To err is technicalGadget Flops: Even the biggest companies get it wrong occasionally.
Named after the mathematician and English philosopher Isaac Newton, this gadget was a thing of the past very quickly. The iPad of 1993 had an annoying stylus, poor handwriting recognition and near useless processing power. The production was stopped just 5 years after the development.
Better than VHS, but it lost the 1980s battle for global video dominance. Maybe they should have called it Alphamax.
The iPod wannabe wasn’t user friendly due to complicated copyright rules. But now it’s becoming a cult item.
Launched by Sony in 1992, the MiniDisc was quickly forgotten in 2004 due to limitations of the software. However, it has been very successful in the early years in Japan.
According to some experts, the new Apple Watch is going to fail for several reasons. You need at least the iPhone 5 to use this gadget. The clock as an accessory by itself is no longer as necessary as before and is therefore in this case (about $650) very expensive.