Weekend Open Forum: Tech blunders of 2016

By Jos
Dec 9, 2016
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  1. We’ve seen a fair share of technological progress and innovations in 2016, but in order to move forward, you will occasionally have to deal with some bumps on the road as well. Some companies were confronted with this reality in 2016, bringing a fresh batch of tech failures for us to ponder over. 

    The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is likely the most prominent example but there are a few others worth mentioning, like the GoPro´s Karma Drone recall, Microsoft’s AI chat bot that turned racist 24 hours after going live, LG G5’s Magic Slot, the Sony Xperia X Performance, fake news in social media — okay, so this last one didn’t just became a problem in 2016 but some argue it influenced this year’s U.S. elections.

    These are just a few examples from the top of my mind. In this weekend’s open forum we what to ask you, what were some of the worst tech products and tech blunders of the year?

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  2. wiyosaya

    wiyosaya TS Evangelist Posts: 2,346   +1,056

    IoT security!
     
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  3. cartera

    cartera TS Evangelist Posts: 369   +114

    UK's NHS sysadmin who emailed the whole NHS by accident causing a few hundred employees to reply all and cripple the entire system. Nearly 200 million emails sent in an hour brought it to its knees!
     
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