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"Have you tried turning it on and off again?"
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"I was trying to send a text message, but I think I bombed a terrorist camp with a remote control drone."
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'Please turn off all cell phones & personal electronics during this surgeons.'
"How frustrating. The crystal ball is down again."
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Another new, really cool-looking gadget in a desperate search for a problem to solve.
'It's a disgrace! I've only had this for two weeks, and LOOK! The novelty has almost completely worn off!'
"It's an O.K. phone, but it takes great pictures."
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"Batteries . . . batteries . . ."
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"While the device may be an extension of your person, screen repairs aren't covered here."
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"Play the cat video again!"
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How Not to Remember Names
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'Why don't you put all that stuff away, and go watch some good old-fashioned TV?'
Man stranded on desert island reads 'beach rules' sign.
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At long last, true artificial intelligence. 'The heck with this. Let's go fishing!'
"Hello, welcome. Your new device is completely portable and eliminates all reason to leave the house."
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'My phone's got an app that allows me to make phone calls.'
'Hello?...still there?...yeah, sorry, I just had to move to get a better signal.'
"It is a tool for power and control. They call it a 'club'."
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"This requires both ears."
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Woman followed by devices.
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"Before we start the surgery, do you have any metallic devices?"
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"It appears to be some sort of ancient texting device."
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"I like to leave the kids to their own devices."
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