The NeXT Computer: A Great Piece of Tech That Failed in the Market

The vast history of technology is full with the plastic-framed corpses of then-brilliantly innovative devices that couldn’t catch on and then failed in the marketplace. In some cases, these devices were probably ahead of their time; some were crushed by competitors, worthy and unworthy (hello Zune); with some of them, maybe we were all just too stupid to buy them (hello Dreamcast). Out of all on them, in terms of computers, the one that hurts the most (should have been successful, but wasn’t), is Steve Job’s successor to the Macintosh, the NeXT Computer. Continue reading “The NeXT Computer: A Great Piece of Tech That Failed in the Market”

Haunted Homes, Floppy HDDs, Syphon Filter & Failed Comebacks – WIRed #19

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This week on WIRed, Some of the more architecturally scariest homes in horror, how to use that old floppy drive of the past with your computer of today through MAGIC & some DIY hacking, how “Syphon Filter” almost never happened, and you may or may not call it a comeback…but it won’t always guarantee WWE success.   Continue reading “Haunted Homes, Floppy HDDs, Syphon Filter & Failed Comebacks – WIRed #19”

Ugh! Sometimes We Wish These Guys Didn’t Comeback: Worst Comebacks in WWE History

You know why you’re here, Warrior…

We wrestling fans get excited when our favorite wrestlers return from a hiatus.  When wrestlers like Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Rock, Shawn Michaels, Chris Jericho, Bret “Hitman” Hart, and even more recent stars like John Cena (like at the 2008 Royal Rumble, after surgery) return at WWE live events, we –the fans – hang on each and every word they say and anything and everything they do.  However, not every return to the McMahon Family Business has been successful. That can range from random incidents committed by said returning superstars, the creative team not knowing what to do with the talent, or maybe that wrestler isn’t just the commodity (in-ring & entertaining-wise) as they used to be.  Continue reading “Ugh! Sometimes We Wish These Guys Didn’t Comeback: Worst Comebacks in WWE History”