December 21, 2012

The Five Biggest Tech Debacles of 2012

Ryan Whitwam, ExtremeTech


Technology marches onward with unrelenting determination year after year. The gadgets that run our lives get cheaper, faster, and more beautiful without fail. However, that doesn’t mean that individual companies can’t pull a boner from time to time, and 2012 was no exception. Let’s take a look at the five biggest technology fails of the past year.

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Was 2012 the Year of Tech Blunders?
John Dvorak, PC Magazine
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December 19, 2012
Hollywood Just Doesn't Get Technology
Thomas Rogers, New Republic
There was a moment late in this season of “Homeland,” when Carrie Mathison's CIA colleagues were trying to track down the terrorist mastermind Abu Nazir. The analysts were looking at security camera footage of... more ››
December 18, 2012
Technology Has Restored Politics
Joe Trippi, Technology Review
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December 18, 2012
No Flying Cars, But the Future Is Bright
Virginia Postrel, Bloomberg
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