Top Tech Fails for 2012!
Well here we are at the end of another year and while many people are recapping the top tech for 2012 we here at Geek Weekly would like to revisit the top tech fail’s. No particular order…
What is more delicious then a new Apple product? I will tell you, it’s a new product and a new app with the promise of all the Apple goodness. Good job Apple! Your cult like followers are still driving around looking for their destination but if you ask them there is nothing wrong. I would like to know where your brain wash app is saved. All that aside it’s good for the big dogs to take a hit from time to time. Let’s face it no one is perfect.
Mattel’s Back To The Future Hoverboard
Need I say more?
Google’s Nexus Q
What the hell is this thing? At its I/O developers’ conference in June, Google touted its Nexus Q device to be a premiere addition to its Nexus-branded line of products. The round Android-based social streaming media player was offered up for pre-order alongside the Nexus 7 in June, but was quickly removed from the Google Play Store.
Like Facebook Camera, the Facebook IPO did not get off to a very good start. NASDAQ’s technical software faltered at the big moment, causing an unexpected 30-minute delay when FB became available to the public; and, too, the stock’s price plummeted, failing to experience the first-day boom that many initial offerings regularly enjoy. Facebook’s IPO was, by most accounts, one of the larger embarrassments — for NASDAQ, for underwriter Morgan Stanley and for Facebook itself. At least people seem to be enjoying Timeline?
Did anyone else know that Microsoft had a social networking site? Yeah, me nether! After a short run in private testing, it is now open to everyone who can get an invitation and is so, so easy to hook up to your personal Microsoft account. Google+ anyone? I guess if you are interested in more information you can check this link…
The New MySpace
Based on the creative vision of Justin Timberlake, Myspace unveiled a grand redesign and new media-centric concept this past year, and it just recently opened up the doors to beta users. I guess I am still a little shocked that MySpace is still around
The worst, most poorly received tech release of the year came not from a hardware or software company, but from a United States Congressman: The Stop Online Piracy Act, or SOPA, was introduced by Representative Lamar Smith of Texas in October 2011 as a way to fight the illegal download, upload and sale of copyrighted material on the Internet. It was a noble cause, but alas, the denizens of this here Internet found Rep. Smith’s measures overly severe, onerous for website proprietors and a potential violation of the First Amendment. Not a great first release, in other words.
Many websites, including Reddit, Wikipedia and Google took action on January 18, either posting advocacy messages on their homepages protesting SOPA, or going dark for a few hours. Over 7,000 websites participated in the blackout, and Google said it collected 7 million signatures in opposition to the bill. Without support from the President, or virtually anyone in the entire world with an Internet connection, SOPA was indefinitely delayed (much like the Nexus Q, only infinitely more hated).