From Sony's Walkman Bean to Intel's voice-activated remote control, this gallery showcases the tech mistakes, mishaps, and misadventures 2006 has so far produced.
For example, here's the worst product demo: Intel's voice-activated remote control
As this video
shows, Intel's Don McDonald had quite a bit of trouble getting his
company's voice-activated remote control prototype to listen to him
during an Intel Developers Forum demo.
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