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Photos: Worst tech of 2006 (so far)

December is a long way away, but CNET's Tim Moynihan, Michelle Thatcher and Peter Butler couldn't wait to put together a list of the worst tech, tech events and downloads of 2006. Here, the honorees...

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. Yes, yes, it's only a prototype. But it also makes us ask: "Exactly how lazy do you have to be to use a voice-activated remote control?"

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Bill Detwiler is Editor in Chief of TechRepublic and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop support specialist in the ...