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5 Gadgets That Failed

5 Gadgets That Failed

5 Gadgets that Failed

Google Glass AR Glasses

Google Glass has two basic functions: to quickly capture images and to have a feed of useful information from the internet a glance away. Obtaining the Google Glass offered no clear benefit to consumers whatsoever. In fact, even the engineers behind the product weren't agreeing as to how it should be used. Some argued that it should be worn all the time, while others believed it should only be used in certain situations. This also resulted from the worst reason as to why the Google Glass never took off. Aside from this, the built-in camera also raised privacy and piracy concerns. Remember that Google Glass could be recording or taking a photo at any time. This means the person sitting in front of you at the subway or at the next table could be taking a picture or footage of you.

Flappy Bird

"Flappy Bird is a mobile game developed by Vietnamese video game artist and programmer Dong Nguyen, under his game development company .Gears. The game is a side-scroller where the player controls a bird, attempting to fly between columns of green pipes without hitting them." - WikiPedia Flappy Bird was removed from both the App Store and Google Play by its creator on February 10, 2014. He claims that he felt guilt over what he considered to be its addictive nature and overuse.

Windows 8

Ever wanted your Start menu and button to disappear? And everything else familiar in Windows to be shifted around? Install Windows 8. Microsoft was chasing the iPad hard, and the company went head-on into touchscreens while forgetting what people use their PCs for. Windows 8 included a tile-based UI, Fullscreen Start menu, and an overall confusing interface for keyboard and mouse users. Thankfully, Microsoft quickly recovered from a disaster with Windows 10. - Tom Warren


The Blackberry mobile phone had many benefits such has having removable and expandable batteries. They had expandable memory and they are encrypted in a military-grade security platform. But sadly, the Blackberry craze came to an end in 2016. Blackberry didn't keep up with the market, they didn't give their customers what they wanted, and they wanted to keep their keyboard which they believed would still be desired today. Do you remember how long it took for the Blackberry mobile phone to turn on? "The BlackBerry brand is best known now as a footnote in the history of mobile computing." - Nick Statt.

Apple Maps

Tired of defaulting to its competitor, Google, for its mapping services, Apple decided to launch its own version in 2012 alongside iOS 6. It was an ambitious feat given how much of the mapping market Google already had, and it turned out, well, utterly embarrassing for Apple. Apple Maps was buggy, lacked public transit information, and in some areas and countries, offered literally nothing but blank voids or misplaced landmarks. The fumble eventually led to the firings of multiple Apple executives who led its Maps project, and the company would spend the next decade proving to everyone it could build an actual competitor to Google Maps.


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