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10 Biggest Gadget Fails of All Time

By Vadim Newquist Sep 27, 2012

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8. Microsoft BOB

In 1995, Microsoft had an idea so bad that the CEO Steve Ballmer eventually called it a situation "where we decided that we have not succeeded and let's stop." Ouch. What was it? A yellow smiley face wearing nerd gasses that was meant to be an interface for novice users, but caused almost nothing but headaches for its users.

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Vadim Newquist

Vadim Newquist is a writer, director, actor, animator, fire fighter, stunt driver, martial arts instructor, snake wrangler and time traveling bounty hunter who scales tall buildings with his bare hands and wrestles sharks in his spare time. He can do ten consecutive backflips in one jump, make cars explode with his mind, and can give fifty people a high-five at once without even lifting his hands. He holds multiple PhDs in nuclear physics, osteopathic medicine, behavioral psychology, breakdancing, and chilling out. He currently resides in Gotham City inside his stately mansion with his butler Alfred and his two cats.

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