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Technology is clearly a force for good. Well, at least most of the time. When it isn’t frustrating us all to breaking point This Annoying Life: 8 Technologies Guaranteed to Frustrate This Annoying Life: 8 Technologies Guaranteed to Frustrate Technology is meant to improve our lives. To take the weight off our shoulders. To do the dirty work and save us from suffering stress. But that isn't always the case. Read More by not quite doing what it’s meant to do. Or breaking down completely because of a glitch in The Matrix.

And then there are the times when technology throws off its gloves and shows itself to be patently evil. When it turns on its innocent users, causing them to suffer an injury. When gadgets attack, bad things happen. And we want to hear your personal stories of woe.

When Gadgets Attack…

We want to know, Have You Been Injured Using Technology?

This means we’re keen to hear any and all of your personal stories detailing when technology of any kind caused you a mishap. Whether directly or indirectly. Whether serious or minor. Whether tragic or funny. Essentially, we need to expose the menace that is modern technology. And fast, before the singularity arrives Google Glass Will Return, Woz Predicts The Singularity, and More... [Tech News Digest] Google Glass Will Return, Woz Predicts The Singularity, and More... [Tech News Digest] Google Glass will return, Woz warns humanity, Twitch gets hacked, Netflix has arrived down under, embedding Reddit comment threads, and Siri and Netflix clash. Read More .

Examples of direct injuries sustained from using technology include burns from a battery exploding, cuts from a cracked touchscreen 5 Tips to Resolve Your Tablet's Touchscreen Problems 5 Tips to Resolve Your Tablet's Touchscreen Problems Tapping, swiping or zoom-pinching, there's often a moment when the touchscreen display on your tablet refuses to respond. How do you overcome this, and achieve tablet-tapping Zen? Read More , broken legs from a car careering out of control, electrocution by a computer cable short-circuiting, and a concussion caused by walking into a lamppost while texting (it happens!).

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Examples of indirect injuries sustained from using technology include seizures from watching TV, a stiff neck from hunching over a smartphone all day, deformed hands from playing too many video games Video Game Addiction In Teens - What Is Too Much and How to Curb the Problem Video Game Addiction In Teens - What Is Too Much and How to Curb the Problem Video game addiction is a serious issue. I know this because I am an ex-video game addict. Read More , carpal tunnel from using a mouse and keyboard, and tinnitus from listening to loud music through headphones 5 Quality Headphones That Cost Less Than $50 5 Quality Headphones That Cost Less Than $50 Owning a quality pair of headphones is very important for anyone who wants or needs to listen to music by themselves on a regular basis. In fact, they're more important than the device actually playing... Read More .

There are many, many more examples, and we’re hoping you’re in the mood to pass on the details to us and your fellow readers. Feel free to change the names to protect the innocent, or embellish certain details to make the incident sound more hardcore than it actually was.

Whatever the circumstances, please do tell us the story of when you injured yourself using technology. We promise not to laugh at the funny stories, but we may well cry if any of them are particularly tragic. We’re not monsters, you know!

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