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Xbox Kinect Causes More Physical Harm, Thins Out the Herd

Last week, we discovered that the Xbox Kinect had already claimed its first victim less than 24 hours after landing on shelves in the U.S. -- and, since then, there have been many more casualties. Here's a kid taking a vicious left elbow to the face. Here's an aunt belligerently reminding her nephew who's boss. Here's a brave gamer looking ridiculous -- and miserably failing to land a 360(?) on...

Cell Phone-Chatting Man Catches a Yankee Baseball... With His Face

Here's evidence that you don't have to be speeding down a road in order to be severely injured by talking on your cell phone. This Yanks fan should just count himself lucky that this swing was a ground-rule double, and not a home run blast from A-Rod. Check out the video after the break to see why talking and balling is a dangerous, er, sport. [From: Deadspin]...

As Dems Seek 'Macaca' Vids and Whitman FAILs, We Want Politicians Off Our Memes

Since President Obama's campaign for the Oval Office began back in 2007, we've known that politicians have been made aware of this whole Internet thing, and have found that it can be a useful tool for spreading their truths, half-truths and lies. We've written recently about Obama's new iPhone app, and even how the septuagenarian Senator Ike Skelton has taken to the "Twitters" (Obama's coinage) in...

iPhone 4 Pre-Order Debacle Just Another Embarrassment for AT&T

AT&T just can't catch a break. For quite some time, the company has been a media whipping boy due to its lackluster service in cities like San Francisco and New York. Then, a group of hackers, under the guise of Goatse Security, snatched the e-mail addresses and ID numbers of over 100,000 iPad 3G owners, including high-profile customers like Rahm Emanuel and Michael Bloomberg. Still more...

Stoned Arizona Kids Take to Craigslist to Trade iPad for Weed

Most iPad owners probably wouldn't trade their beloved gadget for much of anything -- unless, of course, they're stoned enough to take the kind of deal two burnouts in Arizona offered last week. As AZFamily reports, Jacob Walker and Joseph Velarde recently came up with the brilliant idea of offering a third generation iPod touch and a .25 ounce of fluffy marijuana in exchange for an iPad. As...

Tourists Blindly Follow GPS through Boulders and Fences in Australia

We know what you're thinking: "It's been way too long since I've heard a good GPS fail story." This latest tale is actually an incredible double fail where poor judgment only served to make the failure of the GPS system even worse. A group of South Korean tourists found themselves stuck in a gully in the Australian wilderness after following their GPS's direction off-road. The group can be...

Web Sites That Fell in the Aughts

The Web has been part of the public consciousness for roughly 20 years now. But it was only in the last decade that we saw the Internet start to realize its full potential. Services offering music, social networking, online storage, collaborative document editing, and all else sprung up by the thousands. Of course, this period of experimentation, exploration, and growth was bound to leave a few...

Online TSA Breach Finds Top Secret Security Documents Leaked

With all due respect to the artisans of the world, the average butcher, baker, or candlestick maker can probably commit the occasional FAIL without endangering too many people. If you're working at the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), though, and your job consists of details like, oh, protecting America... a workplace mishap is a tad more serious As ABC News reports, someone from...

Local News Commits a Twitter-Induced Billboard FAIL

We understand why the mainstream media would want to take every opportunity they can to let the world know that they're on Twitter. After all, Twitter's "hip," right? Sometimes, though, they can get a bit overzealous, go on a blind, Beckettian tweeting rampage -- and commit a massively hilarious fail in the process. Such is the case for one local TV station in Mobile, Alabama that had the great...

Luke Wilson Joins the AT&T and Verizon Ad Fray

In case you haven't noticed, the two major cell phone service providers have spent the past few weeks trying to prove their mettle in a 3G network-wagging contest. It started with Verizon's "There's a Map For That" commercial, which debuted in October and was a direct dig at the iPhone (which just so happens to be carried exclusively by AT&T). The latter company filed a lawsuit against...

Typo Takes Out Internet for Swedes

Monday night, all of Sweden lost access to the Internet, thanks to a problem that arose during routine maintenance of the country's top-level domain, .se (like .com or .us in the U.S.). The root of the issue was an improperly configured script (or set of commands) used to update the .se zone. When Sweden's Internet Infrastructure Foundation investigated the cause, it found that the error in the...

Ben Huh and His Lucrative Empire of LOLcats

Ben Huh not only has one of the most appropriate names on the Net, but easily one of the greatest jobs, as well. [Ed. Note: The writer still thinks ICanHasCheezburger is funny.] Huh owns the company Pet Holdings, and under its random, hilarious, of-the-moment blogs, he administers FailBlog.org, Cheezburger, canine counterpart IHasAHotdog, and EngrishFunny. His collection of sites may not have...

Game Over: The Worst Video Game Accessories Ever

Video game manufacturers have always attempted to market gaming accessories, but some of those products proved to be colossal disasters, completely worthless or just awesomely bad. DVICE investigated some of those console peripherals, and selected six that could be the worst accessories of all gaming time. While some of the choices just failed sales-wise and never caught on, they did pave the...

Thieves Ditch ATM in the Middle of the Street

There are plenty of ways to rob an ATM, though most require a degree in engineering or computer programming. So if you're not technologically inclined, there is only one real way to empty an ATM of its bounty: brute force. For the record, smashing, cutting, or breaking open an ATM is no easy task. No one is going to walk into a bank vestibule with an acetylene torch and walk out a couple...

New Site Compiles Most Embarrassing Twitter Posts

With every new social networking site comes another way to embarrass yourself online. From drunken photos on Facebook, to faceplants on YouTube, the Internet makes it easy for your worst moments to be instantly broadcast around the world. Now it's time for Twitter users, who are often quick to post before they even think, to get their much-deserved lampooning. 'Things You Should Not Twitter'...