Top 10 Hyped Up Technologies that Failed to Charm Us

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6. Digital Watches

Digital Watches

In the ’80s, buying a digital watch from Japan was considered really cool and many thought that the analog ones would become rare antiques. Guess they were wrong because analog watches still outnumber digital ones.

7. IBM OS/2

IBM OS2

IBM’s attempt to create an operating system, this was created to compete with DOS and windows. Even though it could have won the battle with Windows owing to its advanced features, it somehow failed along the way.

 

8. Internet Appliances of the 90s

Internet Appliances

Created to push mankind into a futuristic lifestyle, many technology companies invested and wasted thousands of dollars into “internet appliances” – to enable shopping right from your kitchen or bedroom.

 

9. Virtual Reality

Virtual Reality

Without a doubt companies are still trying to create a ‘believable’ virtual reality environment but to no credible success. The latest attempt to fuse a virtual world with the real world is Microsoft’s Natal.

 

10. iPhone Killers

iPhone Killers

Ever since its release, several mobile companies such as Nokia, LG, Samsung and Sony Ericsson have tried to copy the sleek and feature loaded Apple iPhone, but failed miserably. Even though Apple has had some rough patches with early technological disasters, the iPhone still continues to be immensely popular.

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