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The 10 worst technologies in Q2 2006

2. Worst use of the word "intelligent": Nyko Intelligent Remote 360

Hey, Nyko Intelligent Remote 360: If you're so "intelligent," how come we have to program each of your stupid buttons individually? And after we've taken far too much time doing that, how come the volume control is all janked up? Like we press the Up button once, and the volume goes up five notches. Wow, you can learn functions from up to 22 different remotes? How are we going to remember which button we mapped our track lighting to if we can't relabel them? A nice golf pencil and a small chart would've worked--we don't have your steel-trap memory, Nyko Intelligent Remote 360. Also, if you're so smart, how come you can't complete Sudoku puzzles in 12 seconds? Give me back my $20.


By Bill Detwiler

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 ...