10 Overhyped Tech Products That Crashed and Burned

The demos blew everyone away. Then reality hit.
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Steve Jobs was the master of the tech demo, with his "one more thing" almost inevitably producing squeals of delight from an audience of supposedly unbiased tech reporters. But not everything that won plaudits on demo day ended up beloved by customers -- Jobs is seen here unveiling iCloud, which has received mixed reviews. Indeed some of the most enthusiastically received demonstrations at trade shows were for products that became some of the tech industry's most notorious flops.

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