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If you're still using your hands to answer your iPhone 5, well, obviously you're missing out. N00b. Let this Japanese guy show you how it's DONE, son.

This dude demonstrates the ballerest way to pick up the hottest phone ever - a custom, state-of-the-art quick-draw contraption. Bow down to the master.

Because hands are for punks.

After seeing his diagram and demonstration, two thoughts come to mind:

  1. This guy is King of the Internet, at least until the next video we post in 15 minutes.
  2. We really need one of those in 17 months when we can get an iPhone upgrade.

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Move over, Zuckerberg. Florida resident Zachary Marks, 11, began his own social network, called Grom Social, after his parents banned him from using Facebook.

Grom Social is designed specifically for children.

Marks

Marks had a Facebook account for roughly a week despite being two years too young to join the site, having lied about his age to create an account.

When his parents discovered that he may have been engaging in risky online activities, they pulled the plug. At that point, he came up with a plan.

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While some things go obsolete, others find a way to reinvent themselves.

Case in point? Discarded electronics rocking out to FUN's hit song "We Are Young." Seriously, it's a performance done entirely on old computer parts.

Listen and smile as vintage hard drives and a Yamaha CX-5 drop the beat and a printer that appears to be an old school HP Scanjet 3C provides "vocals."

Yes, readers born after 1990. People used to use this stuff.

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Mark Zuckerberg's sister Randi accidentally shared a private family photo, apparently confused by or unable to grasp Facebook's privacy settings.

How's that for the definition of irony?

Zuckerberg Family Photo

Randi Zuckerberg, the former head of marketing for Facebook and the executive producer of Bravo's reality series Silicon Valley, posted the above photo on Facebook.

The candid family picture is of Randi and her family (including sister Arielle Zuckerberg and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg) reacting to the new Poke app.

The problem arose when Callie Schweitzer, director of marketing and projects at VoxMedia, saw the photo on Facebook, but posted it publicly on Twitter.

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Some major websites went dark briefly Friday in a "moment of silence" for the victims of last week's shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

Websites Go Dark

AOL, Yahoo, The Huffington Post, Digg, and more than 100,000 people and sites have pledged to participate in Causes (dot) com's Web Goes Silent campaign.

People and companies across the Internet were also spreading the word by tweeting their intention to go quiet Friday with the hashtag #momentforSandyHook.

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Attention, Internet users: Instagram has an important message to pass along...

In response to uproar over the rumor that a new terms of service agreement would allow the company to sell photos without compensating the subject of said photos, co-founder Kevin Systrom has released a statement.

Instagram Logo

"[The new terms of service] was interpreted by many that we were going to sell your photos to others without any compensation. This is not true," Systrom says.

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A slew of recently announced changes to Instagram's terms and conditions have sent celebrities and regular folks alike running for the virtual exits.

Instagram, which was bought by Facebook earlier this year, is under heavy scrutiny for its new usage agreement ... in which users sign over everything.

Rihanna Pantsless

Basically, big bad corporate parent Facebook is co-opting all Instagram's content ... so many pantsless Rihanna photos will soon be company property.

The user soon must agree, by posting photos on Instagram:

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The hacker network Anonymous has released what it claims to be a cache of personal details on the members of the extremist Westboro Baptist Church.

This after after church said it planned to picket Sandy Hook Elementary School.

Anonymous Pic

The scene of a mass shooting where 26 children and adults died Friday would seem an unlikely spot for a protest ... for any other group of humans.

Westboro Baptist said it planned a demonstration at the Newtown, Conn., school, which apparently didn't sit well with supporters of Anonymous.

Itself a subversive community of activists and trolls of a different sort, the "hacktivist" group appears to have taken down the church extremists' website.

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Did Connecticut school shooting perpetrator Adam Lanza preview Friday's stunning massacre on the online forum / bulletin board 4Chan two nights beforehand?

That's the rumor going around, anyway.

Adam Lanza Yearbook Photo

In the following 4Chan forum exchange, an anonymous user purported to be Lanza makes an ominous promise that he will kill himself Friday and it will make the news.

He adds that he lives in Connecticut.

The below screen grabs from 4Chan have been censored, but also appear to show other users egging Adam Lanza on (if it's really him). Take a look ...

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Police in Victoria, Australia have issued a warning to motorists regarding Apple Maps:

Don't use it.

Officials spoke out after several travelers became stranded in the Murray-Sunset National Park trying to reach the city of Mildura using Apple's utterly inaccurate directions.

Apple Maps Fail

Tests of the system by police confirm the mapping application lists Mildura in the middle of the Murray Sunset National Park, about 43 MILES from its actual location.

Police are extremely concerned as there is no water within the Park and temperatures can reach as high as 114 degrees, making this a potentially life threatening issue.

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