10 great tech ideas that just don’t work

We love tech, but it doesn’t always love us back. Here are 10 gadgets we love to hate…or should that be hate to love?

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20 thoughts on “10 great tech ideas that just don’t work”

  1. Manuel Carmo says:

    If you ride a electric car you never want drive petrol cars, and you can recharge at home, job, commercial areas. And we need no pollution cars!!!!!

  2. MightyAlex says:

    scratch off #9 and use Google now

  3. Kaleidoscope Design & Innovation says:

    Funny and enjoyable. Thank you for sharing these innovation ideas…

  4. siZeDcuBe says:

    Puzzles would be easier for them to crack
    And I believe voice recognition will improve until people use it regularly, people used to think touch phones sucked but now all phones are touch because they made it so much better

  5. Yoda on DMT says:

    Electric vehicles are pointless until A) Reliable induction loop charging (or some other method of keeping the cars going without stopping to charge it) is available and easy to upgrade the entire road network with, and B) EV's are cheaply available on the second hand market.

    Voice recognition is only useful when you're driving and if it is reliable when driving over engine noise and doesn't fall over because it handed to another cell tower while sending the data. Other than that, it's a useful calculator if you want to do a quick conversion or something.

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  8. Jake James says:

    I'd say windows rt worked well and I wouldn't class it as a failure at all

  9. Álvaro Agraz says:

    So stupid to include smartphones on the list… So utterly, unapologetically, inexcusably stupid.

    Other than that, great list, nicely done.

  10. C4L says:

    We love tech, but it doesn't always love us back. Here are 10 gadgets we love to hate…or should that be hate to love?

  11. Paul “Animus” Driftmier says:

    love this video

  12. Roman Bellic says:

    Google Now's voice recignition is really acurate

  13. David Gofsky says:

    Check out this video on YouTube:

  14. Mateusz Mysiak says:

    Thought it would be a different video. It should be named 'Things that aren't working optimally yet'.

    The funniest one here is with flying cars. You can read that in the early days of cars there were people demanding that there was a running boy in front of every car waving a flag, because otherwise there would be a terrible mess. Now it's the same when people think about flying cars. In a little more distant future there surely will be a discussion how terrible and dangerous will be flying into space by regular people before it becomes accepted. :)

  15. Mateusz Mysiak says:

    Thought it would be a different video. It should be named 'Things that aren't working optimally yet'.

    The funniest one here is with flying cars. You can read that in the early days of cars there were people demanding that there was a running boy in front of every car waving a flag, because otherwise there would be a terrible mess. Now it's the same when people think about flying cars. In a little more distant future there surely will be a discussion how terrible and dangerous will be flying into space by regular people before it becomes accepted. :)

  16. Nick Coble (Mariofan426) says:

    What's the app at 3:05 ?

  17. SilverSpade92 says:

    Microsoft does enable demo versions of apps as a feature, removing the need for two versions. But don't bother mentioning that…

  18. miiqbalrama says:

    I totally agree w/ win rt argue. That's the worst os i thought..

  19. Stefan C. says:

    Windows 8 IS NOT hard to use. It is a common misconception. Foe example, the start screen is a huge step up from the start menu for multiple reasons. One, the tiles are different colors. although some consider this child like, it really does add a lot. In my opinion it looks good, but also you start to recognize the different colors for different programs. This makes it loads faster to open a specific application or program. Also, you can sort the Tiles into category's. And the tiles are a lot bigger, making for easy recognition of what program you are looking at. Also, Because you can choose what goes on the start screen, you do not have to have system management programs clogging your programs. But when you do want to open them, it is just one more click away. It also has some minor improvements over windows 7. Such as the fact that you can switch the placement of windows on the programs bar. Also the new multitasking feature if amazing. And the improved Task manager has so many new features. Also when a file is being transferred, you get a very detailed graph of its speed. And by the way, all this is on 8.1, I have not used 8.

  20. dino seen says:

    Because bots are just super bad at simple arithmetic, right?

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