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Tech fails! 7 devices and companies we can’t believe got the green light

We always talk about gadgets you should try and products that make life better. But sometimes, we like to give you a heads-up. We’ll tell you, “Hey, don’t use this because it’s unsafe!”

For instance, we found five dangerous downloads that could obliterate your computer. Tap or click here to protect yourself from harmful software that could bring your digital life to a standstill. Today, just to mix it up, let’s talk about some remarkably bad ideas in tech.

These are apps, products and ideas that make you sit back and wonder, “Wait, who gave that the green light?” Over the years, we’ve seen quite a few bizarre ideas hit the stage, only to completely collapse in the spotlight. Here are some of the wildest fails through the years.

Epic fails!

I could talk about the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. Its release was a white-hot mess — and I mean that literally. First, its handsets had a huge issue with their batteries catching fire. Second, its ensuing recall was the most extensive in tech industry history. Then, a new Samsung model caught fire. Here’s the sordid, sooty story.

Or maybe I could pick on the Galaxy Fold, which did not fold very well. But I have a better star in mind for the no. 4 spot on our terrible tech list. It goes to Bixby, Samsung’s smart assistant.

This slideshow highlights some of the wildest tech gadgets and projects I’ve seen, but there are wild newcomers popping up every day. If you want to stay up-to-date on the strangest devices out there, sign up for one of my newsletters.

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