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14 Epic Tech Fails

14 EPIC TECH FAILS that will live in infamy 12 10 14 13 11 2. 1. LaserDisc 3. HD DVD At almost 12 Similar to today's The first HD DVD Zip Drive players released to the U.S. in 2006, inches across, the USB flash drive, LaserDisc looked the mid '90s Zip like a giant DVD. drive was meant to but cost about Jaws was the first replace floppy $600 a pop. the home movie to discs, but its bulk subsequent format play on the format and medium- war with Blu-ray in 1978, but in 2000 capacity fizzled caused users to Sleepy Hollow was the technology abandon the DVDS the last. right out. in 2008. 4. 5. Swatch Internet Time 6. Gizmondo Sounds cute, but In 1998, Swatch Similar in Sony Rolly this egg-shaped, invented universal concept to a robot-dancing Internet time, PSP, Gizmondo music player didn't measured in contained games, enjoy such an "beats." Ideally, a camera, music, adorable public Swatch's GPS, and reception in 2008. wristwatch would messaging, but it Its low storage piggyback on the was clunky and space and exclusive invention, but overpriced, and software didn't instead it proved became the worst boogie any superfluous. selling handheld close to the iPod. console in history. 7. Palm Foleo 8. Webvan 9. Internet Similar to today's Based on modern Late '90s sites like Motorola Atrix CSA-trends and Flooz & Beanz phone, which online shopping, Currency sought to remove docks directly to a 1999's dot-com legal tender and laptop, the 2007 Webvan may replace it with web Palm Foleo have been currency. Customers subnotebook was successful today. were more meant to sync Unfortunately, comfortable using with a smartphone the online cash and credit. for larger-screen grocer couldn't functionality. withstand its Instead, Palm overhead and cancelled slumped in 2001. production after three months. 10. DIVX 11. The Tablet PC 12. Smart Appliances you're low on milk Similar to Netflix A clunky Refrigerators that or iTunes, DIVX precursor to the know when allowed iPad, this 2001 participants to rent device combined and then order a movies a touch screen replacement? on 2-day discs and that swiveled over Sounds nice, then trash them, a keyboard. however, the avoiding a return dot-com bubble trip to the rental burst and store. But the 1998 they soon business failed in disappeared. competition with a more universal DVD format. 13. Mobile ESPN 14. Nokia In 2006, ESPN 2003: Aka the tried to sell their Taco Phone, into N-Gage which the user own brand of phone that would spoke sideways deliver exclusive due to its sports content. horizontal Turns out, it was handheld gaming too niche. layout. Mashable Infographics RESEARCH BY: INFOGRAPHIC DESIGN BY: @stephmbuck @nick_sigler 14 EPIC TECH FAILS that will live in infamy 12 10 14 13 11 2. 1. LaserDisc 3. HD DVD At almost 12 Similar to today's The first HD DVD Zip Drive players released to the U.S. in 2006, inches across, the USB flash drive, LaserDisc looked the mid '90s Zip like a giant DVD. drive was meant to but cost about Jaws was the first replace floppy $600 a pop. the home movie to discs, but its bulk subsequent format play on the format and medium- war with Blu-ray in 1978, but in 2000 capacity fizzled caused users to Sleepy Hollow was the technology abandon the DVDS the last. right out. in 2008. 4. 5. Swatch Internet Time 6. Gizmondo Sounds cute, but In 1998, Swatch Similar in Sony Rolly this egg-shaped, invented universal concept to a robot-dancing Internet time, PSP, Gizmondo music player didn't measured in contained games, enjoy such an "beats." Ideally, a camera, music, adorable public Swatch's GPS, and reception in 2008. wristwatch would messaging, but it Its low storage piggyback on the was clunky and space and exclusive invention, but overpriced, and software didn't instead it proved became the worst boogie any superfluous. selling handheld close to the iPod. console in history. 7. Palm Foleo 8. Webvan 9. Internet Similar to today's Based on modern Late '90s sites like Motorola Atrix CSA-trends and Flooz & Beanz phone, which online shopping, Currency sought to remove docks directly to a 1999's dot-com legal tender and laptop, the 2007 Webvan may replace it with web Palm Foleo have been currency. Customers subnotebook was successful today. were more meant to sync Unfortunately, comfortable using with a smartphone the online cash and credit. for larger-screen grocer couldn't functionality. withstand its Instead, Palm overhead and cancelled slumped in 2001. production after three months. 10. DIVX 11. The Tablet PC 12. Smart Appliances you're low on milk Similar to Netflix A clunky Refrigerators that or iTunes, DIVX precursor to the know when allowed iPad, this 2001 participants to rent device combined and then order a movies a touch screen replacement? on 2-day discs and that swiveled over Sounds nice, then trash them, a keyboard. however, the avoiding a return dot-com bubble trip to the rental burst and store. But the 1998 they soon business failed in disappeared. competition with a more universal DVD format. 13. Mobile ESPN 14. Nokia In 2006, ESPN 2003: Aka the tried to sell their Taco Phone, into N-Gage which the user own brand of phone that would spoke sideways deliver exclusive due to its sports content. horizontal Turns out, it was handheld gaming too niche. layout. Mashable Infographics RESEARCH BY: INFOGRAPHIC DESIGN BY: @stephmbuck @nick_sigler 14 EPIC TECH FAILS that will live in infamy 12 10 14 13 11 2. 1. LaserDisc 3. HD DVD At almost 12 Similar to today's The first HD DVD Zip Drive players released to the U.S. in 2006, inches across, the USB flash drive, LaserDisc looked the mid '90s Zip like a giant DVD. drive was meant to but cost about Jaws was the first replace floppy $600 a pop. the home movie to discs, but its bulk subsequent format play on the format and medium- war with Blu-ray in 1978, but in 2000 capacity fizzled caused users to Sleepy Hollow was the technology abandon the DVDS the last. right out. in 2008. 4. 5. Swatch Internet Time 6. Gizmondo Sounds cute, but In 1998, Swatch Similar in Sony Rolly this egg-shaped, invented universal concept to a robot-dancing Internet time, PSP, Gizmondo music player didn't measured in contained games, enjoy such an "beats." Ideally, a camera, music, adorable public Swatch's GPS, and reception in 2008. wristwatch would messaging, but it Its low storage piggyback on the was clunky and space and exclusive invention, but overpriced, and software didn't instead it proved became the worst boogie any superfluous. selling handheld close to the iPod. console in history. 7. Palm Foleo 8. Webvan 9. Internet Similar to today's Based on modern Late '90s sites like Motorola Atrix CSA-trends and Flooz & Beanz phone, which online shopping, Currency sought to remove docks directly to a 1999's dot-com legal tender and laptop, the 2007 Webvan may replace it with web Palm Foleo have been currency. Customers subnotebook was successful today. were more meant to sync Unfortunately, comfortable using with a smartphone the online cash and credit. for larger-screen grocer couldn't functionality. withstand its Instead, Palm overhead and cancelled slumped in 2001. production after three months. 10. DIVX 11. The Tablet PC 12. Smart Appliances you're low on milk Similar to Netflix A clunky Refrigerators that or iTunes, DIVX precursor to the know when allowed iPad, this 2001 participants to rent device combined and then order a movies a touch screen replacement? on 2-day discs and that swiveled over Sounds nice, then trash them, a keyboard. however, the avoiding a return dot-com bubble trip to the rental burst and store. But the 1998 they soon business failed in disappeared. competition with a more universal DVD format. 13. Mobile ESPN 14. Nokia In 2006, ESPN 2003: Aka the tried to sell their Taco Phone, into N-Gage which the user own brand of phone that would spoke sideways deliver exclusive due to its sports content. horizontal Turns out, it was handheld gaming too niche. layout. Mashable Infographics RESEARCH BY: INFOGRAPHIC DESIGN BY: @stephmbuck @nick_sigler 14 EPIC TECH FAILS that will live in infamy 12 10 14 13 11 2. 1. LaserDisc 3. HD DVD At almost 12 Similar to today's The first HD DVD Zip Drive players released to the U.S. in 2006, inches across, the USB flash drive, LaserDisc looked the mid '90s Zip like a giant DVD. drive was meant to but cost about Jaws was the first replace floppy $600 a pop. the home movie to discs, but its bulk subsequent format play on the format and medium- war with Blu-ray in 1978, but in 2000 capacity fizzled caused users to Sleepy Hollow was the technology abandon the DVDS the last. right out. in 2008. 4. 5. Swatch Internet Time 6. Gizmondo Sounds cute, but In 1998, Swatch Similar in Sony Rolly this egg-shaped, invented universal concept to a robot-dancing Internet time, PSP, Gizmondo music player didn't measured in contained games, enjoy such an "beats." Ideally, a camera, music, adorable public Swatch's GPS, and reception in 2008. wristwatch would messaging, but it Its low storage piggyback on the was clunky and space and exclusive invention, but overpriced, and software didn't instead it proved became the worst boogie any superfluous. selling handheld close to the iPod. console in history. 7. Palm Foleo 8. Webvan 9. Internet Similar to today's Based on modern Late '90s sites like Motorola Atrix CSA-trends and Flooz & Beanz phone, which online shopping, Currency sought to remove docks directly to a 1999's dot-com legal tender and laptop, the 2007 Webvan may replace it with web Palm Foleo have been currency. Customers subnotebook was successful today. were more meant to sync Unfortunately, comfortable using with a smartphone the online cash and credit. for larger-screen grocer couldn't functionality. withstand its Instead, Palm overhead and cancelled slumped in 2001. production after three months. 10. DIVX 11. The Tablet PC 12. Smart Appliances you're low on milk Similar to Netflix A clunky Refrigerators that or iTunes, DIVX precursor to the know when allowed iPad, this 2001 participants to rent device combined and then order a movies a touch screen replacement? on 2-day discs and that swiveled over Sounds nice, then trash them, a keyboard. however, the avoiding a return dot-com bubble trip to the rental burst and store. But the 1998 they soon business failed in disappeared. competition with a more universal DVD format. 13. Mobile ESPN 14. Nokia In 2006, ESPN 2003: Aka the tried to sell their Taco Phone, into N-Gage which the user own brand of phone that would spoke sideways deliver exclusive due to its sports content. horizontal Turns out, it was handheld gaming too niche. layout. Mashable Infographics RESEARCH BY: INFOGRAPHIC DESIGN BY: @stephmbuck @nick_sigler 14 EPIC TECH FAILS that will live in infamy 12 10 14 13 11 2. 1. LaserDisc 3. HD DVD At almost 12 Similar to today's The first HD DVD Zip Drive players released to the U.S. in 2006, inches across, the USB flash drive, LaserDisc looked the mid '90s Zip like a giant DVD. drive was meant to but cost about Jaws was the first replace floppy $600 a pop. the home movie to discs, but its bulk subsequent format play on the format and medium- war with Blu-ray in 1978, but in 2000 capacity fizzled caused users to Sleepy Hollow was the technology abandon the DVDS the last. right out. in 2008. 4. 5. Swatch Internet Time 6. Gizmondo Sounds cute, but In 1998, Swatch Similar in Sony Rolly this egg-shaped, invented universal concept to a robot-dancing Internet time, PSP, Gizmondo music player didn't measured in contained games, enjoy such an "beats." Ideally, a camera, music, adorable public Swatch's GPS, and reception in 2008. wristwatch would messaging, but it Its low storage piggyback on the was clunky and space and exclusive invention, but overpriced, and software didn't instead it proved became the worst boogie any superfluous. selling handheld close to the iPod. console in history. 7. Palm Foleo 8. Webvan 9. Internet Similar to today's Based on modern Late '90s sites like Motorola Atrix CSA-trends and Flooz & Beanz phone, which online shopping, Currency sought to remove docks directly to a 1999's dot-com legal tender and laptop, the 2007 Webvan may replace it with web Palm Foleo have been currency. Customers subnotebook was successful today. were more meant to sync Unfortunately, comfortable using with a smartphone the online cash and credit. for larger-screen grocer couldn't functionality. withstand its Instead, Palm overhead and cancelled slumped in 2001. production after three months. 10. DIVX 11. The Tablet PC 12. Smart Appliances you're low on milk Similar to Netflix A clunky Refrigerators that or iTunes, DIVX precursor to the know when allowed iPad, this 2001 participants to rent device combined and then order a movies a touch screen replacement? on 2-day discs and that swiveled over Sounds nice, then trash them, a keyboard. however, the avoiding a return dot-com bubble trip to the rental burst and store. But the 1998 they soon business failed in disappeared. competition with a more universal DVD format. 13. Mobile ESPN 14. Nokia In 2006, ESPN 2003: Aka the tried to sell their Taco Phone, into N-Gage which the user own brand of phone that would spoke sideways deliver exclusive due to its sports content. horizontal Turns out, it was handheld gaming too niche. layout. Mashable Infographics RESEARCH BY: INFOGRAPHIC DESIGN BY: @stephmbuck @nick_sigler 14 EPIC TECH FAILS that will live in infamy 12 10 14 13 11 2. 1. LaserDisc 3. HD DVD At almost 12 Similar to today's The first HD DVD Zip Drive players released to the U.S. in 2006, inches across, the USB flash drive, LaserDisc looked the mid '90s Zip like a giant DVD. drive was meant to but cost about Jaws was the first replace floppy $600 a pop. the home movie to discs, but its bulk subsequent format play on the format and medium- war with Blu-ray in 1978, but in 2000 capacity fizzled caused users to Sleepy Hollow was the technology abandon the DVDS the last. right out. in 2008. 4. 5. Swatch Internet Time 6. Gizmondo Sounds cute, but In 1998, Swatch Similar in Sony Rolly this egg-shaped, invented universal concept to a robot-dancing Internet time, PSP, Gizmondo music player didn't measured in contained games, enjoy such an "beats." Ideally, a camera, music, adorable public Swatch's GPS, and reception in 2008. wristwatch would messaging, but it Its low storage piggyback on the was clunky and space and exclusive invention, but overpriced, and software didn't instead it proved became the worst boogie any superfluous. selling handheld close to the iPod. console in history. 7. Palm Foleo 8. Webvan 9. Internet Similar to today's Based on modern Late '90s sites like Motorola Atrix CSA-trends and Flooz & Beanz phone, which online shopping, Currency sought to remove docks directly to a 1999's dot-com legal tender and laptop, the 2007 Webvan may replace it with web Palm Foleo have been currency. Customers subnotebook was successful today. were more meant to sync Unfortunately, comfortable using with a smartphone the online cash and credit. for larger-screen grocer couldn't functionality. withstand its Instead, Palm overhead and cancelled slumped in 2001. production after three months. 10. DIVX 11. The Tablet PC 12. Smart Appliances you're low on milk Similar to Netflix A clunky Refrigerators that or iTunes, DIVX precursor to the know when allowed iPad, this 2001 participants to rent device combined and then order a movies a touch screen replacement? on 2-day discs and that swiveled over Sounds nice, then trash them, a keyboard. however, the avoiding a return dot-com bubble trip to the rental burst and store. But the 1998 they soon business failed in disappeared. competition with a more universal DVD format. 13. Mobile ESPN 14. Nokia In 2006, ESPN 2003: Aka the tried to sell their Taco Phone, into N-Gage which the user own brand of phone that would spoke sideways deliver exclusive due to its sports content. horizontal Turns out, it was handheld gaming too niche. layout. Mashable Infographics RESEARCH BY: INFOGRAPHIC DESIGN BY: @stephmbuck @nick_sigler

14 Epic Tech Fails

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Sometimes a stroll down memory lane is more interesting because of the garbage. Here's a list of 14 tech train wrecks you may remember from back in the day.

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