30 People Who Proved They Can’t Be Trusted With Technology

Published 3 years ago

Have you ever noticed how your parents or grandparents always need help with either their printer or their router each time you visit them? And while it’s easy to poke fun at them for not being tech savvy, the reality is that neither of us are safe from an occasional blunder involving technology.

People online are sharing the technology fails they’ve witnessed or experienced, and it’s pretty hilarious. From mistaking iPads for cutting boards to accidentally melting computers with candles, check out all the times people tried using technology and failed miserably in the gallery below!

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#1 This Is How My Auntie Blocks Ads From Her Computer Screen

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#2 “The Printer Isn’t Working”

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#3 Technologically Superior

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#4 Oh, Dear, Dad Tried To Print A Video

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#5 My Girlfriend’s Grandma Thought The iPad Was A Cutting Board

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#6 End User Had A Heater Next To The PC Which Was Randomly Shutting Off And She Thought She Had Smelled Burning A Couple Of Times. It Is Literally Screaming

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#7 Some Karen Raged Into The Apple Store And Asked For A Refund For Her iPhone 5. I Didn’t Listen To The Convo But When I Walked Past I Heard The Manager Asked Her If She Charged It, She Said No

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#8 Don’t Ask Me

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#9 My Dad Says, “Google Is Doing This Stupid Thing Where The Blur The Top Left Part Of The Results. Facebook Is Doing It Too Actually.” He Melted The Top Left Corner Of His Screen

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#10 I Set Up A Lock Screen App That Takes A Photo If You Put The Password In Wrong Trying To Catch My Daughter On My Phone. I’ve Only Caught Myself So Far Mostly First Thing In The Morning

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#11 Asked My Dad Why He Was Reading Through The Camera App On His Phone. He Said He Wanted To See What It Would Be Like If I Had A Kindle

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#12 I Decided To Upgrade To An Electric Kettle This Week, A Detail I Remembered As It Burst Into Flames On The Gas Stove

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#13 Should I Tell My Mom She’s Supposed To Take The iPad Out Of The Box?

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#14 Student Uses Light On Phone To Charge Portable Solar Battery So That He Can Charge His Phone

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#15 I Couldn’t Find My Phone But It Was Connected To The Bluetooth So I Figured It Was Somewhere In… Or Out Of The Car

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#16 My Dad’s Way Of Transferring Pictures

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#17 My Mother-In-Law Keeps Complaining That Her Kindle Wouldn’t Charge

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#18 I Need Somewhere To Set This Candle. Oh Here’s A Good Spot

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#19 My Sister Was Putting On Her Make Up In Front Of A Window And The Mirror She Was Using Burnt A Hole In Her Screen

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#20 iPhone X That Came Into The Shop Today. Customer Said “I’ve Never Dropped It In Water”

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#21 Saw My Mom’s Phone, And Investigated. She Used The Screen Protector’s Throwaway Film Instead Of The Actual Screen Protector

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#22 Nothing Like Pulling Out A Warm Pillow Out Of The Dryer Right Before Bedtime

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#23 My Professor Got Bored In Class So She Went On Facebook. She Really Didn’t Seem To Notice Her Laptop Was Still Connected To The Projector

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#24 I Was Really Pleased To Find That My Left-Behind Charger Had Arrived In The Mail. Because I Am My Own Worst Enemy, I Hastily Opened The Package With Scissors

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#25 Dad Accidentally Turned Off Keyboard Backlighting And Couldn’t See The Keys

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#26 Customer Brought In This iMac For Not Powering On. This Is How He Apparently Uses It

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For further context: I’m 99% sure the customer has been running his iMac with the shipping plastic in place since 2015, including on the bottom covering the vents, as there’s airflow patterns of dust and certain areas where the plastic has melted/deformed; note the scotch tape ON the plastic covering the camera.

EDIT: Just called the customer and asked/confirmed the plastic has been in place; “I guess that’s why I hear the fans ramp up!” And he wants to keep the plastic in place, lol. But I got him to agree to at least let me clip the bottom portion so it no longer wraps around the vents.

#27 Ripped Off What I Thought Was Protective Plastic From A New Monitor. It Was The Polarizing Film

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#28 Wondered Why One Of My Earbuds Wasn’t Going In The Charging Case

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#29 Candle Was Super Fragrant Last Night. Now I Know Why

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#30 My Dad Photocopied His Phone To Use A Money Off Voucher

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Aušrys Uptas

One day, this guy just kind of figured - "I spend most of my time on the internet anyway, why not turn it into a profession?" - and he did! Now he not only gets to browse the latest cat videos and fresh memes every day but also shares them with people all over the world, making sure they stay up to date with everything that's trending on the web. Some things that always pique his interest are old technologies, literature and all sorts of odd vintage goodness. So if you find something that's too bizarre not to share, make sure to hit him up!

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