Gizmodo’s List of the 12 Biggest Missed Opportunities in Tech

The world of technology is full of success, but is mostly filled with failed, struggling and missed opportunities. This list created by Seth Porges of Gizmodo contains some companies and their products that, at one time, were very successful & innovative, but lacked any type of follow-through.  Many of the companies on this list had a great handle on a huge market or were the  first to venture into a new one, and just let it slip away.  Maybe they couldn’t expand fast enough, didn’t see that they were on to something huge, but somewhere along the way they tuned themselves out, and their ideas were scavenged and made successful by others.

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Put A Spotlight on Samsung’s NC215S Solar-powered Netbook.

BEHOLD!! THE POWER OF THE SUNNNNN!!!!!!!! Hey, see what I did there in the title?  Nice, huh?  Anyway, for anyone (and I mean “ANYONE” with an loud echo) who own a laptop or netbook, this should be a very interesting product and hopefully a sign of things to come. Here comes more green and energy-efficient technology headed to our computers. YAY SOLAR ENERGY!!! This is … Continue reading Put A Spotlight on Samsung’s NC215S Solar-powered Netbook.

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YES to Home-Theater PC, NO to Cable/Satellite…

In the past 4 years, I have become disillusioned of cable/satellite television subscriptions (though we have DirecTV at the house), and I have discovered five things about my television habits:

1) I have scaled-back the amount of television I watch,
2) I spend more time playing video games and watching DVDs/Blu-rays than television,
3) Most of what I watch is available online anyway (via Hulu, Netflix, Revision3, Clicker, Crackle, Vudu, YouTube, network websites, etc.),
4) I can watch same-day-released movies for a single one-time rental (or purchase) fee on Vudu and Amazon VOD, or some older movies for free on Hulu, Crackle.com, and other legal sites (rather than paying the additional monthly subscriptions for premium movie channels from Cable/Satellite companies.
5) I no longer mind waiting from a few or many hours for a program to show up online, I just want to be able to watch the episode on-demand (WENT I WANT TO).