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Oh, the dreaded wrong number text or phone call. It's happened to all of us at one point or another. Or most of us, at least. Right? Maybe?

Long gone are the days of a simple "you have the wrong number." Some recipients of the text message mistakes are reacting in hilarious fashion.

See many of the best examples below. Yes, yes this wrong number recipient DOES have pictures of himself. Just not the ones JD expected ...

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Amazon Prime really could put Santa out of business with its drone delivery service, aptly being called Amazon Prime Air. The service, which is currently in research and development, could have packages on peoples' doorsteps in under half an hour.

That's faster than many can get a pizza delivered. Score one for Amazon! And just imagine being able to get those amazing Cyber Monday Deals delivered same day! 

It might seem like something out of Almost Human, but the company's founder Jeff Bezos believes that drones are the wave of Amazon's future.

Bezos revealed this new use of drone technology, which is most commonly used in war, on 60 Minutes. While the FAA's current regulations restrict the use of unmanned aerial vehicles, its expected that rules should change by 2015.

"We'll be ready at that time," Bezos said.

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It's the end of an era. The pioneering desktop MP3 player Winamp, which so many of us grew up playing illegally downloaded tunes on, will soon be no more.

Yes, it is actually still in existence. But won't be as of December 20.

Winamp

In a world dominated by iTunes, "the first reaction to Winamp's closure might be surprise that it still exists in the first place," says the Wall Street Journal.

That it does. AOL acquired it in 1999, just two years after its creation, and when it was as hot as it gets, with its $80 million purchase of Nullsoft.

The AOL subsidiary has even continued tending to the once-venerable MP3 player, releasing updates and versions for Mac OSX and Android.

Winamp made its announcement as it released its latest, and last, update to Windows. This and other versions will still work after December 20, AOL said.

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Candy Crush Saga turns one year old today. In that time, it has been downloaded more than half a billion times and played more than 151 billion times.

That's about 200 times per download! If you're familiar with the mobile game, you're likely not surprised by those totals. You know you contribute to them.

Its combination of strategy, cool design, vibrant colors, and availability via Android and Windows phones and tablets has fueled the Candy Crush craze.

Still, its success is staggering. Why does Candy Crush Saga achieve so much, given its similarities to other time-consuming, mind-numbing distractions?

Tommy Palm, head developer at King, cites humanity's affinity for candy, color, and interesting shapes. The simpler things go a long way, apparently.

Additionally, constantly updated content keeps its users engaged and addicted. After starting with just one level last year, the game has 544 as of now.

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No one wants to be the last kid in the class on Facebook. How embarrassing, right?

An estimated 7 million children are on Facebook these days, with over 5 million of those children being under the age of 13. To sign up, they use a fake birthday, create a profile, and they're off and running in the world's largest cyber-playground.

Parents who know about their kids' online activity need to know how to keep their children safe as they navigate the sometimes treacherous waters of social media. Faye Rogaski de Muyshondt has a solution: socialsklz:-)

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A new Facebook app called What Would I Say answers exactly that question, generating Facebook updates automatically so you don't have to!

It works by accessing every post a user has come up with, mixing them up and regurgitating bits of them in an order that (kind of) makes sense.

Added bonus? It sounds just like you, or how you come across to other Facebook users, according to the developers that built What Would I Say.

Facebook Phoograph

“Technically speaking,” its creators say, “it trains a Markov Bot based on mixture model of bigram and unigram probabilities derived from your past post history.”

There you go.

As for security risks, they also reassured users that info is not stores, and all computations are done client side, so only your browser ever sees your history.

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Selfies. Some call the burgeoning trend of online photo self portraits a major symptom of a self-centered, self-important, narcissistic, vain, "me" generation.

Others argue it's harmless fun, or even a way for an individual to "brand" themselves, as in maintain total control on how they are represented online.

Call it what you want, some are clearly more into it than others. So who posts the most? Mashable actually combed through Instagram to find out.

The results may surprise you. Well, at least some of them might.

The fact that four of the top 10 are related is obvious. Just try to guess which family we're talking about. Yet two of the top three overall are a bit surprising.

This is just Instagram, mind you. Miley Cyrus, who has long reigned as queen of Twitter selfies, doesn't even crack the top 10 on this social platform.

The top 10 most selfie-loving celebs on Instagram are ...

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Is this real life? Are we all on Family Guy? Are cartoon avatars the new Instagram?

Maybe. 

The single-panel comic strips dominating your Facebook timeline (and the rest of everywhere else on the internet, too) are called Bitstrips, and they're easier than ever to create now that there's an app for that.

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Bitstrips, which launched early this year, released the 1.1.7 version of its mobile app this week, and rallied to the top spot among free apps in both the App Store and Google Play with over 10 million users as of Thursday. 

The app, which boasts more than 1,000 customizable templates with new ones added every day, allows users to fully comic-ize their lives for sharing, well, everything.

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Shreddies, a new brand of underwear, promises to filter out farts with its cutting-edge technology, so you can break wind without consequence anywhere, anytime.

Seriously, this is a thing. An amazing thing designed to smother your nasty fart's smell and neutralize odors with up to 200 times the strength of the average fart.

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These random models are not wearing it, but if they were? She could fart away!

How they determined what the average fart's potency is, we can't say. But you can imagine the testing facility reeked to high heaven after it was over.

The technical secret, in any case, is that Shreddies uses a thin and flexible carbon cloth called Zorflex - used in chemical warfare suits - in its underwear.

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An Illinois dad who discovered something repulsive - a Facebook spam page exploiting his sick daughter for Likes - responded in amazing fashion.

Sean Murphy took to the page, which is described as a "social content farm," and managed to raise money for the hospital that saved her life.

A picture he posted online that shows his little girl, Serafina, recovering from heart surgery, was used to bolster the advertising revenue of a page called Starteens.

Pretty awful. But the University of Illinois law student simply went on the page and asked readers to donate money to the hospital instead of "Liking" anything.

As a result, he raised thousands of dollars for the medical facility.

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