Women (Like Me!) Make On The Internet

Wait, wait, wait. Women use the Internet!?

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5 Reasons The Internet Could Die At Any Moment
5 Reasons The Internet Could Die At Any Moment

You read that right. You better get your porn now before the whole operation crashes.

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6 Sci-Fi Technologies You'll Soon Have On Your Cell Phone
6 Sci-Fi Technologies You'll Soon Have On Your Cell Phone

In the future, your phone and your life will be one and the same. Don't drop it in the toilet, is what we're saying.

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5 Reasons You Should Be Scared of Apple
5 Reasons You Should Be Scared of Apple

Some of the things Jobs and Apple are being accused of are so over the top, Lex Luthor would have to take off his hat ... and then use it to cover the dark stain spreading across the front of his pants.

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Super Tecmo Bet: Predicting The Super Bowl With Video Games
Super Tecmo Bet: Predicting The Super Bowl With Video Games

I repeated the experiment on every iteration of Madden released from 2003-2009, and obtained exactly the same results with minor graphical changes.

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The 12 Most Insane Things You Can Buy on the Internet
The 12 Most Insane Things You Can Buy on the Internet

The Internet has made it possible for us to buy virtually anything we can imagine, regardless of how ludicrous it may be.

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Series of Dispatches from the Mushroom Kingdom
Series of Dispatches from the Mushroom Kingdom

Dear Princess, It's a me, Mario. We have to talk.

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The 5 Creepiest Unexplained Broadcasts
The 5 Creepiest Unexplained Broadcasts

The "Backward Music Station" doesn't actually play backward music. That's just what they call it. What it broadcasts instead is something from the bowels of hell itself.

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The 9 Most Terrifying Attempts to Improve Popular Foods
The 9 Most Terrifying Attempts to Improve Popular Foods

Allow us to present a 9-course meal of -- wait, that can't be right. Ewwww.

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