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Some Pugs out there may be unimpressed by everyday toys.

But others are completely mesmerized by technology.

Take the canine in the following video, for instance. He's so into his owner's iPad and its water app that he begins to lick the screen... over and over and over and over again.

The poor guy. Let's hope he was rewarded for his oblivious cuteness with a big bowl of ice cold aqua.

Perhaps Pugs should just stick to reenacting Home Alone and How to Train Your Dragon.

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Tendonitis of the thumbs is a real, legit, frequently diagnosed medical condition among teens.

Why? Because their thumbs never stop moving, flying over the keyboards of their cell phones to send text messages and Snapchats (!!!!) at lightning speed. 

Our opposable thumbs weren't made for all that texting, people! They were made to do things like ... hold a pencil or button pants or play the Kim Kardashian video game!

But we, as a society, both young and old, are addicted to our phones. They keep us connected and in the loop and they fuel our anxiety and frustration.

We take the good with the bad, but what some of us could really use a vacation. From our phones. If you're saying "Psh! Not ME!" right now, we're probably talking to you.

Here are 17 signs you need a vacation from your cell phone ...

You Love Your Cell Phone This Much
If your attraction to your cell phone is this strong, it's probably a good sign that you need to break up.

NOTE: If you're reading this ON YOUR CELL PHONE (especially if you're reading this on your cell phone while on the toilet) please begin your vacation soon.

Right after you catch up on the rest of your celebrity gossip.

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Technology is supposed to make our lives better and easier, right? That's the idea of it, we imagine, although sometimes it does anything but. 

Take Siri, for instance.  Asking Siri ridiculous questions and awaiting her equally ridiculous responses is a favorite pastime of Apple lovers everywhere.

Anyone with an iPhone has a personal assistant in the palm of his or her hand, but sometimes that personal assistant seems permanently out to lunch.

Or decides to respond with inane and off the wall information probably just to screw with us, or delivers an insult so perfectly timed it's like she's our BFF.

And we keep coming back for more. Check out 17 hilarious Siri fails sure to make you laugh and maybe question whether Skynet is becoming aware ...

What Web Are You Using?
Siri is either straight up lying, isn't searching the web particularly hard or needs to turns Safe Search off.

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What transpires when you present young, technologically-savvy people with archaic, seemingly pointless technologies they’ve never seen in their lives?

As we saw when kids react to a Walkman, hilarity ensues. Ditto this video of future leaders encountering early computers with utter befuddlement.

Watch what happens as kids ages 6 and 13 turn on and use what looks like the Apple II computer, one of the first PCs ever put into production ...

Even turning it on proves challenging for such advanced minds, and a harbinger of things to come for kids who had no idea how to do anything on it.

Not that there were many options for them, in fairness. The realization that there were no games, apps or INTERNET was nothing short of jarring.

After increasing frustration and more than a little confusion, the children decided they would much rather stick to the devices they already own. 

It's hard to blame them, although it's wild to think that in another 30 years, today's iPhones, iPads and the like may be treated with similar disdain.

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Are you ready to feel like a rocket scientist? Have we got a gallery for you.

As it just so happens, there's exactly ZERO limits on the dumb things people will ask on the Internet. Anonymously or otherwise. Happening upon these dumb Yahoo questions has two effects:

  1. You feel REALLY, REALLY smart
  2. You lose all faith in humanity because how can people be this dumb!?!?

But alas, they are. They ARE this dumb and they walk among us! GASP!

They're like tiny little intelligence leeches that steal our smarts one dumb question at a time. And yes, Virginia, there are such things as dumb questions.

Check out these 19 Yahoo questions that will make you question humanity, yet pat yourself on the back because no matter what stupid thing you've said in your life, you're not this dumb.

Probably.

Canadian Birds? Are Those a Thing?
There are no birds in Canada, you guys. Because the CANADIAN GEESE have all flown south to terrorize the rest of the continent.

by Free Britney at . Comments

Moms. Texting.

They go together like Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez. Chris Brown and peaceful conflict resolution. Lindsay Lohan and sobriety. Kim Kardashian and privacy.

They're just not a terrific fit is what we're saying. We love moms, and we love texting, but certain things are simply not greater than the sum of their parts.

Well, except when it comes to unintentional comedy. You could make a strong case that moms and texting make for an amazing combination in that respect.

Case in point:

Epic Mom Texting Fail

To be fair, we've all been done in by auto-correct a time or 10. The end really solidifies this text exchange's place in the viral history books, though.

Classic mom.

Where does this rank among all-time bungled communications by parents trying to use phones? You be the judge. See other vintage mom texting fails below ...

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The fate of former NFL cheerleader Sarah Jones' federal defamation lawsuit against celebrity gossip website The Dirty remains up in the air, according to reports.

Sarah Jones won the suit and a $338,000 judgment last summer.

The verdict was so unprecedented, however, that it prompted some of the country's largest companies to file briefs asking the appellate court to reverse the decision.

Now, it looks destined to go before the U.S. Supreme Court.

  • Sarah Jones Bengals Photo
  • Sarah Jones Cheerleader Photo

In 2012, high school teacher Jones pleaded guilty to criminal charges and admitted that she had sex with a 17-year-old student she taught at Dixie Heights H.S.

She later became engaged to the student.

Like a lot of websites, TheDirty (dot) com allows commenters to leave posts, some of which could be considered offensive. Or in this case, defamatory.

Jones, for one, said she was offended by two that said she'd had sex with every Bengals player on the team and likely had gonorrhea and chlamydia.

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How to become the coolest, most popular guy in your high school?

Ask Kate Upton to the prom. How to become the second coolest?

Ask Netflix ... and have the streaming company actually go!

Muthana Sweis, a 17-year-old from Chicago, asked Netflix via Twitter (seriously) if it would go with him to junior prom if his tweet got 1,000 retweets.

He got them. And Netflix obliged, posting on its official account: "We said yes! We’re third wheeling to #Prom2014 with @muthanasweis and his date!"

By "went to the prom," we mean Netflix sent a camera crew and gave Sweis some cool swag from iconic movies and TV shows, a tux, a car and a driver.

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration kicked off National Distracted Driving Awareness Month with a jarring 30-second ad you have to see to believe.

Its shock value is meant as a scare tactic, undoubtedly, but the realism of how even one careless texting while driving incident can be deadly is equally undeniable.

Take a look at the spot for yourself below:

The ad, from The Tombras Group, draws you in with a scene from any ordinary day and place, featuring a few teenagers laughing and chatting in a car.

The driver then receives a text, looks at her phone and blows past a stop sign half a second later, when she gets crushed by a truck in painfully slow motion.

It's powerful and upsetting, by design.

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Ladies, there's a new app you might just want to put on your man's phone.

It's called "Lick This" and the tag line is "A web app that trains your tongue. Practice makes pleasure." Oh my.

Lick This App

 It was created by a San Francisco team who call themselves Club Sexy Time and they might be joking:

"Do we think you'll be a better lover because of it? No," says co-creator Chris Allick.

"Do we think it's an interesting approach to human computer interaction and making people think about their sexuality and maybe start a conversation? Totes."

Totes.

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