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You'd think that after a fiery laptop explosion, having it turn on would be the last of your worries. However, this person was in for a surprise when they saw the Dell logo flash after pressing the on button. Let's just hope this person had no troubles recovering whatever may have been on the hard drive. Click here to view the first image in this week's demotivational poster gallery. Continue reading for a viral video a priest with an unexpected talent.

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For those who have tried helping anyone that doesn't really understand how a computer works, some of these things might sound familiar. Starting off, one person's mother said: "It's not turning on now because you downloaded whatever that Firefox thing is". However, most of us know that when things go wrong during hardware failure, nothing we download can fix a broken hard drive, memory, etc. Continue reading for more.

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Kingston's DataTraveler HyperX Predator 1TB USB 3.0 Flash Drive was featured here just over a year ago, but now it's available in stores for a whopping $1000! In addition to its massive storage capacity, or at least for USB drive standards, this HyperX model features a custom Kingston key ring and HyperX Valet Keychain. Product page. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a reporter who really should not have been so close to an open body of water.

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Back in the early days of computers, getting word out about a new product was much harder than simply clicking a few buttons. This lead to a plethora of magazine ads, and to stand out, some companies went the extra mile to hire professional models, but not all of them turned out as planned. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of an alternate opening scene for the movie "Gravity".

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The first thing that comes to mind when viewing these dusty monstrosities is probably "where were these computers?", as some look to be pulled straight from the battlefield. For example, the top image has graphics cards and wires that are almost completely covered in grime. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of something you'd never expect to hear on a plane, even in first class.

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In 2011, Honda Motor Corp. recalled 2.5 million cars due to various issues, with the most common being the automatic transmission not properly going into gear, eventually causing the transmission to break down and fail. In addition to having to recall 2.5-million vehicles, many more were lost in overall sales, as the news broke and the public steered clear of possibly getting a vehicle affected by the issues. So what happened? It was a simple computer glitch. One of Honda's technicians made an error while typing the code for the control unit, it wasn't caught before the cars reached the market. Continue reading for more.

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Did you know that Apple had a third co-founder, Ronald Wayne? He worked with Steve Jobs at Atari before he, Jobs, and Wozniak founded Apple Computer on April 1, 1976. Serving as the venture's "adult supervision", Wayne drew the first Apple logo, wrote the three men's original partnership agreement, and wrote the Apple I manual. Wayne received a 10% stake in Apple but relinquished his stock for US$800 less than two weeks later, on April 12, 1976. The failure of a slot machine company that he had started five years earlier also contributed to his decision to exit the partnership. Click here to view the first image in this week's WINS gallery. Continue reading for a mind-bending viral video of contact juggling with rings.

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Did you know that Bill Gates sold his very first computer program at age 17, which was a time-tabling system for his high school, for $4,200? Or, the rumor that he once spent $421-million on a Microsoft project to protect the Windows market share against Linux? Those are just some of the interesting things you'll find after the jump.

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Coming home after a long day / week of work or school, ordering takeout, and then immersing yourself in a game is one thing, building this secret hideout is another. This person decided to build a custom wardrobe of sorts that is actually a secret hideout, outfitted with a plush chair and computer. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a little girl who just might grow up to be the next great choir director.

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Desktop computers are slowly being phased out in favor of tablets and laptops, but for those who prefer the larger displays, along with the power, here are a few cool computer cases / mods to get you inspired. Starting off, we have a custom Imperial Walker AT-AT computer case that boasts plenty of LED lighting to set the mood in a dark room. Continue reading for more.

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