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Ozzy Osbourne’s Speech Is Finally Intelligible, Thanks to a New iPhone App

As anyone who’s ever watched an episode of ‘The Osbournes’ is no doubt aware, Black Sabbath singer and solo star Ozzy Osbourne can be somewhat difficult to understand when he isn’t singing — but it isn’t just the sloppy diction of a legendary rock star that’s to blame: Ozzy hails from Birmingham, where the thick “Brummie accent” was recently voted the “least cool” in all of England.

But help is on the way, thanks to an intrepid software developer who’s bringing a little gadget called the iBrummie app to your iPhone.

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Apple
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Classic Album Covers Come to Life With Google Streetview [PHOTOS]

Thanks to Google StreetView, if you want to take a trip to Abbey Road all you have to do is type in the famous address and click “zoom.” That’s what the folks at the German website Whudat did, and they found that the street crossing which John, Paul, George and Ringo made famous looks fairly similar today as it did in 1969.

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ThinkStock.com
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‘Find His Porn’ App Helps Women Uncover Their Man’s Dirty Online Secrets

With the advent of the Internet and the popularization of personal computers, men have learned to share information and instantly connect with people across thousands of miles. Oh, and we also learned how to download scads of pornography – let’s not forget that.

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Paul Oka, Flickr
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Too Many Drivers Eat, Text, Watch Videos and More Behind the Wheel — Survey of the Day

Buckle your seat belts, folks.

According to Harris Poll chairman Humphrey Taylor regarding a new survey, “The number of drivers who engage in potentially dangerous, in some cases extremely dangerous, behaviors while driving is terrifyingly high.”

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Facebook Bans the Town of Effin, Ireland for Having an Obscene Name

A woman in Ireland is unable to list the name of her hometown on her Facebook profile because it’s Effin, Ireland. Not “f***in’ Ireland”… Effin, Ireland.

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Looking Glass, Flickr
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Wondering What Most Use the Internet for? Well, It’s Not That Exciting — Survey of the Day

Why did the average American go online? For no particular reason (Ba-dum-bum).

Although this may not become the newest joke anytime soon, it’s actually a true statement. According to a new report from the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project, 53 percent of 18- to 29-year-old Americans go online just for fun or to waste time. With 2,260 participating adults, it turns out that 58 percent of all adults go online for the same reason.

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radjose, Flickr
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Put Down the Controller ‘Cause That Video Game Might Literally Be Making You Violent

Question for you guys — when you played video games as young men, did you ever get so frustrated that you threw the controller across the room and suffered through a screaming, clawing tantrum? Well, it may not be entirely your fault.

Adding to the growing evidence suggesting violent video games may make people more aggressive, a new study shows young men who play them had decreased activity in the brain areas associated with inhibition, attention and decision-making. FYI, less inhibition can mean more aggression.

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Brilliantly Cheap Boyfriend Builds Girlfriend an iPad

Wei Xinlong, a college student in Changchun, China knew his girlfriend wanted an iPad, and all he wanted to do was make her happy for her birthday. So, Xinlong did what any normal guy couldn’t possibly do — he spent about $125 and built Sun Shasha an iPad.

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BBC
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Urine-Controlled Video Games Make Going to the Bathroom Not So Boring [VIDEO]

Guys, what’s the main problem with the bathroom? Could it be the lack of video games? A British gaming company solved this problem when it began testing a line of urinal mounted, urine-controlled video games that allow fellows to use their “joysticks” to control the action.

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Pakistan Bans ‘Athlete’s Foot,’ ‘Glazed Donut’ and Other ‘Obscene’ Terms From Texting

The Pakistan Telecommunications Authority has recently banned 1,700 “obscene” words and phrases from texts. The move is reportedly part of an effort to curb offensive spam.

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Is Your Computer Password Among the 25 Worst of 2011?

Password management app maker SplashData has released its list of the “worst computer passwords of 2011″ based around the most commonly stolen password data. It should come as no surprise that the password “password” topped the list of no-nos.

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iPads Survive 1,300-Feet Drop With Heavy-Duty G-Form Cases [VIDEO]

One of the first things most people do when they get a smartphone or iPad is buy a case to protect it from accidental drops. Cases themselves range from purely decorative to nearly hardhat-industrial — and now one iPad case manufacturer, G-Form, has put its products to the ultimate test.

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