Worst tech of 2006 (so far)

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.

Intel voice-activated remote

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