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Satirical news site The Onion has a reputation for headlines that are almost believable, yet clearly fake to any with a modicum of common sense. Sadly, even a modicum seems difficult to summon for certain sections of the Facebook community, with the social media giant admitting to testing a "Satire" tag for articles invented for comedy purposes.

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Bookworms who've baulked at upgrading to an ereader have a long list of reasons why they won't give up their paper copies. But there's only one real reason why anyone would carry around a book anymore: It lets them show off what they're reading in public. And as The Onion reveals, that's what led Amazon to create a new version of the Kindle that shouts the title of your current book so everyone knows how well read you are.

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Your favourite apps are there to cater to your every whim. At least until it's time to cater to the whims of a monolith that wants to know your personal details and is willing to pay top dollar for them. Here's what you really mean to the photo-sharing services — and basically everything else — of the world, compliments of The Onion.

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I'm sure the new Onion's TED parody is funny, but I was just too impatient to sit through all that talk about how we consume, digest and poop out news even before they are fully written. So I jumped to the end, when a dog eats an apple pie, a moment I've waited to see in detail since they released their series trailer.