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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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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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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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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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5 Black Friday Apps to Help You Survive the Crowds

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Are you pumped for the earlier Black Friday hours? Well, even if you're not, many people are, and that means crowds of clawing and elbowing customers will be looking for the best deals. Wheth

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Drunken Dumb Guy Calls 911 for Help With Broken iPhone [NSFW AUDIO]

We’ve all seen examples of dumb calls made to 911 before. But the age of handheld technology has now introduced a new form of abuse where 911 is used as iPhone support.

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10 Things We Wish We Could Opt Out of on Facebook

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Facebook may have changed the way we communicate, keep up with long lost friends and pretend that we're doing actual work in the office, but it has come at a great cost to privacy. Now t

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Photoshop Creates an Attractive Woman From a Blank Canvas [VIDEO]

Those who can claim mastery over Photoshop have a lot more skills than most of us might think. They can make celebrities and models look way better than they actually are, and they even have the ability to create people out of blank canvases, literally. Click after the jump and watch how a simple sketch in Photoshop slowly becomes a real-looking woman.

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